Condolence & Memory Journal

I has honor to met Mrs. Leah Chase Thur my dear friends Sherry and Myles Sweeney to her Resturant for lunch April 2012 . ...what an remarkable extraordinary alert Lady .she was very please to take times to talk to me our conversation took place in her kitchen ..I was so impressed @ her age she was in charge an over look what being done n her kitchen ...foods was great !!

Posted by Noble Jimmie Loraine - Shreveport, LA - acquaintance   June 11, 2021

May God comfort the Chase family during this difficult time. What a treasure Ms. Leah Chase was!

Posted by A friend   November 28, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Chase family, may they find peace in the hearer of prayers our Heavenly Father.

Posted by New York    November 25, 2019

I'm so sorry for your family at this time, I never met ms. Chase but I've read and heard so much about her cooking
And her wonderfull personality. May Almighty God give your family peace to cope with your loss, I pray that your
Fond memories of her bring you a measure of joy whenever you think about your times together.

Posted by - Balto.,, MD   October 30, 2019

I wish that I could have tasted any of her many dishes. May God continue to provide comfort and peace to your family today, tomorrow and always. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2019

Wish I couldve tasted her food as Louisiana cooking is the BEST!! May the Almighty God in the heavens supply your family with strength, love and peace in your lives to cope with your loss. She will be missed indeed!!

Posted by BRY - CA   September 19, 2019

I was fortunate to visit New Orleans in 2014 and visited the restaurant. I met and took pics with Ms. Leah and
she was so warm and made us feel so welcome. My deepest condolences to her immediate family and the New Orleans family. RIP Queen.

Posted by Lynne Abbott - Dallas, TX   July 15, 2019

I certainly miss knowing Mrs. Leah is no longer with us. The remembrance of Mrs. Leah will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of those who have known her and about the time her role during the civil rights movement. The likeness of her is sealed, never to be ever again, but inspire many to find themselves planning meals for family and friends.

Posted by Ellen Napoleon - Fort Worth, TX - acquaintance   July 03, 2019

What a beautiful woman Miss Leah was. As the family goes through this difficult time I offer my sincerest condolences and may the God of all comfort be with each and every one of you.

Posted by - MA   June 28, 2019

Love you, and you truly will be missed.

Posted by Mark Wilson - Riverview, FL   June 27, 2019

I never got the chance to meet you personally and taste your delicious food that I heard so much about..Rest in Paradise Ms. Leah..

Posted by Pamela Coleman - Los Angeles, CA   June 26, 2019

We going miss see you I Haven

Posted by Ted Zada - New orleanz, LA   June 25, 2019

May the God of comfort see you and your family through this difficult, and trying time. At times like this we often want to be alone, and while this is ok. Remember the love of family and friends, and don't be afraid to turn to them. Share a funny memory with them to bring a smile to your face, as well as theirs.

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2019


Posted by MICHAEL BRAXTON - NEWPORT NEWS, VA - acquaintance   June 20, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Chase family. I was so fortunate to have moved to N. O. with my husband Brian Mickler back in 1977 and was introduced to Mrs. Chase by Jim Dombrowski, my husband's uncle who was very much involved with the civil rights movement in the 60's. Jim would hold his dinner art party at Dooky Chase restaurant every Dec. I was so fortunate to know Mrs. Chase. We will truly miss her beautiful smile! R.I.P.

Posted by Eva Mickler - San Antonio, TX - friend   June 18, 2019

Posted by c. moore - n.y.c.   June 17, 2019

To the lovely Chase family, and especially our old Loyola friend Dooky, Maureen and I are honored to have met your Mom at the restaurant, and are surely glad we did, while there was still time. And get this, in 2006 we were in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and sure enough there was an article in their local daily newspaper--Leah was raising money for storm victims up there, and at first we were amazed, and then after thinking about it, it was sort of natural for her to help others. We know she's smiling down on her family now.

