Mary Alice LeBlanc Smith

Published 1:47 pm Saturday, November 27, 2021

Mary Alice LeBlanc Smith, 76, of Lake Charles passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 in a local hospital.

Mrs. Smith was born in Jennings and was raised in Lake Charles where she was a graduate of LaGrange High School.  In past years she was the office manager of Browne-Stewart Company.  She then began her career as a table game dealer at Coushatta Casino and then at the Isle of Capri Casino.  During her earlier years, she and her husband owned and operated the well-known Bamboo Night Club. 

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She had several hobbies including crabbing, cooking, working crossword puzzles, and dancing. Mrs. Smith also took pleasure in playing video poker and playing computer games such as Slingo and table poker. When visiting her, you would always hear Family Feud playing on her tv in the background. Her greatest passion was spending time with her family and grandchildren. She looked forward to their annual family vacation to Beau Rivage Resort and Casino. Mrs. Smith was known for her homemade coconut cake made with love.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Shonna Smith LeDoux (Chad); grandchildren, Karli Smith (Mason Boudreaux), and Carter and Cooper LeDoux; and great-grandchildren, Hollyn Smith and Owen Boudreaux; all of Lake Charles.  She also leaves behind a brother, Ricky LeBlanc (Monica) of Moss Bluff; many nieces and nephews who referred to her as “Nanny Mary”; and a Godchild/nephew, Ricky Steve LeBlanc II.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Douglas Smith Sr.; parents, Ella Mae and Steve LeBlanc; son, Marvin Douglas Smith Jr. “Tee”; brothers, Kenny and Jimmy LeBlanc; and a niece, Tamara Cleghorn. 

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at University Baptist Church.  The Rev. Brent Keeting will officiate.  Burial will follow in Prien Memorial Park under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.  Visitation will begin on Tuesday in the church from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will resume on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the start of the service.

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