Darlene Dee Ganaway

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Funeral services for Darlene Dee Ganaway, 78, of Leesville will be held at
11 a.m. on Dec. 19 at Christian Living Fellowship Church with Bro. Bobby Ganaway officiating. Burial will follow in the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will
be held from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 18, and from 9 a.m. until the time of services, on Dec. 19 at the church.
Darlene Dee Ganaway was born on December 12, 1934 to Tannyhill and Maggie Granger. She was number five of their eight children. It was
evident early on that she would not be lost in the shuffle. Oh, the stories the old farm house could tell. She married the love of her life on July 12, 1959. She is survived by this love, Lester Ganaway Jr., as he learned to say yes ma’am early on
and she was known by him as “My Baby.” Together, they raised their family of three, Ronnie Pitre’, who preceded her in death, Donna Hunt and Bobby Ganaway. She affectionately referred to Steve Hunt as her favorite son-in-law and Julia Ganaway as her
favorite daughter-in-law. She loved life, loved to laugh, called her favorite places to shop visiting her friends, and could play a mean game of cards. Her favorite thing to talk about when together was her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She
absolutely lived to corner someone and chat it up about how smart, handsome, and beautiful they were. Her grandchildren, Kaleb and Shawna Ganaway, Thomas “Tommy” Hunt, Kyle Ganaway, Erin Hunt, and Kolby “Cheese” Ganaway simply are not going to know
how live without someone having them on a pedestal. Her great-grandchildren thought her to be equally as great. Nevaeh, Jordyn, Sage, Bryton, Ronalyn, Gabriel, and Izabella Ganaway savored every moment spent with Mawmaw and as they talked her ear off
while she pretended to listen and hang on their every word. To some she was a sister, Darlene, to others Aunt Dee, to her honey she was “my baby”, to her children she was “Mamma,” to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her church family she
will ever more be known as “Mawmaw,” but to her Savior she was known as “His child.” On Dec. 17, 2012 she fell asleep and became absent from this body, but ever present with the Lord.
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