Melissa Missy Hoffpauir

October 15, 1967 ~ November 21, 2010

Melissa "Missy" Hoffpauir, age 43, passed away November 21, 2010, in Lake Charles.

Born October 15, 1967, in Lake Charles, she was a registered nurse for 18 years. A member of Trinity Baptist Church, Missy loved decorating her home, being very creative. If you knew Missy, you knew she loved people and her family and was always full of life. Missy will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Preceding her death was her father, Ray Poole.

Survivors include her mother and step-father, Sandy and Glen Webb of Jasper, TX; three children, Hannah, Halie, and Harley Hoffpauir all of Lake Charles; her twin brother, Tim Poole and wife, Lisa of Bell City and her brother, Randy Poole and wife, Michelle of Lake Charles; and her aunt, Pam Capers of Azle, TX.

Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Rev. Randy Monroe and Rev. Evan Dickson will officiate. Visitation will be held that day from 10 a.m. until time of services. Following the service, cremation will follow.

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  1. A Heart of Gold stopped beating, 2 shining eyes at rest, God Broke our hearts to prove he only takes the Best. Nearly 13 years ago Missy and I started working in Day Surgery the same week and have crossed paths often through the years at work and at play. Her unbounding energy was exhausting on those 5AM pre-ops…You will be missed…Go Rest High my friend…Your work is done here….

  2. Even though Missy and I have been out of touch, I have never forgotten Missy and the wonderful times we had growing up in Lake Charles. The Poole home was my home away from home. Some of my fondest memories growing up were with Missy and her family. I am very sorry for this awful tragedy that has taken her from you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Hannah,I am so very sorry for your losses. I went to school today and looked through your writing folder from last year. For one of your inspiration writings, you wrote about your mom and how she was your inspiration. You also wrote about your grandparents and nanny. It seems that you have many loving family members to help you make it through this difficult time. Although it is difficult to imagine now, remember that God will help you, and good things do come from difficult situations. Please know that I am praying for you and your sisters. You are a wonderful young lady, and I am proud to have had our paths crossed in this life. Students may learn from teachers, but teachers certainly learn a great deal from students also. Thanks for the lessons you taught me.I truly care about you; please keep in touch and let me know how you are doing.Love you,Mrs. LaFleur

  4. I am so sorry for your loss..I can only imagine..But, please know that you have my deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you all.Sincerely,Linda and Rene

  5. I could not believe when I saw this, I went to Jr High School at Oak Park with Missy, cannot believe that she is gone. The girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. I enjoyed dancing with you, Missy! You will continue to inspire me:) I will hold your girls' loss in my heart and know that they will be supported and comforted by all of your loving friends and family.Be at Peace:)

  7. I got to know Missy from Glad Tidings Preschool. I've worked at Glad Tidings for 13 years, and we have had all three of her girls there for years. Hannah, Halie, and Harley. What I remember about Missy is that there was always a smile on her face. Such a sweet lady. My heart goes out to the family. I will keep the girls in my prayers. Lord, will you wrap your comforting arms around these girls and help them in this tough time in their little lifes. May God Bless them and Keep them.

  8. I know I've only known her for about tree years but I loved her like my own mother. I loved how she loved life. I will miss her and Mr. David greatly. I will try my best to take care of Hannah and her sisters. I will see her again in Heaven. Rest in peace Mrs. Missy! We all love you!

  9. I sit here in tears for the family of Missy. I remember us as teenagers in the summer at the camp swimming and just being teenagers with Marlene. The three of us on weekends would have such fun and I know this has to be so hard on her family.. I am truly sorry and all my prayers and love to you all!!!!!

  10. I was so lucky to have known Missy for the last several years. She was so fun loving and really enjoyed life. I am going to miss her so very much. My prayers go out to the family and especially the 3 little girls. Love You Missy

  11. I'm not sure if Tim and Randy will remember me but I was in elementary school when they were in high school and we all rode the school bus together. Missy made a big impact on my life when i was young. The kids use to pick on me and Missy would sit with me on the bus and tell me not to worry about what they were saying but to focus on my education. To be smart and prove them all wrong. She always said your beautiful just the way you are, just the way God made you. I always looked up to her and was grateful to her for being a friend when it seemed noone else cared. She was so beautiful and full of life. If the world had more people like her, this would be a much better world. I will always hold her memory close to my heart and cherish the talks she gave me. Just being around her made you want to be a better person. To her beautiful 3 daughters, I am so sorry for your loss and I know God will see you threw this. To the family I will keep you all in my prayers. May God Bless You All..

  12. Just wanted to let the families involved in this tremendous loss know that they are all in our families prayers. May each of you allow the Holy Spirit to touch you, carry you through the difficult days ahead. God's love will surround you.

  13. Missy was an awesome friend, nurse, mom and Christian. She worked diligently as an RN. She adored her girls and made a happy home for them. She attended many Bible Studies. She attended church weekly. I will miss her dreadfully –she was always so very kind and gentle. I know God has a mansion in Glory prepared for her. She belonged to God and she served Him well on earth. I will never forget her beautiful, precious face. I pray God will protect her daughters and they will grow to be strong , beloved ladies like their mom. she will never be forgotten. lovingly, Diane White

  14. Missy was such a beautiful person and dancer. We enjoyed dancing with her and will miss her greatly. Our thoughts prayers are with her her family.

