OBITUARY

Elva Gobert LeDee

February 28, 1934March 10, 2019
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Elva Gobert “MaDee” LeDee, 85 of Lake Charles, LA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 6:55pm Sunday, March 10, 2019. Elva was born February 28, 1934 in Mallet, LA. She resided in Lake Charles the majority of her adult life.

Elva was co-owner/operator of Blackie’s Paint and Body Shop. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. She took a great amount of pride in the food she prepared and the appearance of her plants. Most of all, she was a caregiver and nurturer. Over the years she took in, cared for and fed many. From family members to total strangers, no one left her home hungry or in need. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 68 years Wilbert J. “Blackie” LeDee, her daughter Lilly LeDee Fontenot and husband Alphonse of Lake Charles, two grandchildren; Michael A. Fontenot of Lake Charles and Michelle Fontenot Young (Ricardo) of Houston, TX as well as four great-grandsons; Matthew A. Fontenot, Maison T. Fontenot, Colson B. Fontenot and Landon M. Fontenot. She also leaves behind three sisters and four brothers; Vergie LeCompte of Lafayette, La, Helen Thibodeaux of Lake Charles, Margaret Labbe of Lake Charles, Hilton LeCompte of Lawtell, LA, Elrick LeCompte (Myrtle) of Carencro, LA, Eddie LeCompte (Evella) of Lawtell, LA and Antoine LeCompte Jr. of Beaumont, TX.

She was preceded in death by her father Rodney Gobert, mother Beulah Gobert LeCompte, step-father Antoine LeCompte Sr. and brother Oscar LeCompte.

Visitation will be from 5-9pm Friday, March 15, 2019 at Hixson Funeral Home, 3001 Ryan St. Lake Charles, LA. A Rosary will be said at 7pm. Visitation will continue from 11-12:30pm Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Henry Catholic Church, 1021 8th Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70601. Father Beni Wego will officiate. Burial to follow at Consolata Cemetery, 2300 Country Club Rd. Lake Charles, LA. The family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to Dr. Peter Karam and his Nurse Practitioner Kari Savoy for their compassionate care. Thanks to the staff of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and Harbor Hospice, as well as Father Beni Wego for his spiritual care and guidance. A special Thank You to her personal caregiver, Marie Davis, who fondly referred to her as “My Little Lady”.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JEHixson.com for the LeDee family.

  • FAMILY

  • She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 68 years Wilbert J. “Blackie” LeDee, her daughter Lilly LeDee Fontenot and husband Alphonse of Lake Charles, two grandchildren; Michael A. Fontenot of Lake Charles and Michelle Fontenot Young (Ricardo) of Houston, TX as well as four great-grandsons; Matthew A. Fontenot, Maison T. Fontenot, Colson B. Fontenot and Landon M. Fontenot. She also leaves behind three sisters and four brothers; Vergie LeCompte of Lafayette, La, Helen Thibodeaux of Lake Charles, Margaret Labbe of Lake Charles, Hilton LeCompte of Lawtell, LA, Elrick LeCompte (Myrtle) of Carencro, LA, Eddie LeCompte (Evella) of Lawtell, LA and Antoine LeCompte Jr. of Beaumont, TX.

    She was preceded in death by her father Rodney Gobert, mother Beulah Gobert LeCompte, step-father Antoine LeCompte Sr. and brother Oscar LeCompte.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Elrick LeCompte, Pallbearer
  • Karl LeCompte, Pallbearer
  • Michael Fontenot, Pallbearer
  • Eddie LeCompte, Pallbearer
  • Maison Fontenot, Pallbearer
  • Ricardo Young, Pallbearer

Services

  • Vistation Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Visitation Resumes Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Elva Gobert LeDee

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Dennis Miller

March 13, 2019

MaDee,
You touched many lives during your precious time on Earth. It was truly a blessing having been taken into your home like family.

Love always and God bless you and your family.

Dennis

Juanita Fontenot

March 12, 2019

I love Mrs. Elva, I called her Mrs. Elvie. She was the most beautiful woman and every bit of what a lady should be. I have always admired the way she dressed and fixed her makeup. She would always have words of encouragement for me wherever she saw me.
She never forgot that I was the person who gave Blackie his bible with the large print. She was so happy. She will forever be in my heart. To the family Lillie. Alphonse, Michael, Michelle you have my sincere condolences! Regretfully I will be out of town working and will not be able to attend her services. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Love Juanita

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Biography

Elva Gobert “MaDee” LeDee, 85 of Lake Charles, LA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 6:55pm Sunday, March 10, 2019. Elva was born February 28, 1934 in Mallet, LA. She resided in Lake Charles the majority of her adult life.

Elva was co-owner/operator of Blackie’s Paint and Body Shop. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. She took a great amount of pride in the food she prepared and the appearance of her plants. Most of all, she was a caregiver and nurturer. Over the years she took in, cared for and fed many. From family members to total strangers, no one left her home hungry or in need.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 68 years Wilbert J. “Blackie” LeDee, her daughter Lilly LeDee Fontenot and husband Alphonse of Lake Charles, two grandchildren; Michael A. Fontenot of Lake Charles and Michelle Fontenot Young (Ricardo) of Houston, TX as well as four great-grandsons; Matthew A. Fontenot, Maison T. Fontenot, Colson B. Fontenot and Landon M. Fontenot. She also leaves behind three sisters and four brothers; Vergie LeCompte of Lafayette, La, Helen Thibodeaux of Lake Charles, Margaret Labbe of Lake Charles, Hilton LeCompte of Lawtell, LA, Elrick LeCompte (Myrtle) of Carencro, LA, Eddie LeCompte (Evella) of Lawtell, LA and Antoine LeCompte Jr. of Beaumont, TX.

She was preceded in death by her father Rodney Gobert, mother Beulah Gobert LeCompte, step-father Antoine LeCompte Sr. and brother Oscar LeCompte.

Visitation will be from 5-9pm Friday, March 15, 2019 at Hixson Funeral Home, 3001 Ryan St. Lake Charles, LA. A Rosary will be said at 7pm. Visitation will continue from 11-12:30pm Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Henry Catholic Church, 1021 8th Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70601. Father Beni Wego will officiate. Burial to follow at Consolata Cemetery, 2300 Country Club Rd. Lake Charles, LA.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to Dr. Peter Karam and his Nurse Practitioner Kari Savoy for their compassionate care. Thanks to the staff of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and Harbor Hospice, as well as Father Beni Wego for his spiritual care and guidance.
A special Thank You to her personal caregiver, Marie Davis, who fondly referred to her as “My Little Lady”.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JEHixson.com for the LeDee family.