Lana Koonce Chesson

January 5, 1949 ~ March 25, 2015

Lana Koonce Chesson, 66, of Sulphur passed away on March 25, 2015 at a local hospital. Lana was a native and a life resident of Sulphur and Moss Bluff area. She was the first driver for Quickie Chickie in Lake Charles and served as a manager of Popeyes in Sulphur. Lana also served as an event coordinator for S R C. She was a beautiful lady with a warm and loving soul. Lana exhibited so much love to the community and to those that may have been without love from others. If anyone ever deserved an award for community outreach or key to the city it was most definitely her. Lana is survived by her 5 sons, James Koonce and wife Denise of Houston, TX, Todd Ardoin and wife Susan of Vidrine, LA, Chris Chesson and wife Tiffany of DeRidder, LA, John Chesson and wife Bridget of Lake Charles and Vaughn Chesson of Sulphur, LA; 2 daughters, Brenda Chesson of Lake Charles and Roxanne Chesson and Donald "Hottie" Doucet of Sulphur; 14 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; her furry son, and faithful companion, Claude Lee; a brother, Russell Koonce and wife Nettie of LeBleu Settlement; and her dear friends, Ms. Carla, Ms Rose and many others at Sulphur Retirement Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Chesson; a grandson, Chase Chesson; her parents, George and Verda Koonce; and numerous brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11 A.M. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Old Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 4-9 P.M. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Saturday at 8 A.M. until time of the service.

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  1. Rest in peace and enjoy being with Uncle Claude Lee and you man Chase. You were a wonderful aunt and you will be missed. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family through the years. Any time someone needed anything, if you couldn't do it, you got on that phone and found someone that could. Always helping everyone. I love and miss you, Aunt Lana! Give Dad and Uncle Claude Lee a hug for me.

  2. Cuz!! We have known each other for most of our lives and have shared many many times together. We have grieved over our loved one's passings, and shared in their birth's. You have always been a wonderful cousin and friend to me. I remember all the good times we had as teens and growing up together. Chasing our dreams and finding some of them and watching out for each other. Hug Troye and Chase for me and all our loved one's that you are now with in Heaven. I Love You Forever Lana!!

  3. I'm gonna miss you Ms Lana.Im still trying to make my mind except all this.Rest easy my dear friend,tell Chase and Mr Claude I said hello. RIP,I Love you.

  4. Roxanne & family. I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  5. I sit here and still cant believe that this has happened to me and the family. I dont understand why you had to leave us. We had plenty of differences in our time, but i always knew I could count on you and I knew you loved me. My heart just cant take anymore. I still needed you mama. I still need you now. Please give Chase a big ole hug and kiss from me. Please tell him how much I love him and miss him. Please keep a watchful eye over all of us as we mourn yet another loss. I LOVE YALL

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