Marylee PartinSeptember 24, 1935 ~ June 15, 2017 (age 81)
Marylee Partin, 81 of Lake Charles, passed away June 15, 2017. She was born September 24, 1935 in Teague, Texas to the late Mr. Sneed Partin and Mrs. Evelyn Edwards Partin. She made her home in Lake Charles Louisiana after retiring as Comptroller for McDonald Douglas in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a member of MENSA, Ms. Partin was an excellent communicator who enjoyed crossword puzzles, keeping up with all the family birthdays, and writing beautifully creative letters to her family. “La La Granny”, as she was known by her grandchildren, was the matriarch of the family who kept everyone informed of current events through her daily text messages. Gardening was a hobby which allowed her to make canned goods for her family, but gardenias were her specialty. As a Texas native, she was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and was an extremely patriotic citizen. She placed flags on veteran’s graves during holidays and also enjoyed driving the homebound seniors in her community nursing home to their doctor’s appointments. A favorite past time was watching sports and she was an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints.
She is preceded in death by her husband, the late Richard Fugitt Sr.; sister Peggy J. Hernandez; and brother, Michael L. Partin.
She is survived by her sons, Richard Fugitt Jr of Sulphur, Louisiana, Mike G. Fugitt and wife Kathy of Lumberton, Mark Fugitt and wife Sheri of Lumberton, Lee Fugitt and wife Teri of Austin; daughters, Sherry Stringer and husband Gary of Parsons, Kansas, Penelope Fugitt and spouse Elizabeth Wolfe of St. Joseph, Missouri; sister, Billy Doris Martinez of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Travis Coon, Jason Coon, Kaci Coon, Tracy Fletcher, Amy Whisenhant, Sandy Emerson, Rusty Stringer, Georgia Fugitt, Richard Fugitt III, Chris Hewitt and Ryan Hewitt; 20 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at Lumberton Family Funeral Home on Friday June 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm, celebrated by Father Duc Duong of Infant Jesus Catholic Church.