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Dianne Marie
Galatas

July 16, 1955 – October 4, 2018

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Dianne Marie Galatas entered this life on July 16, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Rev. Marie Galatas Ortiz and the late Donald Galatas. She was a loving sister to Herman Galatas, Sr. During her formative years, Dianne was educated in the private schools of New Orleans. She attended St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School and Epiphany Catholic Elementary School, and was a 1973 graduate of St. Mary's Academy. Dianne later attended Louisiana State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work. In 1982, Dianne married Jeffery J. Ambrose, Sr.; and to this union, two sons were born, Dr. Jeffery J. Ambrose, Jr. and Julian A. Ambrose. She began her thirty-three year career with the Louisiana State Department of Children and Family Services in 1981, where she excelled to various management positions. Over the years, she was affiliated with several professional organizations. Among them were the New Orleans Association of Black Social Workers (NOABSW), Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Dianne was a devoted member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church and served the Lord through the Mission and Evangelism Ministry. She was passionate in praising the Lord at her church home and sharing the good news of His blessings. She enjoyed international travel and had a passion and gift for interior design. Dianne had a flair of her own, which reflected her divine signature style. As a native New Orleanian, she was an enthusiastic connoisseur of Creole and Jamaican cuisine, often sharing meals with family and friends. On October 4, 2018, God called His servant from labor to reward. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Galatas. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her loving mother Marie Galatas Ortiz; brother, Herman Galatas, Sr. (Mary); sons, Jeffery J. Ambrose and Julian A. Ambrose; aunt, Melva Pratts, Godchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, sisters and brothers in Christ, and many friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018, at 10:00 A.M., at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 2515 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70117. Pastor Sam Young, Jr. Visitation at 9:00 A.M. Interment St. Patrick, Cemetery No. 3, 202 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA

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Visitation

When October 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Location
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
Address
2515 Franklin Ave.
New Orleans, LA

Service Information

When
October 12, 2018 10:00am
Location
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
Address
2515 Franklin Ave.
New Orleans, LA

Interment Information

Location
St. Patrick Cemetery No. 3
Address
New Orleans, LA