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Estelle Lear

Estelle Lear

November 9, 1924 - October 2, 2020
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Estelle Martinez Lear, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2020, after living a blessed life of 95 years. Estelle was the former wife of the late Lloyd Phillip Lear, Sr. She was the daughter of the late Jeanne (Carraby) and Ferdinand Martinez. Estelle was one of 11 children. She was preceded in death by her siblings Ferdinand Jr., Herman, Harold, Lloyd, Alvin,Warren Martinez, Lucille Bachemin, Grace Vallet, and infant daughter, Lois Lear. She is survived by her brother Rudolph (Julia) and sister Rosemary Aguillard. Estelle is survived by her loving children Patricia Irving, Lloydell Wilson, Lloyd P. Lear, Jr. (Gloria), and Marilyn Durand (Terry). She was the devoted grandmother of Donna Johnson (Freddie), Desiree Simms (Charleston), Louis Irving, III (Dana), Jerry Wilson, Jr. (Debbie), Gerald Wilson, Michael Wilson (Ingra), Jennifer Lear, Michelle Wilson, Tiffiany Wilson, Kenneth Wilson (Jay), Melissa Pappion (Gregory), McKenzie Durand, and Hunter Durand. Estelle showed an abundance of love for her 22 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren through her ""table of love."" She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives,and friends. Estelle accepted her Catholic faith at any early age and was a devoted member of St. Peter Claver, St. Raymond, and St. Maria Goretti Catholic Churches. She was also a regular attendee at the St. Jude Novena. After 32 years of service, Estelle retired from the Orleans Parish School Board Food Service Department in 1987. Upon retirement, she volunteered at Mercy Hospital's Dietary Program for 17 years where she was honored to be chosen as Volunteer of the Year. The family would like to acknowledge and show gratitude to Dr. David Myers, Notre Dame Hospice, and caretakers Sandra Baptiste and Jo-Ann Snipes for their wonderful care and support. Drive-through viewing will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020, from 3-5 p.m. at Charbonnet Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip Street. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 10 a.m. at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 7300 Crowder Blvd., New Orleans, LA. Funeral mass to follow at 11 a.m. Interment St. Louis #3 Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you must wear a mask and practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Diabetes Association is appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    October 9, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    October 9, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Charbonnet Funeral Home - Treme'
    1615 St. Philip St.
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70116
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  • Second Visitation

    October 10, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    October 10, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
    7300 Crowder Blvd
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  • Service

    October 10, 2020 | 11:00am
    October 10, 2020 11:00am
    St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
    7300 Crowder Blvd
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  • Interment

    St. Louis No. 3


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Janice D.Smith

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Condolences to the Family in this difficult time.

Calvin and Janice Duplantier Smith

Valerie D Newman

Posted at 01:01pm
Our condolences. Our deepest sympathies go out to Ms. Estelle's Family.
May God give you the Peace that you seek.
May our condolences bring you comfort and may our Prayers ease the pain of your Loss.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of one of the Greatest, Kindest Lady that I happened to have encountered and really got to know and Love in this life.

Valerie & Gordon Newmwn Jr.

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