Mary Catherine LaCaze Leach, also known as Mawmaw or Aunt Mammy, was born on May 21, 1940 to Andres and Florence LaCaze. She entered her heavenly home on December 17, 2023 at the age of 83.
She was a lifelong resident of Natchitoches where she met and married her husband Hester Leach Sr. of 63 years. She worked many years as a florist and always loved the beauty of flowers and the outdoors. She loved her family, kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. A few of her favorite things were puzzles, word search books, music and sweets!
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Hester of Natchitoches, daughter, Renee Bridges and husband Winston of Provencal, son Andy Leach of Flora, her grandchildren, A.J. Leach, Brandi Leach, Kelsey Robertson, and Kylee Perkins, six great grand children, Landon Thrasher, Ava and Addilynn Leach, Brooklyn and Brylee Leach, Brody Hooper, and Bailey Black; her siblings, Doris Mitchell, Helen Presley and husband Carroll, Sue Desadier, John LaCaze and wife Laura; sister-in-law, Linda LaCaze; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Those that were waiting to welcome her home include; her parents, Andres and Florence LaCaze, her brothers, Louis LaCaze, James Linwood LaCaze, Clifton LaCaze, and Charles LaCaze, she will also be reunited with her son, Hester Leach Jr.
Those honored to be pallbearers will be Michael Mitchell, Winston Bridges, Brad Robertson, Landon Thrasher, Andy Leach, and A.J. Leach.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and prayers during this difficult time. A special thank you to Carson Custis, from NRMC ICU, who went above and beyond to care for our Mawmaw through her last days. We could never thank you enough!
Family and friends will gather to honor her life on Tuesday, December 19 at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral home. Visitation will be from 9-11:00am and funeral will follow. She will be buried at Fern Park Cemetery. The officiant will be Bro. John Lewing.
Blessed are those who die in the Lord ... for they will rest from their labor, for their works do follow them.”