Miss Sherry Anne LeSage
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SHREVEPORT, LA - Miss Sherry Anne LeSage, "Pi" to her close friends, passed away at Willis-Knighton Pierremont-ICU on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, just a few days before her 60th birthday on May 9, 2010. She died peacefully with her family by her side. Her departing words were "I fought a good fight".
Sherry had suffered for four and a half years from an autoimmune disease called "Scleroderma", which caused her kidneys to fail requiring dialysis treatments three times per week and many other medical
Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 29th, at Osborn Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010, in the Chapel of Osborn Funeral Home. Officiating will be Dr. Larry Williams, Associate Pastor of Broadmoor Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA, where Sherry was a longtime dedicated member. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.
Sherry was born in Baton Rouge, LA on May 9, 1950, to Joe and Lorraine LeSage, as one of the first babies born in the new Baton Rouge General Hospital on Florida Street.
Sherry was preceded in death by her grandparents, Boyd and Olwen Yearwood of Shreveport, LA and Joe and Avalyn LeSage of Homer, LA. She is survived by her mother, Lorraine LeSage and dear friend, Wm. "Duke" Comegys; her father and step-mother, Joe and Dolores LeSage; her sister, Susie LeSage; her step-sisters, Debbie Jackson and husband, Patrick and Sondra Jordon and husband, Damon; her nephew and niece, Zachary and Victoria Jordan, who loved their "Aunt Pi". Also her "Mammy" Maybell Burns, of Homer, LA.
Sherry was a graduate of C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport and received a B.A. and Masters Degree from L.S.U. in Special Education. At her graduation from C.E. Byrd High School in 1968, her father, then Senator Joe LeSage gave the Commencement Address and the newspaper picture of the two adorns the wall in her father's office.
After teaching for several years in Baton Rouge and Shreveport, she and her mother, Lorraine LeSage and her grandmother, Olwen Yearwood, formed Yearwood-LeSage, Realtors, the only three generations of women in Real Estate in LA at the time.
In 1987 Yearwood-LeSage merged with Towery Real Estate where it continues today. Sherry received her GRI Classification in 1978, served as President of the NW LA Assoc. of Realtors in 1989 and 2002 and on the Board of Directors for 16 years. She was named Realtor-of-the-Year in 1990 and served on the Board of Directors for the LA Realtors Association. She was appointed by the Governor and served a term on the LA State Real Estate Commission, which is the governing body over all agents in the state.
Sherry was a member of the Junior League, Board of Directors of the Child Development Center of North LA, Secretary of the Shreveport Beautification Foundation and was a charter member of Southern Trace Country Club. She loved and admired all of the people and work done with C-BARC.
As an avid fan of the L.S.U. Tigers, she attended many games in Baton Rouge and away and saw the 1958 National Championship Game in the old Tulane Stadium in New Orleans at the age of 8 yrs. old. And the 2007 National Championship Game vs. Ohio State in the Super Dome in New Orleans. Her home was full of Purple and Gold mementos and she carried many of these to her dialysis treatments and numerous hospital stays.
Honoring "Pi" as pallbearers will be Walter Smith, Gray Teekell, Jack Markham, Dr. Bill Sanders, Mike Howell, Billy Guin, Mike Harter and Clay Mullin.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Benham, Byrum Teekell, W. T. "Bill" Hanna, Gus Mijalis, Damon Jordan, Patrick Jackson, Clayton Hayes, Dr. Philip Kinnebrew, John Pou, Duke Comegys, Stafford Comegys, Alfred "Pops" Comegys, Ripley Comegys, Bill Comegys, Roland Hall, Malcolm Young, Alan Sugar and Robert McKenzie.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Dialysis Clinic East staff and to Jamie Harter for his devotion and expertise; Dr. Gazi Zibari and Dr. Robert McMillon of the surgical transplant team; Jim Elrod for being our friend; the many doctors at St. Mary's Christus-Schumpert, the wonderful staff at Willis-Knighton North and Willis-Knighton Pierremont; all Drs. At NW Nephrology Clinic; Dr. Scott Bicknell; Dr. Robert Hernandez and his associates at the Moller-Cassiere Clinic.
Most sincere and special thanks for the devotion and expert care of Lucille Milton, Murphy Ashley and Marsha Robinson.
The family requests that memorials be made in lieu of flowers to the Broadmoor Baptist Church or charity of donor's choice. OSBORNFUNERALHOME.NET
Osborn Funeral Home - Shreveport
3631 Southern Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104
Published in Shreveport Times from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2010