Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

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Mildred "Millie" Cambise Maucele

February 7, 1924October 7, 2019

Elsie Mildred Wilson Cambise Maucele of Chalmette, LA and Atlanta, GA passed away October 7, 2019. She was born in Memphis, TN on February 7, 1924. She is preceded in death by first and second husbands, Joseph M Cambise, Sr. and Joseph Maucele, and by her son, Joseph Michael “Mike” Cambise, Jr. (Terry). She is survived by her daughter, Judith Cambise Riddle (James Ernest “Ernie”), her son, Jude Cambise, her granddaughters Lisa Riddle Borgerding (John), Jennifer Cambise Gamble, Bethany Lynne Riddle, and Victoria Cambise Williams (Aaron), and her great-grandchildren, Lindsay Meredith Borgerding, James Patrick Borgerding, and Jessica Gamble. Millie was truly the heart and light of her family. She was so greatly loved, admired and respected for her faith in God and her fantastic personality. Her beautiful smile with an easy “Hey, ‘darlin” greeting warmed the hearts of family and friends alike. She never met a stranger and made an impact on many. A natural encourager and a good listener, Millie shared her strong faith in Jesus with everyone -- especially those she came in contact with during the 20 years she worked at Olde Grandad and Uncle Wilbur’s Gift Shops in the French Quarter. Millie’s advice was always to trust in the Lord and not worry regardless of the situation or circumstances. A longtime member of First Baptist Church of Chalmette, she was a prayer warrior. Millie’s faith, courage, optimism, strength and love is a beautiful legacy for her family and all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Chalmette. All funeral arrangements will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Chalmette, LA. Visitation will be from 11:00 in the morning until 12:00 noon, and a Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 noon, followed by Church reception. Private interment will take place in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. An online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.


  • Joseph M. Cambise Sr., Spouse (deceased)
  • Joseph Maucele, Spouse (deceased)
  • Joseph Michael "Mike" Cambise Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Terry Cambise, Daughter-in-law
  • Judith Cambise Riddle, Daughter
  • James Ernest "Ernie" Riddle, Son-in-law
  • Jude Cambise, Son
  • Lisa Riddle Borgerding, Granddaughter
  • John Borgerding, Grandson-in-law
  • Jennifer Cambise Gamble, Granddaughter
  • Bethany Lynne Riddle, Granddaughter
  • Victoria Cambise Williams, Granddaughter
  • Aaron Williams, Grandson-in-law
  • Lindsay Meredith Borgerding, Great Granddaughter
  • James Patrick Borgerding, Great Grandson
  • Jessica Gamble, Great Granddaughter


  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2019


Mildred "Millie" Cambise Maucele

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