Dorothy Anastasia Ducote Meyers passed away peacefully on December 28, 2017, at the age of 96. She was born on September 28, 1921, in Mansura, LA to Hanning Ducote and Eudolie Vilmarette Ducote. Dorothy was the oldest of 7 children growing up on the family cotton farm in Mansura during the rough times of the 1920’s and 30’s. She moved to New Orleans in 1939 and began working at Charity Hospital and at the old A&G Cafeteria on the corner of Canal and Broad Streets. She met the eternal love of her life James E. Meyers in 1940 and married in 1942 before he shipped out to WWII in the Pacific. They settled in the 9th Ward in 1945 and together raised 7 children until Jim’s death in 1967. After the devastating loss, Dorothy moved the family to Chalmette in 1968 and worked at various jobs supporting the family until eventually retiring in 1986. Dot had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed gardening, country music, Cajun music, cooking, and activities sponsored by the St. Bernard Council on Aging. She was a deeply devoted Mother and Maw Maw and will be missed but never forgotten by those who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her sons Rodney, Carl, and Roger Meyers and daughter Deanna Romaguera and also her brothers Warren, Vernon, and Richard Ducote and her beloved sister Ileana Evans.
She is survived by daughters Beverly Cosse, Darlene Jorns (Patrick) and son James E. Meyers Jr. (Stephanie) and brother Raymond Ducote (Marilyn) and sister Joyce Ducote Crosby. She is also survived by her blessings of 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to her loving grandson Austin J. (A.J.) Romaguera and his wife Kitty for their loving attention to Dorothy during the past 4 years and to the staff at Metairie Health Care Center.
Dorothy was a strong-willed, resilient, and extremely resourceful woman who as a young child survived the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and bounced back after Hurricanes Betsy and Katrina flooded her homes in the 9th Ward and in Chalmette. Her time on Earth was done. After 50 years, she is now reunited with her husband Jim and all her loved ones anxiously awaiting her arrival in Heaven.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Friday, January 5, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will begin at 1:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.