Lulu Rose Mallard

Lulu Rose Mallard

On July 4, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lulu Rose was born to the late Charles and Marie Kerr. She was the 6th of 7 children.  The sibling’s order is Zara, Mayrece, Wilbert, Ledie, Doris, Lulu, and Elmarie.  Besides her parents, the oldest child Zara and the youngest child Elmarie, both preceded her in death.  Lulu graduated from Joseph S. Clark High School in New Orleans, in 1956.  At the age of 21, in 1960, Lulu moved to Cleveland Ohio.  She worked for Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland.

Lulu met and fell in love with Sid Mallard.  To this union was born their only son, Sid Joseph Mallard.  Sid was her pride, and joy of her life.   As a business woman, Lulu and Sid Mallard created various hair products.  This began the Mallard Hair and Scalp line.  They later changed the name to become Ohmalco (Ohio Mallard Company). It was a thriving business.  Their products were also on the shelves of Woolworth, Revco (now CVS), Gray Drugs, and Two Cousins Beauty Supply.

She was a loving, thoughtful, caring, and strong mother.  During this time of her life, Lulu accepted Christ as her Savior.  Her life was spent living and serving her Savior, Sid, and family.  The natural kindness that was there was enhanced by her faith which she was always willing to share with others, either by personal testimonies of the goodness of the Lord or praying for others in times of hurt, sorrow, or need.  She was known for her generosity to anyone but especially to those on E.128th street and Miles.  Her 50th birthday, which the nation always celebrated with her on July 4th, turned into a large block party. There was a lot of love, laughter, and food shared amongst everyone who attended.

Lulu was a woman who worked hard to maintain a loving and beautiful home, both inside and outside. She loved her flower garden.  When she could no longer work in her flower garden, she opted for the beautiful artificial flowers and planters.  Lulu’s other areas of interest included traveling.  She would take her son, Sid, on many road trips. Amongst these memorable moments was her 30th High School Class Reunion in New Orleans. Lulu’s road trips took them to the homes of her sisters and their families:  Rockville, Maryland, Hampton, Virginia, Atlanta Georgia, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She’s taken the Amtrak train to see the United States, in 30 days.  Lulu spent time with her niece Jorine and her husband, Kenneth Morgan, and their daughter Isabeau, in Hawaii.  Lulu’s spiritual journey took her to the Holy Land of Israel. There she was able to view the birthplace of her beloved Savior and the area of his crucifixion.

Lulu Rose is survived by her loving and faithful son and family, Sid and Karla, and her grandchildren, LeAunna and Miles; Sisters Mayrece St. Cryr, Ledie Fauntleroy, and Doris(Walter) Gray;  nieces and nephews: Mark, Cathy, Jerome, Andre, Michelle, Alexis, Cheryl, Ronald, Michael, Anthony, Anita, Jorine, Shelita, and Edward and a hosts of friends, and the loving neighbors of E.128th street and surrounding blocks. They were more than just neighbors. They were her extended family.

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the life of Lulu Rose Mallard with joy and gratefulness for all that she gave to us. “Bye, Momma.  I really miss you!”

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