Mary Mazie “Little Leleux” Prejean
Mary Mazie “Little Leleux” Prejean, 80, of Orange, died Monday, Dec. 17, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Gueydan, La., on April 15, 1932, Mazie was the daughter of Albert and Anna (Guidry) Leleux. Mazie was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She loved fishing, gardening and especially visiting with family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was full of life and love for everyone. She was an angel sent from heaven to be a longtime caregiver to many.
Mazie was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Anna (Guidry) Leleux; husband of 34 years, Julius Prejean; sisters, Louvenie Bienvenue, Annabelle Thiboudeux and Stella Guidroz; brothers, Theodore Leleux and Galvey Leleux; and daughter-in-law, Mona Prejean.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Harley Bryce Prejean of Bridge City, Johnny Carroll Prejean of Orange, Austin Joseph Prejean of Orange, Donald Mark Prejean and wife, Cathy of Channelview, and James Russell Prejean and wife, Lisa of Orange; and daughter, Stacie Prejean Longron and husband, Artie of Deweyville.
She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Clyde Leleux and Albert Leleux both of Orange.