Summary: homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Arabi in New Orleans, Louisiana who was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition for nearly two weeks but never recovered after she developed a viral infection from spending hours in flood water during the Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that struck the southeastern United States and killed at least 1,245 other people during the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season as the storm caused severe destruction along the U.S. Gulf Coast from central Florida to Texas due to the storm surge and levee failure before making its second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in southeast Louisiana in late August 2005, in which it was one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.
Cause of Death: Complications from an infection
Born: November 30, 1925
Died: September 9, 2005
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana