Louise Kemp Dillon
November 12, 1929 - June 7, 2020
Louise Kemp Dillon, age 90 and a resident of Slaughter, LA, died Sunday evening June 7, 2020 at the Butterfly Wing of Baton Rouge General Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a native and former longtime resident of Washington Parish.
Our Mother…Our God given Jewel, whose Love and Life could never be explained in mere words. She loved beyond of most of our understanding. So often used for given heart, but viewed as helping another. Strong and steadfast in her ways and surely not easy to persuade from her way of thinking. She was born and raised and lived out most of her life in the poorest conditions with bare minimums, but content. She would be quick to tell you “I have lived a long life, a good life, yes the Lord has been good to me.”
She was born to a Mother truly honored by so many for her love, gentle spirit and kindness toward all. Her loved was devoted to Jesus Christ and displayed it in every word and action, in the promise that it would go from generation to generation. Our Mom’s Precious Joy! Mom treasured the simplest of gifts given to her and never by the cost of it. She wasn’t that impressed by materialistic things and felt her needs were or would always be met. Many troubles, trials, heartaches and grief came her way. She suffered illnesses many times that we thought would take her life, but strength that could only come from the Lord and a strong will to “overcome”, she did just that.
As a mother and wife, her life was busy and filled with the needs of her family. In March 1949 she married the love of her life, our father, whom she loved to the very end. In 11 years (1950-1961) she had 10 pregnancies, with 7 surviving. She did not complain about her responsibilities as a wife and mother, but worked hard to meet them every day, diligently. Determination was one of her strongest characteristics. She was challenged with an extremely uneducated life and also legally blind, but never felt disabled or disadvantaged. It was life as she knew it and she loved life! So many life lessons could be found in her character and in the simplicity of the life she lived. She certainly never felt like she was privileged, but neither did she feel unprivileged. You only had to observe her to find out of what she found to be a “blessed life”. We should surely take note.
An unforgettable person to so many, especially to siblings, to grandkids and great-grandkids and to her loving sons in law, but most of all to those she her all to…her children. To us, we can see she was truly all and more of what we needed our mother to be. You taught us so many things in our life, except how to live with the void, this place in our hearts that is only yours and so sadly left behind. Our Love Is Forever.
In the blink of an eye, you were with your Lord!
Survived by: 4 Daughters and Sons in law: Syble and Kenneth Pampell of Slaughter, Patricia Jones of Livingston, Brenda Sullivan of Maurepas, Alice and Donald “PeeJoe” Posey of Denham Springs; Sisters and a Brother in law: Margie and John Jenkins, Betty Graham all of Angie, Frances Leslie of Bogalusa; Brother and Sister in law: Kenneth and Delores Jones of Angie; 24 Grandchildren; 46 Great-grandchildren; 13 Great-great-grandchildren; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members
She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Ollie Dillon, sons James R. Dillon, Ollie J. Dillon, daughter and son in law Susan and Roger Caves, grandsons Kenneth Ray Stewart, James Ray Dillon, Jr., Chris Anthony Caves, granddaughter Felicia Ann Jones, great-granddaughter Cheyenne Gracie, father Henry Kemp, mother and step-father Beulah Nabors Jones and Alcus Jones, sisters Rose Evelyn Young, Anna Lou Castello, sons in law Roger Sullivan, Eugene Jones.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday June 11th from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 3:00 pm Thursday with Rev. Robbin Crane officiating. A private burial will follow in the Warner/Haley Cemetery.