OBITUARY

Leona Flossie Bishop

August 22, 1927June 1, 2021
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Leona Flossie Bishop (née Carr) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 while surrounded by family. She is survived by two daughters Brenda Gail Gould and Nicki Dianne Walker, 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Carrie Carr, husband, Loney Bishop, daughters, Janice Marie Calascione and Sandra Kaye Durio, grandson, Ivan Noel Gould, great grandson, Michael Dewayne Bishop, and 14 siblings including her beloved identical twin sister, Leora Faye Holloway. Flossie was born in Tribbey, Oklahoma on August 22, 1927. She and her twin were the youngest of 15 children. In 1961, she and her husband moved to Metairie.

Flossie was a woman who will eternally be remembered for her quirky and unique sense of humor. Always one to command people’s attention with her spirited personality, she loved to play this great game of life. A welcoming soul who opened her home to anyone at any time. Without warning, a single person, or a family of many, could show up at her door unannounced. Within minutes the table would be full of food, snacks, and everyone’s favorite beverages.

She was a friend to all, including those she had never met. She often spoke of celebrities on a first name basis as if they were her best friends, and insisted you know the latest gossip. She was the family news hub, if you needed to know anything about anyone - family or celebrity, she was the one to turn to. With a lifetime that spanned almost a century, she was born the year Lindbergh made the first nonstop transatlantic solo flight. She saw the first woman elected to the US Senate, witnessed the Great Depression, World War II, and the establishment of the United Nations, the CIA, and NATO. Puerto Rico became part of the US Commonwealth, and our last two states, Alaska and Hawaii, became part of our great nation during her time on this earth. And of course most recently, she survived the pandemic.

She was a historian at heart, with an ability to remember the dates of both historic and mundane events. She started using her favorite brand of butter on October 8, 1994, as she was sure to inform anyone the moment they reached for the butter. As a lover of casinos, we are sure she has joined her husband and two daughters in that big casino in the sky and is having the time of her afterlife.

Her stories, personality, and performances will be missed by all who knew her. A true matriarch of a family who will carry her in their hearts forever.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

Memories

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Marilyn Ballantyne

June 4, 2021

I will always be grateful to having known Ms. Bishop. I remember on her 90th birthday, I made her a peach/blackberry pie. She told me that was the best pie of her life. I thought, wow. I’ll miss her!
She was a very special lady!!!

Shirley Migliore

June 4, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss .I only met your Mom a few times but I have to tell you are the picture of your Mom. You have your share of losses. and don't need any more. I'm sorry if you need to talk call me 2486427. Love SHIRLEY

Sonya Ferguson

June 3, 2021

I know you will be missed here but can imagine the laughs and Love you have now! Always a laugh,giggle or hug! Love Sonya

Susan Stanfield

June 3, 2021

I love you aunt Flossie. I loved it when you came to granny and grandpa Carrs. I always knew it was gonna be a big dinner and fun time. Love Susan stanfield. Emmie’s daughter

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