Hannah Elizabeth Pauley

April 5, 1996 ~ October 25, 2011

Hannah Elizabeth Pauley, 15, of Lake Charles passed away at 11:10 PM, Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

Hannah was a native and lifelong resident of Lake Charles and a sophomore student at St. Louis Catholic High School. She enjoyed hunting and followed her dad on duck and deer hunts. Hannah also enjoyed rodeos with her favorite horse "Mandy" and had been rodeoing since the age of seven, and competed in the Little Britches finals in Pueblo, CO. She also played varsity volleyball, softball, and ran track. Hannah enjoyed spending time with her dog "Tucker", who obeyed only Hannah. Hannah adored her brother and sister, Devon and Haleigh, and spent many hours riding the 4-wheeler at their farm in Sweetlake. She had many friends and never met a stranger. She loved baking brownies, getting her nails done, and spending time with her family. Hannah was a member of St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church and assisted with the Children's Church on Sundays.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Judy Tassin, great grandfather, Gaston Dupont, Jr. and Brigadier General Leonard E. Pauley, Sr. She leaves behind her father, Len Pauley, III, mother Susannah Shaver; one brother, Devon James Pauley; one sister, Haleigh Grace Pauley; grandparents; Pete and Mary Ellen Pauley, Houston Tassin, and Jimmy and Tommye Shaver; great grandmothers, Rosemary Pauley and Agnes Dupont; and great Uncle, Arnie Natali and wife Yvette; Uncles, Scott Pauley and wife Dalal, Travis Pauley and wife Pam, Dean Tassin and wife Kara, David Tassin and wife Carrie, Joey Tassin and wife Jennifer, and Aunts Lisa Dugas; Kala Walling and husband Kipp, and Marla Hathaway and husband Jacob. She is also survived by her birth mother, Jill Foreman.

Her Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Reverend Keith Pellerin will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM Friday with a Scripture Service at 6:00 PM followed by a Rosary and continue from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM Saturday in the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers are Travis, Scott, and Devon Pauley, Robbie LeBert, Shane Gutierrez, James Nixon, Chad Clement, and Kyle Reed; honorary pallbearers will be, Christopher and Tim Dugas, and Trent Dubus.

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  1. A heartbreaking end to a beautiful child's life. .. May the Lord give you all His strength and courage to see you through these very trying days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends of sweet Hannah!.. God Bless!

  2. Although I went to St. Louis with Hannah Pauley, I didn't know her very well. Despite that, from what I've heard about her, she was an amazing person. She has been described as funny, beautiful, smart, popular, and an overall kind-hearted person with a bright future ahead of her. She no doubt left an impact on everyone she came across. We will all miss you Hannah, and you'll always be in our hearts and prayers. May God bless your soul, and may you rest in peace forever.

  3. Dear Haleigh, Devon, SueElly and I are so sorry for your loss and you guys are in our prayers. You know how to reach me if you need anything. Love you guys! ((HUGS))

  4. Dear Pauley Familey, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your tragic loss, God help and guide you thru this time of great sorrow, and God bless your familer. We at Community Development are praying for you. God Bless You Bob Green

  5. Even though I did not know your lovely child I wanted to send my prayers your way and I am asking God to give you comfort.

  6. Hannah, I realize we only met once at the Harpers house and we rose horses with Jaelle together. I hate that you did such a thing but everyone knows your in a better place. we love and miss youHannah3

  7. I am really sorry for the loss of her. I remember almost every Sunday going to children's church with her and talking to her a bit. And this Sunday coming up i was going to give her my number so she could talk to me and everything but she's gone but in a better place. LOVE YOU HANNAH! -brooklynn

  8. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of this beautiful child. May the Lord lift her up. In Jesus name Amen. My heart and prayers go out to the family at this time.

  9. I am so sorry about your loss. I pray God wraps his arms around you and your family and gives you comfort and peace.God bless all of you.

  10. I am so very sorry for your loss!! Words seem inadequate to express my sincere sympathy, but please know your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers!

  11. I did not know Hannah, but from what I can tell she was an awesome young lady.. This whole thing breaks my heart. We are praying for her and the family..

  12. I didnt get the pleasure of knowing her my daughter knew her i just think this is a very sad thing to happen to such a beautifull and talented young lady and i pray we can stop the bullying one day so this will never happen again and to the fam my heart goes out to u i pray everyday that god will lift some of the pain from ur heart and give u and her peace shes in a better place now! god bless ur family!

  13. I really do feel for this family I know yall barley know me but I know devin and im so sorry for devin and mrs shaver it must be hard on this family alot so im just saying she's in my prayers and always will be she will over be forgotten.GODS WILL ALWAYS BE WITH HER:))

  14. I want to send my condolences to the Shaver and Pauley family. Let God comfort you during this time. I will continue to lift you up in prayer.

  15. I was a middle school classmate of Len's at OLQH, and a high school classmate of Susannah's at Barbe. David and I are so sad to hear of Hannah's passing. We are lifting both the Pauley and Shaver families up in prayers. May God give you peace and comfort.

  16. I'm very sorry for your loss. Hannah was a beautiful, sweet girl that will be greatly missed. Kaylee enjoyed hanging our with her will always treasure their friendship. Our prayers are with your family…Darrell, Kim Kaylee Conner

  17. It was the first day of practice , we were on the lady bucs softball team, Hannah had threw the ball to me and I was looking at something else and then I turned around and it hit me straight in the head well on October26,2011 we had practice at slc batting cages and I was in a batting cage and the older people were in another cage and so one person hit the ball and went through a hole and hit me right where Hannah had hit me that first day of softball , I thought it was kinda funny and a sign , well I want you all to know that I Love and Miss her sooo much and you all ,are in my prayers ….I Love Ya'll !!!!

  18. Len and family, Please know that Conrad and I are praying for all of you during this difficult time. We love you and hope God's hand will guide you through this. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.Cheryl and Conrad Fuselier

  19. Len and family: I am Ashley Duhon's mom, Doug's girlfriend. My granddaughter was friend's with Hannah. I just wanted you to know that I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers and I will put you and your family on our prayer list at church. Just keep close to God because I do not know of any other way to get through something like this.

  20. Len, I met you for the 1st time at the last ACTS men's retreat. I was a driver for the men's retreat and I met you for a reason, you see I lost a daughter 6yrs ago. I want you to know that God will walk you through this and one day you will laugh again and find joy again, take you time and trust Him. When you get a chance read Jeremiah 29:11-13. My prayers will be with you and your family. YSIC, Jaun

  21. Len, our thoughts and prayers go out to your family in this time need! GOD is in control. Keep your head up, it will get better! GOD BLESS YOU YOUR FAMILY!!!!!From: The Cormie Family ( Chris, Tabitha, Ashton Mason)

  22. Len,We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter. We are praying for you and your family.Jennifer Diane Guillory(Charis Corbello's Mom)

  23. Lil Hannah Banana as I remember you being called. I, remember your cutest lil face sweet lil smile, as I would visit when Mrs.Trish would babysit you. Fly high with all them angels in a kingdom that knows no harm or pain. My prayers go out to the families of this beautiful angel of God. R.I.P. Forever

  24. May God be with you in this trying time. May you find strength and comfort in his presence. Know that so many people are praying for you every second of every day. Hannah is a beautiful girl and she will be remembered always!

  25. My daughter posted this on her facebook wall: When you were in preschool, you were Mr. McCall's 'sweetpea'. When you were in highschool, you were the star athlete. All the while, you earned your spot in Heaven. You have left so many of us with positive memories. Rest In Peace, Hannah Pauley.I remember Sweetpea. What a precious little girl. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless your family.

  26. My Dear sweet Hannah, you will continue to touch lives even when you are not here. I still remember as if it were yesterday the first time I saw you. I told my mom, she is the custest baby ever! Everything from your wirey blonde hair to the outfit you had will forever be in my mind. You are so beautiful and so genuinely kind, you will truly be missed. Everytime I look in your little sisters eyes I will see you. Please watch over and protect them until you meet again.

