Annabelle Stringer Garcia Rickerson, a native of New Orleans passed away on Tuesday, October 5th at the age of 91 at her home in Watson, LA. Annabelle lived her 91 years to the fullest, bringing joy and laughter to all in her path. Annabelle graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in 1948 and later went on to enjoy a career as a floral designer. Through her years she lived in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Clinton, Slidell and Watson making many lifelong friends along the way. Of the many organizations she was involved in, being a Lady Shriner LadyBug was a true highlight for her. She is survived by 1 son, Nick Dimaio Jr, granddaughter Gena Dimaio, grandsons Scott Dimaio and wife Donna, and J.T. Dimaio. Grandchildren Hunter, Justin, Emalea and Cooper. Nephews Tommy, Jeffrey and Julian Rickerson and many great and great great nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by husbands, Vernon Rickerson, Leslie Clark and Nick Dimaio Sr. Sons L.J and David Ashley Dimaio. Sister Marie Rickerson and parents Helen Stringer Garcia, William Stringer and adopted father Leopoldo Garcia. Annabelle's sweet smile would light the room and her Love was felt by all. There is no doubt the world is a better place because of her and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Pallbearers will be as follows: Jeffrey Rickerson, Jason Rickerson, Scott Dimaio, Hunter Dimaio, Justin Watts, and Cooper Knaps. Honorary Emalea Dimaio. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation to be held at Green Oaks Funeral Home on Saturday October 16 from 12pm-2pm with a funeral service beginning at 2pm; address: 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815.
Published by The Advocate from Oct. 14 to Oct. 13, 2021.