Celebration of Life
Obituary of Kathleen Elaine Harris Little
Kathleen Elaine Harris “Kathy” Little, aged 76 years, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana and a native of Gretna, Louisiana, passed away peacefully at her home after a long illness on the morning of December 30, 2021.
Kathy was a high school graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans and the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics. She began her working career at New Orleans Public Service, Inc. and later as a teacher of Home Economics at Pearl River High School. After moving to Slidell in 1970, it was in a few short years that Kathy and her husband, Allen, began Chateau Bleu Caterers. Founded on their belief that those who did business with Chateau Bleu “came as customers and left as friends,” also fulfilled Kathy’s personal commitment of “to have friends, you must be a friend.” This was most evident to members of Kathy’s family as her friends, with their loving concern, cared for Kathy during her long illness.
Chateau Bleu was not only a business, but it was also a personification of Kathy and Allen. Throughout their 40+ years in business, Chateau Bleu was most charitable not only in supporting Slidell’s community organizations, but also Kathy and Allen performed acts of generosity for many people, many of which are known only to those individuals who were in need. Additionally, during the difficult weeks following Hurricane Katrina, they prepared meals for the first responders. Throughout their career, they provided entry level jobs for many young people in the art of preparing food, some of whom continued careers in their own culinary businesses.
Kathy was instrumental in organizing overseas trips and led local groups to become world travelers to experience the sights, sounds and food of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and South America to name just a few of their travels.
Kathy loved a good time and shared her love for Slidell Mardi Gras with Allen. In 1974, they were reigned as King and Queen of Krewe De La Boutte Dominique. After many years as a member of the Krewe of Perseus, she was honored to serve as Queen Andromeda XXXVI.
To those who have had the pleasure of knowing Kathy, they know that her heart, smile, and laughter were her largest legacy.
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Little and her late parents, Dr. Clyde A. Harris Sr. and Rosie G. Harris. She is survived by her brothers, Clyde A. “Skip” Harris Jr. (the late Toy) and Ronnie C. Harris (Donna); nieces, Emily Harris (Tom) and Laura Andrews (Marcus); nephews, William Moore, Douglas Moore (Rachel), William Harris (Ryan), David Harris (Yuki), and Andrew Harris (Diana); and a host of grandnieces and grandnephews.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Audubon Funeral Home located at 61101 Hwy. 11 in Slidell, LA. Friends and family are invited to join in a prayer, remembrance, and a toast to Kathy beginning at 6:00 p.m. For the safely of all attendees, please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Kathy’s name to the Community Christian Concern Food Pantry (2515 Carey St. Slidell, LA 70458). Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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