Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Azema G. Roddy

December 3, 1922February 11, 2020

Azema Gabb Roddy, age 97, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was a native of Vacherie, Louisiana, and a resident of Metairie, Louisiana.

Azema is survived by her daughter, Nona Roddy Pratz; granddaughter, Kimberly P. Necaise (Nicholas Necaise); three great-grandchildren: Blayne, Dylin and Madalynn Necaise; and her sister, Flora LeBlanc. She is predeceased by her husband, Benny Joseph Roddy; brother and sisters, Ama Roppolo, Henry Gabb, Alfred Gabb, Jr., Dorothy Levy, Robert Gabb, and David Gabb. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, and dear friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass, to be held at St. Clement of Rome Church, 4317 Richland Ave, Metairie, LA 70002, on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 12:00 noon. Visitation at church will begin at 10:00 a.m. A burial will follow the Mass in St. Joseph Cemetery in Thibodaux, LA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, American Heart Association, or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

The family invites you to express your condolences online at lakelawnmetairie.com.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, February 15, 2020


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February 12, 2020