Geneva Abril “Jennie a/k/a Mimi” Galathe Flowers, 107 years of age, passed away on August 26, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mimi was born on June 3, 1913 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the only daughter and the seventh of ten children of Olivia (née Reddix) and Emile Galathe. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, her loving husband, Johnny Flowers, and her granddaughter, Charmaine Patricia Auzenne. She is survived by her daughter, Aletha Hymel Auzenne, her granddaughters, Teresa “Terrie” Ardell Auzenne and María Julianna Auzenne, her great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, her nieces and her nephews and her numerous friends. If anyone were asked to describe Mimi with only one word, there is no doubt that the word would be “love.” Mimi loved everyone and all who encountered her loved her. She was kind and gentle and chose to see the good in everyone and in every situation. She was never angry and forgave all. She was always cheerful, positive and uplifting. Never once did she utter a negative word against anyone. She was woman of deep faith in G-d and often advised those in distress to seek His Holy Counsel, to trust in Him alone and to do everything out of love with no bitterness or hardness of heart. Mimi had an amazing sense of humor and loved to make people smile. She also was an amazing cook. She fed anyone who was hungry and never asked for anything in return. Her departure from this world has left a void that cannot be filled. A special thanks to all of her friends and the staff of the Poydras Home for making her time spent there so special. She loved each of you.
Regrettably, government restrictions due to coronavirus limit the number of relatives and friends allowed to attend the Funeral. All are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. All who cherished Mimi are invited to her visitation, which will take place at Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church, 1230 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 beginning on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated by Reverend Asare Dankwah and Reverend Herbert J. Kiff, Jr. with priestly benediction by Rabbi Reuven Bryer. Interment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum. Arrangements by Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Condolences may be left at https://www.schoenfh.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org.
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