A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 3, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Iota, for Anna Mae Thibodeaux Leger, 82, who passed away peacefully at her home near Iota surrounded by her family on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at 7:40 p.m. after fighting a long battle with leukemia.
A loving wife to Allen Leger for 64 years, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she believed that God and family were all that mattered in life. She was a member of American Legion Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary, St. Joseph Ladies Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Acadia Parish Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, Woodmen of the World, and St. Martha’s Guild.
Fr. Mikel Polson, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated for the services. The family requested visiting hours Sunday from 12 noon to 10:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. A rosary was recited Sunday at 6:00 p.m. and was led by the members of Our Lady of the Rosary group. Burial was in St. Joseph Mausoleum.
Mrs. Leger is survived by her husband Allen L. Leger of Iota; four daughters, Diane L. Cicero and her husband, Nick, of Torbert, La, Pricilla L. Simar and her husband, Cal, of Iota, Jacqueline L. Hebert and her husband, Alfred, of Lafayette, Stephanie L. Geurin and her husband, Kevin, of Warrenton, VA; four sons, Blaine Leger and his wife, Betty, of Iota, Bradley Leger of Estherwood, Barry Leger and his wife, Brenda, of Lake Charles, Bernard Leger and his wife, Lesley, of Lake Charles; one sister, Verna Lou T. Miller and her husband, Freddie, of Rayne; one sister-in-law, Bertha Thibodeaux of Lafayette; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Ora Fruge Thibodeaux; two sisters, Syble Miller and Eva Ruth “Tipsy” Kisinger; and two brothers, Milton and Curley Thibodeaux.
Pallbearers were Kevin Cicero, Brian Cicero, Nicholas Cicero, Brannon Simar, Corey Leger, David Hebert and Daniel Leger.
The family thanked Louisiana Oncology Associates staff, especially Dr. Gene Brierre, who walked this journey with the Leger family for over 10 years. Deepest appreciation is also extended to Dr. Mulraj Katira and his staff for their kindness and compassion over the years. The family would also like to thank the multitude of family and friends who have been present in so many ways, especially Our Lady of the Rosary group members who were always a source of strength. Many thanks are due to the nurses and staff of Heart of Hospice for their personal and tender care that they extended to all.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions be made to St. Francis School, Iota.
Words of comfort may be extended to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Iota