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In Memory of

Margaret May Lankston George

May 17, 1929 - June 15, 2017

Obituary


May (as she was known to everyone) George passed away at Janice Fidelis Care House in Metairie on Thursday, June 15. She was born in New Orleans in 1929 and lived in Metairie for the past 66 years. May is survived by her daughters Gayle Bertucci (Peter), Mickey Cheralla (Tommy) and Patricia George. She is also survived by her five beloved grandchildren Anna Ghelase (Vlad), Lauren Bertucci, Mark Cheralla (Carmen), Nicole Young (Jason), and Ruth Sutton (Jack). She is also survived by her five great grandchildren Zoe, Bradley, Tristan, Luke and Adeline. She is also...

May (as she was known to everyone) George passed away at Janice Fidelis Care House in Metairie on Thursday, June 15. She was born in New Orleans in 1929 and lived in Metairie for the past 66 years. May is survived by her daughters Gayle Bertucci (Peter), Mickey Cheralla (Tommy) and Patricia George. She is also survived by her five beloved grandchildren Anna Ghelase (Vlad), Lauren Bertucci, Mark Cheralla (Carmen), Nicole Young (Jason), and Ruth Sutton (Jack). She is also survived by her five great grandchildren Zoe, Bradley, Tristan, Luke and Adeline. She is also survived by a sister, Kathryn Adams. She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Warren George, her parents Edwin and Frances Lankston, sisters Rita Nussbaum, Frances Christy, Elizabeth Mauras and brother Edwin, Jr.
May was the consummate homemaker and her family was her world. She was an outstanding cook and an accomplished seamstress. She sewed all of her clothes and all of her daughters' clothes until they were old enough to sew their own. She taught sewing in her home for interested young girls. In addition to sewing she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and all types of needlework. She sewed all of her daughters' school uniforms and costumes for dance reviews and Mardi Gras. She enjoyed traveling with her husband "Warnie", but most of all she loved babysitting for and just being with her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The family would like to recognize and thank the owners and staff of Janice Fidelis Care House and Lighthouse Med Pass for their expert and loving care of our mother.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Thursday, June 22, at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie, LA. Visitation will be from 10am to noon, with Mass following. Interment will be at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery, 1950 Soniat Street, New Orleans.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Michael Special School, 1522 Chippewa Street, New Orleans, LA 70114.
To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.