Belva Bartholomae

September 12, 1934November 4, 2018

Belva D. Bartholomae, a native of Whitehall and resident of Baton Rouge, LA passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the age of 84. Belva or Aunt B to some enjoyed painting and became a wonderful cook. She was known for her addicting sweet potato casserole but welcomed the day when she never had to cook again. She was very involved with the VA after her husband retired. After moving to Baton Rouge following Katrina many of the friends and family that were displaced started a lunch group that became known as “The Chalmations”. She was a loving mother and wife and she will be missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her husband Lee Thomas Bartholomae, Sr. and parents, James Deslatte and Lillie Dupuy Deslatte. She is survived by her son, Lee Thomas Bartholomae, Jr. and wife Charlene; daughter, Loretta Bartholomae Jeter and husband William; son, James Fredrick Bartholomae and wife Cynthia and 6 grandchildren Nathan, Katherine, Theresa, Michael, Jamie and Grace and furry family members. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation which will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at St. Stephens Catholic Church (22494 Hwy 22 Maurepas, LA 70449) from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 am. The Burial will immediately follow in Whitehall Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nathan Jeter, Michael Bartholomae, Willliam Jeter, Brett Bell, Kenny Spahn and Eric Valenciano. Honorary Pallbearers will include Edward Delatte, Gilbert Delatte and Wilbert Delatte The family would like to thank Mitzi Dinecola for her outstanding loving care of our mother. Please visit to leave expressions of sympathy and condolences. Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Belva Bartholomae

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