Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Cheryl L. Raphael

November 12, 1943January 22, 2020

Cheryl Lorraine Dennis Raphael passed away on January 22, 2020 at the age of 76. She was born in Crowley, Louisiana on November 12, 1943. Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Grace Lorraine Smith and Edwin Dennis. Mother of Rev. Mark Raphael and sister of Kathy Shoemake. Cheryl worked in the office of Montelepre Hospital on Canal St. and also worked as a receptionist for Jesuit High School. She grew up in St. John the Evangelist Parish in Lafayette and attended USL (ULL). Cheryl moved to New Orleans in the 1960's where she practiced her faith at St. Anthony of Padua Parish and Immaculate Conception Parish on Baronne (Jesuit Church). In her last years, she resided at Jefferson Healthcare in Jefferson, Louisiana. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff of this facility as well as to St. Catherine Hospice which cared for her during her final illness. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 1609 Carrollton Ave Metairie, LA 70005, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11am with a public visitation beginning at 9am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Louis King of France Parish.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 1, 2020


Cheryl L. Raphael

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