Verna Lee Kyle

February 27, 1940 ~ February 9, 2017

 Mrs. Verna Lee LaSalle Kyle, 76, gained her wings on Thursday, February 9, 2017, knowing she was loved yet tired.  Known to those closest to her as Momo or Aunt Babbie, Mrs. Kyle was born and raised in Sulphur until she moved to Hackberry as a new mother in 1962.  There she and husband Ernest, of what would have been 56 years this month raised their family and became an intricate part of the community.  Mrs. Kyle was a graduate of Sulphur High School and held an associate’s degree in nursing from Sowela.  Her most treasured possessions were her children and grandchildren.   She was a professional worrier, she prayed daily for anyone and everyone that she felt needed it and would often encourage others to join her.  Verna was outspoken for things she believed in, especially her community and her parish of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.  Although not a graduate of Hackberry, she was green and white through and through and a Mustang fan for life!  She had a way of making her nieces and nephews feel special and that they were her favorites.  Verna Lee’s most cherished memories were the countless hours spent; on the rodeo trail with her family, dancing with Ernest, babysitting her grandchildren and talking on the phone. Mrs. Kyle is survived by her children, Kathy Kyle Helmer, Scott Kyle and wife Shaun, and her baby boy, Kenny Kyle; her brother, Porky LaSalle; sister, Ileda LaSalle David; her most adored grandchildren, Kelsey, Barrett and wife Brealynn, Kory, Drew, Zack and Karli.  Verna Lee had numerous godchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins that all were equally loved by her.  Mrs. Kyle was preceded in death by her husband Ernest; son-in-law, Morris Helmer; sister, Carol Sue LaSalle; brother, John LaSalle; and parents, Gus and Rena Trumps LaSalle. A funeral mass will be held Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Hackberry and visitation will begin at 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at St. Peter’s Catholic Hall with a rosary offered for Mrs. Kyle at 6:00 PM.  Mrs. Kyle will be laid to rest beside her love in the Hackberry Cemetery on Monday, February 13, 2017.  Visitation will resume on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 8:00 AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family would request that donations be considered for the Hackberry Cemetery and St. Peter’s Catholic Church. 

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  1. Remember Ms. Verna on the Rodeo trail with Kenny; she held a lot of hands and touched a lot of hearts; she will be remember fondly for her humor and caring nature; may you find comfort in the memories she left with each of you.. prayers for all

  2. Babbie,You were a special person that everyone loved.I am sure you are up there cracking jokes as always.I LOVE YOU CUZ! FAYE

  3. I was shocked and saddened by your loss. God Love and my prayers to all of you during this time of adjustment. Kyle call if you need anything 802-3321. Feeling Your Sorrow, Tammy Laughlin

  4. Verna Lee was such a wonderful person, Mother, Grandmother, wife, friend. She Loved Life and she Loved Jesus her family always came first off to the Rodeo or to the Gym for Basketball. She loved Hackberry and all the people that made up Hackberry. Verna you will be missed by all who new you and Loved You.

  5. Dear Porkey and Blackie – Though your hearts must hold deep sadness at the loss of your Sister, may it also hold the blessings of the life you shared and the love that will always be a part of you. God Bless you both, Pat

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. I know your hearts are breaking but know that she is at peace now and with those she loved so much that have gone before her. Rest easy knowing you have an angel to always look over you and yours and that one day you will all be reunited in the glorious kingdom of God. Prayers for you all

  7. I was sad to hear this news this morning. I always thought Aunt Babbie was so beautiful. Just like you, Blackie.

  8. May the Lord be with you now and always. Praying that your faith carries you through this time or sorrow. We are honored to have been a part of your mother's life

  9. Porky, Kenny and Family, So sorry I was unable to attend services for Ms.Verna but know the family is in my prayers. God bless and keep the faith until you meet again. With my deepest sympathy,

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