  27. My deepest sympathies go out to the Pauley and Shaver families and the many others who are going through this difficult time because of the loss of Hannah, such a beautiful girl. I didn't have the fortune of meeting your sweet and talented girl, but my son was in the same grade with her at St. Louis. I cannot express how much my heart aches for your families. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bring you peace and comfort. Your ACTS sister, Pam Dixon

  28. My heart aches for you. I know the pain is severe at this time. A child is your heart. I am praying for a special peace for you during this time. Sometime there is no answer as to why things happen. When God is ready for each of us, he takes us to a wonderful place and our minds can't wrap around the questions we have as to why. Love you so much.

  29. My heart goes out to you and your entire family over the lose of such a beautiful young lady. We often do not understand the reasons that God takes such a young life, but He must of needed another ANGEL to help watch over your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  31. Sending my deepest sympathy for your loss!! Sending prayers to all of her family praying for the Lord our God to take care of her now!

  32. She has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has enjoyed…the love of little children; who has filled her niche, accomplished her task; who has left the world better than she found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best she had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.May we all embrace and remember Hannah, a precious child of God…Our love to all families…The Farber and Owens Family

  33. Stay close to God during this time and he will see you through. Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 Seth, Ethan, Kellye, Kyle Anderson

  34. Susannah, I am heart brokened to hear about Hannah. Just know we are praying for you and your family. I pray that you will feel Jesus's arms wrapped tightly around you during this unbelievably difficult time. Heart brokened for you, Amy Farque

  35. Susannah,I am so very sorry for the tragic loss of your precious daughter. We are praying for your family and Hannah.Sincerely,Carol and Jonathan Elliott(former student)

  36. Sweet Jesus there are NO words. When did this world become so cruel All I can offer is prayer. Your beautiful Hannah will be forever etched in the memory of this whole community!

  37. Though we didn't know her, it's easy to see what a beautiful person your daughter was. My husband and I would like to express our deep felt sorrow for your daughter and for your entire family. You all will be in our prayers.

  38. To the Pauley Family, I want you all to know how sorry I am to have heard about the loss of your daughter Lyn.. My prayers are with you brother. May God carry you through this very difficult time and keep you close. I know that it's been a while since we've all seen one another, but know that I keep you all in my thoughts…God bless you all.Love you guys,Troy LeBlanc

  39. We are so terribly sorry for your loss. We know there are no words to ease your pain at this time, but please know that our prayers are with all of you. May God bring you peace and comfort and may flights of angels sing your sweet Hannah to her eternal rest. Love, Mark, Donna, Corey, and Cody

  40. We didn't know Hannah personally, but our daughter, Katie, played sports on opposing teams during the years and I remember thinking that Hannah was such a wonderful athlete. We watched her grow into a beautiful young lady. I know that there is nothing that anyone can say that will comfort you right now, but we lost my husband's 14 year old son two years ago this week. We have been in your situation and it DOES get better. Keep God close and use your strong support system of family and friends to get through this tragic and difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Chris and Laurie Fontenot

  41. We never had the pleasure of meeting Hannah, but my nephew went to school with her and had nothing but good things to say about her. With all the wonderful thing we have heard about Hannah over the last few days, I am sure she will continue to be a brite light shining her warmth around those most needing it. We are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family.

  42. We were deeply saddened to hear about Hannah. We pray that, in time, you will find the strength to get through your grief. Please know that our prayers are with the family. May you find comfort in knowing that she is with our Lord.

  43. Words alone cannot express the sorrow i feel for you right now. Lyn and Pete please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  44. You were my lil Hannah banana. I loved you so much. My heart is broken. Ill always remember your tiny lil face and blond hair from the first day I met you at 6 weeks old. You were a part of my familly and will be missed dearly. Fly with the angels Hannah. love Ms. Trish

  45. Your family has my most deepest sympathy, this tears my heart apart the lil that I have left. I lost my 23 yr old son the very say way an believer me I know your pain and still do after only 4 years but it seems like yesterday, from what I've bren told u all had a very beautiful daughter an was loved by many. Mr. Pauley if I can be of any help to U or your family please feel fess to contact me at any time, my heat aches for you all and this is gonna be a long run ahead so just depend on Jesus and he will show u all the way. My son Jonathan was 4 days from walking with is McNeese graduating class but decided to take his life and I am still full of answers with no ?'s. Love and God Bless U all, Ms. Hattie D. Buckley, always a phone call away.

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