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Deborah Croft Ganaway
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  • Notre Dame Hospice
    1000 Howard Avenue, 10th Floor
    New Orleans, LA 70113

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“Prayers for all of the family. You will be missed! ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Dawn Prudhomme - Baton Rouge, LA

“Butch and family,I know you will miss Debby so much. She was a special lady and a wonderful person. I watched her grow up from about 18 months to 3...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: COLIN CROFT - WARNER ROBINS, GA

“Sorry for you loss Mike, I know she was a great Mom by how much you talked about your Mom and Dad and how much you visited them. I am sure She is...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Thomas Hunter - Marrero, LA

“I have no words sufficient enough to express how much you will be missed. I love you Debs and I will always miss you! Thank you for being such a...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Pam Fontenot - Houston, TX

“We want you to know how very sorry we are for your loss. She was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. She was beautiful inside and out. She...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Faye and Darrell Mathis - GA

“Harold, David and all family members:Wanted to say how sorry we are to hear of Debby's passing.I know there are no words to ease the fracture this...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: mike gahar - Arvada, CO

“Her walk through this life is now complete....she now begins a new walk with our heavenly father. Our prayers are with the family during these...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Effron & Patsy Savoy - Baldwin, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mrs. Debby rest in God's eternal peace and may...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA


Deborah "Debby" Croft Ganaway passed away at the age of 63 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at her home in Patterson. Debby was born in Glendale, AZ and was a longtime resident of Patterson. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Debby's passion was her family and relaxing with her feet in the sand. She worked at Franklin Foundation as a medical biller and had a wonderful sense of humor. But by far, that which she loved most in this world was her family, whom she dearly loved, especially her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her husband of 45 years, Harold Ganaway; four children, Harold Ganaway, Jr. and his wife Melissa LaCoste Ganaway of Patterson, Rebekah Ganaway LeBlanc and her husband Stephen Todd LeBlanc of Lafayette, Diana Lynn Ganaway and her partner Chad Taylor of Patterson, and Michael Ganaway and his fiancé Gina Benelli of Metairie; grandchildren, Bethany Ann Ganaway, Lauryn Ann Freeman, Harold Anthony Ganaway III, Austin Kyle Ganaway, Addysen Reece Wright, and Lillie Jeanne Ganaway; and great grandson, Ryder Joseph Callais. She is also survived by her father and step-mother, Vernon David Croft and Rosita Croft of Meridian, ID; brother, Vernon David Croft II of Metairie; sister, Melinda S. Ross and her husband John Ross of Newman, IL; brother, Andrew Mathis and his wife Carol Mathis of Young Harris, Georgia; mother-in-law, Willow Jean Ganaway; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Sue Hall Aucoin; grandson, Joseph Anthony Ganaway; and father-in-law, J. D. Ganaway.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Ibert's Mortuary in Patterson beginning at 9:00 a.m. with an 11:00 a.m. Celebration of Life memorial service following.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Notre Dame Hospice, 1000 Howard Ave. 10th floor, New Orleans, LA 70113, http://notredamehospice-no.org/donate/.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395-7873.