Herbert Joseph Miles, Jr., –87, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the home of his devoted daughter and caregiver, Kim. Born in 1932 to the late Herbert J. Miles, Sr. and Olga Aubert Wilson, Herbert served in the US Army, and retired from the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) after two decades of service. He was a loyal Saints fan, and once reigned as King of the Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Kim, Troy, Gregory, and Aaron (Natalie) Miles, April (Troy) Lawrence, and Adrian Mollanen; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; beloved cousin, Bernice Francis Ferdinand; and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Yvonne Johnson Miles; and son, Herbert J. Miles, III.
Relatives, friends, employees of HANO, Reaping the Harvest International, the St. Bernard Housing Development, and the Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club, are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:00AM at St. Raymond-St Leo The Great Catholic Church, 2916 Paris Ave., New Orleans, LA.
Visitation will begin at 9:00AM, and a Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 9:15AM.
Interment will follow at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.