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Theresa "Tess" Beckler

Theresa "Tess" Beckler
  • August 25, 1954 - November 24, 2017
  • Ponchatoula, Louisiana

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“I am so saddened to hear of Tessie's passing and offer my condolences to her family. My grandfather, Garfield Beattie, adored Tessie and we always...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Brad beattie - FL - Friend

“First Garfield, then Donald and now you. Garfield loved you so much. New Orleans will never, ever be the same without the three of you. I am so...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Michelle Beattie - Boca Raton, FL

“I'm so sorry for your loss Tessie and I were inseparable in high school . We would hangout at the family restrauant after school Many great...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Robin Bowen Grace - Abita springs, LA

“To the Beckler Family,I am so sad to read this about Tessie's passing. We went to Jeff. Jr. High and Riverdale together. Also, my husband and I...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Connie & Val Guilbeau - Picayune, MS

“I knew Tessie at Riverdale and then reconnected with her in the practice of law. She was always so kind to everyone. The world has lost a good soul! ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa tompkins - River Ridge, LA

“My sincerest sympathies . I am very sad to read this , she was far too young to pass away . ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Denise Whittaker - Evergreen, CO

7 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“May you grieve your loss and rejoice in the loving memories. Tess was a very giving person. I will always be grateful for her kindness. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Celeste Skinner - Hamm d, LA

“Freddie,Please accept my sincerest sympathy on your great loss of Tess. I was so shocked when you told me this news at Tessie's the other day...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Lawrence Caillouet - Metairie, LA

“Fred, please know that you are in our prayers, may Tess Rest In Peace ! ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Mrs Louis Rags Scheuermann

“I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who binds up the broken hearted and comforts all who mourn sustain the family during this difficult...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: - Flint, MI

“Freddie,Sorry for the loss of your sister. Just happened to read it in the obits. I hope you are doing well otherwise. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jay Harney - Metairie, LA

“It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: J. Howard

“Although, I never had the chance to meet her, my wife "Lesa" spoke of her often, she will be truly missed. They were true friends for over 12 years,...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Pastor Michael Thibodeaux - LA

“In my prayers A lady that inspired me ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Sonia Henry - Ponchatoula, LA

“Tess, your smile and your kind heart will always be remembered. I miss you very much and will always keep you dear to my heart. I know you are in...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: LESA WEBB - Lafayette, LA

Theresa "Tess" Beckler passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017, at the age of 63. She was born on August 25, 1954, in New Orleans, LA, to the late Theresa Virciglio and the late Frederick C. Beckler. She was a resident of Ponchatoula, LA. Tess is survived by her brother, Frederick Beckler and a host of extended family. Tess received her BA in political science at UNO and graduated in 1977. She received her Juris Doctor of Law at Loyola University and graduated in May 1981. She had Drake and Beckler Law Offices in Metairie, LA and Ponchatoula, LA. Her law partners included Ernie Drake Jr., Charlotte Drake, and Ernie Drake III. In addition, she served many years working for the Dept. of Children and Family Services. She was an advocate for children, the elderly, and pet rescue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home 100 W Magnolia St. Ponchatoula, LA 70454 on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 9 AM until the memorial service at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories in Metairie, LA. To view and sign the family guest book, please visit