Obits for March 12, 2008

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Enoch “Doonie” J. Falterman, Jr., 65, died Friday, March7, 2008. The Montz native is survived by wife, Gail Schexnayder Falterman; mother, Nellie Perilloux Falterman; daughter, Michele F. Boudreaux; son, James Falterman; stepdaughter, Tracy Moseley; brothers, Errol, Philip and Steven Falterman; sister, Judy Munsch. Also survived by one grandchild and two step-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by father, Enoch J. Falterman, Sr.; sister, Marlene Falterman.

Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, March 10, 2008 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norco. Entombment followed in St. Peter Catholic Church Mausoleum in Reserve.


Ruby Taylor Hebert, 90, died Thursday, March 6, 2008. The LaPlace resident is survived by sons, Vincent, August L. and Felix Hebert; daughters, Gloria Massi, Odile Bruno and Thelma Durham. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Preceded in death by husband, August Hebert; daughter, Molly Vicknair.

Religious services were Friday, March 8, 2008 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in LaPlace. Burial followed in St. John Memorial Gardens in LaPlace.


Sydonia “Donia” Johnson Lewis, 95, died Friday, March 7, 2008. The Reserve resident is survived by five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents, Rev. Albert and Theresa Mason Johnson; husband, Andrew Lewis; daughter, Mildred Bolden James; granddaughter, Cynthia James; sisters, Beatrice Della, Ruth James, Albertine White; sons, Edgar, Ivory and Rev. Alfred Johnson.

Funeral services are Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 10 a.m. from the New Pilgrim Missionary B.C., 107 Pilgrim Dr., Reserve, LA. Rev. Forell Bering officiating. Visitation after 8 a.m. Entombment will follows at St. Peter Catholic Church Mausoleum in Reserve.


Veronica Harris Mitchell, 95, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008. The Lucy native is survived by son, Roy Mitchell; daughters, Caldonia Poche and Veronica Boudoin;

Preceded in death by parents, Achille and Leonie Pierre Harris; husband, Vital Mitchell; daughters, Joyce Woods and Lois Prosper; sisters, Hilda Brignac, Pearl Johnson and Leona Louis; brother, Wilbert Harris.

Mass of Christian Burial was March 11, 2008 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edgard. Interment followed in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Edgard.


Paul Schafer, 66, died Sunday, March 2, 2008. The LaPlace resident is survived by sons, Mike and Danny Schafer; daughters, Marci Walker and Laura Ross. Also survived by eight grandchildren.

Gathering was Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at a private residence.


Gladys Cecile Weber, 68, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008. She is survived by sons, Earl “Buster” Jr. and Jeffery Reid; sisters, Mildred Schexnayder, Lelia Tassin and IvaKay Ougle. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Preceded in death by husband, Milton Weber; parents, Louis and Lelia Landry; sisters, Louise Berteau, Rose Mary Wilkinson, Eula Foster, Emma LeJeune and Barbara LaBruzza; brother, Raleigh Landry.

Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, March 10, 2008 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan. Interment followed in church mausoleum.