Sept. 29, 1961-June 25, 2022

Edwin Keith Lafitte, 60, of Natchitoches died June 25, 2022, after a brave battle with cancer. He was born to Bell Young Laffite and Billie Dale Elliott Sept. 29, 1961. Edwin attended Natchitoches Central High School prior to working construction for Pipeliner’s Local 798 and becoming an accomplished chainsaw woodcarving artist.
Even through Eddie’s illness and times of struggle, he could still bring a smile to people’s faces with his humor and optimism. He was always willing to help someone in need if he could. Eddie was most at peace when creating his beautiful artwork while listening to music. He loved video chatting with his daughter whom he did not get to see very often. Eddie also had an avid love of animals and always had an “animal friend” by his side. He loved being in the outdoors and would tell stories of his travels and adventures through most of the United States. He will be missed.
Edwin is survived by his loving partner, Marla Ann Maggio; as well as the light of his life, his daughter, Ellie Kaye Lafitte; and his siblings, Tim Lafitte and wife Shawnee, Lisa Lafitte Hymel and husband Winn, and Melanie Lafitte Roark and husband Kevin.
Services with Father Mark Franklin officiating will be at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Pelican, Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m.