Anna Lea Poree Tillage, age 80, departed this life on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at West Jefferson Medical Center. Beloved mother of Germaine Tillage Thompson (Marvin), LeJeune T. Dugue and Malcolm J. Poree (Shawanda). Daughter of the late Edgar F. Poree, Sr. and Gertrude Boyd Poree. Sister of Natalie P. Chapital, Edgar F. Poree, Jr. (Gloria) and the late Edna P. Harrington and Juli Rose P. Knox. Also survived by two grandchildren, (Malcolm and Marcus), one step grandchild, (Katina), three step great-grandchildren, (Braxton, Sage and Jamal) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Relatives and friends of the family, also Pastors, Officers and Members of First Grace United Methodist Church, New Zion Baptist Church, Household of Faith and Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and employees of New Orleans City Hall, Poree's Embroidery and Department of Veterans Affairs are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Pastor Shawn M. Anglim, officiating. Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA. Arrangements by D. W. Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Apr. 10 to Apr. 12, 2014