Obituaries – August 31

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Obituaries – August 31

Mr. Michael Alan Desmond passed away in his sleep on the morning of Monday, August 14, 2017 at the age of 54. Mr. Desmond was born in Covington, Louisiana on November 11, 1962. He is the much-loved son of Martin Shelby and Darlene Desmond. The loving brother of Marty Desmond, Deanna Desmond, and Pamela Desmond. The adoring and adored uncle to Shelby, Jeanne Marie, Anna Grace and Aiden Desmond. Michael is preceded in death by one brother Gregory Paul Desmond.

Michael was an avid sports fan who loved NASCAR, the Saints, LSU and the Redsox. He also enjoyed cooking.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation at St. Anselm Catholic Church in Madisonville on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9:00 am until the Funeral Mass begins at 11:00 am. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to help cover expenses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home.




Udine JenkinsUdine Stafford Jenkins passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 in Covington. She was born in Franklinton on Sunday, July 1, 1928 to Agnes Passman and Eli Stafford and was a longtime resident of Bedico.

The beloved wife of the late Louis Richard Jenkins, she is survived by two daughters – Sharon Dupuy (Jessie) and Patricia Reffner (Paul); her brother – Raymond Stafford; three grandchildren – Stephen Reffner, Jessie Dupuy, Jr., Kelly Dupuy Pichon; and three great grandchildren – Brennan Simoneaux, Hunter Davis and Alivia Pichon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three sisters – Claudette Haley, Elaine Revere and Jeanette Rich.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral service on Monday, August 28 at Midway Baptist Church, 42111 Fire Tower Road Ponchatoula, LA 70454.

A wake was scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433.





Katherine TitoneKatherine Ann Titone passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the age of 89.

Loving mother of Jewell Rutherford Dill (Harold). Daughter of the late Theresa and John Titone. Sister of the late Anthony Titone, Frances Hamm, Rosalie Sorige, Lena Palmisano, Philip Titone, Mary Roehm and James Titone. Grandmother of Michelle Dill Coakley (Troy), Alicia Dill Gregson (Robert) and the late Steven Michael Dill. Great-grandmother of Corey Lee Coakley, Austin Michael Coakley, Brandon Joseph Coakley and Dylan Iris Gregson. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral services at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433 on Monday, August 28.



Mary BarciaMary Impastato Barcia passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 26, 2017. She leaves behind her loving husband of seventy-three years, Henry Barcia, Sr.; her daughters – Carol Barcia; Connie Liepins and her husband Maris; her late son Henry Barcia, Jr.; two grandchildren – Tami Sylvia and Eriks Liepins; and two great-grandchildren – Macie Sylvia and Raymond Sylvia. She is also survived by her sister – Lucy. Joseph, Charlie, Vincent and Edna Impastato precede her in death.

Mary spent her life dedicated to her loving husband and children. She loved socializing with her friends at weekly bingo and taking trips to the casinos.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend a memorial mass at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West 21st Ave., Covington, LA 70433.

Visiting hours began Wednesday at noon.

She was laid to rest after a private ceremony at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA.





Joyce Marie Core passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the age of 59. Beloved wife of 40 years to Michael Core. Loving mother of Mandy Core Harper (Keith) and David M. Core (Hope). Daughter of the late Katherine and Norman Cromp. Sister of Albert Cromp (Margie), Marilyn Cromp Nelson (Larry) and Bradley Cromp (Linda Gayle). Grandmother of Tristan and Keegan Harper and Henry David Core.

She was a native of Bush, LA and a resident of Folsom, LA where she was a member of First Baptist Church of Folsom.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral services at First Baptist Church of Folsom, 13320 Broadway St., Folsom, LA 70437 on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at noon with visitation at church on Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. Interment followed in First Baptist Church of Folsom Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Mrs. Core to be made to First Baptist Church of Folsom. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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