Linda Gail Lavergne

June 16, 1963 ~ November 11, 2011

Mrs. Linda Gail Lavergne, 48, passed away Friday, November 11, 2011. She was a native of Lake Charles and a resident of Iowa.

Linda was employed by the office of Juvenile Justice Services and Marc Building. She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Steve Lavergne; two daughters, Tosha Chaffin and husband Jeremy and Nicole Lavergne; mother, Bethel Kelley Howell; father, Ernest Howell and wife Beverley; siblings, Lynn Howell and wife Sherry, Lorie Howell, Debra Nugent and husband Michael; granddaughter, Kenzie Chaffin.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 1PM at Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. Alan Weishampel and Rev. John Astling will officiate. Burial will follow in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Dry Creek. Visitation will begin Monday from 3PM-9PM and will continue Tuesday from 8AM until time of service.

Linda will be remembered by her family and friends for her electrifying smile, contagious laugh, Godly wisdom, unconditional love, forgiving spirit, and never ending reflection of the Father's heart. Our Lives will be forever changed by her life.

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  1. First I would like to say ,never forget the love and joy you all shared. Jesus provided the hallmark of true love.follow some steps to keep remembering your friendship limit isolation,seek friends who share your values,above all seek God's friendship. If there is ever anything I can do please call. Love Ann

  2. I am so sorry for you loss. Linda was a beautiful woman and will be so missed. Our prayers are with you and we share your sorrow.

  3. Lavergne Family,Please accept our deepest sympathies. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.Christina and the CPPJ HR Department

  4. Linda was and always will be a great example of a freind, mother, grandmother, daughter and wife! I can only wish to be like she was. I always looked up to her and admired her faith. I know that she is now where she always wanted to be, rejoicing! Prayers and love to you Steven, Tosah, Nicole, Mrs. Beth and Mr. Howell.

  5. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. May His love and peace surround you and guide you in these days ahead.

  6. Ms. Beth and Family – So sorry to hear of your loss. Last time I saw Linda was when we were all kids at Murray Street. She was such a sweet person.. I'm sure that carried over into her adult life. God Bless you all during this time, rest with the comfort of knowing she's up there with Him. You'll all be in our prayers.

  7. My heart goes out to Linda's family, especially her dad. Earnest, we can't imagine the pain you're going through. I pray for angel to wrap her wings around you and Beverley for comfort in this time of need. God Bless, Shirley and Cleveland Midkiff

  8. On behalf of the Slaven Family our deepest sympathy to your family and loved ones .May she be remembered for ever in our hearts.Darryle Slaven family

  9. Steve, I am very sorry to hear of your loss of your sweet Linda. May God bless you and your family through these hard times. I haven't seen you guys in a while but I will always remember Linda as the sweetest person I've gotten to know on this earth and now in heaven. I'm working out of town right now but call if I can do anything for you or yours.Your Friend, Kevin

  10. Steve,I am so sorry to here about your wife.You and your family will be in my prayers. May God Bless and be with you all at this difficult time.

  11. The obituary says it all. Every characteristic used described her to a t. This is a tremendous loss to us here on earth, but what an angel Heaven has received. I am so honored to have known Linda and I will never forget her testimony while on this earth.

  12. This message is for the family and my friend Steve. I feel your pain, I have lived your pain but only because of the grace of God. Pray and trust only him He alone will see you and your family through this difficult time. Love you man and if anything I can do , if it is only a word from the Lord feel free to let me know. God bless. you and your family is in my prayers.

  13. What a beautiful lady that helped me through some tough times. I will miss her kindness. I will miss her smile. You could always talk to her and she would never judge you, just help you along the way. I hope to have an ounce of her gift of love to give. She will be greatly missed by our work family. My love and prayers are with you Ms. Beth, Mr. Steve, Tosha, Nicole, Kinzie, Mr. Howell and family

  14. What a wonderful angel the Lord now has! I don't think I've ever worked with a more caring,kind, unassuming person. I will miss her smile that you could count on every day and her infectious laugh- she had the ability to brighten your day on your worse day!! She was a beautiful soul!! She will be deeply missed!!

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