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Ora Lee (Brashear) Garner

January 12, 1953 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 69)

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Ora Lee Brashear Garner, 69, a resident and native of Morgan City, LA, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 12, 2022 at Ochsner Baptist in New Orleans, LA. 

Ora Lee is survived by her: devoted companion of seventeen years, Michael Merrick of Morgan City, LA; a daughter, Natasha Garner Francois (James Naverre) of Morgan City, LA; three granddaughters, Za’Kari Valentine, Za’Nayah Valentine and Za’Riah Dauntain all of Morgan City, LA; a grandson, Zaye Naverre; one brother, Raymond (Gladys) Ruffin of Morgan City, LA; two sisters, Suzette Brashear of Lafayette, LA and Mary Pool Collins of Morgan City, LA; stepmother, Idela Brashear of Morgan City, LA; three aunts, Berita Ruffin of Morgan City, LA, Vergie Seymour of Carson, CA and Linda Coleman of Los Angeles, CA; four uncles, Maurice (Donna)Ruffin of Patterson, LA, Irvin Ruffin, Sr. of New Iberia, LA, Marvin Ruffin of Morgan City, LA and Dale Watson of Charleston, WV and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Ora Lee was preceded in death by her: son, Edward Robinson; mother, Cassie Mae Cooper; stepfather, Edward Cooper, father, William Brashear; brothers, Alton Brashear and Ronald Brashear; sisters, Barbara Hall and Gwendolyn Brown' brothers-in-law, Eddie Lee Brown and Tillman Hall, a sister-in-law, Lynn Owens; two nephews, Alton Castille, Sr. and Fred Owens and a niece, Leah Owens

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