Pierre Legé

July 27, 1940 - September 11, 2021

Pierre Legé was born on July 27, 1940, in Wright, LA, to Leonce Legé, Sr, and Polita Bertrand Legé, and entered into eternal rest on September 11, 2021, at the age of 81.  Pierre started school in Gueydan, LA.  In the ninth grade the family moved to Winnie, TX, and Pierre attended school at East Chambers, where he graduated in 1959. He married Celanie Richard the following year.  This marriage was blessed with two sons, Tony and Ken Legé.  Their beloved son, Tony Legé, passed away at the age of 25 in 1987. Pierre and Celanie were married nearly 45 years when she passed away in 2005.

Pierre worked at Goodyear Chemical Plant in Beaumont, TX, where he was a master mechanic.  He always said it was the best job he ever had.  He retired in 1998 after 38 years with the company.

At the early age of 17, with special permission, he joined the Knights of Columbus.  He held several offices including Grand Knight in the 3rd Degree, Council 3452, and several offices in the 4th Degree Assembly #1139 including Faithful Navigator.

Pierre was the epitome of the word “caregiver.” He took care of so many people during his life. He took care of his beloved wife Celanie and both sets of their parents while working a full-time job at Goodyear.  During his retirement, he devoted much of his time visiting the sick, elderly, and shut-ins to show them compassion and offer them encouragement.

He was an active supporter of the East Chambers agriculture programs, and many times he would raise or provide funds for projects at the barn for those students whose animals did not make the sale at the show. For years, he ran 50 head of mamma cows while working full time and continuing to take care of others.  He was also active in the Independent Cattlemen’s Association.

Pierre supported his family in every aspect of life and was so proud of each and every one of them. He was a real-life example of what it means to show unconditional love.  He was a friend to so many and certainly kept all of us smiling and laughing.

Pierre was instrumental in founding the Winnie Stowell Hospital District and even helped to write their by-laws. He was committed to the success of Winnie Hospital. When a gazebo was planned for The Arboretum, Pierre was there to help raise the money to make it a reality.

He was a faithful member of St. Louis Catholic Church from the time his family moved to Winnie until his passing.  Through the years he participated in many ministries including Lector, Parish Council, Maintenance, Eucharistic Minister and Usher.

In 2006 He married Brenda Kiker and they have actively worked together for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Brenda Legé; son, Ken Legé, wife Cassie of Lubbock, and their sons Nick and Zack; daughter-in-law Rogina Legé Fritsch, husband, Larry,  their sons Jake and his wife Madison, and Ben, and their grandson Nathan; son Todd Hawthorn, wife Kim, and their children Hannah, Faith and Willy; daughter Connie Lee and husband Richard, their son Jason Lee, wife Brandi and girls Greta, Clara and Monroe, son Corey Lee, wife Scarlet and boys Henry, Clayton and Caleb, son Devan, and daughter Morgan; daughter Lisa Rogers, husband Glen and their children, daughter Mikayla, son Ricky Rogers, wife Alisha and their sons Noah, Jacob, and Ryan, daughter Lindsey Rogers, and her sons Talon and Ryker; daughter Dena Kiker Hardy, husband Dan and their children Logan and Lily; son, James Kiker; brother, Sidney Legé and sister, Lois Sevin; and his furbaby Lily Love. Also included are numerous cousins and other relatives across FL, LA and TX.

His family is very grateful to the many doctors, nurses, Kindred Hospice workers, and other caregivers who so diligently gave their time and attention to his care over the duration of his illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonce Legé, Sr, and Polita Bertrand Legé; son, Tony Legé; and wife and mother of his children, Celanie Richard Legé. He was preceded in death by sister, Esther Broussard, and brother, Leonce Legé, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; P.O. Box 2213, Winnie, Texas 77665; St. Louis Catholic Church; 315 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas 77665; or the Knights of Columbus in Winnie; P.O. Box 1300, Winnie, Texas 77665

A gathering of Mr.Legé’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30p.m., Friday, September 17, 2021, at Broussard’s, 134 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 18, 2021, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, with his interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • September 17, 2021
  • 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Rosary

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • September 17, 2021
  • 6:30 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Louis Catholic Church
  • 315, W Buccaneer Dr, Winnie, TX, 77665,
  • September 18, 2021
  • 10:00 am

Committal

Fairview Cemetery
  • , , Winnie, TX, 77665,
  • September 18, 2021

Comments (16)

    Ella Bertrand says:

    Brenda and family I am sorry for your loss. Pierre will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was a blessing to everyone with his jokes and his smile no matter how much pain he was in, he always had that smile and said all was well. Love you Brenda . Take care and know that GOD loves you too.

    Diane Gaspard says:

    Pierre was the most caring person and role model I ever met. He was the kind of person when you knew him you felt he surely had a place in Heaven. Sending my prayers to his family

    Kay Stewart says:

    He was one of the very best and will be sorely missed.

    Jean Caruthers says:

    I just heard about the loss of this precious friend and am so sad to hear this but know he is at peace with no more tears or pain!
    My condolences goes to all his family that are grieving his loss as is many of his friends and neighbors! RIP my friend!

    Adam F. Courville says:

    Dear Brenda and Family,
    I can proudly say that Pierre was a dear friend.
    I worked with him at Goodyear for several years. We were on the same crew for a while and we told stories in French as well as give nick names to supervision and other employees but only for fun. He was a leader in our little community. He helped any time that someone needed it. Rest Easy Brother!

    Betty Gaspard Peebles says:

    What a tribute to Pierre in this obituary. I often think of the many times he led the rosary at other people’s funerals and how he visited Nanan Jean and others all around Winnie, and of course at the Arboretum. He was a good man and an all-around good person. There is a special place in Heaven for him.” I know God is saying, “Well done, my faithful servant.” You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all.

    Russell and Mary Simon says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Pierre was a very kind, loving and giving man. He will be missed by many. Fly high our friend until we meet again!

    vanessa revia says:

    Prayers for the family. May God bless all the family. Rest in peace Mr Lege’. You will be missed. Vanessa and Mike Revia

    Juanita Viator says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Lege’ family for their lost of Pierre.

    Juanita B Kahla says:

    So sorry for your loss. Pierre was a good person. Prayers 🙏🙏🙏

    Beverly Rogers says:

    Pierre has always been one of the kindest and easy going people I’ve ever known and he will be so missed. Our family (my mom, Rena Bertrand Bagesse,) and all of our family loved him (Shirley, Willie Bertrand and my grandparents Willie Sr and Felicia Bertrand) thought the world of him. Many prayers for everyone.

    Roland and Jeanette Weekly says:

    Our Sincere Condolences to the Family of Mr.Pierre. The perfect description of a Gentleman. He was loved by many, and will be missed by many.

    Suzie Ortego says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of sorrow. Pierre was such a nice person. He always had a smile on his face when he greeted you. Prayers and Blessings, Suzie and Kenny Ortego

    Alvin & Alice Simon says:

    Brenda and family, we are so sorry for your loss. It is also a big loss for the community. He was a kind and generous man. Now he is no longer in pain. RIP Pierre.

    Patty Revia says:

    So sorry to hear of his passing our prayers are with the family. Ike and patty Revia

    Carol and James says:

    We will sure miss Pierre. Such a wonderful man. Celebrating that he is no longer in pain and is reunited with his family and friends that went before him. I know it was a joyful reunion.

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