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María Alemán Woods

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María Alemán Woods, our beloved mother and grandmother, died peacefully at her daughter’s home in North Carolina, on January 6, 2021. She was 95 years young. Born on the Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua, she emigrated to the United States in 1954 and worked as a cook and lady’s maid until she met and married John Eli Woods in 1958. Together they reared four children in uptown New Orleans, where they lived for many decades. Lovingly called Mimi by her grandchildren, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and great grandmother. Compassionate to all, she was a gentle, kind and sweet soul. She was deeply loved by everyone who knew her and will be forever missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Eli; her parents Juana Potoy and Pío Alemán; her siblings Francisca, Eusébio, Plácido, Petrona and Agustina Alemán. She is survived by her children Aura Lila Montgomery, Wilfredo Woods (Mercy), John Eli Woods Jr., and Annette Woods; her 5 grandchildren, Jenny Woods Mejia (Aldo), Adrienne Woods (Rachel Speyrer), Bryant Woods, Giselle Montgomery (Peter Jones), and Gillian Montgomery; one great granddaughter, Camilla Mejia; her brother Cándido Alemán of Nicaragua; her bonus son David Montgomery, and numerous nephews and nieces in New Orleans, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie, LA on Wednesday morning January 13, 2021 beginning at 9:00 AM with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM in Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home’s chapel. Interment will be in Metairie Cemetery. Masks are mandatory when attending services. The online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    mercredi, 13 janvier , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    mercredi, 13 janvier , 2021

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ENVOYEZ CONDOLEANCES
Elizabeth Anastasiadis (Mazier)

janvier 12, 2021

Dona Maria, I will always remember her as a compassionate, soft spoken lady who loved her husband Mr. Eli and her children Lila, Willy, John and Annette, they were her world . She was a true friend and always there for you. Dona Maria taught me how to make tortillas and rice with chicken....she would always tell my stepmother "Be nice to Elizabeth, she is just a little girl, don't be so hard on her" Believe me she saved me from lots of spanking. I believe in my heart Dona Maria is in Heaven , God knows she was an angel on earth. I am honored to have known such a wonderful lady. Dona Maria RIP

Audrey Woods

janvier 9, 2021

It really sad to hear about your death and painful to me for not getting to meet you , John had always tell me much about you and how happy you’d be to meet his supposed wife..love you mom keep resting in peace

Suezie Smith

janvier 9, 2021

Lila, you are your mother’s daughter. The most selfless, loving, kind, giving person. Yall will miss her; you will see her again! May she rest in peace . My prayers to you and the family.
Love Suezie Heaven has a new Angel, and best tamale maker 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

Liz, Rich, Harley, and Savannah Bourgeois

janvier 8, 2021

We have known Lila and her family for 16 years as friends, neighbors and carpool buddies. If you know Lila, you know Mimi! Mimi had a gentle strength about her and such a sweetness. She was loved by all of us and will be greatly missed. Our hearts are broken for Lila and her family yet we rejoice that Mimi is in the presence of her Savior. We love you! ❤️

Norman and Olga Woods

janvier 8, 2021

I hold fond memories of Maria from when we first arrived to New Orleans. She was very kind and giving to me and my siblings.
May heaven hold a special place for her.

Que en paz descanse Maria.

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