Rita Carol Schexnaildre
Rita Carol Schexnaildre
  • August 21, 1929 - July 31, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Rita Carol Schexnaildre, surrounded by her loving family, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 31, 2017 at The Covenant Nursing Home in New Orleans, LA. She was 87.

Carol was the beloved mother of 7 children, Gary, Ashley (Patty), Laurie (Jerry), Barry (Susan), Beth (the late Bill), Mark (Kelly), Gayle (Sam), and doting grandmother to 16 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was born August 21, 1929 in Metairie, LA to the late Mary Aufdemorte Lockhart and the late Joseph Michael Lockhart. She is one of 14 siblings, preceded in death by 3 sisters and 3 brothers. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Carol was a lifelong resident of Metairie. Her devotion to faith and family were her number one priorities. She was a retiree from Bissonet Plaza Elementary School. Carol was the fabric that held everyone together. She was the force and inspiration for the legacy that she leaves behind. She loved to cook, paint, sew, read, and play cards. All whom loved her dearly will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm, grace, and undying love and care for all.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10 AM at St. Benilde Catholic Church, 1901 Division Street in Metairie. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).

To view and sign the family guestbook please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com