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.
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-
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
My deepest sympathy to the family of Ms. Honey. My prayers are with you all. Mary Ann (Boudreaux) Hebert
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.
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
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.
Val (Dugas) Hughes
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.
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 soirÃ©es 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
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.
When I think about "home" in White Castle, Ms. Honey has always been a part of my thoughts. She was always a part of the Troxclair family and will be greatly missed, so I can imagine how much you will miss her. I am praying that the Lord will carry you through this difficult time of grieving your loss...she was a wonderful lady.
Although I am so sad to learn that Miel has passed on,I could not help but smile while reading the messages left by her friends. We met in graduate school, almost 40 years ago! Most of us were in our late 20's and at first we thought Miel was "old" to be coming back to school. But we soon learned that she was a hoot, full of spunk and energy. When younger grad students were moping around and griping, she would tell delicious stories and jokes and share her excitement about the next lesson plan for her students. In spirit and energy she outdid us all. She was also truly beautiful,inside and out and her professionalism was impeccable!
Since then, my own 51 years have come and long gone and now 51 looks pretty young! At whatever age, Miel was always special and oh so talented. I never met anyone who came close to matching our inimitable friend, Miel.
There are lots of lucky angels who will now delight in the presence of the one who graced our lives for so many years.
My deepest sympathy and my prayers are with the Babin family. Mrs. Honey was a shining memory of my childhood. I cannot think about my early years on Babin Dr. and not remember the welcoming, beautiful smile that Mrs. Honey always greeted me with. She would speak French to me and I would try to repeat her, often failing to meet her standards. Regardless of my success or fail, she hugged me and gave me a smile. I still have my French storybook "Lapinou" that she gave to me. My mother considered her a very dear friend and spoke so lovingly of her. She was a kind and generous woman who touched my entire family. I will always be grateful that she was a part of our lives and we all loved her. God bless you all.
Love, Simone Troxclair Giroir
To Ms. Honey's family:
It is so sad to hear that our beloved "Miss Honey" has passed. She was such a loving neighbor to all of us Troxclairs, and especially nurturing to me during difficult times. She was a dear friend to our Mama Taline, and they spent much time practicing for the choir or singing the Fred Waring songs for Mr. Joffrey's programs.I clearly recall her strong, true soprano voice. It was Ms. Honey who taught me to play the piano as a special Mother's Day present to Mama. She was always offering to feed us something special she had made. Ms. Honey was immensely talented, bright and giving, and a woman who made a tremendous difference in our lives. I wish I could be there to attend her funeral, but please know that my prayers and sympathy are with you at this time.
My prayers go out to Ms Honey's family. She was a wonderful neighbor to the Troxclair clan. I loved the walks she used to take my sister and I on and the musical talent she shared with us. She was such a sweet lady.
My thought and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
To the family of Ms. Honey,
My sympathy goes out to all of you at this time. I will always remember Ms. Honey with so much love, as that is just what she gave to us, the Troxclair clan. She was a wonderful neighbor and very close friend of my parents, especially our mother. Mama always spoke with such love and gratitude towards her for her kindess and generosity towards us. I have so many memories, too many to post here, but just know that she will never be forgotten. God bless you all.
Love, Pie Troxclair Campesi
Offering our deepest sympathy for your loss. Mrs. Honey was a wonderful person and a great friend to the Troxclair family. Her personality was larger than life and we have so many great memories of her. She will always be remembered with love.
Gerald & Dianne Troxclair Roberts
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.