in Pass Christian MS and New Orleans
BEFORE      (circa 1860's)
The tomb fared just fine..having made it through so many hurricanes. It looks rough, but it seems to be solid.
Emma Barrus Pepper
from a Nursing Home in New Orleans.
She is the sister of Audrey Barrus Fresh.
update from Audrey:
Emmy died on October 21, 2005 at Our Lady of the Oak Nursing Home Lafayette LA
Posted Nov 1, 2005
Helen Roberts Lang, 72, of Pass Christian, MS, died Monday, August 29, 2005, along with her husband, Nelson C. Lang, in Hurricane Katrina related circumstances.
Mrs. Lang was a native of Biloxi and a lifelong resident of the coast. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Pass Christian and a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene J. and Mary "Sweet" Gardemal Roberts; a sister, Mary Louise Gibson and two brothers, Eugene J. "Buddy" Roberts, Jr. and James W. Roberts.
Survivors include two sisters, Beatrice Roberts Uher of Hattiesburg and Hazel Roberts Aucoin of St. Martin, and four brothers, George A. "Flitter" Roberts of Ocean Springs; Roland T. Roberts of Ocean Springs; Ronald F. Roberts of St. Martin and Patrick Roberts of Biloxi. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12 noon Thursday, November 3, 2005, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will follow in Biloxi National Cemetery.
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, O'Neal Road, Gulfport, is in charge of arrangements.
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Nelson Corr "Nip" Lang died in Hurricane Katrina along with his wife of 25 years, Helen Roberts Lang, formerly of Biloxi. Mr. Lang was born May 9, 1929 and lived his full life in Pass Christian. He and his wife were both lost in the destruction of their home on August 29, 2005.
He was the son of E.A. Lang and Anna Hire Lang both of whom predeceased. He was also predeceased by a younger brother, Gordon Corr Lang, who died as an infant.
He is survived by two older brothers, John Hire Lang and Eaton A. Lang, Jr., both of Pass Christian, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of St. Stanislaus College Prep, Bay St. Louis and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Most of his business life was spent in the Real Estate and General Insurance Business in Pass Christian.
During the Korean War he spent four years in the U.S. Navy as an electricians mate on the submarine U.S.S. Medregal (SS480).
Mr. Lang was a long term active member of the Pass Christian Rotary Club where he was particularly active in Boy Scout Troop 216, which was the troop sponsored by that Rotary Club. He held an outstanding record of having over forty years of perfect attendance at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club. He was a Catholic and had served as both usher and eucharistic minister at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pass Christian.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Lang and his wife, Helen, will be held Thursday, November 3, 2005 , at 12 noon at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi where friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the Mass. Burial will follow in Biloxi National Cemetery.
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, O'Neal Road, Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.
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Below: Pass Christian. effects of Katrina
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