We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Robinson Family Funeral Home
Kathleen (Kat) Jocelynn DeClouette Frederick transitioned early Monday morning July 18, 2022, at 1:57am at Ochsner Hospital Main Campus. She was 73 years old and a lifelong resident of Gretna, Louisiana. She was born on July 1, 1949, in the car on the way to Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA. She was born to the union of the late Herman and Easter DeClouette of Ironton, Louisiana. She was the 4th sibling and last surviving of her five siblings: Herman Marshall DeClouette Jr., Julia Ann DeClouette Cornin, Delores DeClouette Polk and Gary DeClouette. As a child she was very ill from the tender age of two. Kathleen, graduated from Scottville High School in 1968 where she was a cheerleader, met her lifelong best friend the late Cheryl Hogan, and along with their other friends they formed the The Country Girls Civic Organization. After High School, Kathleen attended Southern University of New Orleans where she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education. In 1971 the Gulf Oil Refinery was built next to her hometown of Ironton. She was the 1st female and 1st African American woman hired when the doors opened in July of 1971. She started as a receptionist and then found her niche working in the accounting department where she was an accountant for over 38 years. She earned the name Black Kat amongst her coworkers. She met Gary Frederick Sr. of Davant, La. They dated for three years before they exchanged vows on August 9, 1976. They were married for 25 years and to their union two children were born Raven Marquitta Frederick, and the late Gary Paul Frederick Jr. They enjoyed many family vacations, motorcycle trips, holiday gatherings, and numerous Country Girls’ events. While seeing their children into adulthood they divorced in 1998. They still remained close as parents and friend’s despite of their split. In 1998 the late Gary Jr. made them grandparents to their only grandson Gary Paul Frederick III. Kathleen loved fashion, wearing her high heels, cooking for family, her church, her co-workers/friends, collecting ink pens, dressing up for holidays or any theme events, traveling to Atlanta visiting her family, bowling with her league, opening her home and heart to anyone, and loving all of her children’s friends as her own children. She loved to laugh and have a good time. She loved Church’s Chicken, Dominoes Sweet Mango Habanero Wings, Crab claws and Tic-Tac’s where she became known as The Tic-Tac Queen. She would hide them in her robes and under her pillows. But most of all spending sweet quality time with Raven. Kathleen was truly and deeply loved by many. Her life and legacy will never die but live on through the ones she touched with her love and kindness. She leaves to cherish her memories to her loving daughter Raven Marquitta Frederick, her grandson Gary Paul Frederick III. Her nephew Byron Troy DeClouette who she legally cared for as her own. Kathleen will always be known as Kitty-Kat, Ms. Kat, Too-Short, Toonie (by Landon), GiGi (by Ryenn) and most of all Mother and Friend. She loved all her babies whom she helped raised and anyone’s child she came in contact with. She gained additional daughters/ sons from her motherly instincts. She was the Godmother to Kirk Green and Mikal Goff. Dear Aunt of Nadine Chaney, Tonja Azeez (Wale), Tyron Cornin, Byron Troy DeClouette, Wendell Frederick Jr., Kayla Frederick, and the late Lance Sylas. Sister-in-law to Bridget Frederick, Darlene Frederick, Lois Cornin, Wendell Frederick Sr., and Kent Frederick. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents Herman and Easter DeClouette. Her son Gary Paul Frederick Jr. Her siblings Herman Marshall DeClouette Jr., Julia Ann DeClouette Cornin, Delores DeClouette Polk, and Gary DeClouette. She is also survived by numerous cousins, other relatives, and a host of extended children, loved ones and friends.
Relatives and friends, also Pastors officers and members of United Fellowship Full Gospel Baptist Church, Women with a Vision, Star Automotive, Classmates of Scottville High School Class of 1968, are invited to attend the Celebration of Life Services which will be held on Saturday July 30, 2022, at St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church located at 1738 L.B. Landry Ave., New Orleans, La 70114. Visitation will begin at 9am, and the services will begin at 11am. Pastor Brandon Boutin officiating, and Interment will follow at Westlawn Cemetery located at 1225 Whitney Ave Gretna, La 70056.
Due to COVID – 19, it is recommended that everyone in attendance wear a facemask.