Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Elunka T. Ferrier

August 7, 1946November 3, 2019
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Elunka Tureaud Ferrier passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the age of 73. She is the daughter of the late Louis Pierre Tureaud and the late Clara Duroncelet Tureaud. The devoted wife of 53 years to Robert Joseph Ferrier, Sr; loving mother of Robin Michelle Ferrier, Robert Joseph Ferrier, Jr (Becky), and Louis Peter Ferrier (Kellie); sister of Darrilyn Tureaud Lawrence; grandmother of Jarrod, Lauren, Bria, Kailyn, Jaycob, Louis Jr., Riley, Aria, and Robert Joseph III. Close aunt and like a second mother to her niece Vanessa Negusse and her nephews, Morris Lawrence III, Jason C. Lawrence, and Jarret D. Lawrence. She is also survived by her Sister and Brother-In-Laws, and her nieces and nephews of her very large extended family. Elunka earned a Bachelor's Degree from Xavier University of New Orleans and a Master's Degree plus 30 from the University of New Orleans where she studied Romance Languages. She went on to enjoy a career as a teacher at Xavier Prep, Edna Karr High, Joseph S. Clark High, and John F Kennedy High. She served as a professor at University of New Orleans for a year. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans, on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10 AM. Visitation will begin at 8:30 AM. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Norman Meyer in New Orleans.


  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, November 11, 2019


Elunka T. Ferrier

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Roy DuBose

November 12, 2019

I remember the joy of my Aunt Elunka. She was always fun and loving, with a wonderfully caring heart. Uncle Bobby, I love and miss you and know that God is with you in the midst of it all.

Mona Lisa Washington

November 11, 2019

Elunka was a fantastic coworker and a loving teacher! It was truly a joy working with her!!
Condolences to her family!!!

Jill Honore’ Ndukwe

November 11, 2019

I remember Lunkie as a fun loving person, who loved to read, spoke many languages and most of all had been in love with Bobby since her preteen years. Bobby, may God comfort you and your family during Lunkie’s transition home. ❤️

Faye Williams Penny

November 10, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of, my classmate in the Xavier Prep class of 1964, Elunka Tureaud Ferrier. She was a very nice person. It is so great to read how she touched so many students lives. May her family have my prayers as they go through such a difficult time.

Caroline Hunter

November 10, 2019

Sending my deepest sympathies and prayers of healing to Elunka’s family and friends! May she rest in eternal peace!!!

John Emilien

November 8, 2019

My favorite time with Mrs. Ferrier was reciting sentences in Spanish and getting all the answers right sometimes. I was always in in a good spirit when I was a student at Joseph S Clark, which was a great place to learn!!!!!!!! May the peace of all understanding and great spirits be with your soul eternally and may God bless you and your family and be kept in prayers always!!!!!!!! R.I.P Mrs. Ferrier, a true and talented bulldog!!!!!!!!!!!

Patricia Davillier

November 8, 2019

My deepest condolences to Elunka's family. She was truly a very sweet person. May she rest in peace. Xavier Prep Class of 1964

Bernice Heath

November 8, 2019

May she rest in peace and may her family find solace in their memories of her. Bernice Heath, Xavier Prep class of 1964.🙏

John Johnson

November 8, 2019

You'll be missed. The BullDogs Fam agrees that it was a pleasure of you being our Spanish Teacher. Rest Mrs Ferrier 🙏🏽

Katrina Lewis

November 6, 2019

Mrs. Elunka Ferrier was beautiful inside and out. My prayers are the family.