Claire Hickman Galatas
1938 - 2019
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Claire Hickman Galatas, 81, of Slidell, Louisiana, known as Maw Maw to the many who loved her, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019, in Slidell. Claire was retired from the St. Tammany School Board after twenty years of service as a Cafeteria Manager. She was named " PTA Grandparent of the Year" in 2003, on the local, district, and State level. Mrs. Galatas was preceded in death by her husband, Larry C. Galatas Sr.; brother, Phillip Timothy; sister, Elizabeth Guidry. She is survived by six children, Carla Sue Morris (Mark), Arthur Galatas (Lisa), Larry Galatas Jr. (Donna), Scott Galatas (Patricia), Kim Johnsen (Chris), Faye Stanley (Jeff); fifteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; brother, Carl Hickman Jr.(Rue); and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd West, Slidell, LA, on Monday, December 30, 2019, at 11:00am. Visitation will begin at 9:00am. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Please visit to sign guestbook. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.

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Published in The Advocate from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, 2019.
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January 10, 2020
Its been two weeks now that you have joined our heavenly father in heaven and I miss you so much. You were such a wonderful mother to me and I will never forget the fun times we had. I am so blessed that you were always there for my kids from the very beginning when I brought them home from the hospital and continuing your love and support at all the school events and sitting next to me during the many sporting events they had, cheering them on all the way. I will forever miss our weekly lunch dates, fun shopping trips and the many hours we spent volunteering in the schools. I love you and will never forget your kind, gentle soul. Kim
Kim Johnsen
December 30, 2019
Your beautiful Mother is now safe in the arms of our Lord, and the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
Our prayers are with your Mom and your family, please accept our sincere condolences...

Debbie Baudin
Trip Trepagnier
December 29, 2019
Patrick and I send our sincere condolences. We were saddened to hear of Mrs Claire's passing. Patrick shares fond memories of Mrs Claire & Mr Larry often! He always has a story to tell me every time we pass the house! He loved them both dearly. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

Love to you all-
Patrick and Michelle Echols

Michelle Echols
December 29, 2019
Dear Carly and Faye

May you find peace in her no longer being in pain, may the memories bring you comfort and may you always remember and carry with you the love she gave. So sorry for you loss and with greatest sympathy I am sending my love.

Love you!! ❤
Jillian Barnes
December 28, 2019
Wonderful person and loving grandmother. She will be missed. There is another empty place on the bayou.
Beverly Galatas-Miserendino.
December 28, 2019
Maw Maw Galatas was such a special lady. She will be so missed by everyone who knew her. She spent many hours volunteering at Riverside Elementary with Kim. I will always be in her debt for the devotion to the students and faculty.
Mary Lou Jordan
December 28, 2019
You will forever be a light for those you touched.
Mark Morris
December 28, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful Aunt. We will love you and miss you always.
Debbie Shepherd
December 28, 2019
Claire was my first friend after we moved to Slidell in the early 50s. I loved her dearly then and now. She was the sweetest friend I ever had and we both dated the bayou boys and then married them. So many good memories of Claire. She was loved by all who knew her. Fly high Claire and I will see you again one day. Much love.
Nancy Galatas
December 28, 2019
I have great childhood memories I cherish.
My condolences to all the family.
Robin Collins
December 28, 2019
My thoughts & prayers are with the family. Fly with the Angels Aunt Claire.
Beth Faciane
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