Fr. Donald Leger, associate pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, will officiate for the services. The family requested visiting hours Monday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A rosary was recited Monday at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Leger was a World War II veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Army, European Campaign. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Leger was a prominent rice farmer in the Lyons Point area his entire life. In 1976, Mr. Leger was appointed and served as a board member to the Fifth Ward Drainage District #1, Acadia Parish. He was a life-time member of the V. F. W. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Leen Istre Leger of Morse; three daughters, Glenda L. Thompson of Lyons Point, Donna L. Conner and her husband Lonnie of Estherwood; Loretta L. Singleton of Lafayette; two sons, Lecaster Leger and his wife Cathy of Crowley, Caroll Leger and his wife Melissa of Cheyenne, WY; three sisters, Thelma L. Clark of Crowley, Norma L. Bonin of Morse and Betty June L. Myers of Morse; one brother, Lovelace Leger of Morse; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Leger was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Agnes Breaux Leger; one infant brother, Joseph Leger.
Pallbearers will be Marcus Leger, Eric and Ryan Thompson, Jason and Justin Simon, and Leo Singleton. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Leger, Lovelace Leger and Vernice Hargrave.
The family requests memorial contributions to, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. Michaels School or Hospice of Acadiana.
The family would like to thank Dr. Leleux, Dr. Vincent, Med Source Home Health, Heart of Hospice, and Hospice of Acadiana. They would also like to thank all his caregivers, especially Stephanie Breaux, Lavergne Hebert, Octavia Joseph and Sunny Meyers. The love and compassion they showed was a true sign of God’s love. Thanks also to Deacon Davis, Deacon Rodless Leleux and Shelly Istre for coming out and praying with the family and the bereavement committee of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, 301 N Ave F, Crowley, 337-783-3313.