OBITUARY

Leona Phillips Blum

March 3, 1932June 7, 2018

Leona (Kay) Phillips Blum died peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's, on Monday, June 7, 2018, at the age of 86. She was born March 3, 1932 in Tylertown, Mississippi, to the late Leslie Phillips and Burgonee Greer Phillips. She is survived by her sons, Albert (David), Jr. (Rhonda), Gary (Chris), and Kenneth (Michele) Blum and her daughters, Cynthia Murphy and Pamela Mercier; grandchildren, Melinda Hall (Rusty), Michelle Uplinger (Dean); Aaron, Adam (Amanda), Gregory, Jeffrey (Kristi), Valerie (Tiffany), Kaitlyn (Lance), and Kevin (Natalie) Blum; Lance, Jr. (Kristina) and Ryan (Audrey) Mercier and Jason Swindler. She is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Albert (Al) Blum, Sr. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on, June 12, 2018 at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. VIRTUE ST., in Chalmette, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, with a Mass in her honor, at Noon. She will be laid to rest, during a graveside service, in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leona Phillips Blum

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MARILYN WESTFALL

June 10, 2018

David I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I remember the fond memories you shared of her at lunch one day. May you find comfort in your memories. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn Westfall

JEAN OCMAN

June 10, 2018

WITH MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE BLUM FAMILY. KAY WAS MY NEIGHBOR ON AVALON VILLA DR. MY LATE HUSBAND (CLAYTON) WOULD ALWAYS TEASE KAY ABOUT HER PUPPY PARIS. SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE TO GREET YOU AND A VERY CONTAGIOUS LAUGH. I HAVE MISSED HER SINCE SHE LEFT AND HAVE THOUGHT OF HER OFTEN. REST IN PEACE DEAR LADY. JEAN OCMAN

Michelle Murphy

June 10, 2018

As the guilty thoughts go through my mind about how I should of seen her more often and all the stuff in my head is overwhelming. It doesn’t change the fact that my Gramma my last Grandparent is just gone. I so wish I could share a video of her talking and smiling and to hear her contagious laugh cause she always had a smile and was such a beautiful woman inside and out. To mention she had such a beautiful smile was nothing compared to the twinkle in her eyes that could stop a room of people as she entered. I’ll never forget our Easter egg dye, and sleepovers at the camp during the Easter Holidays. And trips to Fort Pike and picnics. Let’s not forget all our road trips to Six Flags. You were the sweetest Gramma that never raised your voice at me ever and always gave away hugs even when I was a teenager and adult. Your love for animals is exactly like me as you told me. We’d pick up any stray or baby bird to nurse back to health. You bought me my first hamster when my Mom wouldn’t hear of it at the Plaza Malls pet store. She never dreamed she’d be the owner of a hamster either cause my mom didn’t like rodents. But u had little Maltese puppies that I played with and yet again I was told no to a pet puppy and I cried. On Christmas at your house on Cullota St, you handed me a white basket with wrapping paper on top and to my surprise, I opened it and it was a Puppy!!!!! We named him Benji after my favorite show. Wish I had a picture or video of u handing me Benji. Wishing actually that I had lots of pictures to hold onto of you and I but I have non and that makes me extra sad. Thanks to my Mom I have a few. My fav is you holding me in front my 2nd Birthday cake. The look in your eye in the pic showed me the memory I have of how u looked at me. You even talked to me about the Bird and the bees. I could talk to you about anything. You was the best Grandparent anyone could of ever asked for. Till we meet again wait for me...... I love you

Jenny (Hart) White

June 8, 2018

Leona(Kaye) is my 1st cousin on the Greer side. Her Mother, my Aunt Burganee Greer Phillips, is my Mother, Remona Greer Whittington's sister. I have very fond memories of Leona from teenage years forward. I saw her and Bobby after Hurricane Katrina. So thankful for that visit. I wanted to see her one more time when I learned she had Dementia, but life got in the way. She was Sophisticated, Charming, Witty, and Beautiful with a contagious smile. I will always remember her with a smile. Many condolences to those left behind. God Bless.

FROM THE FAMILY