Marie Julie Lawton

May 4, 1924December 2, 2018

Marie Julie Bourg Trahan Lawton entered her eternal home on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the age of 94.

Beloved wife of the late Edmond Michael Lawton, Ph. D. Former wife of the late Charles Ray Trahan.

Daughter of the late Charles John and Jeanne Achee Bourg.

Survived by daughters, Mary Pat Trahan Landry (Don) and Anne Carol Trahan Lehman (Robert) and sisters, Jeanne Wurzlow and Catherine Gautreau.

Grandmother of Lisa Lehman Bertrand (Keith), Cori Landry Chmielecki, (Matt), Cheri Landry Torri (Matt), Christopher Donald Landry (Nicole), Ryan Benjamin Lehman, Charles Robert Landry (Tracey), Jonathan Barret Lehman, and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Lawton began her teaching career at Little Caillou. She continued over the years as an educator in Terrebonne, Jefferson, and Orleans Parishes. She also taught at Villa du Chene in St. Louis with the Madames (Sisters) of the Sacred Heart. Marie Julie was organist and choir director at Holy Rosary Church in Houma until moving to Metairie in 1964. She was active in several civic organizations, including Metairie Woman’s Club, where she served as past president and received the Metairie Woman’s Club Outstanding Woman Award. She was a member of East Jefferson Hospital Auxiliary, Metairie Literary Guild, Sena Flower Study Group and Red Hats.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd in New Orleans, on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11 AM. Visitation will begin at 9 AM. Private interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park. The family would like to extend their gratitude for the compassion and care provided by her caregivers, Robin Grant and Linda Humphrey.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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22 December


9:00 am - 11:00 am

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana

22 December

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana


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Irene Labue

December 5, 2018

I had the honor of styling Ms. Julie’s hair for several years. To her family, I am truly sorry for your loss. As a a stylist, I hear stories each week. Mine to her and hers to me. What a joy to hear of her love of her family. Last time we spoke, she was looking forward to Thanksgiving. I will miss her so much.
Love, Irene Labue