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Earl Sawyer

It is with profound sadness that the family of Earl Sawyer announces his peaceful passing on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at University Medical Center of New Orleans (UMC) at the age of 58. He leaves to mourn his passing, his sister, Bobbie J. Sawyer; eldest nieces, Joyce Bailey, Debra Fox and Danielle Sawyer; partner, Joanne Melbrough; as well as a host of grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Earl is preceded in death by his parents, Ruby (Ringo) Sawyer and Earl Brooks; and two sisters, Delores Bailey and Shirley Jones. Earl will also be dearly missed by his friends and former colleagues at Hayes Dockside, where he was employed for more than 17 years. The family would also like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to the amazing staff of UMC for their care and compassion towards our loved one..


  • A private service will be held at the family’s request on Friday, September 11, 2020, and a celebration of Earl’s life will be held at a later date.


  • We ask for your continued love, support, and prayers during our bereavement process.

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


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