Thomas “Tommy” Myles Griffith, Sr., 74, of Pinson, Alabama passed away, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital in Trussville, Alabama following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Tommy is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Patricia (Patsy) Dirksen; daughter, Lisa (Steve) Lebo of Hoover, AL; son, Thomas “Tommy” (Sharon) Griffith of Naples, FL, son Patrick (Marcy) Griffith of Celina, TX; and brother, Bill Griffith (Susan) of Pearl River, LA.
Tommy is grandfather to Rachel Lebo, Jack and Taylor Griffith and Emma and Khloe Griffith. Tommy was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda (Granny) Forbes Griffith Tarnok; his stepfather, Jack (PaJack) Tarnok; and father, Myles M. Griffith; grandparents, Jeanette (Fortenberry) Forbes and Thomas R. Forbes.
Tommy was born in Columbia, Mississippi on November 19, 1941, and moved to Slidell in 1955 where he graduated from Slidell High School in 1959. He went on to receive his pharmacy degree from Northeast Louisiana State College (ULM) in 1965. On August 25, 1963 he married the former Patricia (Patsy) Ann Dirksen in Slidell.
Tommy began working as a Registered Pharmacist in Slidell and eventually owned his own pharmacy, Lakewood Drugs. In 1990, he went to work for K-Mart as their pharmacist and continued working for K-Mart after they closed the Slidell store by working in Waveland, MS. After Hurricane Katrina Tommy and Patsy moved to Pinson, AL where he worked as the pharmacist at the K-Mart in Trussville, AL. He enjoyed his work and only retired because of health issues in 2008. Tommy was a member of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Pharmacists Association.
Tommy loved working with the Slidell Youth Football Association (SYFA) and Slidell High School Football Booster Club where he served as president of both when his sons were playing football. Tommy could be seen cutting the grass and keeping the fields in perfect condition. Tommy loved his pharmacy customers and spent many of his off days cutting grass for the elderly or sick.
While his sons were in college at The University of Southern Mississippi, Tommy was initiated into the Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) brotherhood by its members. Tommy enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and was always at their sporting events.
A special thanks to his caregivers Cindy Parker and Diane Randolph for their loving care and support.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 20 at 1 p.m. at Grace Memorial Baptist Church 58516 Pearl Acres Road; Slidell, Louisiana 70461.
Tommy was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all. He will be missed by many.
Leo Ronquillo Jr. passed away on Thursday morning, October 27, 2016.
He was 57 years old.
He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and was a lifelong resident of Violet, La.
Leo was the son of the late Leo and Pearl Ronquillo and his step-father, Leroy Perez. He was the loving husband of Mitzi Ronquillo for 16 years; father of Rhonda A. Bonner and her husband Sean, Rachel A. Ronquillo, Leo Ronquillo and his wife Ann Marie. He is also survived by nine grandchildren.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, November 19 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2805 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, La. at 10:30 a.m.
Visitation from 10:00 a.m. until Mass begins. Inurnment immediately following at St. Bernard Catholic Church Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home.
Thomas J. Garrett, Jr. on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
He was the beloved husband of Rita Lobue Garrett; father of the late Jearayne Mehal (Cyril), their three sons, Garrett, Derick and Nathen, Paris Garrett (Jill), his two children, Jerry and Hyness, Thomas Garrett, III (Stephanie). Son of the late Thomas J. Garrett, Sr. and Jeanne Pflagin, brother of the late Ruth Castro (Lucian) and Larry Garrett (Heddy); half-brother to Terry Murr, Georgia Turgeau (Larry), Gail Slider (John), George Garrett (Patsy); and stepfather to Jan Lobue-House (Bob), Nancy Lancaster (Art), Kelly Dellsperger (Keith) and Vincent C. Lobue, Jr. (Ileana).
He was a native of New Orleans, La. and a resident of Mandeville. He was retired from Williams Brothers Construction Co., Houston, Texas.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, November 19 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Holy Trinity Drive Covington from 10 a.m. until Mass begins at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow at the Dendinger Cemetery, Madisonville.
In loving memory of Adam Paul Barrois, born November 22, 1979, at age 36, passed away on November 4, 2016.
Surrounded by his loving wife, Cindhel Barrois; mother, Charlene Barrois (Scarabin); father, Thomas Barrois; sister, Amanda Dickson (Barrois); brother, Thomas Barrois (Tommy); aunts and cousins.
He is survived by his six children, Brandon, Travis, Adam, Alex, and August, and his princess, Ayla.
He is in God’s loving arms. God uses the circumstances of our lives to reveal his will to us, Romans 8:28.
Visitation at First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger St., Slidell, on November 19 from 9 a.m. until funeral service at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to his family.
Charles Fabian Lanius Jr. passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
He was 63 years old.
Charles was a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, flight engineer.
He was a beloved member of the United States Military Veterans M/C.
Charles leaves behind his loving wife, Deborah Chehardy Lanius; sister, Evelyn Giammona; daughters, Tammy and Melody Lanius; son, Stephen Lanius; and five beautiful grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Nov. 14 at Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell.
Boot’s final ride thereafter will be to the Southeast La. Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, for burial with military honors.
Michael Thomas Hunt, of Slidell, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
He was 63 years old.
He was the son of the late James and Mirian Hunt.
He is survived by three brothers, three sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a native of New Orleans and a longtime resident of Chalmette.
He was a Mechanic Milwright with the Veiola Company in Chalmette.
He served in the U.S. Air Force Military Police from 1976-78.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the memorial services at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West (in Forest Lawn Cemetery), Slidell, on Saturday, November 19 at 1 p.m.
Visitation on Saturday from 11 a.m. until funeral time.