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Lola Mae Billedeaux Granger Lavergne

September 8, 1927 ~ May 7, 2024

Lola Mae Billedeaux Granger Lavergne, 96, of Lake Charles passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 8, 2024 in a local healthcare facility surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. LaVergne was born September 8, 1927 in Patterson, LA to John Senette Mire and Lola May Aucoin Mire. She was a 1955 graduate of Louisiana School of Beauty in Lake Charles and worked a s a beautician until she was 86 years old, making sure her “little old ladies” remained beautiful. Lola enjoyed life and traveling in her motor home with her late husband Martin. They were Charter members of the Jean Lafitte RV Club. A lady of faith and family, she was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church and dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a talented seamstress and found joy in sewing and crocheting for family and friends. Lola was a social butterfly. A little lady: feisty, full of sass, with a vibrant personality that was sure to light up any room she entered. Her sense of humor and infectious laugh will be forever remembered by countless many. She will be greatly missed.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Roger Billedeaux of Lake Charles and Gary Billedeaux (Kala) of Lake Charles; six grandchildren, Randy Billedeaux (Melanie), Sherry Duhon (Steve), Barry Billedeaux, Penny Zaunbrecher (Doug), Kristi LeDoux (Raymond), and Keri Vick (Mitch); stepdaughter, Mary Coleman (Russell) of Foley, AL; brother, Joe Mire (Sandy) of Husser, LA; nephew, John Mire (Elizabeth) of Husser, LA; sister, Laura Ackman; 17 great grandchildren; and 15 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lola Mire; her husbands, Bert Billedeaux, Paul Granger and Martin LaVergne; her son, Reggie Billedeaux and wife, Loretta; and her granddaughter, Kimberly Belanger Rhorer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Monday, May 13, 2024 in St. Margaret Catholic Church. Father Prabhakar Kowtiki will serve as Celebrant. Interment services will follow in Prien Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation Sunday will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a rosary service beginning at 6:00 PM. Visitation Monday will be from 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM in the funeral home.

Pallbearers for the service will be, Ryan Billedeaux, Caleb Billedeaux, Gradey Arbour, Collyn Arbour, Tony LeDoux, Doug Zaunbrecher, Jr.; along with honorary pallbearers, Colby Duhon and Kyle Duhon.

The Lola Lavergne family would like to thank the Sage Oak Facility for their wonderful staff taking such good care of Lola during her stay and Saint Joseph Hospice for their lovely staff.

Services

Visitation: Sunday, May 12, 2024
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Rosary: Sunday, May 12, 2024
6:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Visitation: Monday, May 13, 2024
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, May 13, 2024
10:30 am

St. Margaret Catholic Church
2500 Enterprise Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA 70601


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  1. Gary & All Billedeaux Family,
    Our deepest sympathy & prayers for the loss of your beautiful Mother ..
    CathyPerry- Smith & Tony Smith

  2. Candle 1what a character! Loved Lola to death. Always a smile, lit up any room and never met a stranger, and never forgot you once she met you. We met back in the early 70’s in the beauty business, and I always enjoyed her .May she rest in peace and may her family find peace in the fact that she lived life to the fullest.
    Belle Durrett

  3. Candle 1Keeping her family and friends in my thoughts & Prayers i had the honor of bring one of her caregivers at the veranda and Villa Maria . she was such a sweet & funny lady who will be greatly missed .

  4. Candle 1Condolences to all of Lola’s family. I remember as a child ‘Aunt Lola’ and ‘Uncle Bert’ were great friends with my mom and dad, Dot and Sib Richard. She was funny and fiesty and much loved.

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