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St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue ST, Chalmette, LA

OBITUARY

Sylvia Bothman Lemoine

September 3, 1937June 16, 2020
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Sylvia Lemoine passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. The beloved wife of Gene Lemoine, Sr. for 64 years, Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Ulrick and Sidney Bothman, and her siblings Sandra and Sidney Jr. A New Orleans native and a St. Tammany resident post-Katrina, Sylvia was both the heart and backbone of her family. She loved spending time with her extended family, which included three children, Gene, Jr. (Joy), Cynthia (Dennis), and Barry (Katherine), as well as her four-legged son, Shockey. She was also the much-loved MeMe to seven grandchildren Chase, Gene, Jennifer, Jessica, and Samantha Lemoine, as well as Cody and DJ Knecht. MeMe Syl also had seven great-grandchildren - Ava, Ayden, Charlee, Cora, Isabella, Kane, and Stella. To know Syl was to love her. Her warmth, kindness, and love of a good time endeared her to people of all ages and walks of life. Some of her other favorite activities included traveling across the country and Europe with her husband, Gene, and spending Thursday afternoons with the “girls” for lunch, drinks, shopping, and some more drinks. She treasured her years living in New Orleans East, making life-long friends with families at Kerry Curley Playground and Resurrection of Our Lord School. Sylvia was a great cook and host and always wanted guests to eat and drink in her home. But mostly, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and MeMe. She loved dancing, attending Broadway shows, and getting her hair done on Fridays. A beautiful lady inside and out with a personality larger than life, Sylvia will be greatly missed by all who knew her in this life and will be warmly welcomed by all of her family and friends who await her in heaven - in the smoking section. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. VIRTUE STREET, in Chalmette, from 11:30 AM -1:30 PM. A funeral service will be held in her memory at 1:30 PM. She will be laid to eternal rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Sylvia Lemoine’s name.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Sylvia Bothman Lemoine

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mark casey

July 11, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about Ms. Sylvia passing, I really enjoyed the times I spent at the house growing up. She went out of her way to make sure we were apart of the family. I miss the parties and listening to music in Gene's room. Gene and I shared so much growing up. From hunting in the woods to playing ball at Kerry Curley. I miss those days and have many fond memories. She will really be missed.
Sincerely, Mark

Joyce Angle

June 30, 2020

Dear Gene. So terribly sorry for your loss. Gene, you and Sylvia are two of the nicest people I know from Kerry Curley. I can’t remember Sylvia without a smile on her face! Together you raised a beautiful family. May God grant each of you all the strength and love you need. Sincerely Joyce Angle

Linda and Charles Thatcher

June 30, 2020

We are so proud to have known you. Living across the street for 10 years in N.O. East, watching our children grow up. Chuck and I wish we could be there with you today but know that the family is in our prayers and thoughts. God grant you peace during this time.

Billy & Iris Dillenkoffer

June 24, 2020

Gene, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. With deepest sympathy, Billy & Iris

Rose Sand

June 23, 2020

Sylvia was the epitome of a loving woman, and a fun loving one. I'll always remember her laugh and joy of living. I appreciate knowing her and her family, she was a gift to us.

To Gene - the love you shared all these years is an example for your family and friends. I send you peace and love.

To Sylvia's children and grandchildren - She's in your blood and in your heart...her joy is your legacy, forever.

Jimmy Kearney

June 22, 2020

Cindy,
My prayers and condolences to you and your family.


Kenny Spellman

June 22, 2020

On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences. We will say a Mass in her memory.

Father of all, we pray to you for Sylvia, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Kenny Spellman ’84
Brother Martin High School

Dawn Toups

June 20, 2020

She was a sweet lady. She we be deeply missed especially by my mother.

Ronald Chauffe

June 20, 2020

Rest in peace Mrs Sylvia.

Allison Parks

June 20, 2020

I may not have known her that well, but the few times I was around her, she was very nice and a sweet person. I know she will be greatly missed. To Gene and Joy and all of your family, my prayers are with you.

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