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James Laughlin

Oct 31, 1929 - Nov 14, 2023

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Lake Charles, LA

James Russell Laughlin was born October 31, 1929 to Van Russell Laughlin and Marie Davis Laughlin in the small, rural West Texas town of Rule. He had one brother, Van Davis Laughlin. His grandfather and grandmother lived right up the hill from his home and provided much love and comfort throughout his life. His family were cotton farmers and although it was in his blood to do the same, his grandfather advised against it as coming times would not be good. James played football and baseball while ...Read More

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Wendy Michelle Durocher

Jul 19, 1980 - Feb 27, 2024

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Lake Charles, LA

Wendy Michelle Durocher, a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, and friend, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, surrounded by loved ones, with her devoted husband by her side. She was 43 years old. Funeral Services celebrating Wendy’s life will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 10:00 am at Evangeline Funeral Home in New Iberia. Rev. Paul Neel will officiate. Wendy will be laid to rest at Holy Family Cemetery. The family requests that visiting hours be observed on Friday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Evangeline Funeral Home. The funeral home will reopen on Saturday at 8:00 am until the time of service. Born on July 19, 1980, in Leesville, Louisiana, Wendy brought joy and warmth into the lives of all who knew her. She was a proud graduate of Pickering High School, Class of 2000, where she formed lasting friendships and cherished memories. Wendy pursued a career in the construction industry, where her dedication and expertise shone brightly as a Quality Assurance Specialist. Known for her spirited and independent nature, Wendy was a force to be reckoned with. Her zest for life was matched only by her unwavering love and devotion to her family. She found immense joy in the company of her husband and son, cherishing every moment spent together. Wendy was a devoted fan of LSU football, often cheering passionately for her team. She found solace in watching movies with her son and shopping with her husband, creating countless cherished memories that will live on in their hearts forever. Wendy had a vibrant personality that lit up any room she entered. She loved adventure and cherished time spent with her family, especially during vacations filled with laughter and love. Among her many passions, Wendy found solace in the simplicity of life's pleasures. She loved nothing more than casting a line and feeling the gentle tug of a fish on the line, or savoring the flavor of boiled crawfish among friends and family. Her faithful companion, Oakley, her beloved dog, was a constant source of comfort and joy throughout her life. Survivors include her loving husband, Gary Durocher; her beloved son, Peyton Durocher; her mother, Brenda Gail Foley; her father, Billy Ray Foley; two sisters, Heather F. Kasee and husband John and Stephany F. Rodock and husband William; one brother, Michael Joe Williams; her maternal grandmother, Billie Lou Moore, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Bobbie Lee Moore. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Peyton Durocher, Mayo Racca, Charles Brignac, Chris Feller, Debra Feller and -----. Memorial donations may be made in her name to American Cancer Society, P O Box 13334, New Iberia, LA 70562. Wendy leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories. Her passing leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew her, but her spirit will live on in the countless lives she touched. To view on-line obituary, view movie presentation and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

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Corinne Janet Griggs

Sep 03, 1929 - Feb 26, 2024

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Lake Charles, LA

Corinne Janet Griggs, age 94, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. She was born September 03, 1929 in Oklahoma City, OK to William and Mary Jackson. Corinne was an avid gardener, was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Petroleum Wives Club and the SWLA PC Users Group. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Stuart Griggs of Lake Charles; four grandchildren, Brian Griggs, Travis Griggs and wife Sarah, Cheryl Koskie and husband Billy and Janet Britton and husband Jonathon; 11 great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Buford "Tom" Griggs; son, Ron Griggs; daughter, Pamela Griggs; brother, Eugene Jackson; and sister, Thava Mae Jackson. The family will welcome relatives and friends on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 12: 00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024 with a funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Consolata Cemetery.

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Virgil Lee Fuselier

Dec 15, 1932 - Feb 23, 2024

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Lake Charles, LA

Virgil Lee Fuselier, age 91, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. Virgil was born on December 15, 1932 in Bell City, Louisiana. He lived in Lake Charles for many years before moving to Lafayette where he lived for 19 years. He returned to Lake Charles in 1987. Virgil proudly served in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict, graduated from McNeese State University in 1960, and he worked for Gulf States/Entergy for 36 years before retiring in 1995. Virgil attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church. Virgil was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jackie Hinman Fuselier, and his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Fuselier. He is survived by his three children, Grady Fuselier, Drew Fuselier (Kim), and Dionne Moore (Lewis); five grandchildren, Blaine Fuselier, Britnee Fuselier (Bryce), Dane Fuselier (Alley), Cory Fuselier (Kristen), and Allyshia Marion; and six great-grandchildren, Micah, Avery, Emery, Harper, Logan, and Rhyder. Virgil's family would like to extend a special thank you to his caregivers, Ivory & Twyla Levi, the staff at The Carriage House, and Harbor Hospice for the wonderful care given to their father. A Graveside Service officiated by Rev. Jace Eskind will begin at 1pm Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Sallier Cemetery under the direction of J. E. Hixson & Sons Funeral Home.

