Marylou Charlotte Medlin died peacefully in her home on October 28, 2019. She was 81 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Loretta Medlin. Marylou is survived by cousins Edgar C. (Suzanne) Medlin and their children Andrew (Kay), Michael (Gippie), Paul, and Mark (Nicole); Maurice (Jackie) Bettencourtt; Ray (Brenda) Bettencourtt, Barbara Bettencourtt, Brienne Bettencourtt, and Jean (Kenny) Sconza; friend and colleague Marie McGregor, and Marie’s daughter Mary Margaret. She is also survived by numerous cousins and friends. The family would like to thank Patricia Guidry, Railinda Albert, Ameracare Hospice, and the staff at EJGH for their excellent care of Marylou. A native of New Orleans, Marylou graduated in 1959 from Charity Hospital’s School of Nursing (CHSN). She received her BSN from Northwestern State University in 1965 and later her MSN from the University of Florida. Marylou worked as a Psychiatric Nurse at the VA Hospital in Little Rock, AK and at St. Elizabeth’s in Washington, DC before beginning her career at Charity Hospital in 1961. She began teaching in 1966 and retired in 1997. Marylou served as an assistant instructor and educational director at CHSN, teaching basics in nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and pharmacology. For many years Marylou volunteered for the WYES auction, the SPCA, and ARNO. Marylou loved animals, adopting many strays and often had a house full of dogs and cats. She was amazingly generous and caring.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Memorial Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM with visitation beginning at 11:00AM. Interment will follow at Hope Mausoleum, 4841 Canal St., New Orleans. Please consider a donation to the SPCA, ARNO, or Spaymart in remembrance of Marylou.
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