Lillian Anna Stoltz Cantu

Lillian Anna Stoltz Cantu passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the age of 83. She was the cherished wife of the late Kenneth F. Cantu, Sr.; mother of Kenneth F. Cantu, Jr. (wife, Sharon) and Kathy Cantu Esponge (husband, Steven). She is also survived by one granddaughter, Kristina Esponge Terry (husband, Michael) and three precious great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Mason and Kingston Terry.

Daughter of the late Albert B. Stoltz, Sr. and Lena Geissler Stoltz.

Sister of the late Albert B. Stoltz, Jr. (Miriam), William R. Stoltz, Sr. (Justine), David E. Stoltz, Sr. (Lois), Florence “Sis” Stoltz Farmer (Wesley), Marcella Stoltz Kern (Wilbert), and Herbert L. Stoltz (Merline).

She is also survived and fondly remembered by two step-granddaughters, Alysia and Erica, and their children, Conner, Brianna and Kaleb, along with many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Lillian was a native of New Orleans, LA and a longtime resident of Chalmette, LA before settling in Lacombe, LA. She attended Redemption Church in Lacombe and was a former member of St. Bernard Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Chalmette and Trinity Baptist Church, where she was employed for many years as the school secretary. She was also employed by Ozone/Kentwood Spring Water and Cantu Acceptance Corporation, where she worked alongside her loving husband.

Her favorite pastimes included watching television and playing cards with both her family and her lady friends (The Golden Girls). She was a woman of strong faith, well loved by many and most certainly a precious gift to her entire family. She will be deeply missed however, without a doubt she has been welcomed with open arms into the kingdom of heaven by our Lord and Savior.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the chapel at 12:00 p.m. followed by her being laid to rest with her beloved husband in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions to Redemption Church Building Fund, 27351 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, LA 70445 would be greatly appreciated. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit