Paula Winona Lear

August 6, 1951 - December 24, 2020

Paula Winona Lear, 69, a resident of Cape Coral for the past 7 years, formerly of Metairie, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 in Fort Myers.  She was born August 6, 1951 in New Orleans, LA to Paul Souby and Iris (Donafort) Souby. 

Paula was of the Catholic faith. She will be remembered as a person who cared for her family.

She is survived by her two loving children, James Lear, Jr (Melissa) of Cape Coral and Darrin Lear (Angela) of Metairie, LA; one sister, Iris “Jackie” Peeler (Henry) of Slidell, LA as well as three grandchildren, Jennifer, Matthew and George, and her longtime companion Michael Scardina. 

Private Family Services will be held in New Orleans at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter, 8180, Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102.

Family and friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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