Tanner Austin White, an oilfield production operator, departed this life on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the age of 26. He was a native of Buras, LA, and a resident of Meraux, LA. He was a 2012 graduate of South Plaquemines High School in Buras, LA. Tanner was the beloved son of Duke J. Berghman Sr. and Lafranka ‘Francis’ White Harvey and Derrick L. Harvey. Brother of Paris Duplessis, Da’Von Luke and Da’Jon Leo Harvey; Duke, Dariyan and Destini Riley; and Trey Magness. Step-brother of Derlion, Dereka, Derrick and Dereille Demolle and London Williams. Grandson of Danny and Danna Berghman, Eva White and the late Perry Payton. Nephew of Danny (Hailey) Berghman Jr., Danielle (Frank) Jurisich, Conchita (Donald) Deal, Shannon White and Elvis Griffin, Akemely (Kevin) Smith, Catrina Ignont and Tamara Dent. Devoted companion of Michaelah Winesberry. Godson of Monique Sylve, Kendrick Jones Sr., Tina Lafrance and the late Ronald Seigers. Tanner is also survived niece Pailynn Semaj Brown and nephews Dariyan Jr. and Elijah Riley. He also had an extended family-father figure Shannon Duplessis Sr., brother Shannon Duplessis Jr., grandparents Earline Duplessis and the late Anthony Duplessis Sr., Uncle Anthony Jr. and aunt Jona Duplessis. He is also survived by cousins, other relatives and devoted friends who loved him dearly. Relatives and friends of the family attended a visitation on Friday, March 20, 2020, at Robinson Family Funeral Home in Belle Chasse, La. A second viewing took place on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Corinne Missionary Baptist Church in Violet LA, followed by a private service. Pastor John Baily Jr. officiated, followed by a private burial. For online condolences, please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com
John Parker Schneidau Sr. of New Orleans, LA died peacefully in his home on Sunday, March 15, 2020. He was born on July 9, 1922 in New Orleans, LA to Harriet Ellen Parker Schneidau and Gayle Duncan Schneidau Sr. He grew up in New Orleans and attended Alcee Fortier High School in uptown New Orleans. Before World War II, he attended Tulane University where he was Campus Night Chairman and editor of the Jambalaya Yearbook. During World War II, he left school and joined the United States Navy, attending officer training school at Harvard University. At the war’s conclusion, he returned to New Orleans and enrolled in Loyola University, graduating with a Bachelor of Commercial Science. In his early professional career, he was employed by the Times-Picayune newspaper where he was responsible for public relations and handled the Hollywood and Broadway stars that would come to New Orleans to promote their movies and shows. He would often tell wonderful stories of his adventures as their host â€“ such as the time he took Charlton Heston water skiing. Parker spent his remaining professional life working in the printing industry. He loved his family, friends, Mardi Gras and his church. He was a fifth-generation member of Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church and founded its nursery school and served on its board of directors for many years. He also served on the boards of Friends of the Cabildo and Children’s Hospital. He especially enjoyed the revelry and camaraderie of the Louisiana Club and several carnival organizations. He was a member of Louisiana Lodge #102 F. & A.M. for more than 70 years. He is proceeded in death by his sister Elizabeth Schneidau Minton of Denton, TX and his brother Gayle Schneidau Jr. of New Orleans. He is survived by his wife of more than 61 years, Elizabeth Barkdull Schneidau, and his sons John Parker Schneidau Jr. (Tammy) of Chalmette, LA and Marc Hall Schneidau (Ellen) Atlanta, GA and grandchildren Ella Schneidau and Parker Schneidau of Atlanta, GA. The family is especially thankful for the care and kindness of Karen Brown. A private interment for the family will be held. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the family will have a celebration of life with a funeral service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church Early Childhood Program, 3900 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115.
Gerald Lewis entered into eternal rest peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020, at the age of 71. Son of the late Felton Lewis, Sr. and the late Genevia H. Lewis. Father of Demetrius and Donny Williams, Kaomii Augustus, Shaundrika Martinez (Corey) and Kentrell Richards. Brother of Dwayne Lewis, Yolanda L. Ceaser, Avanett Narcisse, August Bennett, Jr., (Donna) the late Felton Lewis Jr. and Mardell Lewis. He is survived by nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives, friends, neighboring churches of St. Bernard, Plaquemines and Orleans Parishes, Chalona, Riculfy Livery, Texas A&M University, US Army, Werner Trucking, XLC Srevices and QC Meraux are invited to attend a public viewing from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, at Charbonnet Family Services, 4917 East Judge Perez Dr., Violet, LA. Private service for immediate family only. Pastor Berridell Johnson of A Closer Walk Meeting the Need Ministry officiating. Interment: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery Slidell, LA. Guestbook Online: www.charbonnetfuneralhome.com
Ann Marie Moesta Lazo of Abita Springs, LA passed away on March 13, 2020 with her family by her side at the age of 72. She was born on March 3, 1948 in New Orleans, LA to the late Virgie Lenora Lott and William Roy Moesta, Jr. Ann Marie is the beloved wife of forty-one years to Javier E. Lazo; cherished mother of Marcos Andrew Lazo (Jenny) and Jared Michael Lazo (Kristi); treasured grandmother of Katie Jo Lazo, Marley Alyssa Lazo, Madelyn Grace Lazo, Kimberly Louise Lazo, Aubrey Elizabeth Lazo, and Natalie Rose Lazo; loving sister of William R. Moesta III; and bonus-sister of Theresa Meadows, Peggy Roniger, and Barbara Speer. She was a graduate of Chalmette High School with the Class of 1966 and had a successful career at H&R Block as a Senior Tax Analyst. Ann Marie enjoyed being a member of the Krewe of Eve Carnival Club and knitting in her spare time. Above all, she loved nothing more than spending time with her friends and family. Due to current health restrictions, a private service will be held at Audubon Funeral Home with a burial following at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery. A public memorial service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a Tribute Gift to the Parkinson’s Foundation at parkinson.org. To share memories, offer condolences, and view Ann Marie’s memorial tribute video please visit www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
George “King George” “Uncle Toodie” Jackson departed this earthly life on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at St. Bernard Parish Hospital of Chalmette, LA at the age of 61. George was survived by his devoted family Gerald and Dorothy Banks; three brothers, Leroy, Perry, and Jerry Jackson. Sister in law, Rose Reddick. Aunt, O’Relia Johnson and a host of stepsisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. George was preceded in death by his parents, George Nicholson and Bertha Jackson; siblings, Freddie Reddick Jr. and Jacquelyn Hughes. Due to the health crisis circumstances, a private graveside celebration will be held at the Verrette Cemetery of Verrette, LA on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11 a.m.