Elois Marie Copelin Parker, – passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Born to the union of Sherman N. Copelin, Sr. and Marie Armant Copelin, Elois was a graduate of Xavier University Preparatory High School, and Straight Business School. She was married to the late Norbert Andrew Parker, and had two wonderful daughters, Norlita Parker Wells (Darryl, Sr.) and Norlisha Parker Burke (Timothy). Elois was employed at the RAPP Program, Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, Orleans Parish Conveyance Office, Orleans Parish Civil District Court Clerk of Court’s Office, and the Orleans Parish Municipal Court, where she remained until she retired in 2006. She served multiple terms on the Democratic State Central Committee, and as Board Secretary for many organizations, including the Lower Ninth Ward Improvement Association, and the Southern Organization for Unified Leadership (SOUL). Elois is preceded in death by her parents, aunts, and uncles. She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughters; sons-in-law; grandsons, Trent Burke and Darryl Wells, Jr.; brother, Sherman N. Copelin, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Donna Copelin, Charlene Parker, and Canolla Parker; brother-in-law, Everett Parker, Sr.; nephews, Sherman Copelin, III, Shane Copelin, Everett Parker, Jr., and Mekhi Copelin-Pepp; nieces, Michon Copelin, Courtney Copelin, Marjorie Parker, and Mekhin Copelin-Clavo; and a host of cousins, godchildren, other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial honoring Elois will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:00AM at St. David Catholic Church, 5617 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA.
Visitation will be held from 9:00AM until the hour of service.
Interment will follow at St. Louis #3 Cemetery, 3421 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA.
Following services, a repast will be held at the National Association of Letter Carriers – N.O. Branch 124, 4200 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.