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Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA

OBITUARY

Gloria Mae Petty Young

May 10, 1923June 28, 2020
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Gloria Mae Petty Young, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at the age of 97. She was a resident of Baton Rouge for the past 27 years and a native of New Orleans. Gloria was deeply devoted to Louis, her loving husband of 65 years until his death in 2008. She possessed a quick wit, a generous heart, and a strong spirit and will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.

She is survived by two sons, David Thomas Young and wife Carol, and Louis Boyd Young; as well as two grandchildren, Benjamin White Young and wife Taylor and their children Kennedy Leigh and Jacob Thomas, and Lauren Mychal Young and her son Roman David. She was preceded in death by her father, William Boyd Petty, Sr.; mother, Virginia Mae Pullen Petty Clark; sister, Virginia Faye Petty Higgins; and brother, William Boyd Petty, Jr. She was a charter member of Mulholland Methodist Church in Metairie, LA, and a long-time member of St. John's Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. During her 35 years with the U. S. Customs Service, she served on the Board of Directors for the U. S. Customs Employees' Credit Union.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 2, at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home Chapel, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be immediately after at Lakelawn Park Mausoleum. Friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 9375 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, (225-766-4594), or to a charity of your choice. Online guest book is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.

In light of the recent ruling from Jefferson Parish, masks are required. Please wear your personal mask during the visitation and service to protect each other.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Margo Guilott

July 1, 2020

Gloria was a lovely person. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. Phil and Margo Guilott

Anita Petty

June 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. She and her husband were so gracious to us when Annette Petty and I (both granddaughters of Tracy Petty) took a trip to South Louisiana on a genealogy search which later resulted in a Petty family reunion in Covington, La. in the 1990's.

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