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Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA

OBITUARY

Mary Margaret Jemison Ripoll

February 18, 1937June 26, 2020
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On Friday, June 26, 2020, Ms. Mary Jemison Ripoll quietly passed away. She was born on February 18, 1937, to the late James Edward and Mary Rhodes Jemison in New Orleans, LA. Mary was the youngest and only remaining of five children, all who were known for having recounted many wonderful and often amazing stories. Mary demonstrated the love she had for children and young adults by having coached girls softball and the boys 11 year old baseball team. Every year, she enjoyed tuning into the Little League Baseball World Series. Mary leaves an infinite number of warm memories to her two loving sons: Joe (Marilyn) and Jim (Cheri) Ripoll, her closest friend and sister-in-law Corinne Jemison. She is survived by five grandchildren (Ted, Beau, Megan, Clare and JoJo), one great granddaughter (Aliza) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all who will greatly miss her kindness and affection. Mary was a graduate of Francis T. Nicholls High School. For nearly all of her career, she was an office manager for commercial construction companies in Houston, Morgan City and New Orleans. Family and Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at Leitz-Eagan, 4747 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 at 12:00 noon. Visitation will begin at 10:00 in the morning. Masks and social distancing are required. As an alternative to attending in person, the service will be extended virtually. The link can be found through her online guestbook at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com or facebook.com/leitzeagan.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Memories

Mary Margaret Jemison Ripoll

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Cheri Carey

July 8, 2020

Baba, as Tristyn and I called her, was always so warm and welcoming. She'd tell Tristyn and I stories of all the antics Joey and Jim would get into as young boys, usually to highlight how times have changed. She would make sure nearly every time we'd be with her to tell us ways to better ourselves, things like "you need a trim" or "turn that music down or you'll go deaf", wish I would have listened better looking back. She was very honest in every sense of the word. Tristyn and I loved seeing her because she would tell it how it was. We'd go out to eat with her every weekend when we lived in New Orleans. Tristyn and I were going through tough times, but even through these times, we'd go and pick her up to eat. When we went back to drop her off I would always walk her to the door. She had a special place she'd kiss me on my cheek, she'd make sure I would remember that was HER special spot to kiss, and for that, she will forever hold a special spot in my and Tristyns heart. We will Always love you Baba.

Joyce Deland

July 8, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Ripol family. May the memories linger a lifetime.

Cheril Carey

July 8, 2020

As I gaze at the stars tonight, a vision of you I hope to have in sight
I don’t understand why you had to leave so soon, I say to myself, as I see a reflection of the moon
I hear the one whisper, son remember the great times and all of the good
The Voice I recognize was my mothers and I finally understood
She said I’m in a wonderful place with the creator of life!
It’s time for you to move on with your family and wife
And if ever you miss me and want me near
Just look up at the stars again, my dear
As you sit there calmly just to think
I’ll tell you I love you by making the brightest star wink!

Suzanne Garrison

July 7, 2020

Deepest sympathy for the family. Going to miss the wonderful fruit salad at the holiday gatherings.

Harold DeLand

July 7, 2020

To Jim and his family.
Just wanted to send you our love and support in this difficult time.
From my family to yours.
We love you.
--- Harold

Angelle Verges

July 6, 2020

Mary I was a lucky girl to have you in my life as a mother-in-law, grandmother to my daugthers and as a friend. We made some wonderful memories on ski trips and cruises. No one could fill up a water bed mattress with a garden hose better than you--LOL!!! You were always true and geniune and will be greatly missed. Love you and miss you. Godspeed my friend.


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Mary Margaret Jemison

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Mary Margaret Jemison - about 9 months old

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Mary Margaret Jemison

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Wedding Day! Mary Margaret and her Father, James

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Mary Margaret Jemison

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Mary Margaret Jemison - about 9 months old

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Mary Margaret Jemison

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Wedding Day! Mary Margaret and her Father, James

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Grandma Rip and Ted Ripoll

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Anne and Mary. So cute.

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James E. and Mary Rhodes Jemsion

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Graduation Day