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Helena Masset Whitaker

Helena Masset Whitaker
  • March 27, 1928 - September 22, 2021
  • Springfield, Louisiana

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“Your Tigers and Saints both won for you this weekend, Mama. Love you always. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Tony and Mary Storey - Hammond, LA

“May God's Holy Spirit bring comfort to your family in JESUS' name ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Amelia Rowe - New Orleans, LA

“My sincere condolences go out to the family of Mrs Helena. I will continue to pray for peace in your hearts as you move forward in life without your...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: April Hildebrand - Chalmette, LA

“I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MAMA!!!! ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Donna Whitaker Wallace - Metairie, LA

“I'm So Lost knowing you won't be physically here! What Do I Do Without You? You Are Pain-free and Have Your Wings! Fly High and I will see you again!...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Donna Whitaker Wallace - Metairie, LA

“Every day with you was a blessing, Mama. You are part of my heart. I love you now and forever. Mary ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Storey - Hammond, LA


Helena was born March 27, 1928, in Jefferson Parish, LA to the late Edward A. and Antoinette Mary Kenny Masset and passed away September 22, 2021, in Tangipahoa Parish at the age of 93. Helena was a parishioner of St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Albany, LA, a member of over 30 years of the Catholic Daughters of America, Hammond chapter and also a member of St. Jude's Society. Helena served as president of the Ladies Auxillary of Amvets of Springfield for seven terms and as president of the Ladies Auxillary for the Veterans of Foreign Wars for ten years. She is survived by her children, Mary W. Storey (Tony), Emile A. Whitaker, III, Susan W. Asaro (Robert J.), Donna W. Wallace, Terri W. Pritchett, Ginger M. Landry, and Mark S. Whitaker; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; sister, Elaine Rodriguez; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Emile Anthony Whitaker, Jr.; brother, John H. Masset; and two sisters, Laura Faust and Dorothy Mentel. Visitation will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, LA, Friday, September 24, 2021, from 8:30 am until 10:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Albany, LA. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the March of Dimes.