Rep. Richmond Mourns the Passing of Restaurateur Willie Mae Seaton

September 22, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after the passing of Willie Mae Seaton, longtime owner of Willie Mae’s Scotch House in New Orleans:

“Ms. Seaton represented everything that is great about New Orleans,” said Rep. Richmond. “She had a wonderful essence about her and always greeted everyone who came to visit her restaurant with warmth and love. To this day, Willie Mae’s is among the best chicken you will ever find. It attracts visitors from all over the world, including the President of the United States, just to taste her fantastic fried chicken.”

“New Orleans will not be the same without her, but her legacy will forever be a part of the city. Her story of turning her small beauty shop into a world renowned establishment exemplifies the spirit of New Orleans. Stories like hers will show generations of Americans that if we work hard, our dreams can become a reality.”

“A beloved mother, grandmother, and example to African-American entrepreneurs everywhere, Ms. Seaton will surely be missed. My sincere condolences and prayers are with her family.”