2023Obituaries Edwina Catherine Byrd Waguespack

August 28, 2023by SealeUser6

June 26, 1943 – August 24, 2023

 Edwina Catherine Byrd Waguespack, beloved Mother, NaNa, Aunt and Friend passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 24, 2023, surrounded by those she loved at Heritage Manor, Mandeville after an extended illness.

Edwina was the daughter of Edward and Rita Mae Byrd.  She is survived by her sons: James Stoddard (Hope), Steven Waguespack (Carol), Brad Waguespack (Lori), and Alwyn Brown (Chris); her grandchildren: Whitney (Derrick), Clayton (Raven), Lauren, John (Dawn), Kristin, Ashley, Nicole, Frank, Jessica, Adam and 13 great-grandchildren; her God-daughters: Rhonda Pentney, Kimberly Boudreaux and Judy Ferris; her Sister-Friends: May Miley, Loretta Mayeaux, Patricia Wade, Jeannen Lott, and Jackie Weaver; Cousins: Jacquelyn Boudreaux and Deborah Carbonette; Special Niece: Tecia Hunter

Ewina loved her family beyond measure.  She never allowed any need to go unmet and cherished time spent with friends and family.  Her faith saw her through many hardships and struggles.  Prayer was her strongest defense.  She spent countless hours searching for the perfect cards and gifts for those she loved on special occasions.  If you were loved by her, there was no doubt where you stood.  She made everyone feel like they were her favorite person in the world.  You knew you were loved when your birthday rolled around and there was a special card and gift in your mailbox, or a special package wrapped and decorated with stickers on Christmas or Easter.

Edwina is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alwyn Waguespack; her parents, Edward and Rita Mae Byrd; her sisters, Joan Schneider and Brenda Gonzales, and her grandson Steven Cody Waguespack.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Heritage Manor of Mandeville and St. Catherine’s Hospice for their care.




  • Melvin Hasselbeck jr

    December 2, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Peace there angel
    And look down on all us with the others . Now you can laugh and smile with others whom are in heaven with you . RIP
    Mel hasselbeck Jr.


  • Cynthia Neighbors Ricks

    September 13, 2023 at 1:44 am

    James, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Helen Arnes

    August 29, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    I would just like to say I am so thankful for the priveledge of knowing Mrs. Edwina. She was truly a jewel to so many. You would only have to read what her grandchildren had to say about her to know what a truly great person she was. Family was always first and foremost her greater pride. Friends were many as well. I’m sure all of us can pull out cards sent to us at the lowest point in our lives: that would lift us up today. There was never a need, if she knew about it, she was there to meet it. If she couldn’t do it herself, she knew her God could and she would take it to him in prayer for you. I have been the receiver of many of her answered prayers. When we think of what the bible says about a great woman, she was one. I’m so thankful she is at peace: no more pain and suffering for her. She will be missed: but she will also still live on in our hearts and lives.


  • Penny Byrd

    August 29, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    I didn’t get the opportunity to meet Ms Edwina in person. I could tell just by talking to her that she was such a kind lady. Love you cousin!


  • Roxanna H. Oulliber

    August 29, 2023 at 2:03 am

    Love you Ms Edwina, you are in no more pain in your physical & mentally body. You now have glorious body.
    You never forgot my moms birthday, thank you.🫶


  • Kimberly Boudreaux

    August 28, 2023 at 11:49 pm

    I am going to miss the way she lifted me up with her unconditional love and kindness. I have shoe boxes filled with cards and momentos for me and my son Johnathan. She never missed an occasion to spread her love 💕
    I have every pair of socks she mailed me as an adult, some of them are too silly to wear but they are all tucked carefully in my drawer and I am reminded of her each time I reach for a pair. I may never experience the love she gave agin in this lifetime, and her selflessness and kindness will stay with me forever. She and Sonny, who happens to be my Godfather always loved me where I was in life. Good, bad and the ugly. They encouraged me and always told me how special I am and how lucky the world is to have me in it. Who will remind me when I desperately need to hear it.
    The love she left here is massive, and so is the hole she filled. I love you Aunt Nanan, I pray that you are rejoicing with the family until we get there.


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