Maureen and Billy Guste

Posted by Maureen and Billy Guste - Metairie, LA - friend   June 17, 2019

It is with tremendous sadness,that we have to say Goodbye to Great and Inspiration Icon of our times. I had the pleasure of meeting you Jan 27 2018. I Thank God for giving me the opportunity to meet you and share a few laughs and political views with you. I love you Mrs. Leah and thanks for sharing your memories of Black Wallstreet Tulsa Ok. with me. You can rest in peace knowing that Tracy has your Back.

Posted by Levada (Vada) Overton - Los Angeles, CA - acquaintance   June 16, 2019



Posted by Valenda Newell - INDIANAPOLIS, IN   June 13, 2019

Greatness comes in all shapes and forms. Thank you Leah Chase for being that beacon of light for the civil rights movement and for mankind in general. And above all thank you for sharing your creole genius of cooking with the world. Rest In Peace

Posted by Suzanne Alston - Southfield, MI   June 12, 2019

Thank you to the Chase Family for sharing your amazing mother with New Orleans and the world. We are blessed because of Mrs. Chase and her love for those of us she touched. May your sweet memories of her and the knowledge that so many of us loved her continue to bring you comfort,, peace and smiles.

Posted by Cathy Harris - New Orleans, LA - acquaintance   June 11, 2019


My deepest condolences go to a woman of God who shared her love and wealth to all. She was an extraordinary individual. She left a legacy to this world. My prayers will continue for her family and friend. God will give you strength to endure.

Posted by Emma HOWARD Pail - Terrytown, LA   June 11, 2019

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Posted by Philip Chisesi - New Orleans, LA - friend   June 10, 2019


Thank you Queen -Mother Chase for the stories you shared with me just this summer about my father and friends dressing elegantly weekly; gathering to talk-then late night take your delicious food home to their wives.Thank you for a pride you have left for us to have in our hearts forever. Lovingly, Kamili

Posted by Kamili Nilata    June 10, 2019


Dear Edgar ("Dooky")111,Leah and all Family:

I was so sad to hear about your mother's passing (wonderful, spirited Mrs. Leah Chase). We are all so blessed
to have experienced her existence and definitely her award winning "hit and whip" in the kitchen. Her life is one never ever to be gone unnnoticed!
It's something special even beyond Nola and Dooky Chase that your mother "light a spark of zest and hope"
for the civil rights of many in our world!
Yes, she rocks...what a lady. Dooky Chase has held a warm, "feel like home" place in my heart...
God speed.

Posted by Valerie Chatman - North Hollywood, CA - friend   June 09, 2019


I and Rory at first didn't know whom she was./however now that I've heard the News we'd luv to express our condolences on the loss of Leah Chase.

Posted by faitht tobin - Newton Centre - acquaintance   June 09, 2019

Thank you for the honor of meeting you last year. Your smile lite up the room . Greatness is you farewell . Mrs Chase

Posted by Clara Thrash - Lynn Haven, FL   June 09, 2019

I am so sorry Loving Leah is no longer with us. She cooked a "mean" gumbo soup and appeared many times on the tv. Loved her new orleans cooking. She is going to be missed by so many. I know the wonderful memories of Leah and her life will continue in our hearts for many a day, My Heart goes to the family and loved ones. So sorry. Truly e.f. of Ohio

Posted by eileen - OH   June 09, 2019

The city will forever miss a great lady that brought joy and comfort to a great many people in good times and in the bad times. May you R.I.P. miss Leah for you journey and legacy in life has been a great one. from our family to yours our fullest condolences.

Posted by James Woringen,Jr, - Chalmette, LA   June 09, 2019


Thank You!

Posted by wmc - IL   June 09, 2019


Rest beautiful one!

Posted by Jacqueline Simmons - Brooklyn, NY   June 08, 2019

With our Deepest Sympathy to the Chase Family,

We're so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Look towards the Sun...

The Prevost Family

Posted by Charle & Gail Prevost - Kenner, LA   June 08, 2019

Mrs.Chase,The world will be a different place without you.Thank you for your contribution to the food world.

