Memorial services for Mignonne Kinney Witte, 66, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17 at the Leland-Stoneville Cemetery. She died Friday, July 9, 2021 at her home In Karen Cottage at Magnolia Community Services in Jefferson LA. Boone Funeral Home of Leland is in charge of arrangements.
Mignonne was born May 6, 1955, in Leland MS and moved to Dallas TX in 1962 with her family. In 1971 she moved to Magnolia where she lived until her death. She was completely immersed in all things unique to “her town New Orleans”- Mardi Gras activities each year, beautiful gardens (which she tended sometime), shrimp poboys and, especially, the New Orleans Saints and her favorite quarterbacks – Archie Manning and Drew Brees. When Katrina forced the closing of Magnolia and she and her friends were transported in search of a safe place, only one with a sprit like hers would view it all as a great adventure! She enjoyed watching her nieces and nephews grow into adulthood and loved dancing at their weddings. She was loved and will always be remembered by her friends and family for her gentleness and kindness and her quirky way of expressing herself! The fact that 2 of her nieces chose special education as their career paths is no coincidence.
She was a Baptist and her Christian faith was always dear to her heart.
She is predeceased by her father, Dr. Bunt Witte, her mother, Evelyn Witte Sterling, her stepfather, Archie Sterling, and her brother, Stovall Witte. She is survived by her sisters, Jane W. Loudon (“Brother-in-law” Edwin) of Leland and Lynn W. Hamilton (Kent) of Dallas TX, her sister-in-law, Jan P. Witte of Charleston SC, and her stepsisters Carol S. Finerty of Lincoln CA, Cappie S. Addison (Robert) of Dallas TX, and Catherine S. Kidd (Dean) of Greenwood MS. Her ten nephews and five nieces – who are spread from England, New York, the Carolinas, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and California- also survive her, as well as her best friend Anna Powers of Magnolia.
Her family expresses heartfelt gratitude and deepest appreciation to the administration and staff at Magnolia. Special thanks and love go to the ladies of Karen Cottage and Temple, to Lisa Howard “House Mama”, Beverly Logan, Valerie Smith-Rogers, Nancy Santolucito and Dr. Sara Fernandez.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Magnolia Community Services, 100 Central Avenue, Jefferson LA 70121 or online at MCS-Nola.org