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Dr. George E. Reado

Sep 24, 1944 - Feb 23, 2024

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Lake Charles, LA

Dr. George E. Reado, retired Calcasieu Parish School Board Director passed away on February 23, 2024, at the age of 79 years old. He was born September 24, 1944, and was raised by Reverend Dr. David and Elizabeth Carter. He was an honor graduate of W.O. Boston High School and received his bachelor’s degree in education from Grambling State University where he was on the Deans list every semester until graduation. He began his career as a science teacher and quickly moved up the ranks after completing his master’s degree at McNeese State University and his PhD at Columbia University. When he was the principal of John J. Johnson Elementary school, he was the first African American from Calcasieu Parish to travel to the state capital to receive an award for the highest elementary testing scores in the State of Louisiana. Dr. Reado was promoted to Supervisor of Elementary Schools and took the lead in ushering in a new era of accountability and increased standardized testing. He was a stern taskmaster and believed in bolstering student achievement through common-sense strategies. When another promotion was earned, Dr. Reado found himself as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for over 26 elementary schools located throughout Calcasieu Parish.He was a proponent of positive attitudes and traditional education practices. During his many decades of service, Dr. Reado maintained a focus on standards-based results for children and quality professional development for teachers. He was well known and highly respected by all who knew him. His poise, grace, and compassion would always shine through in everything he did. He was a trusted advisor to multiple superintendents, he provided decision-makers with a unique insight into schools, education, and community needs. A calm, professional manner linked with a steady vision made him one of the strongest institutional assets in the history of the Calcasieu Parish School Board. He touched countless lives through his good works and examples. He was on numerous boards in Lake Charles to include the John J. Johnson scholarship fund to which he was the Treasurer. Dr. Reado was an active Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – Zeta Psi Lambda Chapter, Lake Charles, LA, where his commitment to social justice and impact in Education and community service was beyond measure. After retiring from CPSB after 53 years of service during Covid in 2020, Dr. Reado enjoyed watching game shows, playing his baby grand piano and ordering gadgets off HSN and QVC. He loved to grill and smoke meat and was a connoisseur of Louisiana cuisine and drink. He also enjoyed spending time and talking to his loved ones on the phone for hours on end.He leaves to mourn his beloved Edrice “Kitty” Reado of Lake Charles, LA, one daughter, Tonya Reado Taylor (James - preceded in death) of Texas, three step daughters, Mildred Patrick (Larry) of Lake Charles, Suzette Betsill (Tony) of Alexandria, VA, and Jamie Jones (Daryl ) of Atlanta, GA. One sister, Charcey Cormier of Lake Charles, LA, one sister-in-law, Lula Patricia Williams of Lake Charles, LA, three granddaughters – JaNya and Jordyn Taylor of TX, Nakisha Betsill of MD, five grandsons – James E. Johnson of TX, Jarrett E. Johnson of VA, Timothy J. White of GA , Joseph Betsill II of WV, and Jamelle Betsill of MD. He also leaves to cherish his memory, eight great grandchildren and a host of other relatives.He was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Dr. David and Elizabeth Carter. He will be missed by family, friends and colleagues.A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, March 2, at True Light Baptist Church at 1518 Gerstner Memorial Drive. Visitation will begin at 11am with the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's Omega service and Funeral, officiated by Rev. Kieran Coleman, following at 1:00pm. Burial interment will take place at Orange Grove Cemetery under the direction of King's Funeral Home.For condolences, please visit www.kingsfuneralhomela.com.

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Norma "Nancy" Ruth Broussard

Jan 05, 1931 - Feb 26, 2024

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Lake Charles, LA

Norma "Nancy" Ruth Broussard, age 93, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. Nancy was born in Mossville, Louisiana.

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Johnnie Reed, Jr.

Oct 29, 1939 - Feb 25, 2024

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Lake Charles, LA

Johnnie Reed, Jr., 84, departed this life on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Calcasieu Community Care Center in Lake Charles, LA. He was born October 29, 1939, to Johnnie Reed, Sr., and Leona Moore Reed in Cameron, LA. He worked at PPG Industries until his retirement. He loved going to bingo, fishing and duck hunting. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 61 years, Elsie Jean Reed of Lake Charles, LA; one son, Kenneth Wayne Reed of Aledo, TX; one brother, Herman Jennings Reed of Lake Charles, LA; three grandchildren, Braill Alexandria Reed, Johnnie Trainer Reed and Elsie Elizabeth Reed and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Leona Reed; six brothers, Clevland Reed, Levene Reed, Gilbert Reed, Joseph Reed, Tommy Reed and Sammy Reed; three sisters, Bertha White, Selena Reed and Margaret Reed.Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., and funeral service at 12:00 p.m., at King’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Martin de Porres Cemetery, Cameron Parish, LA.For words of comfort, please visit www.kingsfuneralhomela.com

