Mary Lillian Gauthier

Published 1:31 pm Thursday, November 25, 2021

A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law, godmother, cousin, and friend …

Mary Lillian Gauthier, 83, was born on Oct. 19, 1938 in Washington, La. to the late Caston and Mary Lillian Gauthier.  Lillian grew up in church and loved the Lord.  She often visited many different churches and was well known for her dressy church attire.  Many called her “the hat lady” which she wore with her beautiful suits and accessories.  She loved to dress up from head to toe for any occasion. 

Lillian was always a hard-working woman who really loved her jobs and loved helping people.  Many may know her from Weingarten’s where she worked for eighteen years.  She then worked at Smitty’s for over ten years before becoming a personal caretaker.  She thoroughly enjoyed taking care of Mr. Sudduth and Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Jessen.

Lillian’s beautiful life will forever be cherished by her seven children, Bernadean Leblanc, Cheryl Tizeno, Micheal Jacobs, Carolyn Janice, all of Lake Charles, La., Terry Jacobs (Cynthia) of Atlanta, Ga., Leslie Jacobs of Lake Charles, La., and Tharrius Jacobs of Houston, Texas; two stepchildren, Grace Sanders (Robert) of Houston, Texas and Lesley Jacobs Jr. of Lake Charles, La.; one sister, Hilda Joubert (Ralph) of Lake Charles, La.; one brother, Sidney Gauthier of Los Angeles, Calif.; godchildren, Reginald Joubert, Kevin Gauthier, and Iris Gauthier; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was blessed to be included in five generations of loved ones.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, Caston and Mary Lillian Gauthier; her son, Donald Tizeno; great-great grandson, Izen Lambert; five brothers, Hebert Gauthier, Herman Gauthier Sr., Joseph Gauthier, Hilton Gauthier Sr., and Felix Gauthier; speical aunt, Bertha Carrier; and son-in-law, Abraham Janice Jr.

Her visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 from 9 a.m., with her homegoing celebration following at 11 a.m., at Throne of Grace Fellowship Church, located at 2401 6th Avenue in Lake Charles.  Pastor Wilton Red will officiate.  Burial will be in Combre Memorial Park, under the direction of James Funeral Home.