Mary Lyda Coon Biggs

Mary Lyda Coon Biggs

Memorial services for Mrs. Mary Lyda Coon Biggs, 77, of Monroe, are at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, in Monroe, with The Reverend Dawnell Stodghill officiating. Mrs. Biggs was born October 25, 1941, and passed away on September 12, 2019. She graduated from Ouachita Parish High School in 1959. She then attended H. Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans before returning to Northeast Louisiana State College where she earned her Bachelors of Art in History and English in 1963. She received her Bachelor of Law Degree from Tulane University in 1966. Mrs. Biggs was a member of the St. Mary Parish Bar Association, and the Louisiana State Bar Association for 45 years. She also was a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana Bankers Association, and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Prior to retirement, she was the senior partner of Biggs, Supple, Cremaldi and Curet. Mrs. Biggs practiced law for 45 years. She received several Awards and Honors throughout her career. She served on the St. Mary Parish Library Board for many years, and in 1992, was given the James O. Modisette Award for Public Library Trustees. She also served on the Teche Federal Savings Bank Board of Trustees and the Iberia Bank Advisory Board in Monroe. She was also a longtime member of the Daughters of American Revolution. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Norman Coon; brother, Allen Howard Coon; sister-in-law, Ruby Biggs; and brother-in-law, Jerry Carpenter. She is survived by her husband , Robert Edward Biggs; son, Robert Carson Biggs; brother, Jacob Norman Coon, Jr. and sister-in-law, Carolyn Coon; brother-in-law, Don Biggs and wife Sharon; sister-in-law, Mrs. H. J. Carpenter; sister-in-law, Mrs. Sandra Naquin and husband Paul; sister-in-law, Mrs. Melinda Hall and husband Mike; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Thomas, Dr. Thomas Kramer, R. Scott Tibbs, Dr. Shaun Carpenter, Paul P. Naquin, Jr., Don Biggs, Carrick Inabnett, and Adolph Curet. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. until time of service at the church on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ARCO, A Community Resource or to St.Thomas Episcopal Church. Online Registry/Condolences:
October 25, 1941 - September 12, 201910/25/194109/12/2019
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Rebecca Accardo
September 18, 2019
Bobby and Robert, I am sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. It was a blessing to have her in my life; she was an exemplary professional whose work was always appreciated. She left this world a better place.
Laura Bergeron
September 16, 2019
My heart goes out to Bobby & Robert at this time. I shall always remember Mary as a gracious, kind Southern lady. I’m grateful she was on my journey of life. She & her family is still missed in Franklin.
Sally Phillips
September 16, 2019
Thoughts & Prayers with the Coon Family Sally Phillips, Kelly Phillips Johnson & Kathy Phillips Fry
Clifford LeBlanc
September 15, 2019
Bobby and Robert, I was surprised and saddened to learn of Mary's passing. My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and all the family. May she rest in peace and rise in glory!
Marcia Files Standley
September 15, 2019
Mary and I were sorority sisters. She was a special person. I wish we had stayed in touch through the years.
Buddy & Judy Trammell
September 14, 2019
Prayers for Mary, Bobby & Robert and for all the Biggs family. We love you all.
Carolyn Honeycutt
September 14, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Mary was a special lady to me. She will be truly missed by all. May God give your family strength to go through the coming years. God bless you all! ❤️
Kelsey Evans Beh
September 14, 2019
Most of my favorite Franklin stories involve Mary. She was an amazing woman that will be missed. I am, however, glad that my mother now has one of her favorite friends in heaven with her!
Gary and Carolyn Luke
September 14, 2019
Carolyn and I are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Your Family on your journey.
Cynthia Scelfo
September 14, 2019
My wonderful memory of Mary, Mary was my mentor on what to do when my down's syndrome son Chad was born, she got me thru that initially traumatic time but now he's a blessing, my condolences Mr. Bobby and sweet Robert.