Joan Gunther Hooks

The youngest child born to Charles Lawrence Gunther and Norma Jones Gunther. Joan Gunther Hooks passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019. She is pre-deceased by her parents; brother, Earl Jr. (E J) Gunther and sister, Myra Gunther Berthiaume. She is survived by her beloved husband Lamar O. Hooks and son Lamar O. (Neal) Hooks, Jr. (Natalie); numerous cherished nieces Leslie B. Klos (Jimmy) and nephews; a much loved cousin, Cathy S. Toepfer (Henry); great nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. preceding Mass. Interment will be private.

Donations to St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 1609 Carrollton Avenue Metairie, LA 70005 preferred, in lieu of flowers.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Joan Gunther Hooks

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Theresa Bonaguidi Powell

February 10, 2019

My Aunt Joan was an awesome fun loving person . My memories of her were she was always ready GO. Thanksgiving at her house with the entire family. Going to the wiliamsburg pottery when she visited.. Loved the red hair. Our prayers for comfort to Uncle Lamar, Neal, and Natalie. HOW SHE LOVED YOU ALL. Neal you were her heart. Whzt a great son you were.

Sharon A. Galman (Funeral Director)

February 10, 2019

The entire staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home wishes to express our sincere condolences.