Posted by Audrey Williams - Augusta, GA   June 08, 2019


May the perpetual light shine upon her, and May she Rest In Peace.

Posted by Dr Claudia Signal-Leon - Atlanta, GA - acquaintance   June 08, 2019

God's in for a treat. He's gonna love your cooking! Rest in peace beautiful woman. You will be missed

Posted by Donna Marie Riani - LINCOLN CITY, OR   June 07, 2019

Rest in Peace. Ms. Leah.

Posted by Paulette LeBlanc - Laplace, LA   June 07, 2019


May our Lords loving promise of eternal life for your beautiful Mother give you peace & comfort today & always!❤

Posted by Phyllis Nabonne-Alexander - Harvey, LA - friend   June 07, 2019

Rest on Ms. Leah

Posted by A friend   June 07, 2019


Condolences from the Lazard family

Posted by William Lazard - Marrero, LA   June 07, 2019

God will be eating much better now that Miss Leah is by His side, running the heavenly kitchen.

Posted by allan katz - new orleans, LA - friend   June 07, 2019

June 6,2019

So sorry to hear about the passing of your love one. May the memories you have of her bring a smile to your face when you think of her and peace to your heart.


Posted by A friend   June 06, 2019

I am truly sorry to hear about the passing of Ms. Chase. May the God of comfort be with the family at this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   June 06, 2019

To Leah Chase family and friends my prayers are with you all at this sad time. She will be missed by all who loved her and, always be remember. May Jehovah be with you all during this time.

Posted by Wanda Henry - Windsor Mill, MD   June 06, 2019

Dear Family and Friends of:
The Late and Great, Mrs. Leah Chase

Wish we could have met her, and enjoyed her sounding good cooking. We send our Condolences to Family and Friends, and hope that the memories (I'm sure there's many) comfort your heart.

She reached a milestone. As stated in Psalms: 90:10. the life span is 70 years. Or 80 if someone is especially strong. She surpassed that.

Please know that the God of all Comfort, will
Comfort your heart. Matthew 5:4

Posted by Joy - CA   June 06, 2019


I will cherish the memory of Leah Chase. She was a wise exuberant light of love in the world. Praying now for the beautiful Chase family as you carry on your beloveds legacy. God bless you❤

Posted by Sally-Ann Roberts Nabonne - New Orleans, LA - friend   June 06, 2019

I never got to taste her cuisine but Im sure it was one of the best....theres nothing Like southern cooking especially when its made with lots of condolences to the family.....

Posted by A friend   June 06, 2019

My condolences to the chase family I am truly sorry for your loss
Mrs Chase was well love by everyone .she touch so many people
With her food and her love .she will be miss greatly.
Family keeps her memories close in your minds and heart.

Posted by Pearl    June 06, 2019

So sorry for y'all loss another ICON gone to soon RIP AND RIH

Posted by Patricia Ann Lewis - Lafayette, LA   June 06, 2019


May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a beautiful life well lived.

Posted by Dina Williams-Davis - Westwego, LA   June 06, 2019

Food is Love those are the words I shared with Mrs. Chase when I met her in her historical restaurant sitting in her amazing kitchen!! Food is Love I said...and she said to me Thats it Baby! Thats it! Food is Love! As we mourn her passing may we find comfort in her cookbooks and her legacy of cooking, serving and sharing food with someone for Food is Love!!!! RIP Mrs. Chase...

Posted by Jeanna - Clinton, LA - mother   June 06, 2019

A beautiful lady who had the gift of spreading God's love and grace. Each time I was in her presence, I was so touched by many blessings and kind words. Every bean that she cooked has truly turned into another jewel in her crown. She deserves to be called Saint Leah.

