Larix Margarita Firmin, a resident of Laplace, LA passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
Loving wife of Lester Firmin Jr. for 52 years, who preceded her in death on June 17, 2010.
Preceded in death by her parents Andres Garcia Martinez and the late Luz Ofelia Figueroa de Garcia.
Mrs. Firmin is survived by 2 children, Eileen Yolanda Coleman and her husband, David Wayne Coleman Sr. from Jacksonville, FL and Andre Lester Firmin and his wife, Carol Firmin from Pearland, TX; 7 grandchildren: David Jr., Kyle, and Derek Coleman, Kristin, Madeline Larix, Trevor Firmin, and Amanda Millet; and 2 great-grandchildren, Lillie Grace Coleman and Jules Millet. Survived by her sister, Marciana Garcia Izquierdo and her husband Jesus Izquierdo, preceded in death by her brother, Ramon Garcia Figueroa, and sister, Yolanda Garcia Figueroa.
Mrs. Firmin was a past president of Laplace VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3337 for 4 years, and also Americanism and Voice of Democracy Chairman among other chairmanships. She received numerous awards from the VFW National, State, and District Ladies Auxiliary for her continuous fundraising drives for the auxiliary cancer programs, youth and patriotic contests in local schools, Toys for Tots, Seniors and Arc programs. Mrs. Firmin was also a member of the Norco American Legion Post 183.
Mrs. Firmin will have a Funeral Mass on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70001. A visitation will be held prior to Mass beginning at 12:00 PM. She will be laid to rest with her husband in the Chapel of Peace inside Garden of Memories Cemetery. Please visit www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com to sign the online guestbook.