2022ObituariesPeggy Avery

July 16, 2022by SealeUser3

September 1, 1936 ~ July 15, 2022

Peggy Ann Navarre Avery, 85, a longtime resident of Ponchatoula, La, died peacefully Friday, July 15, 2022, surrounded by family at Harvest Manor Nursing Home in Denham Springs, La. Peggy was born in Donner, Louisiana September 1, 1936, to Adley and Mary Boudreaux Navarre.  She graduated from Ponchatoula High School and enlisted in the U. S. Air Force.  While serving in Hawaii, she met the love of her life, Rufus Avery, who she later married. They resided in Georgia before returning to Ponchatoula where they raised their family and were active members of the community.  She was a member of the Ponchatoula Methodist Church, and the Community Garden Club.

Peggy is survived by her children, Wallace Avery (Laurier), Donna Delegal, Michael Avery (Sonya), and Eton Vicknair.  Grandchildren Edward Avery, Meredith Avery, Dustin Bush, Brittany McAdams, Rodney Avery, Wesley Avery, Courtney Henson, and Cory Vicknair.  Great grandchildren, Landon Thompson, Jayce McAdams, Brayden Bush, Braxton Bush, and Avery Henson.  Siblings, Travis Navarre, Adley Navarre, Jr, Patsy Navarre, Myra Gaudin, and George Navarre.

She was preceded by her husband, Rufus Avery, her parents Adley and Mary Boudreaux Navarre, siblings Herman Navarre, Gloria Ballard, Lorena Schlim, Mary Lou Navarre, Emily Jones, Mary Alice Lott, and Roy Navarre.

The funeral will be a private ceremony with only close family members present.




  • Raynell Smith

    July 20, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    On behalf of the entire staff at Life Source Hospice, please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved one. Our hearts are moved with compassion for you and your family. May the peace and comfort of God be with you all during this time of bereavement.
    Pastor Ray Smith
    Bereavement Coordinator


  • Lloyd Ballard

    July 18, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    So sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. She was a good lady and aunt. She will be missed.


  • Pasto Deirdre Allen

    July 18, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    Our deep sympathy at the passing of Peggy. She was an active part of the Ponchatoula First United Methodist women, she sang in the choir, was a part of Mary Martha circle, a great cook and was known for her love of roosters. We remember her helping to raise her grandson Wesley and her love of her friends and family. We will honor her memory at All Saints Day as we light a candle in her memory and share in your grief.


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