Elizabeth Gail Bryant Robillard, R.D., M.S., Ph.D., age 77, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at East Jefferson General Hospital. Beloved wife of 54 years to the late Joseph Phillip Robillard. Also preceded in death by parents, Frank William Bryant and Rebekah Mae Brogden Bryant and half-brother, Calvin Lane Bryant. Loving mother of son, Jay Paul Robillard and daughter, Rebecca Robillard Phillips. Sister of Sarah Bello, Mary John Wilson, Sandra Ann Arnold, and Frank William Bryant, Jr. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was a native of New Roads, LA and a resident of Metairie for 23 years. Gail's life was filled with academic and professional achievements - starting with graduation from Poydras High School in New Roads; then a B.S. Degree from Louisiana State University where she studied Hospital Dietetics and Institution Management; a dietetic internship resulting in membership into the American Dietetic Association; a Masters Degree from U.N.O. specializing in Education/ Health Promotion and Human Performance/Gerontology; and a Ph.D in Health Administration from Kennedy Western University. Until her death she was the Nutrition Supervisor for the Jefferson Council on Aging providing daily meals to elderly persons in Jefferson Parish - employed 22 years. Previously she was a Nutrition Director in Claiborne Parish for 15 years and a co-owner of radio station KLUV AM/FM in Haynesville, LA. She was a Registered Dietitian for over 50 years, a member of multiple professional associations and honor societies, and recipient of numerous distinguished awards during her career in dietetics. And a local Notary Public for several years. A memorial will be held in her honor on September 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul's Holy Trinity Church, 605 E. Main St., New Roads, LA. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate her wonderful life. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial gift donation to the
at www.diabetes.org. Please visit and sign the family guestbook at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, 2013