Laurie Legett Bazin
December 2, 1942-October 30, 2019
An introspective woman of extraordinary Catholic faith, Laurie Legett Bazin passed away on the morning of Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in the Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans, where she enjoyed living among dear friends for 14 years. Laurie was born in Mobile, Alabama to Lawrence and Marie Albrecht Legett, who both preceded her in death. Laurie attended St. Rose de Lima grade school in New Orleans. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy High School in New Orleans, where she was taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph and excelled in student life as president of the senior class student council and played basketball and volleyball. Much beloved by her family and friends for her generous heart, Laurie lived a daily life of spiritual devotion, and in her youth had considered pursuing a life of service with the Carmelite Nuns. Though she did not enter the convent, Laurie sustained a devout belief in the power of prayer.
Laurie found joy participating in family celebrations—from birthdays to milestone achievements—and she considered even the most casual get-togethers with friends to be a “dinner party” and a “wonderful time.” Laurie relished planning ahead for special occasions, ensuring that cards and gifts always arrived early to loved ones. Her homemade carrot cake was moist and legendary; her red beans and rice—divine.
As a natural progression of her desire to help others, Laurie chose social work for her path of advanced education and received a degree in social work from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches. She recently retired from her transportation and social support service business, which she had built over the course of 20 years. She volunteered with various church activities and spent time with family and friends. Laurie was also a proud member of the New Orleans Saints’ Who Dat Nation.
Laurie was a kind, sweet person. Most of all, she was a loving mother to her three sons. She treasured the family time they spent together. Laurie is survived by her three sons and their wives: Chris (Patti); Mark (Danni); Greg (Joy); and Laurie’s sister, Carol Legett Fouquette. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Laurie’s life on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Catholic Church, 3037 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA. A Recitation of the Rosary will be from 11-11:30 AM. Visitation will begin at 11:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 1 PM. Burial will immediately follow in Greenwood Cemetery, 5190 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA. JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME in charge of the arrangements.