Posted by Janice Frick LeCesne - New Orleans, LA   June 05, 2019

Her legacy will be that she cared for all. Rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Louella Cook - Oakland, CA - friend   June 05, 2019

Rest in Paradise Queen

Posted by Regina Brewster - Atlanta, GA - acquaintance   June 05, 2019


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Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   June 05, 2019

Our women's church group didn't get to meet Mrs. Chase on our visit in New Orleans of 2016, however, her daughter was so gracious to us. She gave us history of how the restaurant came about and it was like walking into history where major life changing decisions were being made regarding our civil rights. It was awesome! It was truly an honor being there. I just want to thank the Chase family for all that the family has done at the direction of their mother. May our Lord and Savior give you great comfort in the passing of your matriarch that did wonderful things while she was here on earth! Trust in the Lord!

Posted by Octavia Sanford - Lexington, KY   June 05, 2019


Posted by Emelda - New Orleans, LA   June 05, 2019

~~ Thank U Mrs Chase for your generous heart, spirit, and HUGS. Praying for the family's strength

Posted by Rosalind A. Condoll - Johnson - New Orleans, LA   June 05, 2019

Such a remarkable woman! She will surely be missed, but forever remembered.

Posted by A friend   June 05, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   June 05, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by SueAnn    June 05, 2019

She inspired a lot of people. May God comfort you as you mourn Ms Chase.

Posted by A friend   June 05, 2019


For HE Will Raise Her Up On Eagle's Wings,

Bear Her On The Breath Of Dawn,

Make Her To Shine Like The Sun,

And Hold Her In The Palm Of HIS Hand.

From Psalm 91

Posted by William Bourgeois - Metairie, LA   June 05, 2019

She's Home Now........ MAY THE WORKS THAT SHE HAS DONE SPEAK FOR HER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Casey Grimes-Finley - Chicago, IL - acquaintance   June 05, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Donald& Irene Cardinal - Marrero, LA   June 05, 2019

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by A friend   June 05, 2019

My deepest and most genuine condolences in your hour of sorrow. May God bless and comfort you.

Posted by Huey Harrison - New Orleans, LA - friend   June 05, 2019

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Willadene Glover - Houston, TX   June 05, 2019


Rest in Peace Leah.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   June 05, 2019

Thank you Aunt Leah for always encouraging me about my art and giving me great advice. I always loved coming to the restaurant to visit Tee Cleo and yourself. The food filled my belly but you definitely filled my spirit!! I pray for all the family during this time, so wish I could attend the services but wont be able to make it down in time. You are going to be missed and love you! Love Kimeko

Posted by Kimeko Robinson - Fort Washington, MD - family   June 04, 2019

Such an inspiration to the city of New Orleans it was a pleasure to meet you take your rest from your labor.

Posted by Loretta Riley - Gretna, LA - acquaintance   June 04, 2019

Posted by Loretta Riley - Gretna, LA - acquaintance   June 04, 2019

I will Miss you Greatly Aunt Leah. The Lord has one of the Best people in the world Cooking in heaven now. You have taught me much about kindness & being true to your beliefs, treating everyone justly. My love for you will Always Be Eternal..Amen

Posted by Ursula Bijou-Robinson - Fort Washington, MD - family   June 04, 2019

Of was a great pleasure knowing Leah since I met her
after marrying a Madison man. My prayers and condolences to the family.

Posted by Jackie Sardie - New Orleans, LA - friend   June 04, 2019

Hail to the QUEEN!!!!!!

Posted by Gaynell - Atlanta, GA   June 04, 2019

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Chase family at this difficult time.

Posted by CF    June 04, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Celeste Girouard - Butte LaRose, LA   June 04, 2019

Rest In Peace

Posted by Cynthia Hart Velazquez - Madisonville, LA   June 04, 2019

A kind, gracious and beautiful woman

Posted by Bill Sennett - Guilford, CT - acquaintance   June 04, 2019

My deepest heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the dedicated, talented, tenacious, caring, kind, innovative, persevering and loving, Mrs. Leah Chase. May you have comfort and hope, 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 as you mourn the loss and cherish the wonderful, enduring memories of your dear loved one, Mrs. Leah.

Posted by Dina Hamilton - CA   June 04, 2019

Mrs. CHASE ,a well life lived may you rest in peace. God will not forget your labor of love that you showed toward others.

