Lillia Marie " MawMaw" Gary

November 08, 1939, May 06, 2019


Lillia Marie “MawMaw” Gary, 79, of LaBelle, died Monday, May 6, 2019, at Riceland Medical Center, Winnie. She was born on November 8, 1939, to Edolia Marie LeBlanc Harrington and Exalter Harrington, in Abbeville, Louisiana.

She loved cooking for everyone and sewing for all the children. MawMaw was even known to butcher a hog. She also enjoyed canning. If you can cook it, she could can it. MawMaw absolutely loved all her babies and had many photos to prove it.

Survivors include her husband, Ray “PawPaw” Gary; daughter, Sandy Sisk and her husband, Jimmy, of Lumberton; son, Roland Gary and his wife, Debbie, of Fannett; daughter, Rhonda Brode and her husband, Eric, of LaBelle; ten grandchildren; twenty six great-grandchildren, brothers, Norris Harrington of Town Bluff and Daniel Harrington and his wife, Shirley, of Port Acres; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Lillian Bergeron and sisters, Berdie Cooper and Camille Harrington.

A gathering of Mrs. Gary’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, May 09, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, May 09, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Family Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (8)

  • Jerry and MaryAnn Licatino

    09 May 2019 at 23:21 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the Gary family. She will be missed.


  • Harry Schoppe

    09 May 2019 at 21:32 | #

    Rhonda and all the family,
    My thoughts, prayers, and sympathies are with all of you. God's peace and blessings be with all of you in this time of sorrow and always.


  • Clyde Boudreaux

    07 May 2019 at 22:30 | #

    I'm so sorry for your family's loss. We've been neighbors for almost 50 years. We will.miss her greatly. My deepest condolences to her husband Ray and their children and grandchildren. And also all friends and family.
    May she rest in peace.


  • Julie Shoop

    07 May 2019 at 22:21 | #

    Thoughts and prayers for the loss of such a wonderful family lady. We first met Mr.& Mrs. Gary when they drove from Texas to Wright Patterson,A.F.B. in a pickup with a custom built by Mr. Gary, camper-topper..Their trip was to see Rhonda and Eric. That was some well built accommodations! Mrs. Gary (Maw Maw ) was such a sweet lady and I loved her laugh. It was nice to see them again after so many years at Tasha's wedding reception in Tulsa. I think that truck and camper-topper made it all those years later. Love and prayers The Nebraska Shoops.


  • Peggy Anderson

    07 May 2019 at 18:56 | #

    Our deepest condolences. Loved visiting with her and your dad. Love to all.


  • leigh Jordan

    07 May 2019 at 17:59 | #

    My friends, my Yaya, I'm so sorry for your loss! My prayers, hugs and love always. Hang in there and know she is with you always!


  • Jimmy and Sue Simmons

    07 May 2019 at 17:14 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with your mom and dad when we would come down to camp and they always made us laugh. I know she will be missed dearly. Love to all the family and will keep you all in our prayers.


  • Ronny Nelson

    07 May 2019 at 13:46 | #

    Lillian will be missed by so many! Very sweet lady! My prayers are with the family in their time of need.


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