Margie McLaren Sparks (Mawmaw), 84, of Provencal, passed away peacefully in her home June 11,2023 surrounded by family.
She was born May 6, 1939 to Frank McLaren and Silverene Roy McLaren in Natchitoches.
She married Gerald Leonard Sparks on Nov. 19, 1957 and was a housewife for most of her life. They had two girls.
Margie was the last living sibling of nine. Mawmaw Margie loved her family, kids, grandkids and great grandkids. She loved being a grandmother. According to her, if she could have been a grandparent first, she would have never had kids. Her favorite pastimes were fishing at her pond, gardening, and fussing with Gerald.
Margie is survived by her husband of 65 years, Gerald; two daughters, Brenda Sparks Carney (husband Rocky) of Natchitoches and Linda Sparks (husband Mike Bordelon) of Alexandria. She is also survived by grandchildren Rocky Carney Jr. (wife Marcy), Amber Howell, all of Natchitoches and Alicia Howell Angelle (husband Caleb) of Lafayette, Shawn Bordelon (wife Kasie) of Alexandria and Lauren Bordelon Deen (husband Lance) of Colfax. Her great grand children are Aidan, Evan and Andi Carney, Jaxon, Greyson and Sutton Angelle, Mallory McDaniel, Cole and Caroline Bordelon, Landry, Lane and Levi Deen.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Dustin Bordelon (grandson) and all her siblings: Spencer McLaren, Rufus McLaren, Vernon McLaren, Ernest McLaren, Douglas McLaren, Ola McLaren Vowell, Robert McLaren, Pat McLaren Brittain.
Services will be at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home Friday, June 16. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. and the funeral will follow.
Burial will be at Weaver Cemetery in Flora.
The officiant will be Peyton Sparks, her nephew.
Those honored to be pallbearers will be Jeff Sparks, Lynn Sparks, Steve Sparks, Robert McLaren Jr., Wade Stephens and Ernest McLaren.
The family would like to thank Angela Eaves and Hand in Hand Hospice of Natchitoches, for their kindness and care in her last days.