Georgia Henrietta Kraus DeLuca passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Age 96, she was born to the late Alpha Stanga and George H. Kraus. Georgia was married to her beloved husband Lloyd for over 62 years before his passing in 2012. Georgia is also preceded in eternal life by her brother, Andrew Preston Kraus and his wife Joy. A native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, Georgia is survived by her son, Karl James DeLuca, granddaughter, Jennifer A.A. DeLuca (Austin Floyd), and sister, Alice Madeline Kraus.
Georgia graduated from John McDonogh High School in 1941. Prior to the birth of their son, Karl, Georgia worked at the US Army Corps of Engineers where she met her husband, Lloyd. A lifelong, active Lutheran, she was devoted to Christian service at St. John Lutheran Church & School for decades, volunteering in the church office, leading the Alter Guild and wedding hostesses, teaching Sunday School, and serving on various other committees. The consummate Southern woman, Georgia was well known among family, friends, and the community for her superb homemaking skills, including needlework, entertaining, cooking, and baking. Who could forget her Christmas cookies?
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church, 3937 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will be held at St. John from 9:00 AM until service time. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. John Lutheran Church are preferred. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com