Ethel Leger Mayfield

Published in Jennings Daily News April 1, 2018

The family of Ethel Leger Mayfield, 93, of Jennings regretfully announce her passing from this life on Wednesday March 28, 2018.

Funeral services to honor Ethel’s life will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings on Monday, April 2, 2018, at 11 a.m., with Father Charles McMillin officiating.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning on Sunday, April 1, from 5-7 p.m., with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. The family requests that visitation resume on Monday, April 2, from 8 a.m. until the time of her service.

As per Ethel’s wishes, her remains will be cremated following her services with interment in Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

She was born in Orange, Texas, to Olita LeBlanc Leger and Lucien Leger, Sr. on Nov. 12, 1924. Ethel graduated from Jennings High School and held jobs in the Jennings Ice Plant and West Brothers’ Department Store. She also worked as a dental assistant for several years. Ethel was a member of the Catholic Daughters and served as a Pink Lady for 14 years at the Jennings American Legion Hospital. She was truly cherished and loved by many. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ethel is survived by her husband of 73 years, Earl Everett Mayfield, Sr. of Jennings; her son, Earl Everett Mayfield, Jr. (Marilyn) of Atlanta, Ga.; her daughter, Patricia Frances Mayfield of Lafayette; her granddaughter, Beth Gearheard (Nall) of Atlanta, Ga.; her three greatgrandchildren, Eli, Walker and Ella Grace Gearheard all of Atlanta, Ga.; her brother, Lucien Leger, Jr. of Iowa; her sister, Grace Fontenot of Longview, Texas; and her former son-in-law, Bruce S. Brown of Lafayette.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents Olita and Lucien Leger, Sr.; her daughter, Barbara Ann Mayfield Brown; and her sister, Hazel Leger Gotreaux.

Ethel’s family would like to give special thanks to Camelot Brookside of Jennings and Lamm Hospice of Crowley for the compassionate care provided to her during her time of need.

To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.

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