Matthew “Matt” Gordon Ousset passed away on Tuesday morning, June 6, 2017, in Chalmette, at the age of 54. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Gordon C. Ousset and Kathleen Ann Maria Gagliano Ousset, and was a lifelong resident of Chalmette. Matt graduated from Chalmette High School in 1980, and began his employment at Antoine’s Restaurant at the age of 18, as a bus boy, and worked his way up to General Manager. He was a wine connoisseur and his pleasure in life was gardening, especially plants that attracted butterflies. Matt would gather the butterfly eggs, hatch them, then watch them fly free into the world. Father of two daughters, Megan Ora Dinh-Ousset (Jessica) and Maci Michel Ousset. Husband of the late Melinda Michel Ousset and ex-husband of Bridget Elizabeth Kling. He is also survived by his step-mother, Laura Wallace Ousset, his mother-in-law, Frances Heully Michel, his sister, Bridget Ousset Appel, his step-brother, Brian James Swaney (Ruby), his brother-in-laws, Edward John Appel, Sr. and Alcuin Henry Michel (Chris Ann), sister-in-law, Melody Michel Mattolini, his devoted and loving uncle, Glenn Raymond Ousset, his uncle, John D. Gagliano and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Matt was preceded in death by his grandparents, Theodore Atchison Ousset, Mildred Cazetta Ousset, Salvador Stephen Gagliano and Ora Kirchem Gagliano. A farewell celebration was held on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Cabrini High School, 1400 Moss Street, New Orleans. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, LA. 985-875-1131.
Kelley Renee Cloy Ellis was called home to God on June 6, 2017, in Baton Rouge, LA., at the age of 53. She was born in the Panama Canal Zone and lived in Baton Rouge for most of her life. She was a devoted mother, a loving sister, a caring daughter and a great friend. Kelley was a very outgoing and fun-loving person. She loved spending time with her family and had a strong love for animals. Loving best friend and lifetime lover of Robby Ellis. Devoted mother of her two children, Madelynn and Grant Ellis, sister of Roy Cloy, daughter of Rosalie Cloy. She is preceded in death by her father, Roy R. Cloy, her two sisters, Shelly and Anita Cloy, and her nephew Mark Cloy. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend Funeral Services Monday, June 12, 2017, at11:00 a.m., at Saint George Catholic Church, 7808 Saint George Drive, Baton Rouge. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. until Mass time. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, LA. 985-875-1131.
Jennifer Ann McNeese of Covington, Louisiana passed away Monday morning, June 5, 2017, at the age of 42. She was born September 29, 1974, in Bogalusa, LA. Mother of 3, Brittany McNeese, 25, Danielle Ward, 18, and Dakota Ellsworth, 12. Grandmother of 2, Noah Mizell, 6, and Caleb Beaver Jr., 5. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend a Memorial Service Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 12:00 noon at Sharps Chapel Church of God, 22191 Sharp Chapel Rd, Bush, LA. Visitation at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, LA. 985-875-1131.
Francis Jeanette Duncan Bush passed away peacefully, surrounded by her sons and grandchildren, early Sunday morning, June 11, 2017, in Madisonville, Louisiana, at the home of Mr. Richard and Ryan M. Ouber, at the age of 72. Jeanette D. Bush is survived by her three sons: Robert Cully Bush, (Evelyn) of Leakesville, Mississippi; Duncan Shane Bush of French Settlement, LA; Richard Wayne Bush-Ouber, (Ryan) of Madisonville, Louisiana; her siblings: Janice Duncan Simmons of Bogalusa, LA; Edna Duncan Ferguson of Bogalusa, LA; Eva Duncan Edwards of Texas. She is also survived by her many grandchildren: Andie C. Bush, Alyx U. Bush, R. Adam Bush, Reagan E. Bush, Payton A. Bush, Jordyn S. Bush, Rylee D. Bush and one great-grandchild: Kage Scott Jones. She is preceded in death by her father: Dewitt Duncan of Bogalusa, LA; her mother: Oral Duncan Carr of Bogalusa, LA; her brothers: Bill Duncan of Pennsylvania, Richard L. Duncan of Bogalusa, LA; and her sister: Virginia Duncan Adams of Varnado, LA. Jeanette D. Bush was born on September 13, 1944, in Bogalusa, Louisiana to Dewitt and Oral Duncan. She graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1962. Jeanette D. Bush was an accomplished accountant and business owner in Lucedale, Mississippi. She was a generous soul who always gave back to her community through sponsorships/donations to many George County Schools and different organizations through her business J & J’s Dollars for Checks, which she opened in Lucedale, MS in 1999, and still serves the community and she is so very loved to this day. As per the request of Jeanette D. Bush, her remains will be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held in Lucedale, MS., once the remains have been returned to the family. The date and time of her service will be published at a later date, so that everyone may come to pay their last respects if they so desire. Condolences can be sent to the Bush Family, 705 Maple CT, Madisonville, LA 70447. The family would like to send a thank you to all physicians and nursing staff at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA., for all the loving and tender care they showed Ms. Jeanette D. Bush. And lastly, the family would like to send a special heart felt THANK YOU to Notre Dame Hospice for their professionalism, tenderness and most importantly, making her last few days so very comfortable, so that she could pass without any suffering. The care they showed to our family will never be forgotten!! Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, LA., 985-875-1131.