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Amy Louise Prudhomme

December 1, 1942 — February 18, 2024

New Orleans

Amy Louise Prudhomme passed away peacefully in New Orleans, LA on Sunday, February 18, 2024 with her daughters and sister by her side. Amy was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, and neighbor. Born on December 1, 1942, the second of four daughters to the late Joseph and Liza Prudhomme, Amy grew up in Wichita, KS and graduated from Mount Carmel Academy in 1960. She studied Dental Hygiene at Loyola University New Orleans and worked as a dental hygienist before relocating to St. Louis, MO, where she married, raised her family, and resided for almost 30 years. Amy was a great cook and a talented gardener and decorator. Her passion for helping people led her to earn a masters degree in Social Work from St. Louis University. 

 

In 1998, her love for New Orleans brought her back to the city, where she happily lived for almost 26 years. In New Orleans she carved out a new career path for herself, working at the Porter-Caison Institute at the Tulane University School of Social Work, working with the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, and starting a private practice in marriage and family therapy through which she touched countless lives for many years. Her independent spirit and drive were admirable and her ability to listen and offer guidance endeared her to the hearts of many.

 

Amy adored her family and cherished her role as a mother and grandmother. Her love extended to her nine grandchildren, each one a source of pride and joy. Amy never knew a stranger and lit up every room she entered with her unique character. Always fun to be around, she will be dearly missed by her many friends and neighbors. 

 

New Orleans held a special place in Amy’s heart as did her parents’ hometown of Natchitoches, LA, home to some of her closest relatives. She was able to make a special trip to Natchitoches in the final days of her life and for that we are grateful. Amy is survived by her three daughters, Julie Taylor, Elizabeth (Robert) Leonard, and Lucy (David) Warburton; nine grandchildren, Bridget, Patrick, Frank, Catherine, Richard, Sean, Tate, Caroline, and Eliza; her sisters Liza Rheem and Gen Yvette (William) Sutton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

 

In lieu of flowers, Amy’s family requests that donations be made to the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic in her honor. The link to donate is: https://neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/get-involved/donate/

 

Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 145 Church Street, Natchitoches, LA on Saturday, February 24, at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home, 848 Keyser Avenue. 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, February 24, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral: Jim Rogers, Manager

848 Keyser Ave, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Mass

Saturday, February 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

145 Church St, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Burial

Saturday, February 24, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Memory Lawn Cemetery

, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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