Elouise Pellerin Strate

August 29, 1926 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 93)


Elouise Pellerin Strate, age 93, beloved wife of the late John Joseph Strate, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 7, 2020.

She was born August 29, 1926, in Westwego, LA, daughter of the late Marie Irma Delhommer Pellerin and Mark Spellman Pellerin.

As the last living child of Irma and Mark, Elouise is once again reunited with those siblings preceding her: Beverly P. Terrebonne, Louis Pellerin, Cecile P. Boudreaux, Mark Pellerin, Clifton “Kippy” Pellerin, Marie P. Beninato, Thomas “Tom” Pellerin, Spellman “Poochie” Pellerin and Irma T. Pellerin.

Elouise is survived by her loving children, Catherine “Cathy” Strate Glavina (Martin), John Michael Strate (Melissa) and Paul Douglas Strate, Sr. (Darlene); grandchildren, Kelly Elizabeth Glavina, Paul Douglas Strate, Jr., Lynda Glavina Shilling (Will), Crystal Nicole Strate, LeTasha Strate Shouse (Dewayne), Nicole Yvette Maggard, Stephanie Elizabeth Strate and John Michael Louis Strate; great-grandchildren, Azlynn Strate, Damon Strate, Mason Strate, Zoe Strate, Ethan Ketchum, Blaine Beaumont, Walker Shilling, Alexis Strate, Willow Beirman, Kerissa Shouse, Kailey Shouse, Kierah Shouse, Sabrina Combs, Serinadee Maggard, Hitey Maggard, Ciaira Maggard and Lucian Combs. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and later St. Edwards the Confessor. She was a former member of the Lake Terrace Garden Club and Niobians Mardi Gras Club. As a homemaker, Elouise enjoyed reading the daily paper, her dog Foxy by her side, watching old “Black & White” movies, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking and entertaining, as her home was always open to everyone. Family and guests were sure to be greeted with a big hug, a kiss on the cheek and called “sugar.”

We can hear her singing now, bourbon in hand, “You like potato and I like potahto,You like tomato and I like tomahto, Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto.”

Elouise’s kind, loving spirit will be greatly missed by many.

The family wishes to express our sincerest appreciation to Forest Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center for their love and care of our dear Elouise through the years.

The funeral service in memory of Elouise will be private. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at


Private Burial

Greenwood Cemetery
5190 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124


Greenwood Cemetery
5190 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124

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