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Lana Sue Laird Duplechine

April 1, 1952 ~ March 16, 2011

Lana Sue Laird Duplechine, 58, of Toledo Bend, LA died on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in her residence.


Mrs. Duplechine was born April 1, 1952 in Lake Charles, LA and attended Westlake High School. She lived in Lake Charles most of her life until moving to Toledo Bend three years ago. She worked as a bartender at Catfish Junction, Players Hotel, and the Triangle Club, and worked for the Lake Charles Workforce Commission for seven years. Her family was her greatest joy; always putting them first.


Mrs. Duplechine is survived by her husband of twenty-eight years, Randy Duplechine of Many, LA; children, Tony Fontenot of Many, LA, Tommy Culpepper and wife Belinda of Lake Charles, Mathew Jasen Culpepper and wife Bridgette of Lake Charles, Adria Garza and husband Fernando Garza, Jr. of Katy, TX, and Tara Duplechine and fiance' Richie Silva, Jr. of Spring, TX; sister, Sharon Spell of Sulphur, LA; grandchildren, Chelsea Fontenot, Morgan Nicole Duplechine, Lakyn Culpepper, Tyler Culpepper, Jordan Michelle Teeters, Emily Culpepper, Fernando Duplechine Garza, III, James Kalob Walden, Grace Culpepper, Thalia Angelle Garza, Ryan Culpepper, and Marcos Andres Duplechine Garza; great-grandchild, Elijah Fontenot; and her dog Charlie


She was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton and Betty Joe Mullins Laird; and her sister, Joy Laird.


Her funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon George Carr will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM with a rosary being recited at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Sunday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.

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  1. Lana was such a wonderful person and I was honered to get to work with her for 3 years. She will be greatly missed and I pray for you the family in this time of loss that God will comfort you and strengthen you. Joannie

  2. Randy and Family:There are no words, that we could say to confort you, what a great loss..but just know that we have only good memories of Lana..what a loving, good, natured person she was..she was special to us…we hope your memories of her will help you get thru this… love and prayers…Jay Lois

  3. Randy, the girls and I want to let you and the family know that you are all in our prayers. We know it's going to be hard to go on without Lana. She was an awesome person and loved all of you so much.

  4. Randy, Tony the family of Mrs Lana: We want to say we are so sorry for your loss. Mrs Lana was so nice and our boys liked her so much. I'm going to miss seeing her and Charlie outside in the evenings, Saturday I just brought her a flat of crawfish and invited her to come over to the crawfish boil I really wish she had. She was always willing to help us out when we needed it. We are right next door if y'all need anything please just ask.

  5. So sorry for your loss Dupe my friend. We've been through good bad times since we were8 yrs old but i know that this will be one of the hardest for you and your family. I'm glad that you have many many good friends to help you through this and i'm glad to be one of um.

  6. Thought of you the other day; wondering where you were and what you are doing now. We spent many a great days together when we were young. I hope your life was wonderful; it seemed to suit you the few times I would see you over the years. It's such a shame we grew up and grew apart…..I wish we hadn't….I'll see you again on the other side.


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