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


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

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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