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“Ann, my thoughts and prayers are with you and all who loved your sister. Both my cousin Nancy and my sister Vicky spoke so highly of her. Knowing...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“I married into one of the most loving families that have amazingly sweet women & Aunt Betty is one of them. She was always such a joy to visit with, ...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Charla Burghardt - Metairie, LA

“Dear Betty, the self-proclaimed diva ! Fun times working with you....and loving those po-boys ! So glad you were able to attend our last Lakeside...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Ana Bergeron - Metairie, LA

“I will never forget Miss Betty, as I called her . She was cool and she gave me my 1st cool haircut when I was a teenager. She "feathered" my hair and...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Stephanie Mascaro - Mandeville, LA

“Stephanie,My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family at this time of bereavement. Please know that you're all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Michelle Hayes - Zachary, LA

“Dear, sweet Betty. I loved when you were on the house because I knew it would be a day of wit, laughter and lots of fun. And on special days, there...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Donna Richardson - Kenner, LA

“Stephanie, Keeping all your family in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother has left a wonderful legacy of a great loving family. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa Lindsay - Slidell, LA

4/13/2018 “Rest In Peace, my sweet momma, one-of-a-kind type of lady. Your love and inspiration have touched many. God speed, momma, until we meet again. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Suzzan Defourneaux - Jefferson, LA

“Suzzan you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like you had a jewel of a mother. I hope you feel the love of your 38 beeches....Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Christine Hurley - Apex, NC

“Stephanie-Many fond memories from SMM. Keeping your family in my thoughts & prayers. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Kim Olasin Puissegur - Mandeville, LA

“"ZZ" , I hope you remember that your Destin mommas are loving you and lifting you up. Sometimes, when you need to, I hope you remember to...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Susan Wallace - KS - friend

“My thoughts and prayers go out to The Swanson family. May she put her feet in the sand and enjoy a friend by her side throughout her eternity....Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Cheeyl McKittrick - Apex, NC

“Prayers for your family to understand the plan God has for us all, loving memories. DCC PN program ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“I am forever grateful to Ms. Betty for raising 3 wonderful human beings, one of which has been my best friend for almost 40 years. Her legacy will...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Gard - Troy, MI - friend

“One of my favorite teachers growing up. Even after getting into my 20s it was always great to see her. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Barrett Jones - Covington, LA

“Another one of Gods angels got her wings what a wonderful lady she was so blessed to have gotten to know her. Steve, Rochelle and Steven our thoughts...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Dean & Tracey Richardson - OH

“I am holding you close in my heart my sweet Suzzan and thinking of Jim and Jamie too. Prayers for the entire family of this incredible lady who...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Leslie Higgins - New Orleans, LA

“Suzzan and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Cathy Allain - Destrehan, LA

“My condolences to Betty's family!! A beloved friend indeed! In the arms of Jesus now.....and with all those friends who preceded her in death....they...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Haag/Boeneke - Baton Rouge, LA

“Sending our condolences and prayers. May the light of Althea's life always burn bright. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Corey and Armida Pitre - ON

“Stephanie, I want you and family to know my prayers are with you. Losing a loved one is very hard but her memories will keep you going. I know you...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Brenda Mizell - Laurel, MS

“May God Bless Bettys family in this time of grief. She was a lovely lady and will be missed. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Marcel Gard - Troy, MI - friend

“My heart is so heavy! I loved this woman. Great teacher and leader of the St. Mary Magdalen cheerleaders. She was there for me personally through a...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Dina Tuger - Metairie, LA


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Althea was born on November 16, 1941 and passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Althea was a resident of Metairie, Louisiana at the time of passing.

She was a graduate of East Jefferson High School in 1959.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 12:00 noon at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 6425 West Metairie Avenue, Metairie, LA. Visitation is from 9:30 am until Mass time. Inurnment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA. Visitation at the St. Mary Magdalen from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM on April 19, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Betty's name to the Charity Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, 450 S. Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 to help further the education of a deserving, second career nursing student.

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