Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


W. D. "Bill" Elliott

September 3, 1926February 7, 2020

W.D. “Bill” Elliott passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2020, in Metairie, Louisiana. He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Anderson Elliott. Born and raised in Northeast Texas, Bill joined the United States Army in 1944. As a Company Clerk initially assigned to Patton’s Third Army, he spent time in France and Germany before his honorable discharge in 1947. He was recognized with a Bronze Battle Star for his participation in the German Campaign. Upon returning stateside, Bill went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was later recruited by National Cash Register (NCR) and traveled the country selling point-of-sale systems to the hospitality industry. After being promoted to a position that placed him in New Orleans, Louisiana, he formed a business relationship with Crescent Business Machines that has lasted until this day. Bill was involved in countless civic and charitable organizations, and was particularly fond of his work with the Jaycees (the Junior Chamber of Commerce), where he served for years in a variety of leadership roles. He was also an active parishioner at St. Ann Church & National Shrine. He is survived by daughters Lisa Hymel and Gaye (Lonnie) Stanga. He is also survived by sister Shirley (Jack) Rogers. He was preceded in death by brothers James, Richard, Van, Sam, and Bob and sister Mary Fair. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 12, at 12:00 p.m. at St. Ann Church & National Shrine in Metairie, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. A private burial will follow on Thursday, February 13, at the City Cemetery in Natchez, Mississippi. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Fuenral Mass Wednesday, February 12, 2020


W. D. "Bill" Elliott

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