Joyce Ann “Cass Ann” Claudet

Published 4:00 pm Friday, January 8, 2016

Joyce Ann “Cass Ann” Claudet, 68, entered peacefully into eternal rest at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015.

Joyce Ann “Cass Ann” Claudet

Joyce Ann “Cass Ann” Claudet

She was surrounded by family at her residence in Reserve.

She was a cherished and loving mother of Stacy Claudet of Gonzales, Edwin Claudet, Quinton Claudet and Demetrius Stewart.

Claudet was the daughter of Lucille Carter of Las Vegas and the late Woodrow Carter Sr.; sster of Eddie Carter of Las Vegas, Sheila Stewart of Las Vegas, Kenneth Carter of Las Vegas, Anthony Carter of Las Vegas, Steve Carter of Las Vegas, Kevin Carter of Las Vegas and the late Woodrow Carter Jr. of Las Vegas.

She is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Claudet leaves behind her loving pet “Miss Sassy,” who faithfully never parted from her side until her final rest.

A 1973 graduate of Southern University of Baton Rouge, Claudet received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She was also a 1977 graduate of Southeastern University of Hammond, where she received her Master’s Degree in Special Education and English, double majors.

Claudet was an educator in the public and private school systems. She taught special education in the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board system and the Jefferson Parish School Board system. Later in her career, she advanced to becoming a Vision Specialist and coordinator of Very Special Arts Week for the St. Charles Parish School Board system, the Philadelphia School Board system and the Birmingham, Alabama School Board system, which included teaching braille to the blind.

Claudet also taught during the summer months in Tokyo, Japan. After 37 years of teaching, Claudet retired from the Clark County School Board of Las Vegas in 2010.

Claudet’s entrepreneurial skills successfully started her family janitorial business in 1980 in Reserve. She was also a volunteer for the Alabama Department of Archives and History, located in Montgomery, Ala. She also has ownership in the Wynn Hotel Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Claudet will forever be remembered by all who knew her as a “world traveler.” The family would like to extend a sincere appreciation to the doctors and staff of University Medical Center of New Orleans and of Lakeside Hospice of Metairie for their care and compassion.

Services were privately held on Dec. 24.

Arrangements were handled by Neptune Society of New Orleans.