Posted by Ida Clinkscale - Columbia, SC   June 04, 2019

Not letting us order, but saying she would bring us what she wanted us to have, got a "Yes Ma'am." Windsor enjoyed his visits with her as they "talked food." Now they can talk as long as they want. She insisted we visit the art museum, although being at Dooky Chase was an art museum visit in itself. With that wonderful smile and open heart, may she rest in peace.

Posted by Adelaide Solomon-Jordan - ME - friend   June 04, 2019


R.I.P, I remember eating at the restaurant for our employee Christmas dinners, the food always very good and service was great as well.

Posted by JANET BROWN - MARRERO, LA   June 04, 2019

Legend, soldier, leader and icon. Rest in power.

Posted by Raymond Childs - Brooklyn, NY - teacher   June 04, 2019

So very saddened to hear of the Queen of Creole Cruisine and the Queen of Louisiana passing."MAY THE WORKS THAT SHE HAS DONE SPEAK FOR HER" !!!!!!

Posted by Casey Grimes-Finley - Chicago, IL - acquaintance   June 04, 2019

The first time I heard the name Leah Chase was on The Julia Child Cooking Show. Miss Leah fried some chicken. I believe she demonstrated how to cut up a whole chicken as well. Her recipe was what I used to fry chicken for the very first time. And let me tell you it was the best I had ever had. Throughout the years I have tried different recipes but none compare to Miss Leah

She has another recipe for fried chicken I plan on trying very soon. I want to thank you, Miss Leah, for your advice and cooking techniques. I was never taught how to cook but you showed me how to have the patience and love for cooking. God bless you

To the family and friends of Miss Leah, you are all in my prayers.

Posted by Gina - NJ   June 04, 2019

Leah welcomed me into the kitchen and sat patiently twice, with a broad smile on her face. She told me the stories of New Orleans and Southern Louisiana as seen through her eyes - so my novels could be authentic. Leah Chase reminded me of my mother. Always a smile to share - always a good word - always a helping hand up. God speed, Ms Leah.
Jerome Mark Antil, (Dallas, TX/Southampton, NY)

Posted by Jerome Mark Antil - Dallas, TX - acquaintance   June 04, 2019

Who can find a capable wife? Her value is far more than that of corals. Prov. 31:10

Leah Chase was an extraordinary woman. Determination and passion marked her personality. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Our Heavenly Father understand what you are going through and He promises to be the Sources of Strength to those clinging to Him. May He help you endure these moments of grief.

Posted by Florida    June 04, 2019


It was an awesome experience to finally get the chance to dine in your restaurant (December 6, 2018), after hearing the wonderful stories from my Mom over the years, about the famous "Dooky Chase Restaurant". It was such a pleasure to meet you and for you to take the time out to talk to Michael and I, and take a photo with us, while making us feel right at home. Thank you for the stories you shared with us about the musicians, you and Mr. Chase coming to Mobile, Al., and eating the flounder you said you so loved! Also, thank you for the encouraging words you gave us and for the service you provided to many. Rest well Mrs. Chase #QueenOfCreoleCuisine. Our condolences to the Chase family. Melanie Knight- Mobile, Al. & Michael Rachael- Lake Charles, La.

Posted by Melanie Knight - Mobile, AL - friend   June 04, 2019

To The Family Of Leah Chase
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one. May the God of all comfort,comfort you and grant you peace now and in the days ahead.

Posted by - IL   June 04, 2019

To the family of Ms Leah Chase,
I've always loved to cook, and meeting her in person, was an honor and priviledge. She served her community, well, she will be truly missed.

Posted by Joseph & Michelle Edmond Sr - New Orleans, LA - acquaintance   June 04, 2019


She was a guiding light in the storm for so many. Her words were soft spoken but the meaning behind them were like thunder. We will miss you.

Posted by Roosevelt Webb - New Orleans, LA - student   June 04, 2019

May you rest in Peace. One of New Orlaeans Finest Chef.She was the finest Creole Queen Chef.

