OBITUARY

Lois Rideau Anderson

December 25, 1934May 16, 2019
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ANDERSON, Lois Rideau de Laup, age 84, dearly beloved mother of Denise de Laup Breaux (Darryl), passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019. A lifelong resident of New Orleans, she was born at home on December 25, 1934 to the late Sidney and Annette (Moore) Rideau. Lois was graduated from McMain High School and Soule Business College. She was married to the late Clifford P. de Laup, Jr. and then to the late Jack R. Anderson, M.D. She was also predeceased by her beloved brother, Maurice J Rideau. Lois was a beautiful light to all who knew her, and her positive spirit was a constant inspiration. She was passionate about genealogy and spent over 25 years researching and writing about her ancestors. Adored by both of her grandchildren, Evan Breaux and Kara Breaux McGuire (Seamus), “GaGa” enriched their lives with her magical storytelling and loving heart. She was a gifted artist and shared her many talents decorating the Ronald McDonald House for the Christmas holidays. She was a generous donor to many local organizations. She is survived by her brother, Sidney N. Rideau, and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Metairie and Hospice Compassus for their caring and compassionate care. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA on Monday, May 20 at 12 noon. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2605 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, May 20, 2019

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Milly Spear

May 18, 2019

Dear God,

Just a few days ago you called for your precious child, Lois, to join you in your heavenly realm. I know you have a space for her that is filled with light, with love and with joy, for that is what she will offer you. You must have anticipated the delight you, and all those called before her, would experience as she enters the Kingdom. Exquisite in every way, Lois was the ultimate friend, loyal, gentle, patient, kind, faithful, accepting, loving and generous. I loved her dearly, as you do, when you needed more angels you called her to you. She needs no training for this job for her heart and soul are as perfect as she was to me, and all who knew and loved her. I am sorry to lose her, but what an asset to your Kingdom she will be. With a sadness that cannot be measured, I honor and glorify my friend. Rest in peace, sweet girl, Lovingly, Milly

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