Barbara Victoria Ragusa

December 7, 1943March 10, 2018

Barbara Ragusa, born December 7, 1943 to the late Rita Smith Ragusa Abate and the late Frank Ragusa, passed away on March 10, 2018. Mother of Margaret Moolekamp Capitano, Michael Moolekamp, and the late Claude Moolekamp, III. She had 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Louisiana National Guard for 9 ½ years, and was a licensed minister for the Assemblies of God Church. She served as a bodyguard to a minister’s wife, children and grandchildren, and later in life became an author and a poet. Barbara’s last words are Romans 10:13 – For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue Street, in Chalmette from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, with a funeral service in her honor at 3:00 PM. To sign and view the family guestbook, please visit


  • Visitation Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, March 18, 2018

Barbara Victoria Ragusa

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Tina Poitevent

March 18, 2018

My Aunt Barbara was a firecracker & the first lady I ever knew that wore "combat boots" which only a tough lady could do! I looked up to her with a deep & abiding respect! God has another angel who has made it through the pearly gates & she's now reunited with Claudie who left us all way too soon. Aunt Barbara, I 💜 you & I'll never forget you.
With love,
Mrs. Tina Bowling-Poitevent
(Fred Moolekamp's stepdaughter)

Richard Leithman

March 15, 2018

Sorry for your loss Mike.