Louise Helena Higginbotham Leger
May 10, 1966  -  September 26, 2017

Louise Helena Higginbotham Leger

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Sunday, October 01, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Monday, October 02, 2017
8:00 a.m. until time of service
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Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
2125 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Monday, October 02, 2017
10:00 a.m.
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Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Louise H. Leger, age 51, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM by Reverend Monsignor Keith DeRouen at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will be held at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.

Louise grew up as a member of Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church and attended school at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau. Following graduation, she moved to Lafayette where she attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from which she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in counseling. She continued her schooling at ULL and became a licensed professional counselor (LPC).

Louise is survived by her parents, Lezime and Ida Ruth Leger and by many caring uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her natural father, Louis H. Higginbotham and her grandparents, Pancratius and Helena Burleigh, Onedas and Ena Leger and Ernest and Bertha Higginbotham.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas and will resume at 8:00 AM on Monday, October 2, 2017 and continue until the time of the funeral at 10:00 AM. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM Sunday, October 1, 2017.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Lois Boagni
    Opelousas, LA

    Although Louise was the age of my daughters, she and I became friendly as practicing LPCs. She was such a joy to be with and very invested in her work. I will miss her although I did see her much since I retired. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Another Angel in Heaven ! Lois G. Boagni

  2. Aline and Joseph Miller
    Opelousas, LA

    Please accept our sincere condolences. May the Lord Bless You and Keep You and Make His Face to Shine Upon You.

  3. Twana Casey
    Butte La Rose, LA

    Rest in Eternal Peace Sweet little One, you were a joy to know and everyone you met loved you. You will be remembered.

  4. Gregg Mistric
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Louise, my college girlfriend, first girl to ever love me mutually. What great times we had back in the USL days. As the 90s progressed we lost contact, but I know she continued to touch the hearts of friends and family deeply. Her kind and gentle nature was ever present - this world would be a better place if more people behaved the way she did. Rest in everlasting peace, Louise, in the house of our Lord. Lezime and Ida Ruth, you are and will be in my prayers in the coming days and weeks. May God give you comfort as you remember and celebrate the life of your beloved and wonderful daughter. She was truly a treasure from our Father.

  5. Vicki Sonnier Barbier
    Crowley, LA

    Louise was one of the kindest, gentlest souls I will ever meet. Thank you for always loving me and making me feel like part of the family. Even though years have separated us, I am always grateful for our time together.

    Uncle Lezime and Aunt Ida, may God bring you peace and comfort beyond all understanding. You will be in my prayers. Love always.

  6. Chad Stelly
    New Orleans, LA

    A sweeter, more caring, more compassionate, and more forthright person you could not meet. Certainly, heaven has welcomed one more angel. Rest In Peace "Weezy"!

  7. veronica beasley
    lafayette, LA

    I messaged Bill that I liked to think of Louise and Rocky together again, loving each other as much as they did. While I saw Louise at Lafayette music events on a regular basis, it was our Yorkies that really connected us. Her with Rocky and me with Envie. We proudly brought them to events and laughed when non-doggie lovers rolled their eyes as we went by. Goodbye to you Louise and may your loved ones be consoled by the good you did on Earth.

  8. Cindy Rynott
    Lafayette, LA

    Forever in my heart, Louise. I love you! Cindy

  9. Marilyn Moore
    Okemos, MI

    Sending you my deepest sympathies. Louise will be greatly missed. She made those around her feel welcome and at ease. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou

  10. Ariane Gaudet
    Glenwood Springs, CO

    What a sweet soul you were! The world was blessed to have such a kind, thoughtful, fun, free spirit in you! You will always be in my heart and my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family in this difficult time. Love ya Weezie and rest in peace.

  11. Pam Lafleur Hoffpauir
    Lake Charles, LA

    Mr. Lezime and Mrs. Ida Ruth,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Louise's passing. Please know that you in my thought and prayers.
    Love to you both,

  12. Timothy Hammond
    Carencro, LA

    Goodbye with God, your little cousin Timmy

  13. Lola Webb
    Lafayette, LA

    Oh my, Louise, my dear friend. You left us way too soon. Words cannot describe how I am going to miss seeing you coming home from work and seeing early in the mornings. I am so happy you are no longer suffering and I know you are finally at rest. Prayers for your Mom and Dad, for Bill and all of your family and friends. We'll see each other again. God Bless your Soul, my dearest friend.

  14. Paula Padgett
    Houston, TX

    So sorry for your loss! Louise had such a fun spirit when we were at The Academy! You all are in my prayers. Paula Padgett

  15. John and Carol Cooper Beadle
    Lafayette, LA

    So very very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

  16. Gerry Hammond
    Carencro, LA

    Louise, you have blessed my life in so many ways. I will carry you in my heart until we meet again. You will be greatly missed. Love you so much!

  17. David Atkins
    Duson, LA

    Sweetest woman you will ever meet

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