Hope Louise Vignes, 82, of Gretna, peacefully passed away with her family present on November 29, 2019 at her home. Hope was born in New Orleans on April 11, 1937. She was a graduate of St. James Major High School. She was married to Milton Gene Vignes with whom she had 4 children. After the death of her husband, she was blessed to meet her long-time sweetheart, Joseph Nickola Suchand. Although they never married, they spent 38 wonderful years together. Hope had a very strong devotion to her family, providing the best of care for multiple generations. She was an amateur potter, who also enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening and travel. As a true Walt Disney World enthusiast, “Shmi-Shmi”, as she so affectionately was referred to by her grandchildren, made countless trips and memories with them at one of her favorite places on earth. Hope is survived by her long-time companion Joseph Nickola Suchand, daughter Andrea Vignes Duplantis and husband Ray Mitchell Duplantis, daughter Melisande Vignes Chadwell and fiancée Thomas Albert McCroskey, Jr., daughter Kathy Vignes Bernstein and husband Dr. Marc Bernstein, son Stanton Crawford Vignes, Sr. and fiancée Leslie Renée Johns, grandson Bruce Benedict Firmin, Jr. and wife Brandy Taquino Firmin, granddaughter Ellen Fay Bernstein, grandson Stanton Crawford Vignes, Jr., grandson Daniel Corey Chadwell, granddaughter Marla Tess Bernstein, grandson Lee Manship Matthew Vignes and great granddaughter Evelyn Elise Firmin. Pallbearers will be Dr. Marc Bernstein, Mr. Daniel Corey Chadwell, Mr. Ray Mitchell Duplantis, and Mr. Bruce Benedict Firmin, Jr., Mr. Thomas Albert McCroskey, Jr. and Mr. Stanton Crawford Vignes, Jr. Hope’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Heart of Hospice, Ms. Vanessa Haley and Ms. Sharral Reynolds for providing such good care during her final days. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation and prayer service on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM and the prayer service will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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