LYNETTE ASKEW STILWELL quietly passed away at Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center on Monday, June 5, 2017. She was a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and a resident of New Orleans. She was a graduate of C. E. Byrd High School in Shreveport and later attended USL in Lafayette, Mississippi Southern University in Hattiesburg, MS and Tulane University in New Orleans. In 1978 she was employed by Louisiana Land and Exploration until her retirement in 1988. Lynette was a longtime member of several organizations including: BRAVO, Patio Planners, Spring Fiesta, New Orleans Opera Guild and Women of Fashion. She also served on the advisory board of The Metropolitan Opera Guild as well as the SPCA. She was preceded in death by her husband Victor E. Stilwell, Jr. and her parents, Sallie Lou Askew and Lynn Askew both of Shreveport, La. Visitation for friends will be from 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 17th , followed by a Funeral Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home and Chapel, 5200 Canal Boulevard (in Greenwood Cemetery). Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, Lynette requests donations be made to St. Jude Community Center 411 N. Rampart St. New Orleans, LA 70112.
Special thanks are extended to the staff of Touro Infirmary and the Sisters and staff of Our Lady of Wisdom for the care and kindness extended to our dear friend Lynette.
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