In Memory of







Obituary for Lisa Gray ""Big Queen"" Edwards (Gasper)

Lisa Edwards Obituary
Lisa Gasper Gray Edwards returned to the Lord peacefully on Monday, September 11, 2023 after living a rich life full of love and joy. Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Lisa was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished Coco, loyal friend and beloved Big Queen of the Timbuktu Warriors. She found immense joy in spending precious moments with her husband Dow of twenty-six years. She took pride in watching her children, nieces and nephews grow into the adults they are today and she cherished every moment with her grandchildren, grandnieces and grandnephews. Beyond her family, Lisa was devoted to her friends and had a remarkable ability to establish deep, meaningful connections with people from all walks of life. She was generous to all and leaves behind a loving legacy for all to remember. Lisa is survived by her husband, Dow Michael Edwards; five children, Daniel Gray, David Gray (Autumn Gray), Erika Edwards, Jonathan Gray and Dow Michael Edwards, II; three grandsons, Cruz Green, Justus Gray and Caleb Gray; a granddaughter on the way; two siblings, John (Peanut) and Edward Gasper (Pop), as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Felix and Isabella Gasper; four siblings, Alton, Felix, Jr. (Mex) and Claude Gasper (Peewee) and Wanda Gasper Coleman Caesh. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral. A Mass of Christian burial/Homegoing Celebration honoring the life and legacy of the late Lisa Gasper Gray Edwards will be held at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, 2015 Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans, LA on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 10 am. Interment: St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery #2, 1950 Soniat Street, New Orleans, LA 70117. Visitation 9 am in the church. Due to COVID variants, face mask and social distancing strongly encouraged. Please sign online guestbook at Charbonnet Labat Glapion, Directors (504) 581-4411.

Published by The Times-Picayune from Sep. 15 to Sep. 17, 2023.
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