Prayer of St. Ignatius - Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my entire will. You have given me whatever I am or possess. I give it back to you to be entirely subject to your will. Only give me your love and your grace. With these I am rich enough and ask for nothing more. Amen
Nora Lee Lovas Eckert, a loving and courageous wife, mother, grandmother, and teacher, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2018, after battling cancer for the past twelve years. She was born on November 5, 1943, in New Iberia, Louisiana. She graduated high school from Mount Carmel Academy in New Iberia. She received her Bachelor of Science from Southeastern Louisiana University and her Master's in Education from Louisiana State University. She retired from Robert E. Lee High School after 30 years of teaching where she taught typing, keyboarding, accounting, civics, and for numerous years was the moderator for the High Steppers. After retiring, she worked for Tuesday Morning for numerous years. She was an avid LSU fan and loved playing tennis. Besides spending time with her family and friends, her favorite past time was her cell phone. As a Facebook fan, she reconnected with past students and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Eckert married for 53 years; daughters, Erin Eckert McLean and husband, Don; Wendy Eckert Gremillion and family friend, Eddie Rinaudo; brother, Larry Lovas and wife Darlene; brother-in-law, Philip Eckert and wife Prados; grandchildren: Patrick, Daniel, and Ian McLean; Gabrielle and Creighton Gremillion; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Leroy Lovas; mother, Nora Romero Lovas; brother, Leroy Lovas, Jr.; sister, Nancy Lovas Braud; and granddaughter, Jessica Eckert.
Visiting hours will take place at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Special thanks to the medical teams of Dr. Harold Brandt, Dr. Gerald Miletello, and the BR General Bluebonnet.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Judes Children’s Hospital https://www.stjude.org/give.html
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com
I worked with Nora at Tuesday Morning on Jones Creek. We shared many laughs and tears together. I am a cancer survivor also. My prayers go to the family and know that she is in a better place and our tears are tears of joy knowing that. May your family find comfort in knowing that she was loved my others. Susan Curtis
Susan CurtisBaton Rouge, LA
I read about Nora in the paper this morning. I am so sorry for your loss. It is another piece of the many fond memories I have of your family. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
I think about Leroy ,Nora , and Nancy often and will always keep them in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences .
David WormserNew Iberia, LA