Mary Nell Baird Cheramie

September 23, 1938January 9, 2019

Mary Nell Baird Cheramie passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, January 9, 2019. She was 80 years old. Beloved wife of the late Morgan Cheramie Sr. Loving mother of Morgan Cheramie Jr. and Patti Cheramie. Grandmother of Tara Adams, Cory Cheramie, Jason Cheramie, Brandon Cheramie, Joshua Dunlap, and Jay Canova. Great-grandmother of Taylor and Brooke Menesses, Brady Jo and Asher Cheramie, and Audree and Carter Dunlap. Sister of Mel Prater, and the late Betty Higgs, Jimmy, John Baird, and Evelyn Hatfield. Daughter of the late Virgie Beliew Boudreaux (Ernest) and the late John Baird. Mary was a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and has been a resident of the Westbank since 1953. She was a member of the first graduating class of West Jefferson High School. Mary was a devout parishioner of Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church in Harvey. She worked from home as a master seamstress, and was an excellent cook. The family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to the staff of Bayside Healthcare Center for their love, support, and care over of the past few years. Relatives and friends of the family, and employees of Chamberlain University, are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE, 700 Maple Street, Harvey, on Friday morning, January 18, 2019 at 11:00. Visitation will begin at 10:00. Inurnment will be in Westlawn Memorial Park at a later date. An online guestbook is available at


  • Morgan Cheramie Sr., Spouse
  • Morgan Cheramie Jr., Son
  • Patti Cheramie, Daughter
  • Tara Adams, Grandchild
  • Cory Cheramie, Grandchild
  • Jason Cheramie, Grandchild
  • Brandon Cheramie, Grandchild
  • Joshua Dunlap, Grandchild
  • Jay Canova, Grandchild
  • Taylor Menesses, Great Grandchild
  • Brooke Menesses, Great Grandchild
  • Brady Jo Cheramie, Great Grandchild
  • Asher Cheramie, Great Grandchild
  • Audree Dunlap, Great Grandchild
  • Carter Dunlap, Great Grandchild
  • Virgie Beliew Boudreaux, Mother
  • Ernest Boudreaux, Step-Father
  • John Baird, Father


  • Visitation Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, January 18, 2019

Mary Nell Baird Cheramie

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Debi Tullier

January 13, 2019

Oh Mary, you always had a kind word, a beautiful laugh and a knowing smile. I will miss you with all of my heart. My life has been richer for having you in it. You are a beautiful Angel now. Rest in peace.

Tara Adams

January 13, 2019

She made my childhood so wonderful! I had the BEST mawmaw a girl could ask for! I love you mawmaw till we meet again, we will carry on your traditions and memories!