The family of Louise Anseman Connor is heartbroken to announce that at the age of 81, on Wednesday January 20, 2021, has been called to Heaven.
Louise was known well and loved by all who came in contact with her as "Momma C" or "Momma Weezy".
After ten months, Louise has reunited with her husband of 65 years, J.T. (Joseph T. Connor, Sr.) along with her daughter Debra Lynn, her mother Margorie Ansmen, father Alphonse A. A. Anseman, brother Alphonse Anseman, sisters Marie Smith, and Carolyn Marciante. Louise is survived by her sons Joseph (Joey) T. Connor, Jr. (Felicia), James (Jimmy) T. Connor (Stephanie), grandchildren Robert Connor, Justin Connor, Cynthia Tate, John Tate, Amanda Lawson, and great grandchildren Kensley Hardy, Gavin Aschenbrenner, Mary Lawson, Brandy Sparks, Destany Sparks, Leona Caudill, Stanley Coomer, Addison Coomer, great great grandchild Aubrey Lawson, along with many dear cousins, nephews, neices, and life long friends.
Louise was the great granddaughter of Victor Anseman, founder and Father of New Orleans City Park.
Louise was well known and loved by all who came in contact with her. She accepted everyone into her extended family. She grew to live her life with strong religious beliefs and deep rooted herself in her Christian Catholic faith, praying the rosary three, sometimes four times daily. She never failed to donate to charitable organizations that came by the house or sent mail requests.
At a young age, Louise was very athletic and adventurous. Some of her sports and hobbies included female cabbageball league, bowling league, volleyball tournaments, and even drag racing her 54 Chevy in the Powder Puff Derby. But, with all of her sports and adventures, none would top her love for the volleyball court.
She kept her love for sports alive by becoming one of the first season ticket holders of the New Orleans Saints. In 1987 she had even wrote a letter to Saints owner Tom Benson in regards to the strike, and was thrilled when Mr. Benson had personally sent a letter back in reply.
Not only was Louise an athletic and adventurous girl, she loved the arts. She played the saxophone in elementary and high school, and in her later years, volunteering as Den Mother for local Cub Scouts troops, she started exploring her many hidden talents in arts and crafts which eventually lead to her designing floats and headpieces for Mardi Gras parades and Balls. Her talents were appreciated through her friends and families requests to design wedding shadow boxes, stuffed gift balloons, and holiday decorations and wreaths.
Louise always set high standards her entire life when it came to her work ethics. She took employment with South Central Bell as Telephone Operator until the industries technological advancement, then moved on to aquire the position of management at Winn Dixie's main distribution center until her retirement. During her retirement, she still kept active with numerous organizations volunteering her services including a Secretarial position with the local AARP Chapter.
Louise, along the side of the "Love of Her Life" J.T., had a passion for food, dancing, and music. Attending numerous Balls, they together, would electrify the dance floor. She started following local bands and "adopting" the members as her kids, this is where she proudly gained the title "Momma C" and "Momma Weezy"...a title that she cherished with her from everyone she would meet.
An inurnment and "Celebration of Life" will be later announced. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com
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