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Lois Annette Freeman Tompkins

Lois Annette Freeman Tompkins of Covington, LA passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was born on September 11, 1930 in Roxie, MS to Ivy and Beatrice (Hester) Freeman. Lois is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years Linn Tompkins; her children Sandra Burke (Dennis), Carol Rahe (Gary) and Robert Tompkins (Chandra); nine grandchildren Layla Hakim Varvoutis, Jessica Linn DeJean, Robert William Tompkins, Kyle Dean Rahe, Kevin Linn Rahe, Collin David Tompkins, Kobe Linn Tompkins, Christian Jack Tompkins, Kholstyn James Tompkins, Caine Jackson DeJean; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Willie Frances Sumich, Minnie Lee Popich and Ronnie Sue Lamb; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Lois is preceded in death by her grandson Kelly Rahe and her brother Charles Ray Freeman. Lois resided in Plaquemines Parish for over 25 years and graduated from Buras High School. She moved to Covington, LA in 1970 with her husband and three children. Lois was a devout Christian and a loving woman with a generous heart. Visitation was held at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington, LA on Sunday, February 16, 2020 and Monday, February 17, 2020. Interment followed the services in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Covington, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home. Donations may be mailed to PO Box 4196, Monroe, Louisiana 71211 or be made at Please sign the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home online guestbook at

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Eva Marie Smith

Eva Marie Smith, born December 13, 1938 to Theodore and Lorena Encalade. She was the loving mother of Michael Sr (Melody) Smith, Don (Kerry) Smith, David (Tracy) Smith and Crystal (Patrick Sr) Smith. She was the proud grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of 17, and great-great-grandmother of two. Beloved sister of Lena (Johnny) Encalade, Bernadine Watts, Carlton (Joycelyn) Encalade, Orelea Duncan, Linda Davis, and Leroy (Willie) Encalade. Dear friend of Willie Pearl Smith, Glenda Smith, Melvin Duncan and Edwin Little, who she referred to as one of her sons. Proceeded in death by her parents; brother, Warren Encalade, brother-in-laws; Jesse Watts and Elton Davis. Eva was native of New Orleans, LA and moved to Lake in the Hills, IL in 2000, where she live for over 20 years. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Crystal Lake, IL . Family and friends were invited to attend a visitation and homegoing celebration on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Fischer Community Church in New Orleans, LA. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery, Point a La Hache, LA. Reverend John Riley of St John Baptist Church (Ministry of Life) in Braithwaite, LA officiated.

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Brenda S. Mason

Brenda S. Mason, affectionately known as Auntie, entered into eternal life on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the age of 60. A lifelong resident of Belle Chasse, she is preceded in death by her parents, Huey Lee Mason and Nora Quave Mason. She is the cherished sister of Galinda Kay Mason Hudson (Jerry), devoted aunt of Randy Mason (Brandy Hebert Mason) and great aunt of Hudsyn and Nora Mason. She is the loving Godmother of Jennifer Campagne and is survived by many family members and friends. She worked for several years in mortgage lending, most recently with Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company. Known for her selflessness, kind heart and infectious laugh, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Relatives and friends attended visitations on Thursday, February 13, 2020 and Friday, February 14, 2020, followed by a funeral service in the chapel of Mothe Funeral Home in Harvey, LA. Interment was held at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gretna, LA. Family and friends may view and sign the online guestbook at

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Geraldine Lewis Mansion

Geraldine Lewis Mansion entered into eternal rest at West Jefferson Medical Center on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 86. She was a native of New Orleans, LA and a resident of Marrero, LA. Geraldine was a retired Health Care Worker of Belle Chasse State School. Beloved wife of the late Sidney Mansion, Jr. Loving mother of Sidney, Monica, Bruce, Byron, Laura, Greg, Timothy, and Don Mansion, and Trina Champion. Grandmother of the late Tylnn Mansion and Tyler Champion. Daughter of the late Samuel and Geneva Lewis. Sister of Lavern Green, Barbara Rosenburg, and the late Edwin, Joseph, and Samuel Lewis. Godmother of Wayne and Veranese Green; also survived by 30 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers, and members of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and all neighboring churches were invited to attend a visitation and homegoing celebration at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Westwego, LA on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Pastor Woodrow Hayden officiated. Interment: Mc- Donogh Cemetery in Gretna, LA. To view and sign the guestbook, please go to

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Harold Jacob Lind, III

Harold Jacob Lind, III passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the age of 58. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Heike McCormick Lind, his two sons Clayton Harold Lind and Caleb Jacob Lind. Harold was the son of Harold (H.J.) Lind, Jr. and June Torres Lind who preceded him in death. He is also survived by his sister Darla Lind Morales (Paul, III), father-in-law Hugh W. McCormick, Sr. (late Carol), Tanya McCormick (Mona), Hugh Weldon McCormick, Jr. (Amanda), and his nieces and nephews; Michelle, Paul, IV, Veronica, Carolyn, Henry as well as fur nieces and nephews; Bella, Champ , Chi Chi, Rascal., Baby, Simone. He is also survived by his Uncle Carlos Lind (Donna), Aunt Lena Torres (late Sidney), Uncle Robert (Bobby) Torres, Sr. (late Mertye and Anita). He was the grandson of the late Harold J., Sr. and Mary Plaisance Lind and Sidney, Sr. and Ruth Pitts Torres. Nephew of the late Helen and Roland Bergeron, Jr., Ruth and Roman Crespo and Gayle and Walter Tamor, Sr. He is survived by many loving close cousins, friends and extended family members. Harold was raised in Poydras and resided in Covington for his last years. He was a graduate of Promise Land Academy in Braithwaite, Louisiana, Class of 79 and graduated from Tulane University with BA of Science in Computer information Systems. He previously worked for Lykes Brothers Steamship, Norstand Communications and currently for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana where he was an information technologies engineer for his last 16 years. Harold loved family gatherings, traveling and eating out. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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