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Emily Desoto

November 16, 1934 — May 21, 2020


Graveside service for Emily “Sue” DeSoto of Pineville, formerly of Plaucheville and Galliano, will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery of Dupont with Fr. Joseph Desimone officiating.


Emily DeSoto, age 85, passed away on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Pineville. She worked as a Door-Greeter at the Wal-Mart of Galliano.


Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Loretta DeSoto (Mike Buras) of New Orleans, Gwen DeSoto (Bill Travis) of Pineville, Cheyene DeSoto (Donna) of Baton Rouge, and Jay DeSoto of Galliano; sister, Ida Simmons (Gene) of Covington. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Emily Kessler (Robert), Kristen Redmond (Kyle), Cody DeSoto (Jessica), Annie DeSoto-Buras, and Wil DeSoto-Buras; great-grandchildren, Charlie Redmond, LandryKate Kessler, Liam Redmond, Cora Kessler, Caroline DeSoto, and Jaxon Redmond. The family would like to offer a special thanks to her caregiver, Melanie Morgan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J C DeSoto; parents, John and Annie "Elmaze" Charrier Mouton.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that friends and family make a donation to the charity of their choice in Sue's honor.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.escudefuneralhome.com.

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