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J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA

OBITUARY

Anna Grace Waldrop

February 6, 2002February 17, 2020
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Anna Grace Waldrop went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Anna was born in Lake Charles on February 6, 2002. From a very young age, Anna exhibited a kind soul and an indescribable joy for life. She possessed a giving heart and never asked or expected anything in return. She had a love of all God’s creations and could most often be found enjoying the beauty of nature and the company of any animal she could share her love with.

She was a student at Sam Houston High School, where she played Baritone in the school’s band. She had a passion for music, and for reading and learning. Her great love of all creatures inspired her to pursue a degree in Wildlife Management and Animal Rehabilitation at McNeese State University.

Anna was preceded in death by her grandfather, Floyd LeBlanc, Jr.

Those left to cherish her memory are her parents; Clay and Emily Ardoin of Moss Bluff and Joel Waldrop of Anahuac, TX; two sisters; Olivia and Isabella Ardoin of Moss Bluff; grandparents; Janis LeBlanc of Lake Charles, Laura Waldrop of Baytown, TX, and Warren and Candy Ardoin of Moss Bluff; aunts and uncles; Wade and Natalie LeBlanc of Lake Charles, Adam and Amber Grumbles of San Marcos, TX, and Greg and Paula Jordan of Carlyss, and cousins; Jackson and Eli LeBlanc of Lake Charles, Gwendolyn Grumbles of Baytown, TX, and Baylee and Jake Jordan of Carlyss; along with countless other family members and friends.

The family will welcome friends at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Thursday, February 20, 2020 beginning at 5pm until 8pm. Visitation will resume on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12pm until time of service. Funeral Services will be led by Pastor Jeff Ralston beginning at 2pm. Anna will be laid to rest at Lacassine Cemetery.

We welcome you to share fond memories or sentiments of condolences at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Visitation Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 21, 2020

Memories

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Hailey Broussard

February 27, 2020

I didn’t know her well but we had a class together at mcneese and she was a great classmate. We also share a birthday and we just turned big eighteen. I am sending my love and prayers to her family, friends and our fellow classmates.

Carmen McDonald

February 22, 2020

I remember seeing Anna everyday in the halls when I started going to SHHS and talking to her every now and then when I moved out of state again.
She was always so kind and vibrant and warm. She was a literal ray of sunshine and I never had a bad conversation with her or an ill thought about her. Which is what makes this all the more heartbreaking. My heart goes out to everyone in her life: her family, friends, band members, or just anyone who got to experience how amazing she was.

Judy Newman

February 21, 2020

Anna was so exuberant with life and had such a big smile. It was a joy to have her as one of my students. I am so sorry for her loss to her family and friends and to the world.

Evie Talbot

February 21, 2020

I owe my fondest memories of elementary school to Anna. We rode the bus together every morning and every afternoon, of course, sharing a seat. She was at all of my birthday parties, and we spent a lot of weekends together practicing for the annual lip sync, or just spending time together. I remember going for adventures in the woods and being so excited we earned these new survival skills. She was the one who introduced me to every new toy I just had to have because Anna had it first. Her smile, her hugs, and her laugh are all unforgettable. The impact she has had on me will stay with me forever. We love you, Anna.

Karina Vaudt

February 21, 2020

A memory made
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Karina and Conrad

Kaysha Sims

February 20, 2020

Emily, Clay, Ms Janis and Family,

There are no words that we can say that will take the heartbreak away. My husband, kids, and I have been blessed to be a part of Anna's extended family, and watch her grow up from a little girl into this beautiful young lady. My most recent memory was seeing her at an event that was held at the catering facilty she was working at after school. When she saw me sitting at the table she came over with her beautiful smile, gave me and hug, and we spoke briefly. She will always be remembered by her infectious smile, gorgeous curls, and kind spirit. We know without a doubt Jesus has his loving arms wrapped around her, and she is at peace. Each and every one of you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Hugs and prayers,
Kaysha and Rick Sims & family

Jordan Hoffman

February 20, 2020

I met Anna in sixth grade when she was in eighth grade at Beta convention. Me and a couple of other six graders went down with Anna and Bella, another eighth grader, to hang out in the lobby before lights out. That’s the night we found out we were basically the same person. We liked the same music; we had the same quirks. I wanted to be like her so badly. Then she went to high school. I thought for sure she would’ve forgotten about me, but when band camp rolled around my freshman year, she hadn’t forgotten. We became friends. We saw works of art together; we made works of art together. She made me want to be a better person and more dedicated to my music. She got me into powerlifting. She calmed me down when I was upset more times than I can count. My life is so much better because of her and forever changed without her. Rest easy.

Griffen Hooper

February 20, 2020

I remember when I first met Anna, she was so kind to my friends and me. One time me and my friend went and got 100 chicken nuggets from Burger King, he and I both ate about 20 or so and were full, we had asked anna if she wanted the rest and she was more than glad to take them. She snacked on those for the rest of the night. This memory will always be one of my fondest.

Gary Daigle

February 20, 2020

I know Anna was a great gal because my daughter was in the band with her at school and liked her alot. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Tanya Hintz

February 20, 2020

Sending our love from Canada. Thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Hugs ❤️
The Hintz Family

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Biography

Anna Grace Waldrop went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Anna was born in Lake Charles on February 6, 2002. From a very young age, Anna exhibited a kind soul and an indescribable joy for life. She possessed a giving heart and never asked or expected anything in return. She had a love of all God’s creations and could most often be found enjoying the beauty of nature and the company of any animal she could share her love with.

She was a student at Sam Houston High School, where she played Baritone in the school’s band. She had a passion for music, and for reading and learning. Her great love of all creatures inspired her to pursue a degree in Wildlife Management and Animal Rehabilitation at McNeese State University.

Anna was preceded in death by her grandfather, Floyd LeBlanc, Jr.

Those left to cherish her memory are her parents; Clay and Emily Ardoin of Moss Bluff and Joel Waldrop of Anahuac, TX; two sisters; Olivia and Isabella Ardoin of Moss Bluff; grandparents; Janis LeBlanc of Lake Charles, Laura Waldrop of Baytown, TX, and Warren and Candy Ardoin of Moss Bluff; aunts and uncles; Wade and Natalie LeBlanc of Lake Charles, Adam and Amber Grumbles of San Marcos, TX, and Greg and Paula Jordan of Carlyss, and cousins; Jackson and Eli LeBlanc of Lake Charles, Gwendolyn Grumbles of Baytown, TX, and Baylee and Jake Jordan of Carlyss; along with countless other family members and friends.

The family will welcome friends at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Thursday, February 20, 2020 beginning at 5pm until 8pm. Visitation will resume on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12pm until time of service. Funeral Services will be led by Pastor Jeff Ralston beginning at 2pm. Anna will be laid to rest at Lacassine Cemetery.

We welcome you to share fond memories or sentiments of condolences at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.