EUNICE-A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00am Thursday, February 19, 2009 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Eunice for Stephen J. Leger, 30, who passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2009 in Florida. Rite of Committal will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Father Cedric Sonnier Celebrant.
Stephen was a native of Eunice and had been a resident of Florida for the past several years. He graduated from the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches, La., then went on to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. where he graduated in 2004, majoring in Marketing.
He leaves behind a legacy of family and friends who loved and will miss him. Stephen is survived by his parents, Randal and Susan Deaville Leger of Eunice; a brother, Jeffery Leger and his wife, Elisia of Lafayette; a sister, Jamie L. Leger of Eunice; his paternal grandparents, Harry Lee and Wilda Leger of Eunice; a special nephew and niece, Bricen and Harlie Leger, and his many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Horace Deaville and Irma Jean Sonnier.
The family request that visiting hours be observed on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 from 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm and again on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from 8:00 am until Services. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Wednesday evening.
Wow..I just heard of the news today and I am utterly shocked, I had to look it up to see if it was true. Stephen you were a great guy who always had something goofy to say to make people smile. I remember meeting you at your Alltel booth in Walmart and you would always say if you see me in tha skreets holla...or mobbin. Such a good guy who would do anything for anybody and had such a zest for life. I hope youve found the peace that you couldnt find here on earth. You will be missed.
EmilyBaton Rouge, LA
My love for you is not measurable..I will never ever forget the love that u gave me. Those hugs that felt like u were never gonna let go.411 always..see u later
Tiffny LeJeuneGonzales, LA
you were a prime example of a real friend.. i will never have another like you..miss you my brother
justin got, AL
You were always thought of, as one of my greatest friends. Ill always love you, with all of my heart soul. Ill never forget you Ill wait for the day, when we meet again.
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to jamie and family ur in my prayers if yall need anything im just a phone call away. love yall donny
donny sittigeunice, LA
Im Will Aymond, Senior Class President of LSMSA class of 1997. I knew Steve for a long time, he Eric and I got into a lot of trouble back in high school and even our prefreshman year at LSU.
He will be sorely missed. Steve was one of the main reasons all of us got excited to get back together at our 10 year reunion. Ive read it a lot of times, and it is certainly true, his love for life was infectious, and he touched everyone he was around.
To his parents, hopefully you will rest assured that your son lived a full life, much more than most people do these days. He also was a good inspiration to all of us, and his spirit will live on in all of us.
My best wishes in these hard times, rest assured, Steve is somewhere much better now, looking down on us, and loving us with that big heart of his.
Will AymondHouston, TX
All of my memories of Stephen are him smiling that huge wonderful smile of his. I remember him as being upbeat and happy the majority of the time, and always making others laugh and smile. He is greatly missed my many, many people.
LSMSA co 97
Misty WrightGainesville, FL
I met Stephen almost a year ago at Allte. we bacame the closes of friends. We talked on the phone all the time and hung out. I gave him advice and he gave me advice. He was such a wonderful person and friend. He had that cajun talk and it cracked me up. I willmiss him so much and I will remember all the things we did and share together. I love you Stephen and know you are watching us all from above. Rest in Peace my friend.
Emily HsllSt. Petersburg, FL
My deepest sympathies to Stephens family and friends. I taught Stephen Honors Chemistry at La. School. It was great to see a fellow Eunician in the class. He was a very bright student with a great sense of humor. The world is a little darker without Stephen in it.
My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Debbie SonnierFranklin, TN
Susan ,Randy family,
We were saddened at the news of Stephens sudden death. We pray that God will give you the strength to bear this burden. Our thoughts, prayers love are with you now.
With Love prayers,
Anna Ray Montemayor
Ray Anna MontemayorSan Antonio, TX
I loved Stephen from the day I met him, and he will always have a special place in my heart. I cant believe he has left us already, but I am sure I will still feel his presence every day.
Ginger, LSMSA class of 97
Ginger GorhamPineville, LA
To Stephen: I will miss your humor, smile and laugh. You had a great ability to light up any room with happiness. I will certainly miss you.
To Stephens Family: My prayers are with you through this tough time.
Kristy Langlois Samuels, LSMSA co 97
Kristy Langlois SamuelsBaton Rouge, LA
Your joyful spirit and zest for life will be missed by everyone who knew you. There is a hole tonight, in the giftie family and the Leger family, Im sure. Your family and friends are in my thoughts.
Dominique RodgersBaton Rouge, LA
I was so sorry to hear of your familys loss. Stephen was a friend in high school. He loved talking about music and the art of mixing. May God be with you and your family at this time.
