Margaret V. Sisson

July 20, 1926December 2, 2012

A loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Margaret Vaughan Sisson, better known as "Zeke" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was born on July 20, 1926, in Monroe, LA. A longtime resident of Baton Rouge, she died peacefully at age 86 on Sunday, December 2, 2012, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She received her elementary and high school education in Monroe, and later earned a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from Louisiana State University and an additional Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology from Louisiana Tech. In 1945 he met the love of her life, Norman Lee Sisson, Sr., to whom she was married for 63 years until his death on February 11, 2010. They moved to Baton Rouge in 1949, where they raised their family and Margaret became a Medical/Cardiac Technologist with the Baton Rouge General Medical Center where she worked as a cardiac technician until her retirement and was instrumental in establishing the heart catheterization center at the Baton Rouge General. She is a member of the Broadmoor United Methodist Church where they were active supporters and volunteers for many years, and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Norman and their youngest son, Jon Jeffery, her parents, Robert H. and Amy S. Vaughan, and her brother, Robert H. Vaughan, Jr. She is survived by her two sons, Norman Lee Sisson, Jr. and wife Linda of Winter Haven, Florida, and Robert Vaughan Sisson and wife Paula of Baton Rouge; seven grandchildren: Kelly Sisson, Brad Sisson, Aaron Sisson and wife Chisatto, Alina Portz, Ryan Sisson and wife Shelley, Hallie Delaney and husband Kevin, and Megan Romano and husband Chad; and eight great-grandchildren: Sebastian Sisson, Reagan Elaine Sisson, Brian Sisson, Reagan Claire Sisson, Sarah Kate Sisson, Finnan Delaney, Talullah Delaney, and Meabh Delaney. Visitation at Greenoaks Memorial Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Boulevard, on Monday, December 3, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services at Broadmoor United Methodist Church on Tuesday, December 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. conducted by the Rev. Ken Carroll. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Seth Kaplan, Terry Thibodeaux, Jonathan Thorning, Johnny Thorning, David Kavilir, Shelton Kavalir, James Breedlove, and David Hubbs. Honorary Pallbearers: Jack Selig, Jim Bradley, Jim Frederick. The family wishes to extend a particular expression of appreciation to St. Joseph's Hospice and to Ms. Sharon Coats for the kind and compassionate home care they have given to Margaret and the family over the past three years and during her final days.


  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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January 1, 2013

Prayers are with you and your.

Lillie and Robyn King (LeSpalon)

December 5, 2012

I want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of the family.. It was a pleasure getting to know her during the time was able to spend with her...What a great lady. A joy to be around. I will always remember her. Condolences to all of the family.. I know you will remember Zeke with lots of loving memories. donna

Darleen Buie

December 5, 2012

To the Sisson Family,
My deepest heart felt sorrow, for the lost of your Mother. I loved her and your Dad, and will always remember growing up with your family, on Darryl Drive, but especially at the camp...She taught me how to ski, and so many other things. She was loved and will be missed. My prayers will be with all of you at this time..
Darleen Buie

Lisa Mueller Alfonso

December 5, 2012

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Mr. and Mrs. Sisson were like surrogate parents to me, growing up across the street. I can't imagine my childhood without them and without having been welcomed into their home like a neighborhood orphan.

They gave to me such a genuine sense of belonging. I will miss my ‘catch-up' talks with Mrs. Sisson and will cherish my memories of jogging to get Baskin Robbins, waterskiing on the Amite, washing the beloved Corvette, and the magic of “Crazy Christmas”, among countless others.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful family with me and mine.

With deep sadness,

Boyd Helm

December 4, 2012

I came to Baton Rouge as a new cardiologist in 1975.

I am grateful to Margaret for her guidence in the heart catheterization laboratory at the B.R.General hospital in my early days.

More than this, I was blessed to be associated with her great kindness.

My wife, Barbara, and I will never forget the wonderful supper at her home with Norman and Margaret in 1976.

I was just blessed by God to have crossed her path.

Jack & Linda Poche

December 3, 2012

Vaughan and Paula, our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. Prayers are with you and your family

Cindy Maughan

December 3, 2012

Vaughan, Lee and family. Our deepest sympathy to you at this time. Your mother was a great great lady, a fabulous example to so many and so precious to our family. She will indeed be missed! Our prayers and thoughts go out to you. Remember the memories . . . they will help you find your way. Our love and sympathy to you,
Cindy, Roy and family

freddie combs

December 3, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the entire family for the loss loss a dear woman. I grateful for having known and loved her.

Greg Entremont

December 3, 2012

Vaughan, my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this most difficult time. May your memories of your mother bring you comfort.

Sharon LeBlanc

December 3, 2012

Vaughan, Paula and family: You'll have my deepest sympathy. I will pray for you'll to get through this knowing she is resting in God's hands. She has joined your father and I'm sure they are happy to be together. God bless you'll.