Ethel Lambert Kidd

April 21, 1944June 30, 2019

Ethel Margaret Kidd passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the age of 75. She was the cherished companion of Alvin Spurlin. Previously married to Fred Leslie Sr. and by previous marriage, the late Ray Lee Kidd. Loving mother of Fred Leslie Jr. (Kimberly), Dawn Leslie and the late Douglas Leslie (Robin) and Rhonda Kidd. Daughter of the late Joseph and Delores Ragas Lambert. Sister of Rene Lambert (Mary) and Joseph Lambert Jr. Proud grandmother of Chrystina Kidd, Billy Kidd, Christopher Kidd, Falyn Leslie, Stephanie Sanford, Madelyn Leslie, Eryca Leslie, Spencer Leslie, Brent Leslie, Brandon Leslie and late Fred Leslie III and Merlin Campo. Great grandmother of Noah Leslie, Elijah Leslie, Gabe Leslie, Elysia Sanford, Freddy “Lil Fred” Sanford, Kaci Sanford, Camden Horne, Isaiah Acosta, Julian Acosta and Billy Campsen. She is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Ethel was born in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish where she was an avid animal lover. Proud owner of Ethel Kidd Real Estate in the French Quarter for the past 42 years. She enjoyed a long legacy of serving her community in many ways, including serving as past President of the French Quarter Business Women’s Network, a member of the F.Q. Business Association, a board member at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Violet, LA, she was an instrumental advocate for our land based casino, honorary member of the D.O.P. Group and was proudly recognized 5 times as an honorary member of the New Orleans City Council. She found pleasure in the details of everyday life and caring deeply for others. She will be dearly missed by her family and by all those whose lives she touched. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2621 Colonial Blvd, Violet, LA on Tuesday, July 9th from 9:00AM – 11:00AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in Ethel’s memory beginning at 11:00AM. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery.


  • VISITATION Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • FUNERAL MASS Tuesday, July 9, 2019


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Cheryl Starks

July 6, 2019

Such a dear sweet lady. You have given me such a great friend ( your daughter Dawn) whom I know will carry your traditions and legacy on. I always enjoyed our conversations either after church, at a function with Dawn, a wedding, and a few times in your office. You were a great inspiration to all who knew you. Rest In Peace special lady.

Karen Abshire

July 6, 2019

Ms Ethel truly was a very special lady!!! Southern Lady!!! She will truly be missed by many!!! Hugs and prayers to the family!!

Dawn Leslie

July 6, 2019

Mama: How do I say goodbye and hold on to tomorrow?
It is said... A mother wraps her love around the heart of her daughter, keeping each beat steady through the rhythm of life, until wings take shape and it’s time for the soul to take flight.
The day you passed a Monach Butterfly landed on my arm. I knew God had called you home. You gave me a lifetime of cherished memories. You were an amazing mentor, friend and the women I called MOM.
Although tears stream down my face, my heart breaks, I know you are free. I love and adore you MOM more than mere words can express. I am honored to keep your legacy alive, in love and respect of you.
Broken heart 💔...