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George Emile Meyers Jr.

July 4, 1930 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 90)


George Emile Meyers, Jr., 90, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and resident of La Place, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Metairie after contracting COVID-19. George was born July 4, 1930 in New Orleans to the late George Emile and Louise Mary Ingolia Meyers. While serving in the Navy he met and married the late Betty Jean Phillips of Dyersburg, Tennessee and they lived in New Orleans until moving to Bolivar, Tennessee in 1992. George returned to live in La Place in 2017 after Betty’s death. He is survived by his son Michael K. Meyers and daughter-in-law Diana Haase Meyers of La Place; grandchildren Matthew K. Meyers (Jennifer Holman) of New Orleans, and Jennifer Meyers Francisco (Gabrielle) currently of San Diego; great-granddaughter Francisco due to be born in April; sisters Carolyn Meyers Lochbrunner (the late Erich) and Claudia Meyers Pouey (Louis); sisters-in-law Sue Alford and Joyce (Billy) Jones of Dyersburg, TN, Ann Southerland and Jimmie Carol (Bill) Hearnsberger of Bolivar, TN and Faye Thompson of Cordova, TN; brother-in-law, Bobby (Sandra) Phillips of Olive Branch, MS; and his girlfriend Delise Fenasci of Metairie. George was a technician with Southwestern Bell and retired from Western Electric/AT&T. He enjoyed gardening, “piddling” around the house, dancing at the Jefferson Orleans North and attending gatherings and casino trips with the La Place AARP Chapter #3757 and the Metairie AARP Chapter “Golden Ages”. He was forever happy and known to say he didn’t let anything get him down. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anna’s Place NOLA ( Due to the pandemic, Funeral Services are restricted to immediate family. Family and friends are encouraged to attend the livestream of the Mass on Thursday January 21, 2012 at 1pm and to share their condolences, stories and memories by visiting the Greenwood Funeral Home Website at


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Funeral Mass
January 21, 2021

1:00 PM
Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel
5200 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

Video is available for this event

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