On Friday, May 29, 2020, Viola Ann “Sue Sue” Avist Barthelemy passed away peacefully at home from an extended illness at the age of 57 years. Viola was born on June 22, 1962 to the union of Ewald and Bernadette Avist. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. She will be fondly remembered by her husband Rickey and their children Racquel and Rickey, Jr. and granddaughter Paisley. She is predeceased by her granddaughters Shyrion and Shawnee. Viola will also be forever remembered by her parents, and sisters, Kathleen Avist Antoine and Dr. Dana Avist. Sue will also be lovingly remembered by her godchildren Elijah Taylor, Shilda Turner, Nina Ragas, Casey Prout, Daronae Williams, Chaz Williams and loyal friend Jewel “Faye” Smith. She is survived by her godmother Diane Green and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Viola is a 1981 graduate of Boothville-Venice High School. She worked as a custodian for the Plaquemines Parish School Board. Sue has touched the lives of many family, friends and co-workers in so many ways. She taught us how to live in the moment and appreciate the pleasures of life. She was always about love. She will be remembered most for her love for people and zest for life. She has never met a stranger. She was a member of Zion Hill Christian Church in Boothville, LA, pastored by Rev. Samuel Crum, Sr.
There will be a public viewing on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 9 a.m. -11 a.m. at Robinson Family Funeral Home. A private funeral service will be held from 11 a.m-12 p.m. Interment immediately following the funeral service at Our Lady of Good Harbor Cemetery Buras, LA.
Because of COVID - 19, everyone in attendance must wear a face mask or other proper face covering and continue to practice social distancing.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 HWY 23, BELLE CHASSE LA. 70037 (504) 208-2119
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