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January 18, 1923 - May 30, 2019
Funeral services for Omeilia “Ms. O.” Lafitte Oppenheimer, 96, will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Southside with Reverend Bill Kinkaid officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow services at the Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood, LA.
Omelia was born on January 18, 1923 to Joseph Allison Lafitte and Josephine L. Turk Laffite in Greenwood, LA and went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 30, 2019.
“Granny,” as she was known to most, was a hardworking, stubborn lady who always had a twinkle in her beautiful, blue eyes and a mischievous grin on her face. Her quick wit and use of sarcasm kept the ones around her laughing and shaking their heads in amazement. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She was a strong lady. She was an anchor for her family through every tribulation, especially through the death of her two sons, John and Joe. She was always available to support and guide her loved ones. She had a huge heart and would do everything within her power to help someone in need. A quote she often used was, “Don’t worry about it. We will make it work. Everything will be ok.”
She loved animals. She raised chickens, pheasants and guineas. She had even been known to raise and a few squirrels. Susie, one her favorite squirrels ate out of her hand, sat on her shoulder and slept on her pillow.
Her family will definitely miss her cooking. She was a master of home style cooking with dishes such as turtle soup, chicken and dumplings, banana pudding, beef tips and rice, crawfish pie and jambalaya. There was nothing that Granny couldn’t do.
Cross Lake will never be the same now that Granny is gone. She was an avid fisherwoman who could out fish even the most seasoned anglers. She spent countless hours sculling her aluminum Arkansas Traveler around the lake even after her doctors warned her that it would be in her best interest to give it up. She was hardheaded; She refused. Before her stroke in 2014, she had caught more than 1,400 white perch on Cross Lake.
Granny was one of a kind. Although no one can fill her shoes, her strong-will, work ethic, love of fishing, cooking and family will live on through her grandchildren.