Chris BlochLecompte, LA
We both remember Stephen as a little boy on Gregs Little League team. He and our son were friends as youngsters, and he even spent time with us at our camp near Crooked Creek. He kept us entertained I had the opportunity to teach Stephen in the 6th grade, and his remarkable intelligence led me to recommend him for the gifted program. Needless to say, Stephen passed that test with flying colors. Sometimes his intelligence was intimidating even for me, his teacher Students like Stephen dont come along very often.
Greg and I pray that Randy, Susan, Jeffery, Jamie can find peace and comfort at this difficult time. Mr. Harry Ms. Wilda, my heart aches for you also. As a grandparent, I can only imagine the pain of losing a precious grandchild. Draw strength from the Lord, each other, and sweet memories of Stephen.
Carla Greg Soileau
Carla Greg SoileauEunice, LA
Steve, you will be missed terribly. I remember all the fun and laughter we shared in high school. You are loved and missed
Rest in peace, sleep with the angels ...
LSMSA co 97
Brandy MaiFayetteville, NC
You leave me with memories that I will cherish forever. Your larger than life personality will be missed. You have departed way before your time.
Chuck MenefeeLittle Rock, AR
your larger than life personality will be missed You leave behind a lot of memories that will be cherished forever. you have gone way before your time.
Much respect and love
Chuck MenefeeLittle Rock, AR
I went to LSMSA with Stephen. He was always friendly and fun to be around. He deeply cared for his friends, and he brought joy to all who knew him. He will be sorely missed.
Stephen NeihausClifton Park, NY
Steve, Boss Hawg, you had an amazing personality and your kindness towards me will never be forgotten. Your family is in my thoughts. My sympathies to everyone whose life was touched by yours. Very sad to see you go ...
OMG Stephen I cant believe you left me here in Florida alone. What am I going to do without you You were my everything. Whos going to text, email call me 100 times in a day now Im so lost without you. Its like someone reached in and ripped out my heart. I have no idea how to even act anymore without you around. I love you so much, and I cant wait for the day that I see you again.....all my love angie
Angie GautreauSt. Petersburg, FL
I havnt seen you in years, but I hate to see you go like this. I will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Kirk VienneBaton Rouge, LA
Mr. Mrs. Leger,
The notice of Stephens death was posted on the LSMSA Reunion forum. His classmates will carry warm memories of your son. As Natchitoches Liaison for the LSMSA Alumni Association, I want to express the sympathy of the giftie family.
Catherine CredeurShreveport, LA
Stephen was a very good friend in high school. He was always there to celebrate a good day with his friends and to help a friend through a difficult day. He was a truly good soul that is missed.
Tesia AlbaradoLafayette, LA
I will pray for the Leger family. I did not know Stephen, but I think I may have worked with Jeffery. Sorry to hear of this.
Charles H. Leger Jr.Port Barre, LA
Im praying for you in this time of loss. I moved away after high school and sort of lost track of Stephen, but when I knew him well, I knew him as an amazing person smart, kind, and loyal to his friends. Im proud to have known him.
Melissa MurphyHerndon, VA
Steve was a very close friend of mine for many years. Hes given me the opportunity to see him for who he truly felt he was. He was always full of laughter and knew more about many things than the average man. Especially music.
I love you Stevo and I know you are at peace and in a better place than us now. Youve left our hearts broken, but definitley filled it with your soul. See you when i get there...
Christine DielHercules, CA
I will always remember Stephen as someone who lit up the room. He was a genuine and kind person. To Stephens family, I am truly sorry for your loss.
Lea Guidry WalkerHouston, TX
memories of your passion for music, life, friends will always be cherrished. you will be missed brother.
see you there.
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eric lucenaconway, AR
My condolences to Stephens family. I have never loved a friend as much as I love Steve. He was a true joy in my life and always made me laugh smile. He will be missed dearly by many people.
Brandi PearsonBaton Rouge, LA
SUSAN AND RANDY, WE ARE SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS. I JUST GOT THE NOTISE IN MY EMAIL. WE HAVE LOST CONTACT WITH ALL OF YOU AND NEED TO REUNITE AS FAMILY. MY ADDRESS IS 30921 DOGWOOD ST., DENHAM SPRINGS,LA. 70726. MY PHONE IS 2252435896 OR CELL 2257217690. IM SO SORRY I CANT MAKE IT TO THE FUNERAL, BUT MERLINE IS BED BOUND AND I CANT LEAVE HER ALONE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR SON. MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL. AGAIN, PLEASE CONTACT US SO WE CAN REUNITE. WE ARE ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS IN THE FAMILY. WE LOVE ALL OF YOUMY EMAIL ADDRESS IS CAJUNBRED1947YAHOO.COM
RODNEY GUILLORYDENHAM SPRINGS, LA
On behalf of the entire staff at Ardoins Funeral Home we would like to offer you and your family our most sincere condolences for your loss.
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