Marcelle Macgregor Babin

April 2, 1919March 5, 2011

Honey Babin, 91, a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2011. She was born April 2, 1919, in Buffalo, N.Y. She was a longtime resident of White Castle. Visitation at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, White Castle, on Monday, March 14, from 9 a.m. until funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow after service. Honey was a retired French and English teacher and a former member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor choir. She was a former volunteer tutor, piano teacher and docent at Magnolia Mound Plantation. Her interests included cooking, sewing and painting. She loved traveling, music and the French culture. Survived by her daughter, Suzanne and husband John S. Barker III; son, Luke B. Babin III and wife Sundra; five grandchildren, Allison Barker Feaheny and husband William, Ellen Barker Haughey and husband Patrick, John B. Barker and wife Michelle, Natalie Babin Isaacks and husband Ryan, and Ben "Rooter" Babin; great-grandchildren, Dara and Owen Haughey, Jessica, Aisling and Michael Barker, Austin, Molly and Tyler Isaacks. She is also survived by Jude Feaheny; and cousin, Donald Cloudsley. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. and Marcelle Fischer Macgregor; husbands, Luke B. Babin Jr., first marriage of 49 years, and Edward T. Supple, second marriage of six years; and brother, John R. Macgregor. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Baton Rouge, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. The family wishes to thank Dr. Michael Rolfsen of the Baton Rouge Clinic and the staff of St. James Place Health and Wellness Center for their wonderful compassionate care during her illness.


  • Visitation Monday, March 14, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 14, 2011

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March 15, 2011

To the family of "Madame Babin":
My mind is filled with fantastic memories of my days as a 7th and 8th grade French student at E. J. Gay Elementary School. Madame Babin was certainly a teacher who so inspired us with her energy, intelligence, poise, and support. To this day, (some 39 years later!), I still find myself reciting the french dialogues and singing the little songs she taught me! My prayers are with all of you at this time.
Accorder le repos éternel vers elle, ô Seigneur. Et, peut lumière perpétuelle brille sur elle. Qu'elle repose en paix. Que son âme et de toutes les âmes des fidèles défunts, par la miséricorde de Dieu, repose en paix. Amen.
Medric Smith, Jr.

Nicky & Charmelle Guercio

March 15, 2011

Susie, Lukie, and all others of Mrs. Honey's loving family:

Our prayers are with all of you at this time of such great loss- May you find peace and comfort in your treasured memories of her as she now rests peacefully in the Arms of Jesus-

shelly gautreaux

March 14, 2011

To the Babin Family,
I was really sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our prayers are with all of your family.

Doug and Shelly Gautreaux

Mary Ann Hebert

March 14, 2011

My deepest sympathy to the family of Ms. Honey. My prayers are with you all. Mary Ann (Boudreaux) Hebert

Trey Gaspard

March 14, 2011

So sorry Suzie and Luke for your loss. To know her was to love her as all of us who visited you two found out. She lit up our lives by being kind to us kids and treating us well and sharing her enthusiasm for life with us. I will always remember and miss her.
Trey Gaspard

March 13, 2011

Dear Susie and Luke,
It is often said that we must each answer two questions before we are allowed into Heaven. "Did you find Joy in your life" and "Did you bring Joy to the life of someone else." Without a doubt, Honey Babin can answer "YES" to both questions. When I think of the people who have been role models for me, I always include your Mom, Ms. Honey. She always had something interesting to talk about, something fascinating she was reading or learning or something new and exciting she was anticipating. I cannot express the Joy she added to my life and that I carry in my heart today through her example. Honey and my Mom wrote to each other and remained in touch as true friends. Her memories of Honey were a great joy in her later years. We have all been truly blessed by the life of Honey Babin. With loving thoughts, Betty (Collet) Steppe

March 13, 2011

Dear Susie, Lukie and Family,
How many fond memories come to mind of times spent with you at Grande Isle with your mom,dad and my parents and sister (along with a group of other girls). She was mom's dearest friend and I will cherish her memory deeply.
With love,
Val (Dugas) Hughes

Errol Troxclair

March 13, 2011

My deepest sympathy to the Babin family. Ms. Honey was a very special person and was loved by everyone in the Troxclair family. I have fond memories of visiting with her when she was oil painting and she was always giving me and Rick Supple cookies or brownies. She was loved by all. My thoughts and prayers to all of the Babin family to help you through this difficult time.

Clifford LeBlanc

March 12, 2011

Susie and Lukie,

Because of my family's intimate friendship with the Babins, your mom and your aunt Flo were able to pressure my dad into agreeing I might take music lessons in 1957 when I was 12 yrs. old. This happened at one of Papaw Babin's Sunday soirées featuring Flo and Honey on the piano and everyone else singing and dancing for hours to oldies like "The Sheik of Araby" . Your mom even gave me her student slot with Miss Dolores Mattingly, a Newcomb alumna, because she wanted me to have the finest music teacher in the area and to start right away, perhaps before my dad changed his mind. Honey picked me up many times to attend the community concerts in Donaldsonville. She encouraged me and inspired me to use my talents. What a blessing she was to me. That push to music profoundly altered my life as it was then. Music still occupies me and refreshes me. Her example has led me to advise many youth to identify and pursue their abilities and talents, musical and otherwise. May she rest in peace. Thanks Miss Honey. I'm planning to see you all Monday. Love, SPORT

March 12, 2011

I was saddened to hear about Ms Honey passing away. My thoughts are so special of growing up across the street. She was a big part of our family memories. I will always be thankful the kindness toward me and the special friendship she had with my mother. My prayers are with her family that God will comfort in a special way.
Eileen Cagle