Ouita Josephine Guillory Hennessey, 93, of New Orleans, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 in Kenner, Louisiana. She was born in Ville Platte, Louisiana to the late Eugene Guillory and Estelle Ortego on January 11, 1925. She attended Mc Main High School and graduated in 1941. She went on to attend Holy Cross College to obtain her teaching certificate and begin her first career as an Elementary school teacher at Incarnate Word Catholic School in New Orleans for 10 years. Later she embarked on her second career as a Real Estate agent for Century 21 Patio and Realty for 10 years. After her beloved husband passed, she began her third career as a file clerk for Hibernia/Capital One from which she retired after 20 years at the age of 86. Ouita was preceded in death by her husband, Alcess Patrick Hennessey; parents, Eugene and Estelle Guillory; sister, Anita Guillory Reed; sons-in-law, Clifton Karr and Raymond Burgess, Sr. along with a grandson, Raymond Burgess, Jr. She is survived by her children, Richard Hennessey (Marguerite), Robben Karr, Jeannine Burgess and eight grandchildren: Michelle Hennessey Lee, Bonnie Hennessey West, William Hennessey, Sr., Robert Karr, Margaret Karr Unsworth, Susanne Burgess Lee, Steven Burgess and Cheryl Burgess Lirette. Ouita was also blessed to be survived by 20 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Ochsner Kenner Medical Center for their support and care in her final days.
Visitation will be held at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 9:00 - 11:00 am with a Funeral Mass beginning at 11:00 am. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.