Sally Maria Prattini

January 18, 1950May 9, 2019
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Sally H. Prattini passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019. She was 69 years old. For 43 years, Sally was the devoted and cherished wife of Emile Prattini, Jr. Loving mother of Christina Prattini (Michael Myers), Gina Prattini, and Rocky Prattini. Grandmother of Leah Reeb, Tristan Reeb, and granddog Goose. She was the sister of Sharon Lewis and Steven Higginbotham (Teresa Higginbotham). Sister-in-law of Florence Rodriguez (Norbert), Chris Prattini (Jeanine), and Mickey Prattini (Nancy). She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Higginbotham, Jr. and Joan Higginbotham. Sally also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue Street, in Chalmette, on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. A funeral service will be held in her honor at 1:00 PM. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit


  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019


Sally Maria Prattini

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Barbara (Melerine) Schiro

May 19, 2019

Christina, Gina and Rocky: Coach Joe and I were so saddened to read your mother's obituary in the newspaper. Your mom was truly a sweet, kind and generous person. Your loss is a great one, but keep in mind that she is only a memory away. And know that she will always be watching over you as she did in life. May God bless all of you in your time of grief.

Jerry Estopinal

May 18, 2019

I would like to express my condolences to the whole family and friends of Sally. Friends, Sally made wherever she went, from the schools, to the stores she serviced during her sunglass days, and those who dine at Charlies, where she was a fixture like so many great folks. I knew her through the schools but got to know her better because of her friendship with Roxanne, and Ricky and their kids. Sally and I would often talk at Charlies and sometimes she agreed with me, and sometimes not, and let me know it in a kind way. Each year she liked to decorate the Christmas Tree there and for a while we had Spring Trees, Mardi Gras Trees, and Easter Trees at the restaurant. When somebody asked why she liked doing that, she said it was for the kids who came in, they enjoyed it so! Sally will be missed so dearly by those that knew her. God's Speed, and prayers for all! Heaven just got another sweet Angel! Jerry G. Estopinal

Maureen (and Russ) Kear

May 16, 2019

To My most Bonza Prayer Warrior... I’m gutted at your loss... I loved you in life n I’ll love you in passing... Russ is also in shock at your passing πŸ’”

Never in a Million years did I think my last words to you my caring, loving, crazy mad funny, long time friend would be:

β€œYou’ll soon be home Sally!! πŸ’œπŸ™πŸ’œ β€œ

And your reply was:

β€œI hope!!!! β€œ

β€œN I sent a kiss β€œ
(The above chitchat is still on your Messenger Page ... the last we said to one another, n my last phone call u didn’t answer but I left u a msg tho not knowing what was happening with you) xx

Little did we know our Lord had a bigger plan for you and took you home to Him ... Russ n I send our deepest condolences to Emile, Christina, Gina n Rocky n all your wider family... may they each find His peace and comfort through the many times of deep grieving... πŸ’”πŸ˜­πŸ’”πŸ˜­πŸ’”

I will miss you so much Sally... RIP ... Resting Where No Shadows Fall... your reward for faithfulness is in Heaven with our Lord and receiving Eternal Life...
Thnx so much for our years of fun n sharing πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

Well done Sally, you good n faithful servant πŸ’œπŸ™πŸ’ŸπŸ™βœοΈπŸ™πŸ’ŸπŸ™πŸ’œ

From your Aussie friend Mauzzii, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί πŸ’šπŸ’› πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

Pat Pourciau

May 15, 2019

Rocky and Gina - I’m so sorry to hear the news of your Mom. She was the best SBH parent I could have ever asked for. Your Mom made me laugh and her kindness was catching. I’m glad that I saw her in January. Her sweetness and generous spirit will never be forgotten. I’m sorry that I will not be able to attend services as I have another commitment that I can’t change. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Yvette McKeough

May 15, 2019

All the years with our girls in basketball at the park . We shared so many laughs. Remember Christy making a goal for the other team. You said,” oh well she made a goal”. The years in track with the race horse! She wasn’t fast but she can run distance . All those years I have always enjoyed our friendship. The talks in Charlie with you . The things I loved about you were : Your love for your family and your honesty. Oh, you were never afraid to try new things. Like for instance, your hair color. Lol However, that’s what made you β€œYOU”. I Love You my friend! You will be missed greatly.

Kara Colburn

May 14, 2019

Sally was one of the best SBH parents I had the pleasure of knowing. She supported her kids, and she was always there to give us a helping hand. Prayers to the family.

Roxann Ragan

May 14, 2019

30 plus years, from working together, kids playing ball together our morning coffee at 5am, many road trips, dinners, laugh together cry together, all treasured memories I will always carry with me. How will we go on without you, i could always count on you to be there for me to talk to, cry to, get advise from, take a ride wherever, you was always there for my kids
A second mom to them all and granny Sally to my grandkids. Our hearts are broken, I know time will heal, so blessed to have many countless memories to keep close to our hearts. I love you Sally

Donna Kramer

May 14, 2019

I’m blessed to have known you for years, you will be missed.

Jamie Colombo

May 14, 2019

Rocky and Gina I am sorry for your loss. I will always remember the wonderful woman that was your mom. She was one of my favorite volleyball moms and parents!! I always remember that she was always there supporting both of you!!

Bob Gordon

May 14, 2019

I meet Sally through FB and we shared a lot of laughs together as much as possible. She was a kind and giving person and she will be missed greatly! I know she is in a better place and I know there is no more pain for her. Big Hugs!!