Born Nov. 25, 1922 departed this life September 13, 2013, peacefully at home. A U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, Elmore worked as a life insurance salesman, a carpenter, and a bakery foreman for the Binder Family Bakery of New Orleans for over 40 years. He retired at the age of 72. He loved music and gardening and took special pride in his roses and birds of paradise. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Aledia Leal Desvigne; Father, Charles Martin Desvigne; Wife, Rosemary Archie Desvigne; Son, Elmore Charles Desvigne, Jr.; Son, Kenneth William Desvigne, Sr.; Sister, Yvonne Walker of CA; Sister, Cecile New of GA; Brother, Adolph Desvigne; Sister, Bernice West; and Sister, Rosemarie Smith. He is survived by His son, Ronald Desvigne, Sr. and wife Sandy Desvigne of Connecticut; Sister, Dolores Desvigne Summers; Daughter in law, Janet Bush Desvigne; Grandchildren: Margaret Desvigne Silverand and Ronald Desvigne, Jr. of New Mexico; Charlotte Desvigne Nickelson, Patricia Desvigne, and Gregory Jones of Texas; Cindy Bush Cooper of Maryland; Kenneth Desvigne, Jr., Lisa Desvigne Bell, Brittany Desvigne Harrell, and Anibal Rosales Bush and of Louisiana. He also leaves behind 14 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Great-Great- Grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends including his beloved friends Janelle Jones, Inez Boyd, William Tanner, and Louis Washington. A Celebration of Life Mass will be on Monday, September 23, 2013 beginning 10:30am at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church, 4700 Pineda St. Viewing from 9am to 10:30am. A Re-pass will follow Mass at the Church. Family and friends are invited to attend. Internment at St Louis # 3, 3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Professional Services Entrusted to:Littlejohn Funeral Home, 2163 Aubry Street, Cal K. Johnson, Manager/Funeral Director. Info: 504-940-0045
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Little John Funeral Home - New Orleans
2163 Aubry Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Sept. 21 to Sept. 22, 2013