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Laura Yolanda Baptiste Riley

Laura Yolanda Baptiste Riley was born March 13, 1964 in New Orleans, La to the Late Frank Taylor and Doris Francis Baptiste.

Laura was proceeded in death by her parents, her maternal grandparents Eva Morris and Wilton V. Francis, 1 brother Riley Baptiste III, 1 sister Angela Burrell Baptiste, 1 niece Shaquita Walton 1 great niece Ty’Junique Harris and Godmother Johnny Mae Gilbert.

Laura leaves to Cherish her precious memories, 1 son Dan Riley and 3 daughters Trochic Riley, Garion and DeRhonda Baptiste, 2 Godsons Michael Baptiste and Alfred Jones and devoted and caring friend Gary Shirley, 16 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 1 brother Irving Baptiste, Sisters; Tanya, Sonja, Rhonda Baptiste. Eva Camese (Steven), Shawntika Gonzalez (Jesus) Delashaun Tate, and Thaddeus Tate.


  • Relatives and friends are all invited to attend the Home Going Service at Blessed Hope Missionary Hope Baptist Church at 1922 Poland Ave on April 26,2023 at 11:00am. Officiating Pastor Derrick P. Beaulieu.


  • Visitation will be held at 10:00am.


  • Interment Restlawn Park Cemetery 1340 US-90 Avondale, Louisiana 70094.



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

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