"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!" Isaiah 43:1. Stephanie, a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the age of 46 after a faith-filled journey battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She was a native and lifelong resident of Baton Rouge. Born on April 6, 1967, Stephanie was a graduate of St. Thomas More School and St. Joseph's Academy. She also earned both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Social Work degree from Louisiana State University. Stephanie served others as a licensed medical social worker and as an instructor at Our Lady of the Lake College. Stephanie was always willing to share her many gifts with family, friends and anyone in need. Her warm smile and lively personality will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. She inspired countless people with her beautiful stories that revealed her deep faith in God, eternal hope in the future, and genuine love for others. Stephanie was a member of St. Thomas More Church. She enjoyed cooking and gardening, with a special affection for her roses. She is survived by her husband, David Lemoine; her three children, Christian, Stephen, and Catherine; her mother, Joylyn Murray; her sister and brother-in-law, Shawn Murray Bone and Stephen Bone; mother and father-in-law, Kathleen and Richard Lemoine; sister-in-law, Devin Lemoine; brother-in-law, Richie Lemoine; and nieces and nephews, Ali, Sam, and Zoe Burmester, Helen and Colin Bone, all of Baton Rouge. She was preceded in death by her father, John George Murray, Jr., of Baton Rouge. Stephanie's love of life, kind heart and openness to welcome everyone will be missed by all. Special thanks to her father-in-law Richard Lemoine who provided wonderful care to Stephanie over the last three years. Visitation will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 10am until Mass of Christian Burial at 12pm. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Please visit www.greenoaksfunerals.com to leave condolences for the family.
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Published in The Advocate from July 21 to July 24, 2013