Sylvia (Ma Ma) August passed away peacefully on Friday, December 13, 2013, at age of 93. She was a native of Edgard and a resident of New Orleans. Wife of the late Emile August, Sr. Daughter of the late Samuel and Jeanetta Brooks. Beloved mother of Emile, August, Jr., Catherine (Daniel) Packer, Charles (Shirley) August, Carolyn (Preston) Gerard, Ralph (Betty) August and Vernadean Underwood. Survived by 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends who loved her dearly. Neighboring churches, relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Homegoing Celebration on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 152 East 6th Street, Edgard, LA. Rev. K. Maurice Tillman, Officiating. Visitation: 9:00a.m. until time of service. Interment will be held immediately following at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Baloney Funeral Home, LLC., 1905 W. Airline Highway, Laplace, La., 985-224-8460. Condolences can be expressed at www.baloneyfuneralhome.com.