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September 28, 2021


Corine Weary

June 14, 1919 - September 27, 2021

Mrs. Corine Weary (AKA:  Big Mama) was born the oldest of four siblings (Arlee Weary, Rose Peters and Eddie Mae Weary) to Edward and Lethan Weary of Angie, Louisiana.   Born on June 14, 1919, Big Mama was the last living member of her predeceased parents, brother, and sisters.  She was the family’s matriarch, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend and a faithful member of Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie, Louisiana.

On June 12, 1935, she married the late Cloude Weary and soon afterwards begun a family.  To this union, four children were born:  the late Mrs. Carrie (Lucious) Magee of Bogalusa, Louisiana; Mr. Carstiler (Frances) Weary of Dallas, Texas; Mr. Burnell (Afreda) Weary of Angie, Louisiana, and Mrs. Mae (Tommy) Murphy of Jacksonville, Florida.

Mrs. Weary was a longtime resident of Angie, Louisiana.  During the earlier days of her life, she loved cooking, sewing and fishing.  She was an amazing cook.  There was always a pot on the burner and a delicious aroma permeating throughout the family home. Her Sunday fried chicken,rice with brown gravy, candied yams, black-eyed peas, collard greens, cornbread and delicious cobblers on the side were to-die-for!  At least weekly, it was not unusual to have school friends accompanying her children home after school for some savory country cooking.  Often, she would eagerly share her life story about simultaneously nurturing her young children and laboring in the fields alongside her husband, as a farmer’s wife.   At an early age, she was taught to plow the fields, plant, harvest crops and tend farm animals as a way of life.  Mrs. Weary was not only an excellent cook, she was also a brilliant seamstress quilting blankets for the winter alongside other neighborhood mothers, while the little ones played beneath the quilting frame.   She freehandedly cut and sewed women apparels without the use of a commercialized pattern on an old paddle Singer sewing machine.  When the subject arose about purchasing an electric sewing machine for her use, she responded, “I’m too old to be learning something new ...Thank you, but Mama is plenty happy with her old machine”.   Besides caring for her family’s wellbeing, Mrs. Weary had a passion for fishing.  During her earlier years, she could be spotted with neighboring friends fishing from the back bayou banks of the Angie, Live Oaks, and Bogalusa rivers.

“It was pretty clear that our father established the family’s goals and values; but it was Mrs. Weary (Big Mama) who assured the wholesomeness of family life”. 

Big Mama was the loving grandmother of eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, four great, great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives.

A drive through viewing will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.

A graveside service will be on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00AM at Mose Cemetery in Angie, LA. 

Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Bogalusa are in charge of arrangements. 

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