Lucille "Mama Lou" Digirolamo
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A retired secretary for Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, she died at 9:32 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at home. She was 82 and a resident and native of Greenwell Springs. Visiting at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church on Tuesday, Sept. 13, was from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting resumes at the church Wednesday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Dennis Terry and the Rev. George Terrell. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by her husband, Joseph John Digirolamo; daughters, Margo Digirolamo, Sonia Digirolamo Simoneaux and husband Odon, and Tonia Digirolamo Griffon and husband Moon; son, Dwayne Digirolamo and wife Shirley; sisters, Eleanor Walker, Thelma Bush and Gayle Passman; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Mattie Mondart. Pallbearers will be Erik Lee, Justin Digirolamo, Moon Griffon, Odon Simoneaux, Cole Passman, Terry Tridico Sr., Sam Digirolamo and Pat Mack. Honorary pallbearers are Jay Simoneaux, Jared Simoneaux and Walker Griffon. A lifelong resident of Greenwell Springs, she was loved by everyone she met and was Mama Lou to all. She was deeply loved and will be missed. Arrangements by Renaissance Services, Gonzales, (225) 644-2976.

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Published in The Advocate from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2011.
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July 4, 2020
She was a great playmate back when I was around 13th. She will be in my memory from child hood even though I knew her for a few years.
Robert E Estapa
Neighbor
September 15, 2011
Tonia, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers
shannon rowton
September 15, 2011
Sonia,

Prayers and Peace to you and your family. We love y'all.

Louis, Maggie & Callie, and Leigh Ann Freshley
Louis Freshley
September 15, 2011
Sonia & Tonia,

I was so saddened by the news of Miss Lou's passing. Brings back memories of sitting under the carport laughing with she and Sadie! My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Jackie Causey
September 14, 2011
What a celebration of a life well spent today at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church! Family...I love you..all of you! Thank you for sharing your mother with all of us for all these many years. Lou was one of a kind, a precious woman, terrific lady, a loving christian and very good friend with one of the sweetest souls on Earth. What an inheritance! Goodbye to my wonderful friend as she says hello to the glory of heaven! Much love and heartfelt sympathy...Anne Small, Willie and Brad
Anne Small
September 14, 2011
Sonia, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ms Lou was a great lady.
Karen Webre
September 14, 2011
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Debbie and Trey Crawford
September 14, 2011
Aunt Lou was "one of a kind!" Always there when you needed her and there was not a more compassionate and loving person than Aunt Lou. She looked beautiful at Aunt Buddy's birthday and it was so good seeing her and everybody. Aunt Lou will be greatly missed and always loved.
Trez Owen
September 14, 2011
We are sorry for your loss. She was such a dear Christian Lady. Thank you for sharing her with everyone as her heart was big as the world.
Penni and Danny Cedotal
September 14, 2011
There are some people from your childhood who make a lasting impression on your heart. For me, Miss Lou Digirolamo, was one of those people. She was always kind, funny, and ready to extend hospitality at any given time. Her southern phrase, "Ya'll come on in" was a hallmark. Always a warm heart with something cooking on the stove. We are praying for the entire family to experience the peace of God that passes all understanding and for His Holy Spirit to envelope and comfort them during this difficult time of loss.
Donna Whitworth LeSage
September 13, 2011
Miss Lou is the definition of "A Real Southern Lady." She always made you feel welcome in her home and treated you like one of her own. Ms. Lou and Mr. Joe raised a fine family with solid moral values (and great shoes!). I feel very fortunate to have known Ms. Lou, and will remember her as always having a wonderful sense of humor and a huge heart. Celebrate her life the same way she lived it. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Cindy Lee
September 13, 2011
she pierced my ears with ice and needle
debbie aaron
September 13, 2011
our prayers or with the family last time we saw her was when my father died Larry and Pat Brignac
Larry Brignac
September 13, 2011
We loved Mama Lou. We have visited her so many times and always was welcomed in her home. To Dwayne, Margo, Sonia and Tonia Our prayers are with you and Papa Joe.To Thelma, Eleanor and Gayle I know how hard it is to lose a sister. May Gods peace be with each one. Lewis and Betty Wages.
Betty Wages
September 13, 2011
Sorry for your loss. Everytime I would call the church, she knew who I was before I identified myself and always said "well hello baby" She will be missed. Linda Jones Fontenot
September 13, 2011
I'm sorry to hear of Aunt Lou's passing. I have such fond memories when I was very young and went with the Passman's to visit her. My last meeting with her was a year or so ago at Mama Gayle's when all of the sisters got together. Aunt Lou was beautiful inside and out and was always happy. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Tammy West
September 13, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We did not get to know Ms. Lou, but my husband worked with Mr. Digirolamo at Kaiser Alum., some time ago. I am sure by what I have read she was a wonderful woman. May God Bless You All. David and Diane Thompson
David Thompson
September 13, 2011
I am a very fortunate person to have met and loved Ms Lou. I know you are celebrating her life as much as you are the loss of a wife , mother, and grandmother. The things that stand out in my mind about this lady were her great cooking , her dolls, her shoes, and her jewelry. I know of no other lady that had so much style in her humor,the way she dressed, the way she cooked and had you at her table and most of all her faith. My fondest memories are of the first few months I came to know Ms. Lou and her wonderful family.Idiscovered a house full of dolls , a closet full of shoes , and more jewelry than is offered at any department store in Baton Rouge today.

Having lived life to its fullest amongst all of us she has gone on to re-arrange things in heaven for us all. St Peter might be afraid of losing his job as she arrives at those pearly gates.

I will physically be out of town on Wednesday but will be all of you in mind,and prayer.

My love to all.

Bennie Nobles
September 13, 2011
Our heart and prayers go out to your family, we will be thinking of you.
W.L. & Kelly Patrick
W.L. Patrick
September 13, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of lose. Aunt Lou was such a wonderful woman! I remember being a child and going to visit, I always had the run of the frig and didnt even get in trouble!! She will be greatly missed!
DeAnna Faust Beasley
September 13, 2011
My heart is sad that my LouLou had to go, but so happy for her to not be in pain . She has played such a big part in my entire 61 years and I cannot imagine that she won't be there in body. I baby sat all four of her children, Needless to say I spent alot of my life with this precious lady. When she wanted to see me she would call and say "When you coming Lion, I'm lonesome for you" (Lion was her pet name for me, it was given to me because Aunt Lou's grandmother Dommie couldn't remember my name was DiAnne, so Lion just stuck). How could you not go see her and love every minute you had with her. We shared so many secrets, it was just so natural to tell her whatever was going on. She was one popular lady, even when she had to use her walker to get around it would take forever to get in and out of church with her because everyone wanted to speak to her and it made her happy. She was my Mother's best friend, they played together as children, she was so many peoples best friend. She mothered her children with so much love and was a wonderful wife to Uncle Joe, his Queen. You will be missed by everyone Aunt Lou, but in my heart your going to live forever.

Uncle Joe, Dwayne, Margo, Sonia & Tonia my thoughts and prayers are with you all today and always.

I Love Y'all,
Lion (Dianne LeCoq Faust)
DiAnne Faust
September 13, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful person. Mrs. Lou and Mr. Joe were a big part of my childhood. I know your family is hurting. But just think she and my dad (Clyde Kirby) are probably having a hugh belly laugh together now. She will surely be missed by me and so many others.
Love, Karen Kirby Bonavenutre
September 13, 2011
My heart and prayers go out to the family as I knew this lady and she was one of the sweetest women ever known. God love her.
Debbie Corley
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