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Monica Wedgeworth Cortez

February 16, 1959 — December 6, 2022

Monica Wedgeworth Cortez entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi on February 16, 1959, to the late Andrew Jackson “AJ” and Geneva Wedgeworth.

Monica is survived by her children Christian Cortez Cassreino (John) and Christopher Cortez Sr. (Brittany). She loved her five precious grandchildren with all of her heart Emmett Cassreino, Emma Cassreino, Christopher Cortez Jr., Caroline Cortez, and Chandler Cortez. These babies were the light of her life.

Monica is also survived by her mother and two sisters, Pam Davenport (Gene) and Julie McKay (Bruce). She was a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews: Misty Permenter (Zack), Justin Hirdes (Dylan), Kyle Hirdes (Kristen), Megan McKay, Ashley Alvendia (Paul), Erica Ehrhardt (Philip), Eusebio Gongora (Ashley), and Nicholas Gongora (Carlye). Monica also loved all of her great nieces and nephews.

She worked at Vincent/Red Man Supply Company, Chinchuba Institute, and Visitation of Our Lady School. Monica loved working with her “children” inside the classroom. She enjoyed having one-on-one time with them. She also had a passion for sewing and cooking. If you knew Moncia, you are sure to have a favorite dish that she had cooked.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Marrero on Friday, December 16, 2022. Visitation will be from 9am-12pm with services starting at noon. Please visit to view and sign the online guestbook.
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Service Schedule

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Memorial Visitation

Friday, December 16, 2022

8:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

1st Baptist Church of Marrero

4001 7th St, Marrero, LA 70072

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St John Crematory

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