Summary: former resident of Fern Crest Nursing Home in eastern New Orleans, Louisiana who was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition at an intensive care unit for nearly two months after suffering from dehydration and heat exhaustion as a result of an evacuation involving school buses that lacked air-conditioning and water in the wake 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 mostly 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: Complications from injuries suffered during evacuation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Born: June 4, 1956
Died: October 24, 2005
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana