Annette Veal was born on December 17, 1936, in Savannah Georgia to the late Cora Lee Edgerton and James Williams. On January 12, 2021, at the age of 84, she passed away peacefully at Touro Infirmary Hospital in New Orleans, LA. In her final hours, she was surrounded by family, just as she would have wanted. She was a longtime resident of Avondale, LA. Annette had a passion for Cooking. She would spend countless hours cooking. Sometimes I wondered why she would spend so much time and effort doing it. Until one day, I asked her after seeing her prepare hundreds of meals even when we were no longer living there. Her answer was a simple one, yet meaningful. She sat back in her favorite chair in the kitchen and said with a glowing smile. “It brings the family together.” “You see Anthony, if I was a bad cook, they would stay away and would not realize how much we truly need each other. “Life is hard and complicated; sometimes you have to make things simple.” Annette was a strong & giving woman. She was the kind of woman that would give to friends and didn’t look for anything in return while knowing some did not have her best interest at heart. A lot of things stuck with her from childhood when she spoke of it. I could visually see the pain. You see, my mom always spoke of how she had to stop going to school because she had to take care of her siblings and her ailing mother whom she loved dearly. It took a toll on her but it made her that strong woman that produced strong men. However, at the age of 45 years old she decided to pursue her G.E.D and took a two-year college program. When she finished all the self-doubt had vanished. It was all replaced with pride.
Annette is survived by Her three sons Leo Williams, Ronald Williams Sr. and Anthony Veal; Two daughters-in-law Ivy Williams and Tanya Veal; one Brother Lionne Dumas; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins’ other relatives, and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Leroy Veal, sisters Evonne Lacy, Aquilla Mae Dumas, Paulette Dumas, brothers Shed Dumas grandson Roland Williams and a granddaughter Giana Marie Veal.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the celebration of life services on Friday, January 29, 2021, at Robinson Family Funeral Home located at 9611 LA – 23, Belle Chasse, LA., 70037 at 11 a.m. The limited visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Charlie Davis of the Second St. John B.C., of Avondale, officiating, and interment will follow at Restlawn Park Cemetery, in Avondale, LA. Due to COVID – 19, EVERYONE in attendance MUST wear a facemask or other proper facial covering and practice social distancing.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 LA – 23, BELLE CHASSE, LA 70037 (504) 208 – 2119
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