Joann Richards Pavur
October 10, 1931- January 3, 2020
Joann was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Taura Sciortino Richards and Clarence Mitchel Richards. Wife of the late George H. Pavur. She was married to her wonderful husband for 62 years. Daughter-in-law of the late Paul Pavur and Anna Slicho Pavur. Loving mother of Dianne Pavur Burns (Robert), Richard George Pavur (Charlotte), Yvette Pavur Wise (Rick), and Michele Pavur Romero (Ray). Grandmother of Jeremy G. Wise, Amanda Wise Reed (Brandon), Michael Burns, Paul Burns, Kelli M. Ducote (Zachery), and Adam Muller. Great-grandmother of Carter, Abigail, Christian and Claire. Also survived by her sister Yvette L. Colley of Clayton, Georgia and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends. A resident of New Orleans her whole life until Katrina. A resident of LaPlace, Louisiana since 2006.
She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy, and Loyola University where she earned a B. S. in education. She thoroughly loved her students and being an educator. Joann and George were members of the Dixie Twirlers Square Dance and Social Club for over fifty years. She was also a member of the Well Wishers Card Club, Ladies Auxiliary of the La. SPCA, Ladies Auxiliary of the Purple Heart, Paul E. Boyd Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Marine Corps League, and the Les Chapeau Rouge Red Hats Society.
Joann loved her family, friends, and her home. She was happiest when she was with them. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a special joy to her as well as all members of the Pavur family (George’s family).
Special Thanks to Gloria, Loretta, Letichia, Angela, Brielle, Regina, and Danielle for taking excellent care of mom and loving her. Also, Sarah, Robbie, Ms. Simone, and all other hospice representatives for your help, support, and care.
Services will be at Greenwood Funeral Home 5200 Canal Blvd. New Orleans, La. 70124, on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. Mass will be in the Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Greenwood Mausoleum. Following the burial, you are invited to join us in the Greenwood Reception Room. We will celebrate Joann’s wonderful life the way she lived, with family, friends, good food and great memories.
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