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“Every day is wonderful, Just wonderful!” -Grandmaw Joy.

May 16, 2015

Before she passed away she told me these words as she lay in bed not feeling well and not able to care for herself any longer

“Every day is wonderful, Just wonderful!” -Grandmaw Joy.

She meant it. She truly enjoyed life and everyone who crossed her path. What an amazing woman. I thank her for the example we can follow, forever. She knew her Lord and Savior Jesus, and she had nothing to fear as she passed on to see those who went before her. If you read her obituary, you will be amazed. Just at the fact that she had an enormous family..

She had  13 Children, 81grandchildren and  107great grandchildren and  8 great great grandchildren.

She was a friend to everyone. I love that my husband has that quality.

She hunted and at 85 she took this hunting photo.

No one knows how many thousand of fish she caught!

How many Tomatoes did she grow???

How many ears of corn?

How many biscuits did she bake?  and they were the best!

How many hugs did she give ?

Of course I could go on and on… I am better off for knowing her and If I could accomplish a fraction of what she has done I’d say I had done a lot.       We will miss her enormously, but we will meet again and that eases the sting.


Martha Joyce ‘Joy’ Neal LaGrone
‘Go Forth and Multiply’ Genesis 1:22. Joy was a loving Daughter, Wife, Mother, Grand Mother and Friend to all, a Farmer’s wife, avid hunter, fisherman, gardener; who loved everyone and never met a stranger; a devoted Catholic, member of the Catholic Daughters of St Ann’s Catholic Church, Morganza, LA. A native and resident of Brownview, LA, Joy passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the age of 88 years. Survived by her Children: #2 Sandra LaGrone Peavy Mayers , husband, Mason; #3 Donna LaGrone Bergeron; #4 Charlotte LaGrone Fabre, husband, Gary; #5 Jonathan W LaGrone, wife, Norma; #6 James “Jimmy” N LaGrone, wife, Diane; #7 Bruce D LaGrone, wife, Marilyn ; #8 Babette LaGrone Allen, husband, Bob; #9 Myron Dale LaGrone, wife, Melinda; #10 LT Colonel William R “Billy” LaGrone (retired), wife, Kelley; #11 “Katie” LaGrone James; #12 Chuck R LaGrone; wife, Sherri; #13 Mary LaGrone Benoit, husband, Troy: 81 Grandchildren; 107 Great Grandchildren; 8 Great Great Grandchildren; Brother: Denny J Neal, wife, Martha, Sister: Wilma Neal Carroll, husband, Lee: Sisters-in-law: Nora Cline Neal and Opal Mayers Neal. Preceded in death by husband, Vernon Joel LaGrone, Sr; Children #1 Vernon Joel LaGrone, Jr; wife Sharon Gauthier; grandchildren Vernon Joel III, Michael J and Cassandra Lynn LaGrone, Hannah Faith Peavy, William Gabriel Matte, Ayden James LaGrone; Father, James Sanders Neal; Mother, Lillian Vosburg Neal; Brothers, Foster, Felix, Wesley, Kenneth and Frances Neal; Sons-in-Law, Harvey Bergeron Sr, Randall A James, Ernest R Peavy, Jr. Pallbearers are Sons #5, #6, #7, #9, #10, and #12. Honorary Pall Bearers are Ernest Ray Peavy, III, Harvey G Bergeron, Jr, Tom J Fabre, Jonathan W LaGrone, Jr, Tilghman J LaGrone, Bruce David LaGrone, MSG Robert E Allen,III , Aaron Dale LaGrone, LT Christopher Lozano, Randall Anthony James, Jr, Jesse Forrest LaGrone, Christian Thomas Benoit.


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