Miriam Kather Hendrickson

January 28, 1936June 11, 2021

Miriam Kather Hendrickson, age 85, passed away Friday morning, June 11, 2021. Beloved mother of Claudia Levy (Gary) and stepmother of Nancy Lukacs, Gwen Zylks, and Barbara Hernandez. Loving grandmother of Sarah Lukacs (David), Kerry Zylks Douglas (Michael), Jeffrey Zylks, Katherine Levy Fortier (Daniel), Rebecca Levy LeBlanc (Samuel), Matthew Levy (Emily), Julia Hernandez, and Francesca Hernandez. Miriam was blessed with ten beautiful great grandchildren with another to be born soon. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Merts Jay (Jay) Hendrickson. She was the daughter of the late Rena Lehmann and Francis Sidney Morgan Kather. Miriam enjoyed a 24 year career in medical records at Ochsner Clinic, working her way up to supervisor of the department. Miriam loved animals, especially dogs. She and Jay enjoyed taking long road trips and often rescued lost dogs along the road. She was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (Kenner) and received the St. Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans for service to the church and community. She and Jay were active in Marriage Encounter and served as a mentor couple in the Remarriage Program. The family would like to especially thank Dr. James Bragg for his kindness over the years. There will be a mass celebrating her life on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 11 AM at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home in Metairie with visitation beginning at 10 AM. Burial will be in Vicksburg, MS. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Kenner) or to the charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Gathering

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Thursday, June 24, 2021


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Iris Granat

June 20, 2021

Claudia- deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother. It was my privilege and pleasure to have known her. I will always remember her beautiful smile!
Sincerely-Iris Granat

Diane Centanni

June 16, 2021

Claudia: our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Miriam was such a sweet and caring lady. It was always enjoyable to be with her. She will always be remembered fondly.
All our love,
The Centannis Jerry,Diane,Jerry Jr,Dot and Donna