April 25, 1923 - July 5, 2018
Alma Reppel Garris answered the Savior’s call and peacefully entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 5,2018. Alma was born April 25, 1923 in New Orleans and was a resident of Metairie for the last 67 years. Alma was a dedicated homemaker and talented seamstress who enjoyed sewing for her family, crafting, camping and spending time outdoors. She was also fond of participating in Homemaker’s Club, crafting and quilting clubs. She was also an active member of her community including being a charter member of the Kenner Central Lioness and Lions Club, a member of the Golden Age at Delta Gym and Keenagers Club at Our Lady of Divine Providence. Alma was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 42 years, James Marshall Garris, Sr along with her parents Maxime Henry Reppel and Edna Julia Munster, sister Claire R. Simoneaux, brother Clarence G. Reppel and grandson Eddie V. Sanders. She was the devoted mother of Marsha G. Sanders (Howard), Sandra G. Scardino (Mike), James Garris, Jr. (Carol), and Larry Garris (Donna). She is survived by nine grandchildren: Lori Sanders Meo, Michael Latino, Jr (Melissa), Michelle Scardino Gordon (Howard), Robyn Sanders Curtiss (Ralph), Chris Ring (Holley), Cindy Ring, Joseph Scardino (Alli), James “Jimmy” Garris, III (Joni) and Kurt Garris (fiancée, Shauntel) along with ten great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of Ormond Nursing Home for the caregiving and activities they provided, especially the bingo games which Alma enjoyed. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at L. A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
Alma Reppel Garris answered the Savior’s call and peacefully entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 5,2018. Alma was born April 25, 1923 in New Orleans and was a resident of Metairie for the last 67 years. Alma was a dedicated homemaker... View Obituary & Service Information
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