Posted by Pat Colson - ME   June 04, 2019

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Daryn Worley - Cleveland, OH   June 04, 2019

Most loving genuine good person I have ever known.

Posted by Robert Spears    June 04, 2019

What an interesting long life Mrs Chase had.To her son and the rest of the family and those who knew her I offer my condolences. May peace and comfort be with the family from our Creator.

Posted by Texas    June 04, 2019

Stella, condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of bereavement. Thank you for sharing Ms. Leah with us! She has been a great inspiration to me as a culinary artist personally (The Creole Gourmet), and a beacon of light to up and coming chefs. The people of New Orleans were the key ingredients to her continuously flowing social gumbo by which she brought us all together in one big pot in her recipe for love and unity! May God grant her eternal rest and may the perpetual light shine upon her.

Posted by Dr. Claudia Signal-Leon - Atlanta, GA - acquaintance   June 04, 2019

My condolences to the Chase family❤ . Everyone that knew her enjoyed and the great food she prepared. Ms.Leah was an icon of Nawlins and the world. Rest Sweet Lady, Grand Job.

Posted by Mary Rousseau - Austin, TX - friend   June 03, 2019

Posted by Gayle Stephens - Diamondhead, MS   June 03, 2019

Thank you Mrs. Chase for nourishing our appetites and our souls. The city will miss you, but you have left us so much. My sincere sympathy to The Chase Family and thank you for sharing Leah. May She Rest In Gods Eternal Peace.

Posted by Leslie Smith Everage - New Orleans, LA - friend   June 03, 2019

So Happy I Was Able To Visit With You Again In February, As Well As You Finally Meeting My Boys. Growing Up Next Door To Dooky Chase Restaurant For All Those Years Was Totally Awesome And I Always Appreciated You Talking And Sharing Your Smiles With Me, Even Though I Was Just A Kid. My Mom And Dad Appreciated Your Friendship Too. Thanks For All That You Gave And All That You Did For Our City, Community, And Race. Hope To Meet You Again One Day, Until Then...Rest In Peace.

Posted by Marsha Foster Eugene-Domingue - Los Angeles, CA - neighbor   June 03, 2019

I was a friend to Leahs brother Charles whom looked like her twin. She was a hero to all women whom aspire to break the glass ceiling of a mans world. Thank you Leah for your brave heroism lets hope your efforts go forward in the world of all woman and in particular black women whom wish to achieve their dreams. Thank you and Rest In Peace.

Posted by Angelle Vinet - Covington, LA - acquaintance   June 03, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   June 03, 2019

Rest well Great Lady!
Condolences to the Chase family and thank you for sharing her with the world. Love, Peace and many more Blessings.

Posted by Alisa Dawson - Atlanta, GA   June 03, 2019

God bless the women that have fed and loved us. Thank you for the great food and sharing.

Posted by Patrice Mitchell - BROOKLYN, NY   June 03, 2019

So excited to meet you in heaven. May God comfort your family.

Posted by Amber Chase - CHILLICOTHE, IL   June 03, 2019


May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Alishia - SC   June 03, 2019

The entire world is sad over the loss of Leah; a National Treasure indeed. My condolences.

Posted by Lauren Kellar - West Palm Beach, FL   June 03, 2019

May Mrs. Leah rest in peace. I enjoyed eating at her establishment. I especially enjoyed the red carpet treatment.

Posted by Doris Riley - Phoenix, AZ   June 03, 2019

I grieve for the families loss. Their loss and humanities loss. No one will replace this unique lady. No honor the city could bestow would be to great. Rest in Eternal PEACE.

