Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Elenora "Nora" Crefasi Sherman

April 25, 1940March 23, 2020

Elenora “Nora” Crefasi Sherman passed away on March 23, 2020 at the age of 79 surrounded by her family. She was born on April 25, 1940 in New Orleans, LA to the late Nicholas Crefasi and Sarah Diaz Crefasi. She is survived by her brothers William and Nicholas Crefasi; sister Barbra Giamerese. Nora is preceded in death by her sister Sarah Trout. She graduated from the Academy of the Holy Angels High School in 1958. Nora played catcher for Holy Angels softball team from 1955 to 1958. The team never lost a game during that four-year period. After graduating from high school, Nora was asked to join the Jax Girls professional softball team. She declined the offer from the Jax Girls and moved to Baltimore where she met and married Jackie Ernest Sherman, Sr. in 1959. They had four children, Christa Sherman (Warren), Laura Kaleher (Patrick), Jackie Sherman Jr., and Rhonda Sherman. She has three grandchildren, Renee Williamson, Brittany Garay and Timothy Kaleher, and two great grandchildren, Joseph and Genevieve Garay. Nora lived most of her life in New Orleans and loved food, LSU sports, animals and visiting with friends and family. Her hobbies included breeding and showing collies. Due to current health concerns, private services will be held and Nora will be interred in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation to an animal welfare organization. The family would like to personally thank the staff at Heart of Hospice, especially Latida, Jennifer and Phillip for the kindness they gave to Nora in her time of need. To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com


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Elenora "Nora" Crefasi Sherman

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April 2, 2020

Remembering all the fun times at AHA - Nora was so much fun to be around. She was such a great athlete.
Condolences to the entire family. Prayers are with you all at this difficult time.


Chris Sherman

March 28, 2020


I will always miss you.

Love Chris

Marlin Gonzales

March 27, 2020

As we all grow older we start to lose those who we have come in contact with and had good times and memories.

May she Rest In Peace.

Nicholas Crefasi

March 27, 2020

What can be said when you lose someone that you love?

There is an empty place in my heart that you always shared with me my sister and I will never forget you.

For those of you that didn't know you Nora, they have no idea what they have missed in their life. Your kindness and love for people, as well as, for animals will be sadly missed.

We will always love and remember you sister, and please save a place for us in Heaven.

Nick, Billy, Bobbie and the rest of our extended family.

Ann Lanoux

March 26, 2020

Ms Nora - you will be forever missed. Our rides every Mardi Gras to bring Chris and I to the parade parties were always so much fun! You were always kind to me.
Chris, Warren, Renee, Laura, Rhonda y’all are all in my prayers. Much love and hugs from us.