Laurel Annette Shand, Hessmer - Funeral services for Laurel Annette Shand will take place on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Escude Funeral Home in Mansura, beginning at 7pm with Father Derek Ducote officiating. Visitation will be held from 5pm- 10pm. Inurnment will be at a later date at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.
Laurel Shand, age 61, passed away at her home in Hessmer on Monday, April 2, 2018. Laurel worked as a case manager for the State of Louisiana for 15 years. She loved helping people in any way she could and always kept a kind heart. She loved her two grandchildren more than anything, and was also a huge animal lover. She will be missed deeply.
She was proceeded in death by her 1st husband and best friend, Stephen G. Shand; parents, Clyde and Phyllis Brady Jr.; sisters, Sandra Roberts and Patricia Leistman. She is survived by her children, Kristina Shand Gagnard (Shawn) of Hessmer and Michael Shand of Hessmer; sisters, Barbara Mathews of Elmer, Anita Dupreast (Ottis) of Pineville; brother, Rodrick Brady (Earline) of Leitchfield, KY.; close loving friend, Ed Gremillion of Bay Hills; grandchildren, Sophie and Caleb Gagnard of Hessmer and 31 nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers or usual remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to:
200 SE 1st Street
Miami, Fl 33131
Avoyelles Animal Welfare Society
P.O. Box 492
Cottonport, La 71327
Laurel was one of the most genuinely kindhearted and loving people I had the opportunity to know and work with. She loved her babies and talked about them all the time! Her children, and later her grandchildren, were her greatest treasures and her love and pride for them was evident! Hugs and prayers for y’all💕
I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you. May God bless you all at this sad time.
Roxanne Laborde-CouvillionHessmet, LA