Laura Hinchey Stuart Breaux

January 18, 1957 ~ April 21, 2024

Laura Hinchey Stuart Breaux, 67, of Lake Charles, LA passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at her home.

Laura was born in Baton Rouge, LA on January 18, 1957 where she was raised, and she graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1975. She played on her high school volleyball team, and also enjoyed playing Catholic Youth Organization softball. Laura received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from LSU. In 1983, her marriage to Sam at Christ King Catholic Church on the LSU campus led to the beginning of her life with Sam in Lake Charles. Receiving a Master of Social Work from LSU in 1985, her career of more than 30 years began at the Family and Youth Counseling Agency. She later retired from Christus St. Patrick Hospital as a part of the school based health team at Washington Marion High School and Ray D. Molo Middle School. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church where she was an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and was also the leader of the ladies Cursillo group.

Laura was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend. No one was a stranger to Laura and she treated all with equal kindness. Like her mother, Laura enjoyed LSU football and baseball. In retirement, one of her favorite places was her backyard patio where she would sit and chat with friends and family; and have those peaceful times gardening and being in nature. She was dedicated to her prayer life and spent much time praying for others. Generous was her spirit in listening and talking with people. During Laura’s recent health struggles, she communicated and understood even more that God loves her. She spent many of her last days expressing to others that God loves them and so does she.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 40 years, Samuel Peter Breaux of Lake Charles; son, Thomas Peter Breaux and daughter-in-law, Anna Bruce Breaux of Lake Charles; brother, James Ewell Brown Stuart, Jr. of Baton Rouge; sisters, Ann S. Cascio of Baton Rouge, Nancy C. Stuart of Baton Rouge, and Molly S. Addison (Lawrence) of Katy, TX; and faithful friends, Beth and John Harvey of Katy, TX and Rhonda Broussard of Lake Charles and her children, Trent, Megan and Jacob. In addition, she leaves behind loving in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Ewell Brown Stuart, Sr. and Ruth Sullivan Stuart.

Visitation will begin at Johnson Funeral Home on Friday, April 26, 2024, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a Cursillo Rosary being held at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 10:00 AM until leaving for the Church at 11:00 AM. A funeral Mass will begin at 11:30 AM at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Monsignor Daniel Torres will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.


Visitation: Friday, April 26, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Rosary: Friday, April 26, 2024
6:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Visitation: Saturday, April 27, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, April 27, 2024
11:30 am

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Candle 1I remember the many fun times I had with Laura while I was a student at LSU. I also remember her loving and caring spirit. She was such a treasure and will be missed by all!

  2. Candle 1I will miss you cousin! As we saw each other less and less through the years, when we did meet up it was just like yesterday! We shared so many fun memories in our younger days. Now you are soaring in the heavens with or Lord and beloved family!!
    🙏🙏🙏. Until we meet again!

  3. Laura was my neighbor. Through her lengthy illness it was her faith and joy in the Lord that was most evident. She loved people and loved sharing whatever she had with them. She persevered in her walk with the Lord and in her trust in Him. She was always friendly and made an effort to include others. In remembering Laura I think of this Scripture: “ Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:23

    • I met Laura at Crusillo – my very first experience August 2019 -# 341 at St Therese of Lisieux’s table. It was a forever impression she made that weekend. She was kind, compassionate and loving and was always putting other’s welfare first in her walk with Christ on this Earth.
      I celebrate her new life in the love of our Lord!

  4. Candle 2I got to know Laura through her sister, Nancy. I got to know her a lot better when we became roommates for a semester. She was intelligent, funny, insightful, and bold. She spoke her mind. Even back then you could see her love of the Lord. She will be missed by so many, but it’s comforting to know she is in Heaven with her family and the Lord.

  5. Candle 2I met Laura at cursillo and the love of Christ was radiating. At our first encounter, she provided a warm embrace. She and her loved ones will be placed in my prayers. Thank you Jesus for permitting a snip it of Your Love, through this lovely soul. Rhett, Samantha, and Michael Causey

  6. Thinking of and saying a few extra prayers for Laura and all of her family.
    Richard and I extend our sincere sympathy to all of you.
    As I read Laura’s obituary, all that I could think was, what a beautiful, kind and gentle woman!
    May all of your memories of Laura offer you a little comfort.
    Take care
    Eileen (Aunt Ann’s daughter)

  7. Sam and Thomas , and immediate/extended family members you have my deepest heartfelt condolences on the “crossing over ” of your loved one. Although, we know that death is inevitably it DOES NOT remove the STING of learning how to live without someone one you have lived w/ for most of your life…BE ENCOURAGED and although this is CLICHE-ISH TRUST GOD…HE NEVER FAILS….FROM RACHEL CEASAR – METOYER

  8. Candle 2Sam and Thomas,
    We were very sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. She was always cheerful and willing to volunteer her time for all the various school activities over the years. May God comfort your family as you grieve and heal. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.

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