Myrna Malveaux: 1941 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Myrna Malveaux after a long, brave battle with ALS.

She passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018. She was the devoted and loving wife of Floyd J. Malveaux, nurturing and motivating mother of Suzette, Suzanne, Courtney and Greg Malveaux, proud grandmother of Nailah, Bennett, Jacob, Richard, Gabriel, and Soleil, and generous friend and colleague to many.

A native of New Orleans, Myrna’s “joie de vivre” or full-on embrace of life’s joys was consummate. Her effervescent personality, nurturing nature, and service touched many.

A retired Early Childhood Educator and holder of a Master’s degree, she played a significant role in molding the character and developing the minds of hundreds of young children. She contributed to disaster relief efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, gave back to her community church, St. John the Evangelist, and inspired those battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Also, she was armed with a strong faith in God and is well-known for her generous and non-judgmental support of family, friends, and oftentimes strangers.

Gifts in her honor can be directed to the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, via the Malveaux Mission. Please direct memorial contribution to www.malveauxmission.org/donate