Peggy LaCaze Gongre, 76, a resident of Natchitoches, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.
Peggy was not only a devoted mother and aunt, she was also devoted to molding the lives of children through her work. She began as a Pre-K paraprofessional in Caddo Parish and as a childcare provider in daycare centers in Natchitoches. Upon her retirement she began to keep infants in her home. Her inspirational work with children of all ages has had an impact far beyond their years in her care. Ms. Peggy, as she was known by many, was compassionate, loving, and genuine to everyone around her. She was loved by all who were blessed enough to have known her.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral home in Natchitoches Friday, Sept. 22 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Sam Chance and Sister Linda Chance will officiate. Burial will follow in Memory Lawn Cemetery.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Carla Gongre; nephews, Craig George (Leeanne) and Dewayne George (Lisa); siblings, Joe LaCaze, Wallace LaCaze and Julia Swanner; self proclaimed grandchildren, Brooklynn Sanders, Alexis Sanders and Crislee Daugherty; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Gongre; parents, Mary Kelly and Bill LaCaze Jr.; siblings, Robert LaCaze, Louise George, Jessie Lacaze and Mike LaCaze.
Pallbearers will be John Abraham, Fred Carter, Mike Cimino, John Daugherty, Trevor George and Benny Mobley.