Mary Lee Link

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 4, 2013

Funeral services for Mary Lee Baggett Link, 75, of Rosepine, will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. The minister officiating will be Rev. George Lee Glass. Burial will be at Rosepine Cemetery, under
the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Mrs. Link passed from this life on Oct. 3, 2013, at Rosepine.
Visitation begins from 4-9 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder, and from 8 a.m. to the time of
services on Oct. 7 at the funeral home in DeRidder, LA.
Mary was born on Jan. 25, 1938, to Ethel Laird Baggett and Joseph Baggett at Longville. Mary had a seventh grade education but would be called an “Entrepreneur” today. She opened her
own beauty shop after graduating from beauty school in her 20s. She enjoyed experimenting with new styles on her daughter Debbie and later on her granddaughters. Mary worked for a time at Fort Polk in the hospital as a nursing assistant and during
the Vietnam War in processing soldiers in and out. It always saddened her at the many young men she processed out to go to war. She became a dress designer working out of her home and expanded that endeavor to designing dolls and various crafts. Mary
enjoyed sewing and using her artistic abilities to enrich her family’s lives. She owned several small businesses over the years including Maw-Maw’s Flea Market, Link’s upholstery, Long Branch Saloon, Beer Mug and co-owned Link’s Trailer Park. But her
world was her family. She was at every ball game, pageant and event she could attend helping to get grandchildren from one end of the parish to another and cheering them on the whole way. There was never anyone as “great” as her babies and she
wouldn’t mind telling you so. Mary was an active member of the DeRidder Al-Anon for many years. She sponsored many family members whose lives had been affected by alcoholism. She was one tough cookie with a heart of gold. Mary spent the last few
months at home. Her longtime friend, Margie Vest, was a constant companion and helped to fill her days full of love and care.
Mary passed away at home surrounded by the family she loved. She will be greatly missed.
include two daughters, Debra Czudek and husband David, and Paula Nall and husband David, all of Rosepine; five sisters, Rincey Croll and husband Ken of Leesville, Wanda Lou Linscomb of Monroeville, Ala., Bobbie Jean Willis of Silsbee, Texas, Brenda
Craft of Monroeville, Ala., and Mary Sullivan of Kinder; six brothers, Leamon Rodriguez of Rosepine, Kenneth Rodriguez and wife Dee of Jacksonville, Fla., Daniel Baggett of Merryville, Rodney Baggett of Jacksonville, Ark., and John Baggett of Pitkin;
five grandchildren, David Czudek and wife Alyssa, Susan Victor and husband Trey, Michael Czudek and wife Heather, Brittany LaCaze and husband Philip, and Amber Yielding and husband Daniel; nine great-grandchildren, Bryson “Bry,” Ariana “I-I,” Summer
“Na-Na,” Kaden “K-K,” Brooklyn “BG,” Jacen “JJ,” Blake “Butterbean,” Londyn “Pretty Girl” and Jeremiah. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Doug Link and brother, James Ashworth. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at