Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Henrietta "Sally" M. Gilmore

December 30, 1933July 30, 2020

Henrietta (Sally) M. Gilmore, loving wife, mother and friend to many, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the age of 86. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Robert and Henrietta Combel. Preceded in death by Donald E. Gilmore, her loving husband of 64 years, and sisters Nancy Dupont (Teddy – deceased) and Ann Marie Brune (Richard – deceased). Survived by sisters Jane Couvillion (Johnny – deceased), Barbara Wall (Pat – deceased), Peggy West (George – deceased) and Laurie Cutcher (Dennis). Mother of Donna Mire (James - deceased), Bob Gilmore (Lisa), Barry Gilmore and David Gilmore (Marie). Grandmother of Crystal, Kyle (Islyn), Tiffany (Shane), Elizabeth, Natalie and Nicole. Great-grandmother of Mason and Carolina. Sally served as a parishioner for 15 years at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Orleans and faithfully for the last 50 years as a parishioner of Saint Mary Magdalen Church in Metairie. She served in many ministries throughout her earthly journey including: Altar Society, Flower Ministry, Come Lord Jesus, Friday Rosary, Medjugorje MIR, Eucharistic Minister to St. Anthony’s Nursing Home and Homebound Ministry, Sunday & 1st Friday Adoration, 1994 St. Louis Medal Recipient for the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Lay Franciscan Order. Visitation will be from 10AM – noon on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Saint Mary Magdalen Church located at 6425 West Metairie Ave., Metairie, LA 70003 followed by Mass. Face masks will be required by all. Burial will follow in the All Saints Mausoleum at Lake Lawn Metairie, Cemetery located at 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124. Masses are preferred, in lieu of flowers. To view and sign the family guestbook, visit lakelawnmetairie.com


  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, August 6, 2020


Henrietta "Sally" M. Gilmore

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Cyndi Mire Robert

August 6, 2020

My sincerest sympathy to the Gilmore Family.

Mrs. John (Rose) Mire

August 4, 2020

Praying for the Peace of God to surround Mrs Gilmore's family. Take comfort in knowing that she is not only in your past, but she is in your future. Love and prayers, John and Rose Mire and family.

Crystal Gilmore

August 4, 2020

To My Loving Grandmother,
I will miss you so much maw-maw. You have taught me so much about life and Jesus. I will always cherish the memories we shared together. The visits and phone calls were so special to me. The last time I saw you, I will always cherish that special moment with you. Me holding your hand and telling you how much I love you. Us talking for hours and talking about paw-paw. I miss him so much too. I know you are with him and Jesus. You were such an amazing maw-maw. You hold a special place in my heart. The memories I will cherish forever. Until we meet again.
Your First Grandchild

Barry Gilmore

August 3, 2020

Thanks Mom for all of the love and hugs and prayers and support you gave me through my life. I know that you are so happy to be in heaven with Jesus, Dad, and your Mom and Dad and siblings. I will miss seeing you, but I know we will be together again. Thanks for giving me such faith. I Love you with all of my heart. Always in my heart. Love U Mom!! 😘💕💗

Roy Gilmore Jr

August 2, 2020

My Aunt Sally was the sweetest lady you could ever know. I loved going to see her in my younger years with my parents. I am glad that she will be in heaven with my Uncle Donald, my parents, and the rest of our families. I know they will welcome her with open arms. She was truly one of God’s angels. She will be missed by all that knew her. My prayers go out to my cousins Donna, Bobby, Barry, and David in this difficult time.

jane couvillion

August 2, 2020

I'm here again, her 4th sista I just wanted to share how much I love these kids. They are so loving and were so devoted to their parents, they took such good care of them and I'm very proud of them.

Love, Hugs and Kisses in this difficult time

jane couvillion

August 2, 2020

I'm her 4th sista and very proud of her. I remember when I was about 13 I think she was engaged to Donald he was in the Army and overseas, she had these 5 or 6 little glass solders all in different positions, they were very cute, she had them laying on her cedar chest and I wound watch her dust them off very week. It's a sweet memory.

David Gilmore

August 1, 2020

For quite some time my mom’s wish has been to go be with Jesus. Well at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 30, 2020, her wish was granted. Jesus welcomed my mom to her Heavenly home to be reunited with family, my dad, her parents and her sisters that have gone before her. She was a loving mom that always put her husband and children’s needs before hers and was always so strong in her Catholic Faith. Thank you mom for loving me when I was not lovable, and for all your support. Please give dad my love. Y’all will be greatly missed. I love you !!!!!!❤️💕

David (your lil firecracker)

Ellie R

August 1, 2020

Thank you Sally for all of your help and advice over the years. I will miss our chats. I know you are dancing peacefully and happily with Our Lord and His Mother in Heaven. Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Lord is with thee..

Dear David, Marie, and family,
Please know that we are praying for you during this difficult time, Love and Prayers,
Ellie & Ten

Bob Gilmore

August 1, 2020

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.”

Thanks for being that living example in my life. You showed how true joy is obtained through serving, letting go of self and trusting in His individual plan for us.

I certainly fall short of your wisdom, but I promise to grow.

I love you and will continue to call on you often.

Rest in peace, in His loving embrace. You've earned it, like none other that I've known.

Your son


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