Posted by Constantine "Conci" Yeadon - COVINGTON, LA   June 03, 2019

My sincere condolences to Leah Chase's family. I am a great fan of Ms. Chase and regularly watched her cook on cable television and have the utmost respect for her. She was a very special lady and embodied God's light in her life and her cooking. While visiting New Orleans in Feb/March of 2019 with my friend Tamia we visited and ate in her restaurant and had the great pleasure of meeting Ms. Chase through her son Edgar Dookie Chase III. Ms. Chase was as gracious in person as she was on television and we are so grateful for her life, her service to the community and her family and legacy. She will be greatly missed. RIP Ms. Chase

Posted by Robin DeShields - Alexandria, VA - friend   June 03, 2019

I had hoped in visiting your restaurant, because of the rave reviews I had heard about it, and the awesome Creole culture it represented. Well, I regret I didnt get there in time. I am sure your legacy will live on, generations to come. My prayers of peace to her family.

Posted by Gwendolyn Freeman - Crosby, TX   June 03, 2019

Our condolences to the Chase family and friends. As you remember Mrs. Chase long and full life, May God comfort and support you in the days ahead.

Posted by A friend   June 03, 2019

This lady.. is truly a Lady.. I never had the chance or opportunity to meet her in person..but she and I carried on a telephone relationship like no other.. at least 3 times a week I'd call Dooky Chases's restaurant..and she'd answer.. Id'say Mrs.'s me Sabrina from the Travelodge..she'd say yeah baby.. I'd say I got 4 for you today.. or how many ever I'd sing praises about her restaurant not because I'd been there, but because I knew without any doubt that she had fed and brought so many along with her that I could not help but honor my knowledge of her.. SHE will rest in Glory.. AND be found cooking right next to it has been a privilge in my life just to even speak to her.. and I thank her for being so kind and cordial to do so..

Posted by SABRINA JENNINGS - BOGALUSA, LA   June 03, 2019

As long as we keep the great memories, love and the beautiful things we learned from those who passed away to people in the world who deserve that energy. The love ones who passed continue to live on through us in this world. You will always be here with us Aunt Leah and I will be greatly missed. You are now in that golden kitchen with Uncle Edgar and Grandfathers Jesse and Clive.

Posted by Gregory Wright - New Orleans, LA - family   June 03, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Chase family for your loss. Treasure the memories shared through the years. May the God of comfort sustain you during this difficult time.

Posted by J. L. - PA   June 03, 2019

Sending my deepest sympathy to the family during this sad journey.

Posted by Stanley Mckinnie - Union City, GA   June 03, 2019

Leah Chase, you are my hero and a beloved icon in our community. You gave me so much love and shared wisdom that was always on target. When we chatted, you made me feel like there was no one else in the universe except the two of us. I'll miss your smile and your voice saying, "Where have you been? I miss you!" If I was excited about something, you were excited about it, too! If I was mad or disappointed about something, you were in there with me, too. I'll color my Sprite for you tonight. I love you. - Shana

Posted by Shana Johnson - New Orleans, LA - friend   June 03, 2019


My sincere condolences to the Chase Family. Sorry for the lost of Mrs. Leah Chase (Miss. New Orleans)she was the Mother to all of New Orleans. I loved eating her food , it made me smile every time I ate it . Eternal Rest granted unto her soul and may she rest in peace. May the work she did speak for her and may the City of New Orleans celebrate her life . Thank you for Sharing your Mother with the City of New Orleans and me . Kevin Joseph Class of 1986 Xavier Music Department.

Posted by Kevin Anthony Joseph - Douglasville, GA - friend   June 03, 2019

I had the sincere pleasure of getting to know Leah's daughter, also "Leah," who came to Paris to sing after Katrina happened. Then later, I had the good fortune of meeting Ms. Chase once at the restaurant a few years ago when I was visiting my home town, "Noo Awlins." The city will never be the same without her and she will be forever missed, but her legacy will be in her fine cuisine that will live on for eternity. My fondest condolences to the entire family and everyone who enjoyed her cooking.

Posted by Adrian Leeds - Paris - friend   June 03, 2019

Posted by Gina Brewster - Atlanta, GA   June 03, 2019

My sincere condolences at this time, to the family. May the many many wondrful memories of the life once shared give you strength to endure at this time of your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain your family during this very difficult time. Isaiah61:1, 2.

Posted by N    June 03, 2019