Mary Annabel Schexnailder

August 7, 1924October 12, 2018

Sulphur – Mrs. Mary Annabel (Aucoin) Schexnailder, 94, died Friday, October 12, 2018 at Stonebridge Assisted Living Facility surrounded by her family. On her husband’s side, she is the last surviving person for a large Schexnailder family from the Norco Area. She was the oldest child of the Aucoin family from New Orleans, La.

She was a pioneer family member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Sulphur. She was an active member of the church, the Catholic Daughters and the Alter Society. She was born in New Orleans, La on August 7, 1924 to Andrew and Lucy Aucoin. Andrew H. Aucoin was from Platteville, LA and Lucy Delaune was from Napoleonville, LA.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Don and Reba Schexnailder, Mark and Dee Schexnailder, Lynn and Tim Leger, Jill and Ted Queen, and Sandy Schexnailder and Kathy Daigle. Her grandchildren include Deb Wright, Wade and Michelle Wright, Kate Leger, Ryan and Fran Davis, Shawn and Kathy Davis, Eric and Erin Leger, Amie Young, John and Ann Marie Queen, Carly and Chet Benner, Tad and Victoria Schexnailder and Tyler Schexnailder. Mrs. Schexnailder has 17 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sulphur, LA. The Rev. Goodly will officiate. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation is 9:00 to 10:00 am on Friday, October 19 in the church hall.

The pallbearers are Sean Davis, Ryan Davis, Eric Leger, Tad Schexnailder, Tyler Schexnailder, John Queen, Chet Brenner and Wade Wright

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory be made to Our Lady’s School Library or Immaculate Conception Church in Sulphur PREP Program. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

Her final years were spent at Stonebridge Assisted Living where she enjoyed excellent and loving care. The family thanks them very much for their care.


  • Don Schexnailder and wife Reba, Son
  • Mark Schexnailder and wife Dee, Son
  • Lynn Leger and husband Tim, Daughter
  • Jill Queen and husband Ted, Daughter
  • Sandy Schexnailder, Son
  • Kathy Daigle, Daughter-in-law
  • Deb Wright, Granddaughter
  • Wade and Michelle Wright, Grandchild
  • Kate Leger, Grandchild
  • Ryan and Fran Davis, Grandchild
  • Shawn and Kathy Davis, Grandchild
  • Eric and Erin Leger, Grandchild
  • Amie Young, Grandchild
  • John and Anne Marie Queen, Grandchild
  • Carly and Chet Benner, Grandchild
  • Tad and Victoria Schexnailder, Grandchild
  • Tyler Schexnailder, Grandchild
  • also left to cherish her memory are 17 great-grandchildren.

  • Sean Davis, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Davis, Pallbearer
  • Eric Leger, Pallbearer
  • Tad Schexnailder, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Schexnailder, Pallbearer
  • John Queen, Pallbearer
  • Chet Benner, Pallbearer
  • Wade Wright, Pallbearer

  • Our Lady's School Library
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Prep Program


  • Visitation Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 19, 2018

Mary Annabel Schexnailder

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Judith Lanoux Smith

October 19, 2018

We will miss Aunt Annabel. She was a very special person. I have many fond memories of her visits. We always knew to be on our toes because "The Enforcer" was coming. Her energy and her kindness were memorable. My sympathies to my cousins. Keep in touch.
My thoughts are with you as you say goodbye.

Sandy Schexnailder

October 17, 2018

Mom had a beautiful way of passing and this memory is for all of those who wanted to but were not able to be there for her at the time of her passing. Several family members were there talking and laughing as she listened from her bed. She was asked if she wanted someone to read her book to her but she didn't blink, her way of saying yes and no, so she continue listening. When the noise level went up she was asked if we were being too loud and she blinked Yes. Then she was asked if she wanted to say a rosary and she blinked Yes. Everyone surrounded her bed and we claimed the 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart given to St Margaret Mary for the 9 First Friday Devotion (of which Mom did many) and prayed the Novena of Our Lady Undoer of Knots with her. She relaxed, her breathing shallowed and then as we completed the rosary and told her how much we loved her she just stopped breathing. (Someone stated that Jesus must have asked her ‘Are you ready to come Home?’ and Mom blinked Yes!)

Annabel and her family want to thank everyone who Loved, Served and Supported her with their Kindness and Friendship. She will be missed.

Sue Vest-DeRouen

October 17, 2018

Just loved visiting in the olden days back in Sulphur. Missed working and playing with ya'll. Didn't know your mom was in Lake Charles. I am so sorry I won't be able to be with you Friday. I am still working. My heart and prayers will be there. Love you Sue