Trust in the Lord with all thy heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths”. Proverbs 3:5-6
Marion Jasmine Feist was born on July 5, 1937 in Edgard, LA. She was the sixth of fifteen children born to the union of the late Thomas “Papa” Jasmine and Lillian Sylvain Jasmine. At an early age, Marion was baptized at New Jerusalem Baptist Church by the late Clarence Washington.
She later joined the Usher board where she served as President for many years. She was also a part of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church Women Ministry. Marion loved her church, her church family and her beloved Pastors- including her current Pastor, Pastor K. Maurice Tillman. Marion was a faithful and dedicated member until her death.
She was educated in the St. John the Baptist Parish School System where she attended 2nd Ward Elementary and 2nd Ward High School. During her high school tenure, she reigns as Miss 2nd Ward during her junior year in 1953. She graduated from Second Ward High School in 1955.
Following graduation, Marion went to work at Ruterex Sewing Factory in New Orleans, LA. She then returned home to St. John the Baptist Parish where she worked as an administrative assistant at 2nd Ward Elementary. Later, she worked as a bookkeeper at Leon Godchaux until retirement, where she met lifelong friends.
She was the former wife of the Late Charles Feist; from there union, 4 children were born: the late Charles Jr., Kennedy, Ronnie, and Carlyle.
Marion was a person of many words. She was loving, caring and passionate. Marion had a special love for her beloved Tigerville.
She expressed her love for people through her greatest passion, cooking. Marion was a great cook. She shared her love for cooking with her dear cousin, more like sister, Florence Bastian. Everyone in the city of Edgard loved her cooking, especially her famous stuffed peppers and candied yams. Nieces, nephews, and cousins knew, if they were in need of a recipe, ”T- May”, as they would say, was always the one to call.
Marion had a love for people and desired to help in any way she could. She opened her home to her nephews, Mark and John Allen Wright, and also Blake Carter. She nurtured him as if he was her own.
She leaves to cherish her memories her children Kennedy (Shonique), Ronnie (Felicia), Carlyle (Dominique), Daughter-in-law Lelia, her loving grandchildren Natasha, Joyell, Daylon, Ronnie II, Deja, Justice, Jaymon, Jai, Kaylah, Geralynn, Iyanika, Tamera, Tyrell, Tyrelle, Jeremy, and great-granddaughter Camryn Bailey. Her siblings Shirley Thomas, Myrtle Walker, Thomas Jasmine (Shirley), Alton Jasmine, Nathaniel Jasmine (Lischelle) and Madeline Bourgeois (Eric), brothers-in-law Frazier Thompkins, Russell Jack Sr, and Anthony Samuel, god-children Kim Taylor and Travis Jack, many devoted friends, especially Florence Bastian, Anna Mae Rainey and Lisa Mae Alexander, three honorary daughters Andrenese Thomas, Kenya Roybiskie, and Collette Jackson, and an honorary son, Blake Carter, along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her son Charles Feist Jr, her parents Thomas and Lillian Jasmine, siblings Cynthia Thompkins, Janice Lumar, Laverne Jack, Antione Jasmine, Linda Samuel, Orelia Wright, Enola Allen, Niece Toneka Terry and nephew Johnny Allen Jr. shortly after Marion departed this life her sister Joslyn J. Gastearl joined her to be with the Lord.
Marion is gone but will never be forgotten. Her memories continues to live on through our family and the people she touched, Forever.
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