Irma Ray Mosby, treasured mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022, at the age of 95. Born in Opelousas, LA to Jean Batiste and Elenora Ray, Irma was preceded in death by her darling husband of over 50 years, Dr. William Henry Mosby I. Mother of William H. "Bubba" Mosby II, Mary Eleanor "Tracy" Mosby Giannobile, and the late Mona Marie Mosby. Mother-in-law to Debra Billiot Mosby and Peter Giannobile, Jr. Grandmother to Scott William and Joshua Newton Mosby, Mona Mosby Schaub, William Mosby Giannobile, and Sarah Giannobile Davidge. Great Grandmother to Charles "Porter” Schaub, George William and Henry Stone Davidge.
A longtime Gretna resident, Irma (sometimes known as "Ruth" or "Rudy") was a woman of God, devoted Catholic, nurse, friend, and revered mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was hardworking, creative, intelligent, and stubborn as a mule. She enjoyed traveling, reading, sewing, puzzles, and most of all spending time outdoors in the garden. Her last years were spent with her most-precious companion and sister Shirley Ray Legendre and her late puppy Magnolia "Maggie" Mosby. The family takes comfort in knowing that Irma has been reunited in heaven with her daughter and dearest husband at long last. Hopefully, we will all get to hear you "yoo-hoo"-ing from inside the gates of heaven when we all get there.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 610 Sixth St., Gretna, LA on Friday , December 16, 2022 at 10am. A Memorial Visitation will be held at the church from 8am until 10am. Interment, Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family would also like to extend a full and heartfelt thank you to The Pheonix of Hammond and to Modern Hospice for the love and care they provided to Irma. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Catholic Charities or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Understanding that some may be hesitant to pay their respects with cases of COVID again on the rise locally, the family asks that anyone who attends employ masks upon entry to the church and consider socially distancing. Additionally, the family would like those who are still uncomfortable with attending to know that we understand your reticence and join them in remembering and celebrating Irma in your own way. Family and friends may view and sign the online guest book at