Ethel Marie Fontenot Leger

November 7, 1928 ~ December 21, 2010

Ethel Marie Fontenot Leger, 82, was called home on Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Mrs. Leger was born on November 7, 1928 in Eunice, Louisiana. Ethel was the loving wife of Gurfy Leger for 62 years. She lived in Lake Charles since 1946.

Ethel enjoyed many things in her life, especially cooking and gardening. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was an active member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.

Those left to honor and cherish her memories are her son, Kenneth (Marcell) Leger; daughters, Sharon (Wayne) Hearn, Vicki Welch, and Veronica Leger; long time family members Jim Welch, Shannon Stutes, Jimmy Trahan and John Louviere; her brothers: Joe Fontenot of Dallas, Texas and Jessie Fontenot of Neptune, New Jersey; eight grandchildren: Kenny and Scott Leger, Christy and B.J. Hearn, Brooke Welch Devillier and Blake Welch, Kayla and Jamie Louviere; and ten great grandchildren: Keighley and Kilby Leger, Terence West, Mason Hearn, Braden Welch, Vadah, Tristen and Brock Bellard, Alexis and Keith Jack; and a host of in-laws, extended family members, relatives, friends, and their faithful companion, Gigi.

Ethel was preceded in death by her father, Orius Fontenot, mother, Noeala Hollier, her son Gurfy "Junior" Leger, and brother Wilbert Fontenot.

Her funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 27, 2010 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Father Keith Pellerin will officiate. Burial will follow at Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home on Sunday, December 26, 2010 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a scripture service and rosary at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Monday from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calcasieu Association of Retarded Citizens (CARC) at in memory of Gurfy "Junior" Leger.

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  1. Many condolences to the Leger family. My childhood memories are filled with flashes of endless rabbits shows. None of these recollections of my childhood would not have been complete without Mr. Guy, Ms. Ethel, and Junior. As a profesor of sociology now I often talk about 'the rabbit world' in my classes and many of my stories involve the Legers! I cannot begin to imagine your loss but know that both will live on not only in your own family memories but in the memories of the many generations of rabbit fanciers whos lives they touched.

  2. Mrs.Sharon, Words can not express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. Know that God will answer our prayers in his time. May his peace be with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to you and yours in this most difficult time. Please know you are surrounded by love and prayers in your time of need. May God see you through this and know he is always with you. God Bless You Mrs. Hearn

  4. Sharon, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will not be in town for the services, but please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May God's healing touch be with all of you. Sincerely,Sandy Hudson

  5. Sharon,I can't tell you how sorry I am. My family is praying for you and sending you all our thoughts, love, and prayers. Please let me know anything I can do to help. I know my mother feels the same. We are so sad.Jennifer Guillory

  6. Veronica – I don't know if you remember me, but we went to S. J and Barbe together. I am so sorry for your loss.I offer up prayers for your family.Sharon- Jennifer and I are so sorry for your family's loss. May God give you the strength you need.

  7. Vicki, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of your loss. May God Bless you….Keith and Margaret Forestier

  8. Vicki:Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear about your loss. Our heartfelt sympathies are with you and your entire family. Don't hesitate to call if there is anything you need.God Bless!Donna and Boo Taylor

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