July 18 2019
Wayne Paul Bartholomew (“BUZ”) departed this life peacefully at his home surrounded by family, for a wonderful existence according to scripture on July 18, 2019 at the age of 64. He fought a bold and courageous battle with lung cancer. Wayne was born on October 14, 1954 to the union of Orner, Jr. and Odeal McDuffy Bartholomew in New Orleans, La. He was educated in the Orleans Parish School System and graduated from J.F. Kennedy High School. Wayne gave his life to God at a very young age and was baptized at St. Raymond Catholic Church. He was an employee of Hotel de la Monnaie for over 20 years, where he was a professional painter and carpenter. He enjoyed watching football, always rooting for his beloved Saints, and fishing with his family and friends. Wayne leaves to cherish his memories, a very loving and devoted wife of 24 years, Nell Duncan Bartholomew. Two daughters: Janel and Janetta Brown; Two step-children: Kenwan Bourgeois (Cathy) and Kione Duncan (John); Three brothers: Larry (D-Sandra), Melvin (Robin) and Tracy (Cabrini) Bartholomew; Five sisters: Belinda Montegut (D-Edgar), Judy Meribah (Hosea), Terry (Clarence), Rhonda (Glenn) Bartholomew and Bonnie Mikel (Christopher); Two aunts: Laura McDuffy Forbes and Dorothy McDuffy; Mother-in-law: Alice Duncan; Twelve grandchildren: Jhryn, Jhari, Jayla and Janiah Brown, J’Nyla Singleton, Walter Peterson, Jr., Kyriante’ Henry, Kodie and Koby Duncan, DeVante’, KeJuana and DaShanta’Bourgeois; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Last but not least, Wayne leaves his white Labrador retriever, “CUZ”, whom he loved dearly. He is preceded in eternal life by his parents and sister, Debra Bartholomew Chaney. All relatives, friends, and employees of Hotel de la Monnaie are invited to attend a celebration of his life that will be held at Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave., New Orleans, La. 70125 on July 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Visiting with family will be from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 PM. Repast immediately following memorial. Private Burial. In lieu of flowers, the Bartholomew family is requesting a donation to be made to a Cancer Charity of your choice. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Wayne Paul Bartholomew (BUZ) please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Wayne Paul Bartholomew BUZ July 18 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Gretna, state: Louisiana