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Anne Lottie Snowden Turnbull

Anne Lottie Snowden Turnbull affectionately known as Mommy Anne, Gammaw, and MawMaw, was surrounded by her family as she died on June 26, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the time of her passing, she was 87 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aline Chandler Snowden and James E. Snowden Sr., and her beloved Aunt Wilmer Chandler, her siblings James E. Jr., Warren C., Lawrence P., Samuel, Lois, and Frank W. Snowden, Ph.D., her son Christopher A. Turnbull, and her brother-in-law Richard Williams Jr. Anne graduated from McDonogh 35 High School and attended Xavier University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree, and LSU School of Health Sciences, where she earned a Master of Science degree. Anne worked for more than 40 years at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in New Orleans as a Medical Technologist and Educational Coordinator of the School of Medical Technology at the VA Medical Center. Anne was the only female member of the Country Club Sports Carnival Club, where she served as president, among other offices. In addition, Anne was a founding member of the Out of the Blue Carnival Krewe, riding in truck parades on Mardi Gras day for over 10 years. She was also a member of the Family and Friends Social Club. Anne was an avid Saints fan. She was a season ticket holder for 36 years and was thrilled beyond words to have attended Super Bowl XLIV (44), where she got to witness the Saints’ first Super Bowl victory. Anne loved jazz. She had an extensive jazz collection that she enjoyed until it was destroyed in 2005. She also attended the Jazz Fest from its inception, as well as went to numerous Jazz Fest concerts for many years. Anne was a very active member of the St. Maria Goretti Altar Society, volunteering countless hours in various activities throughout the years. Anne leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 63 years, Stanhope P. Turnbull Sr., her children Stanhope P. Turnbull Jr. Ph.D. (Lesley-Ann), and Anne Lottie T. Ledet (Marc), her grandchildren Dominique Turnbull, Sterling Ledet, Bjorn Seales, great-grandson Sebastian Seales, sister-in-law Camille T. Williams, her sister Gaynell Snowden Lizana, niece Stephanie Snowden, and nephew James Snowden III (Venice), in addition to a host of cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

  • Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 7300 Crower Blvd, New Orleans LA 70127 on Thursday July 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM


  • Visitation will begin at 10:00AM.


  • Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A repast will be held following interment at Messina’s at the Terminal in the Walnut Room, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126. We ask that anyone attending the services please wear a mask or face covering due to Covid-19.



Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.

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