Summary: retired pianist and regional director of the National Negro Association of Musicians at the New Zion Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana who was among one of more than 1,500 people reported missing and presumed dead in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that struck the southeastern United States in late August 2005 causing unprecedented death and destruction along the U.S. Gulf Coast with the highest number of lives lost and the most severe damage took place in New Orleans, Louisiana where the flood protection system failed, in which it was ranked as one of the five deadliest hurricanes and the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States.
Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina
Born: June 17, 1922
Died: August 29, 2005
Location: Gentilly, Louisiana