Marilyn “Dee” Leger

November 24, 1930 - January 4, 2023

Marilyn “Dee” Leger, 92, of Hamshire, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023. She was born November 24, 1930, in Lacassine, Louisiana, to Essie and Jerdy Vizinat.

Marilyn “Dee” married Allen Leger in 1950 and moved to Texas in 1955. She always said this was the happiest time of her life, having children and taking care of her family and home. Throughout the years, she was a great seamstress, sewing all of our clothes, plus cooking three meals a day and washing a lot of cloth diapers. Losing daddy at age 61, she learned to be independent for the first time. She started traveling and spending time with her brother and sister-in-law. They loved to frequent the casinos all over Louisiana – it was another great time of her life. She was a cancer survivor twice. We always called her our “tough cookie.” Later years, she loved to read and work her puzzles. She lived a wonderful and happy life and never complained. She was a kind, compassionate, loving, faith-filled child of God who loved her family, the Blessed Mother, and “her Jesus” with all her heart.

Her caregivers, Adaluz, Martina, Anita, Mena, whom she loved dearly, took special care of her. All the family would like to extend our greatest appreciation for the love and tenderness all the caregivers gave our mom.

Survivors include her children, Monica Jones and husband, Scott; Susan Folsom and husband, Fred; Rebecca Chapin and husband, Jim; and Stuart Leger and wife, Sissy; grandchildren, Ty Jones and wife, Lacey; Matt Jones and wife, Kelly; Hank Jones and wife, Tayler; Russell Leger; Terry Folsom and wife, Kristin; Michele Richard and husband, Dustin; Brent Folsom and wife, Katie; John Folsom and wife, Ashley; Jayme Chapin; Kim Hill and husband, Chase; and Kelly Strain and husband, Waylon; and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allen Leger; brother, Rod Vizinat; and sister, Dorothy Frey.

A gathering of Mrs. Leger’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 9, 2023, with a Rosary recited at 5:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, with her interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Leger’s honor to St. Louis Catholic Church Pew Restoration Project, 315 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas 77665.


Comments (25)

    Pam East says:

    My prayers are with your family. She was very special to our family. When I first heard she passed I thought I have to call dad and I got so sad knowing Dad and Allen are already up there. I know Allen and her together just like mom and dad. Love you all.

    Teresa Bordages Hill says:

    Monica, Susan,Becky and Stuart I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet lady. I have a lot of wonderful memories. Sending hugs and prayers ????❤️ Love Teresa

    Glenda Leger says:

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. We had really great times in our Red Hat club a few years ago. She was a sweet lady.

    Tommye Hodges says:

    So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of taking some trips with Marilyn and enjoyed her so much. Prayers of Peace and Comfort for all the Family.

    Kathleen Thibodeaux says:

    So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family. She was a lovely lady , always had a smile on her face. She will be missed. Kathy Thibodeaux

    Patty Franklin says:

    You and your family are in our prayers!

    Alice and Alvin Simon says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady. Prayers for all the family. RIP Ms. Dee.

    Lea J Cossey says:

    I’m so sorry about the loss of your Momma. We were blessed to have such a good and caring neighbor. She will be greatly missed. Prayers will be sent ????

    Lea J Cossey says:

    I’m so sorry about the loss of your Momma. We were blessed to have such a good and caring neighbor. She will be greatly missed. Prayers will be sent ????

    Karen Kiker says:

    Such a beautiful and kind lady.
    Love you all! Karen

    Concetta and Malcolm Rollins says:

    Susan, Monica, Stuart, Becky, and to all the family of Mrs. Dee we would like to extend our deepest sympathy! The loss of a mother/grandmother is a very deep loss. Praying God’s comfort, peace, and love over each one of you. Sincerely, Concetta and Malcolm Rollins

    Sandra Burrell says:

    Such a sweet lady always a smile on her face. So sorry for your lose of her but Allen is smiling to be with her again.

    Susan+A+LeBlanc says:

    Monica, Susan, Becky , Stuart and rest of family so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful soul with a bright smile always.
    Susan LeBlanc

    Peggy Peck says:

    Our thoughts and prayers for Becky, Jim, and family. Such a sweet lady. I know she will be dearly missed..

    Jack and Peggy Peck

    DONNA BRYAN says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Dee was always so kind when we would see each other.

    Winnie Primeaux says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Growing up, we have such fond memories of Dee. We loved Dee so much. Just know that she has gone to meet her Maker.

    Winnie Primeaux says:

    So sorrow for your loss. I have fond memories of Dee. My family loved her so much. Know that she has gone to meet her Maker.

    Tamra Miguez says:

    Heaven gained an angel. Fly high Ms. Dee. Thoughts and prayers to the Leger Family.

    Martha Clubb Aucoin says:

    So very sorry for your loss

    Laura+Seaux says:

    I am very sorry to hear of Ms. Dee’s passing. She was always the sweetest lady, always with a smile, and always fun to visit with. You have been blessed to have her with you for many years. She will be missed.

    Amanda Leger says:

    So sorry for your loss. Nannie was a special Lady. So loved.

    Lisa Lovett says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful remarkable lady. Prayers and love for all.

    Anita Johnson says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.! Heaven got a beautiful Angel ????????

    Tanya Wingate says:

    So sorry for your loss. Ms Dee was a very special lady.

    Jimmy Kahla says:

    My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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