Marie Jeanette Benoit 

Published 5:00 am Thursday, June 27, 2024

Marie Jeanette Benoit, age 88, of Lake Charles, La. passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024. Jeanette was born in Creole, La. to Walter Lee Rogers Sr. and Enez Nunez Rogers. 

Jeanette was a longtime member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and St. Margaret Catholic Church. She worked as the Secretary at Cameron Parish Library for over 30 years. Jeanette enjoyed reading, tending to her flower garden, going to lunch with her cousins, and she especially loved spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was most affectionately called “Granny” by the people who knew and loved her. 

Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, Edward “Ed” Benoit Sr.; her parents; a brother, Walter Lee Rogers Jr., and a grandson-in-law, Ryan King. 

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Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Eddie Benoit Jr. (Peggy); son, Kent Benoit; grandchildren, Courtnie King, Mika LeBert (Josh), Chad Benoit (Ashley), Kris Benoit (Jodi), and Kyle Benoit (Amanda); 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. until time of Rosary at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2024 at J.E. Hixson Funeral Home. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Lake Charles with Rev. Prabhaka Kowtiki officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery officiated by Rev. Jerish George, M.O.C. under the direction of J.E. Hixson Funeral Home.