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Jacob Evans Alexander

May 09, 1988 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lake Charles, LA

Jacob Evans Alexander, age 35, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Jacob was born on May 9, 1988 in Lake Charles. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, his aunt, Cheryl Skipper, his cousin, Rebel Abbott, and step-brother, Dustin Goulette. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his three daughters, Carmen Mhire, Cory Evan' Alexander, and Cadence Alexander; father, Timothy Alexander Sr. and wife, Brenda; mother, Judy Alsdurf and husband, Carl; brothers, John Alexander, Timothy Alexander, Jr., Joey Goulette, and Matthew Alsdurf; sisters, Brandy Alsdurf, Teresa McCarta, and Amber Silbernagel; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles with Rev. Mel Yorks officiating. Fond memories and condolences may be shared at JEHixson.com for Jacob's family.

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Terence Raoul Honore'

May 03, 1956 - Feb 14, 2024

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Lake Charles, LA

Terence Raoul Honore’ 67 of Lake Charles, Louisiana, affectionately known as Terry, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 14, 2024, after an extended illness. His loss has profoundly saddened his family. Terry was born on May 3, 1956 to Dorothy M. Honore’ and Anthony R. Honore’ in his beloved Chicago Illinois. He was one of five children, Anthony, (late) Angelo, (late) Candace, and Philippe better known as Phil. His family moved back to their home roots of Louisiana in the early 1970’s.Terry later met and married Cynthia “Cyno” Gallow Honore, who he referred to as his “Jolie” which is the joy and beauty of his life. They were married for 42 years and from that union two children were borne Terence (T.J.) and Matthew (Matt). Terry attended Louisiana State University, and was a lifelong industrial and refinery worker, holding a variety of positions and was known as an attentive and committed team leader. He took extreme pride in his family, work, and responsibilities, which is reflective of his Catholic upbringing, and reverence for God. The most remarkable aspects of his life were his ability to relate to anyone; he never met a stranger; and his natural skill of uniquely crafting jokes that were both timely and hilarious was his legendary mark and forte. He was a man in which, after meeting him once you would never forget him. He could not back away from lively discussions regarding topics that captured his interests. He was a lover of great cuisine, held a passion for restored classic cars and trucks, and he was a connoisseur of the perfectly balanced Tanqueray cocktail and together with Cyno he thoroughly enjoyed hosting family and friends in his home. Terry was loved, and will be greatly missed. He leaves to mourn his beloved Cynthia Gallow Honore’ of Lake Charles, Louisiana, his two children, Terence R. Honore’ Jr. and fiancé Skyla Rivera of New Orleans, LA, Matthew R. Honore’ and fiancé Whitney Moore of Lake Charles, LA, his brothers, Anthony, R. Honore’ Jr. and wife, Carol of Chicago, IL and Phillippe N. Honore’ and wife, Cynthia P. of Lake Charles, LA and five grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy M. Honore’ and Anthony R. Honore’ his sister, Candace O. Honore’ and his brother Angelo P. Honore’. He will be missed by a host of family and friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 8:00 a.m., at King’s Funeral Home with a Rosary at 9:00 a.m., and funeral service at 11:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Mausoleum under the direction of King’s Funeral Home.For words of comfort, please visit www.kingsfuneralhomela.com

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Sherry Ann Dyson

Feb 01, 1958 - Feb 12, 2024

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Lake Charles, LA

Sherry Ann Dyson, age 66, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024. The family will welcome the public for visitation at J. E. Hixson & Sons Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 5 PM until 9 PM. Visitation will resume Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 9 AM until time of funeral service at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Grandlake–Sweetlake Community Cemetery.

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Ola Mae Young Rogers

Dec 27, 1928 - Feb 13, 2024

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Lake Charles, LA

Ola Mae Young Rogers, age 95, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Ola Mae was of the Catholic Faith, raised in Welsh and graduated in 1945 from Welsh High School where she was captain of the basketball team, married in December of 1945, she retired from The Louisiana Department of Labor and traveled extensively. Ola Mae is preceded in death by her parents Ody and Oziea Young, her husband J.B. Rogers, daughter, Karen Sue Messenger and son in law Terry Messenger, son John Wayne Rogers, son in law David Degeyter,son in law Larry Murphy, brother, A.J. Young, sister, Mary Winnie Lognion, as well as many other of her close friends. She is survived by her 3 daughters; Linda Degeyter, Barbara Hickox and Laura Strahan, 7 grandchildren, numerous great and great great grandchildren, nieces; Glenda Faye Allen, Judy Pederson, nephew James Carroll Shuff and family friend Cecil Fritz. Visitation will be from 8:30 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. on Friday, A rosary will be recited at 10:00 A.M. on Friday February 16, 2024 in the Chapel of Hixson Funeral Home, 3001 Ryan St. Lake Charles, La. Interment will follow at Lacassine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Harbor Hospice or the charity of your choice.

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