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PHOTOS: New Orleans’ final farewell to Leah Chase was fit for a queen

Week of celebrating Chase’s life culminated Monday in Treme

Hundreds of New Orleanians came out Monday to pay their final respects to Leah Chase, known as the “Queen of Creole Cuisine”.

Chase died June 1 at 96 years old, and since then, the city has mourned her death and celebrated her life with numerous second lines and memorial services. On Monday, a funeral Mass was held at St. Peter Claver Church. A traditional second line immediately followed, which passed by her restaurant, Dooky Chase.