January 24, 2022
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4) The beautiful spirit of Deaconess Audre Mae Cook Privott Lynch departed unto the Lord on January 24, 2022. She was born on May 11, 1933, in New Orleans, La. to the late Cora Delville Cook and Frank Cook Sr. Audre graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Years later, she attended Delgado Community College where she pursued a CDA certification in Early Childhood in which she went on to teach at Xavier University daycare center. Audre found a passion for taking care of people when she changed careers and became employed at Charity Hospital in the Housekeeping department. She went on to attend Sidney Collier Technical College where she completed her certification as a Medical Assistant. After obtaining top recognition from the City of New Orleans and over a decade of service, Audre retired from Charity Hospital One Day Stay Unit on February 12, 1998. Audre was baptized on November 15, 1987, under the leadership of Rev. Cleveland Turner at James Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Audre held strong to her faith and belief in Christ where she served as a Deaconess, a member of the Hospitality Committee and attended Sunday school faithfully. On April 21, 1994, Audre and the late Willie Lynch Jr. were united in holy matrimony. Audre was an honorary member of the Popular Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Club. She was a strong supporter of the Tambourine and Fan Organization. She was a seamstress that loved to sew for Yellow Pocahontas Hunters Mardi Gras Indians and anybody that needed something sewn. She loved to cook, dance and entertain. She had a kind spirit filled with genuine love that she extended to everyone she met. Audre had unconditional love for her children. She was a mother not only to just her children but to all the children in the community. She leaves to cherish her memory six sons, James Dejoie, Eugene Privott, Troy Privott Sr, and Keenen Shields Sr. (Beverly), Jesse Perkins, Nathaniel Thomas ; five daughters, Cynthia Foots (Tyrone), Vanessa Privott, Eugenia Atkins and Bernice Campbell (Errol), Sarabeth Graves; seventeen grandchildren, Reginald (Shantrell), Jamal (Donald) Cunningham-Privott, Tyrone Foots, Erica (Wil) Brooks, Jamika Atkins, Darnell Campbell, Anjel Campbell, Antoine Privott, Jalen Privott, Valencia Cooper, Vanesha Jackson, Brittany F. Shields (Nick), Taylor Shields Lewis (Marlon), Terrell , Teaja, Thailar, Tia, Troy Privott Jr; seventeen great-grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; goddaughter Desiree Lindsey, three faithful and devoted friends; Mary J. Francois, Lydwina Hurst, Ms. Verna Holloway, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lynch Jr.; one daughter Desiree Privott; two brothers, Frank Cook Jr. and Ernest Cook; one sister, Agatha Theresa Cook; one granddaughter, Ariaine S. Campbell, one grandson Keenen Shields Jr.; and her parents Cora and Frank Cook Sr. Relatives, friends, of the family, VA Hospital, NOLA Detox, Covenant House of New Orleans, NOPD, HANO, State of Louisiana Board of Regent LOFSA, Department of Education, Department of Corrections, Academy Sports & Outdoors, AT&T, Ochsner Hospital, U.S. Department Offense, are welcomed to the Home Going Services at James Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4228 Thalia Street New Orleans, la. On Monday February 7, 2022 for 10:00 A.M. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at St. Louis #3 Cemetery with a jazz band presentation. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook.
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