4000 Norman Mayer Blvd.

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Since the 1920s, Mount Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum has served the families of the New Orleans area. At rest within this historical cemetery are men and women who were leaders in commerce, industry, medicine, law and religion.

Mount Olivet Cemetery & Mausoleum holds the remains of some of New Orleans' most noted. Henry Roeland "Professor Longhair" Byrd, singer, pianist, and Rock & Roll pioneer, Walter C. Wright, educator and Negro Leagues baseball player and historian; and Louis Westerfield, the first tenured African American law professor at Ole Miss University and the first dean of its law school. He grew up in the Fischer Housing Development and received his law degree from Loyola University.


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