  15. missy, how I love this girl! Ive worked side by side off an on for 13 years! Spent lots of time together away from work,too. weve laughed alot, cried,too! We both were raising our girls! I love her laughter and her optimism! shes the chiuaha and Im the hounddog! I will miss you Missy. I love you!

  16. My condolences go out to your family in this time of sorrow. I haven't seen Missy in a very long time but she had a very great personality. I have very fond memories of her. She always had a smile on her face when I saw her. I will pray for your family.

  17. My condolences to Missy's family, especially to her children. I had the privilege to serve in Mission to Reynosa Mexico with Missy in 2008, attend Disciple Bible Study with her and David and work with her through church on other occassions. She was most definitely loved and will be missed. May God be with the family, esecially those very beautiful girls of hers and help them heal from this very devesatating tragedy.

  18. My heart and thoughts are with you all. Several years ago, Missy was one of the sponsors for the girl's WOW conference in Texas. As I talked to her and said thank you for her willingness to do this, she with her infectious smile that lit up her face and into her eyes stated, I am going to have as much fun as the girls. No drudgery or duty – just enjoyment in what she was doing.What a special lady that knew how to enjoy life.

  19. My heart is so heavy for this entire family. My prayers are with the 3 innocent children left behind. May GOD be your guide comforter during this time…and through the years to come… in Jesus Name!

  20. My thoughts and prayers are with Melissa's daughters and family. May God wrap you in his loving embrace, shower you with good memories, and give you the strenght to heal.

  21. Please know that Debbie and I have you in our prayers and thoughts today in this time of your life. Sorry for your loss and know the Parker family is thinking of you.

  22. Sandy, Tim and Randy and Missy's girls… I am so sorry for your loss. Missy will be missed by so many. Take comfort in knowing she is in Heavenly Father's loving arms right now. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Love and hugs.. Alice

  23. To Hannah,Halie and Harley, this a tremendous lost ecsapically for a daughter to lose a mother and a father at the same time my heart goes out to you. You are in my families payrers and you will have to be extremely strong it will be hard, and difficult but y'all will get threw this if your at rock bottom it's all up from here I love y'all!!!3

  24. To Missy's 3 dtrs and family, Many years ago I had the priviledge of working with Missy on the night shift at CHRISUS St. Patrick's Hospital. I like to tell the story when Mom became pregnant with her first daughter.She craved the sweets, so every time she wanted a candy bar she would invite me to share one with her. Well, you can imagine what happened, Mom's belly got bigger and MY behind got broader. Mom laughed, I dieted. Mom had the sweetest spirit around. She made everyone feel important around her. I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. I know that these times are very difficult for everyone. God bless you and keep you and help Missy's family heal Lord. Be all you can be as a tribute to the Mom and Dad that God gave you and then called home many years before we would have wanted Him to. All smiles for Missy!!

  25. To Missy's girls and family, I wanted to share one of the best memories I have of Missy. I have not been in touch with her for along time, but our daughters are friends. Just as we were school girl friends. When I think of Missy sitting in class, smiling and laughing always full of joy. She was a bright light with her curls and smiles. Words can not express the feelings we have for your loss. Just know that there are many people lifting you all up in prayers.Hannah, I am Kaitlyn LeBleus Mom and Want you to know your Mom was awesome! She was and always will be watching over you. I know she loved her family with everything she had and that love will continue. If we can do anything for you please let us know.Gwen Pousson- LeBleu Kaitlyn LeBleu

  26. To Sandy all family members of Missy. We were very sorry to hear about Missy's untimely death. You are all in our thoughts prayers at this time in your of sorrow. Missy was a very sweet, funny, friendly neat lady. She will be missed. Love, L.J. Shirley

  27. When I arrived at LCMH in 2001, I met many a new face. Missy's zest for life and radiating smile was contagious from the first moment I met her.I had closer moments with her and her SDS family earlier this year, and even though the stressors of life and raising a young family were there, Missy still gave you that big hello amd a smile that came from her core. To her immediate family and girls, I feel your comforted in knowing God has a special place for this caring , special mother, daughter, family member, friend and nurse. To her LCMH Same Day Surgery family, place her love of nursing close to your heart and give a hug a day.

  28. You were very dear to our family. I always thought of you a my sister, rather than step sister…you were fun to be around, hang out with, and just a joy everytime you were in town. You will be missed more than you can imagine…Our hearts weep for the family you left behind. We WILL see you again, one day, when it's our time…so save us a spot and lets fly with the Angels.You will always be my cuz cuz.We love and miss you, Tom, Michelle, Colt and Wyatt Webb

  29. Your smile and love of life will never be forgotten. It was an honor to work with you and even more of an honor to be your friend. You will be missed! My prayers are to your family, especially your daughters. I pray for comfort and peace for them now and when needed in the future.

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