Rosana Mathieu Garnett

August 21, 1953February 17, 2021

Rosana Mathieu Garnett, an avid reader and devoted wife & grandmother passed peacefully away from this world into the presence of God on Wednesday, February 17th at her home in Marrero, LA., surrounded by her family (2 Cor 5:8). She was born to Florence Darensbourg and Pamphyre Benoit Mathieu on August 21, 1953 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. She grew up in Killona, LA with her younger brother Darrell Mathieu, Sr.

She was affectionately called “Rose” and to her grandchildren she is “Maw-Maw.” Rose married her longtime friend & love, Aloysius Garnett, Sr. Al first saw her when Rose was only 14 years old and by the time, she was 18, they took their sacred marriage vows right here at Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church nearly 50 years ago. Brenda Woods and Rose, cousins, married Richard and Aloysius Garnett, brothers.

Rose loved dancing, casinos and she played cards as if her very life was on the line. She hated to lose! Rose was very opinionated on Sports & Politics and would welcome a debate on either topic with a fiery vigor! She also enjoyed the time she spent in the Hawaiian Islands with her grandchildren and most importantly she loved the Lord Jesus Christ. Her generosity was often reckless and if she had a dollar so did you! She really loved her Nieces and Nephews. They were like her own children.

Rosana is survived by her husband Aloysius Garnett, her brother and his wife Darrell & Angela Mathieu; her children Trenique & Aloysius Garnett (Jr.), Mia Moore, (Romeo Moore); her five grandchildren, Davion Garnett, Elexa, Elissa, Emerson, Ellia Moore and her many nephews and nieces. All these she loved and touched deeply.

A viewing will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 9 am – 10 am with a Mass to follow. Burial will be at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery located at 5454 Pontchartrain Blvd.

Services Entrusted to Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home.

The family invites you to share fond memories and condolences online at


26 February


9:00 am

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

2022 St. Bernard Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

26 February

Funeral Mass

10:00 am

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

2022 St. Bernard Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116


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Wendy Robinson-Frazier

February 25, 2021

May the memories of all the good times comfort you at this time.

Ernest and Wendy Frazier

Brenda Robinson

February 25, 2021

Sending our Condolences to you at this time. We will keep you in our prayers.

Walter and Brenda Robinson

Carolyn Durbin

February 25, 2021

Mia, Romeo, we are so sorry for your loss. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family. The precious Holy Spirit will be your Comforter to help you. We love y’all.

Beverly Garrison Spearman

February 24, 2021

Mia, it was a pleasure meeting your mother at church. My condolences to you and the entire family. May God strengthen your family in this time of sorrow.

Frances Cenance

February 24, 2021

Auntie Rose you are truly one of a Kind and carried a presence like No other! You loved Big with all of your heart and never did you fret to say what’s on your mind and to tell it like it is 💯 As a child I spent summers by you and my Piran and Lord knows how much I loved to do so y’all couldn’t get rid of me till my mom forced me to come home lol. Auntie you will truly be missed by all who were blessed to have you as part of their life and I count my blessings daily being lucky to call you my Auntie Rose. Rest in Heavenly peace. Sending Love and prayers to our entire family🙏

Charlotte Labaud

February 24, 2021

Family, I never got a chance to meet Ms. Rose but my husband Adam Jr.(Boo) love her and often spoke of her love of his voice. May God great you all peace and we are praying for your family.

Tess LaCabe-Hodges

February 24, 2021

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. May you treasure all your memories of Auntie Rosana. I am so sorry that she has gone. My heart and prayers are with y'all.

Love, Tess

Lacelia Lawrence

February 24, 2021

Mia, I Never Met Your Mother but she have a wonderful daughter with a beautiful spirit and that speaks volumes for the type of person she must have been. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are you in our prayers.

DeLoise Murchison M

February 24, 2021

Aloha Garnett & Mathieu Family. I never got the opportunity to meet Rosana. However, I had the pleasure of meeting her Lovely daughter, Mia, her husband Romeo and their adorable children. Mia and I worked together in Lovely Hawaii.

Knowing and working with Mia, was almost like knowing you as her Mom. Mia spoke so highly of you. You rasised a BEAUTIFUL daughter. That being said, I salute you.

Take your rest dear heart❤ Rest peacefully with God and all the Angels.
Love from DeLoise in Lovely Hawaii. 🏖🙏🏝☀️

Ivy Mathieu

February 23, 2021

To Darrell, Angie, Sons, and the Garnett Family, my sincere condolences for your loss.