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“Prayers abound for Paula and her family. Will certainly miss her warm, yet slightly sly, banter and indefatigable drive. Southeastern lost one of...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Paul & Denise Forbes - Hammond, LA

“Charles-My Heart and Prayers are with each of you. Just call if you need to talk!Your Friend-Cindi Morgan Blades-Montpelier,La. ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: Cynthia Blades - Friend

“I am devastated to just learn of Ms. Paula's passing. She was an absolutely lovely woman who radiated joy and happiness. Ms. Paula was the life of...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Catherine Roberts - Ponchatoula, LA

“Milton and I are so sorry. Paula was such a sweet and caring person, and we adored her beautiful smile. Although we are unable to be there, all are...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Milton and Bonnie Watson Brecheen - TN

“Will, Emily and your beautiful children:We are so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend the service of Paula. I will never...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Donald Kelley - Baton Rouge, LA

“Loreta I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. She was so full of life and care free. I admire that quality. I only met her a few...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Phyllis Lockwood - Amite, LA

“Will/Emily and FamilyPaula will definitely be missed! We met her at University Doughnuts! We didn't know her for a long time, but for the time we...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Juliet and Jimmy Vappie - Tickfaw, LA

“So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. ”
8 of 32 | Posted by: Anna & Dave Billiot - Loranger, LA

“Will and Emily, we are sorry for your loss and we are saying prayers for you all, she was a really sweet lady, taken to soon and will be missed....Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Avery Duplisse - Hammond

“My sincere condolences to the entire Genco/Spear families... it is without saying wonderful person Paula was to know and love... She brought a smile...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Shirley Core - Amite, LA - Friend

“To the family I am truly sorry about your loss i'm lifting you all up in prayer . ”
11 of 32 | Posted by: Love Giles - Hammond, LA - Friend

“William and Emily. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Paula. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family.Larry and...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Sylvia Rogers - Hammond, LA

“I am so sorry I won't be able to make the services. I have another funeral to attend in Houma. I am very sorry for your loss. She was a college buddy...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Jo Ann Notariano Prescia - LA

“Our hearts are breaking for all your family. Prayers for strength in the days to come. Paula was a loving devoted wife, daughter, mother, sister ,...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Georgia & Joseph Canale - LA

“William, Emily, and grandchildrenI am so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. I met her at Cupcake Concepts at the birthday party. We...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Judy Zinna - Tickfaw, LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you each of you. May God Bless and Comfort you with his Peace and Love during this most difficult time. ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: Jo Ellen Patanella Marten - LA

“William, I am so sorry at hearing of the loss of your Mother. I have known her since the mid to late 70's when i worked for the telephone company. I...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Gary Bernard - Dickson, TN

“The Bowling Green School administration, faculty and staff are saddened by the passing of Ms, Paula. She was a lady true to her profession and...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Jan Garner - Franklin ton, LA

19 of 32 | Posted by: CINDY Ratliff - Hammond, LA

“Prayers for your family. Mrs. Paula was a great lady. She will be missed. ”
20 of 32 | Posted by: Susan Esteven McGraw - Amite, LA

“Paula...too short a life for family and friends but eternityand life forever now. You told me how much you missed Wayne and how good he was to you. ...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Glenda Sharkey - Hammond, LA

“We love Paula and will miss her very much. ”
22 of 32 | Posted by: Tillie Anzalone - Independence, LA

“To Paula's family,After not having seen Paula in quite a while, what a joyous occasion it was to reunite with her in June when Paul was laid to rest....Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Freddie Gulotta Cory - Natalbany, LA

“I only had the pleasure of meeting Paula once at the FeLions luncheon. She sat across from me. Wow what energy and excitement she carried with her....Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Kim Walker - Hammond, LA

“Paula was not only a classmate she was a friend from childhood. We sang in choir together for years. She was not only a cheerleader during sports at...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Susan Pye Stone - Chattanooga, TN

“So sorry to hear about Ms Hall . I was so fortunate to have her as my English teacher. I loved my visit with her at our 30th class reunion. Heaven...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Cheryl Parellada - Atlanta, GA

“To the HALL AND Genco FamilyWith deepest condolences, May the three Enfold you, Father, Son, an Holy Spirit as Paula lives on in her children and the...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Golda Spiers - Metairie - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Paula. She will be deeply missed. I used to enjoy our walks when she was my neighbor, she was always so much fun. ”
28 of 32 | Posted by: Carol Morales - LAplace, LA

“Prayers for your family during this difficult time.Denise Holland Lee ”
29 of 32 | Posted by: Denise Lee - Hammond, LA

“I only met this spirited lady once. About 2 weeks ago. I am from Honduras and was eating with my mom at her cafe. We conversed in spanish for over 30...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Janina George - LA - Friend

“I have never met someone like Ms. Paula. From day one of meeting her she became a very good friend. We would call each other just to talk about...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Ayanna Fleet - Hammond, LA

“My loving, kind-hearted, generous, smart, funny, loyal dear friend, go rest high on that mountain. You are loved by many & will be remember with...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Viola Hymel - Laplace, LA

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Paula Genco Spear passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 66. She was born on Wednesday, August 29, 1951 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Mary Esther Gulotta and the late Paul Genco. She was a resident of Amite, Louisiana.

Paula is survived by her beloved family: her son, William Glyndon Hall and daughter-in-law, Emily Phillips-Hall, mother, Mary Esther Genco, sister, Loreta Campo and her husband, Steve; brother, Charles Genco and his wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Jackie Genco; four adoring grandchildren, Mackenzie, Rilee, Abram, and Whitney Hall; nieces and nephews, Steve Campo, III., Mary-Lauren Campo, Christy Lyn Morgan and her husband, Joel, Paul Genco, and Charly Lyn Genco

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Arthur Spear, her father, Paul Genco; and brother, John Genco.

Paula dedicated her life to the education of language, especially English and Spanish. Over the course of her 45 year career, she taught at St. Charles Borromeo in St. Charles Parish, St. Joan of Arc in St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Charles Catholic High School in St. John the Baptist Parish, East Ascension High School in Ascension Parish, Destrehan High School in St. Charles Parish, Bowling Green in Washington Parish, and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. She will forever be remembered in the lessons that she taught to her students of such an illustrious career.

After Paula's teaching career, she was co-owner of University Donuts in Hammond, Louisiana, and P.G. & W.G. Properties, also in Hammond, Louisiana. She was a member of the Krewe of Omega and sang in the St. Helena Catholic Church Choir in Amite, Louisiana. She will forever be missed by her students, former students, friends, and family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Helena Catholic Church, 120 S. First St., Amite, Louisiana 70422, on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Visitation will be held in the church hall beginning at 9:30 am until 11:30 am.

Inurnment will follow in Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, Louisiana.

Arrangements entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes of Hammond and Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

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