Florence Schexnayder Dodd
Florence was peacefully called to be with the Lord on November 23, 2019 surrounded by love and prayers. She was born in Lions, Louisiana on November 14, 1934. A longtime resident of Chalmette and Hammond. She was a devout Catholic, matriarch of her family, beautiful seamstress, and loved to cook for her family - especially her grandkids. She will always be remembered for her love of God and family.
She is survived by two sons, Alvin Dodd, Jr. and Craig Dodd (Mari); four daughters, Susan Dodd Albert, Deborah Dodd, Donna Dodd Deffes, and Kim Dodd (Walter); daughter-in-law, Kathleen Lagarde Dodd (Pete); two sisters, Corrine Dennis (Lee) and Helena Reynaud (Denny); and three sisters-in-law, Rosie Schexnayder, Mary Gainey, and Sherran Rusk. She leaves to cherish her memories 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, a host of relatives and friends. She felt great affection for her nephew and niece, Gerald and Brenda Bantaa, where she lived her later years.
She is preceded in heaven by her parents, Joseph Schexnayder, Sr. and Florence Williams Lund; her loving husband of 59 years Alvin Gerald Dodd, Sr., son Keith Dodd, brothers, Joseph Schexnayder, Jr. and Ronald Schexnayder.
The family would like to extend a special note of thanks to the Richard Murphy Hospice House, Donna Olivia; New Century Hospice, Janet Becnal; and Vital Link, Karin Adams.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Richard Murphy Hospice House in honor of Mrs. Florence.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with recitation of the rosary at 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Margaret Catholic Church at 2:00 p.m. and interment will follow in Hungarian Presbyterian Church Cemetery.