Velma Gourdon Gambino

October 27, 1925 ~ June 21, 2021 (age 95)


Velma Gourdon Gambino passed away peacefully on Monday, June 21, 2021. Velma was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 27th, 1925. She was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Moliere. She is survived by her son, Salvador Gambino, Jr., her daughter, Cynthia G. Walker, her grandsons, James N. Walker (Pam) and Jason S. Walker, and her granddaughter, Velma W. Laborde. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, James N. Walker III, Christopher Paul Laborde, and Miya Nicole Laborde, and one great great grandson, James N. Walker IV. She was employed as a head rate clerk at South Pacific Railroad for thirty-two years and nine months. She enjoyed working in her garden. She was taken very good care of by her son along with her nurses and caregivers. Family and friends are invited to a funeral prayer service on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home at 11 AM. Visitation will start at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. To view the obituary and sign the guestbook, please visit

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Prayer Service
June 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home
3827 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119


Greenwood Cemetery
120 City Park Ave.
New Orleans , LA 70119


Time: TBD to TBD
5200 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA

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