Our beloved mother, Helen Duffel Adams passed away from natural causes on June 16, 2020, at the age of 94. Born in New Orleans, she was the eldest daughter of William & Juanita Duffel & grew up in Jefferson Parish. She married Leo R. Adams in 1947 & moved to Harahan, LA where she resided for the past 72 yrs. She shared a warm, loving marriage for 65 yrs., & functioned as a devoted mother & grandmother, relishing spending time playing with & caring for her only grandson. An avid Saints fan she often enjoyed sharing these games with her son-in-law. She was employed as an Avon Representative for the past 55 years & maintained long-time customers who became friends. As a member of the President’s Club, Honor Society; she achieved countless Albee awards for her achievements & was appreciated by all who knew her as a loving, gracious person. We feel blessed to have had her with us for these 94 years. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Bill & Juanita Duffel; her sister/aunt, Madeline Alley; her husband, Leo R. Adams, and her niece Kim Duffel Rivero. She is survived by her two daughters, Linda Ennis & Cyndi Aszklar (Jerry); one grandson, Rick Ennis (Julie), and two great grandsons, Leo & Oliver Ennis, as well as one brother, Earl Duffel (Shirley); one sister, Diane Forestieri & four nephews.
Services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020, with Visitation at 10:00 am followed by Mass at 11:00 am, with burial following at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
In light of present pandemic circumstances, we are requesting masks be worn for the safety of all. Plans are underway to organize a Memorial to celebrate the life of Helen Adams in summer, 2021, when, hopefully, travel will be a safer prospect. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.Tharpsontheimerfh.com
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 6/26/2020 at 11:00 AM, Central Standard Time.
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