2024ObituariesLisa Bickham Leffel

May 20, 2024by SealeUser18

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7,8

Lisa Bickham Leffel, 69, passed away peacefully at her home in Baton Rouge, Friday, May 17, 2024. Lisa is survived by the love of her life for 51 years, Rick Leffel; daughters, Danielle Leffel (Gary) and Shanna Patterson (Wade); grandchildren, Alexis, Kaleb, Aidan, Victoria, Gabrielle, and Emma; her best friend that was as a sister, Kathy Minor; as well as many friends and colleagues. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Shelley Ann Melancon; parents, Francis Bickham and Leatrice Adams; and in laws, Gordon Sr and Agnes L. Leffel.

She worked for many years as a paralegal at various law firms and other dignitaries including the Attorney General. Lisa was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and her children and grandchildren were her true joy. She will be missed dearly by all those whose lives she touched.

The family will hold a celebration of her life at the Leffel home, Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. A special thank you to the staff at Sage Outpatient physical therapy for their care in her recovery of her surgeries. Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.




  • Rick Leffel

    June 1, 2024 at 2:16 pm

    My Darling Wife,
    Today we celebrate your life. I believe You were put on this earth to be my moral compass. Thanks for always being there for me. I know the house will be full because you never met a stranger. Please help me get through today and all the days I have left. The missing will never go away.
    You will forever reside in my heart. I’ll never forget that last kiss goodbye and I love you before I went to Lafayette to watch our Granddaughter graduate from high school. I know you are no longer struggling to recover from your back surgery. I made you promise me you would never give up and you never did.
    I Love you so much it hurts. Rest in peace my love.


  • Ronnie Foster

    May 29, 2024 at 3:57 am


    My sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Ms. Lisa. She was such a very sweet lady. She will be missed by her SAGE family. Thank you for the bream! May her soul rest in His care!!!


  • Larry Fussell

    May 23, 2024 at 1:34 am

    I don’t have the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Jeanie always looked forward to and enjoyed visiting with Lisa at the Emergency Response Picnics. Praying that God will comfort you and your family at this difficult time. Larry


    • Rick Leffel

      May 23, 2024 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks Larry, I know they enjoyed visiting at the picnics. I hope all is well with your family. I hope you are enjoying your retirement as much as I am!


  • Donna Lemons Rogers

    May 22, 2024 at 11:25 pm

    Dear Rick and family so sad to hear the news of Lisa. She was my first friend in my life. We lived across the street from each other until high school and did everything together. I have so many fun memories of her and when she met you. I’m praying for y’all to find peace at this time. 💜 Love, Donna Lemons


  • Butch Calamia

    May 22, 2024 at 1:50 pm

    Rick, i’m in total shock and so sorry for your loss of truly The Love of Your Life, You, Miss Lisa and your family mean the world to me and my prayers are with you and the family thru your heartfelt loss. I Love you and and Miss Lisa and so appreciate all the Love y’all have shown me. God Bless all you and May she rest in peace🥲🥲❤️❤️❤️


  • Brad Gauthreaux

    May 22, 2024 at 12:39 am

    Mrs. Lisa,
    I am truly honored and grateful to have had you in my life. I am grateful for all the many memories we have shared together at holidays and get together. Your love for family and friends is something I will always treasure. Your memory will live forever in my heart as I continue on the path life set before me. Mr. Rick, Danielle, & Shanna I pray that God wraps his loving arms around you all during this difficult season in life. We don’t know why God always calls the good ones home, But one day we will all be reunited with them in heaven. I love yall.


  • Cristen Tarkington

    May 21, 2024 at 5:19 pm


    Lisa—-I am going to miss our laughs and you always there for me when I needed you the most. I always bring up when Rick left you at the Walmart and I laugh all over again. Gno tonight will be in your honor and until I see you again, I love you. I know you are up there with my mom and dad and yall are laughing so hard it is hurting your stomachs. I love you sweet lady.

    Rick and family,
    I got to know Lisa because of my sister Connie. I am so at a loss for words during this difficult time.
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I am wrapping my arms around all of you and will be praying for all of you.


  • Connie Lemoine

    May 21, 2024 at 3:42 pm

    My beautiful girl. You are gone and I never got to say goodbye. I am completely heartbroken. You are will be forever missed, but I know you are at peace and are up there with my mom enjoying a good cup of coffee and talking about the grandkids. 36 years of friendship with you and I am forever blessed. I will miss our talks and I will certainly miss how you always had my back no matter what, but didn’t hesitate to tell me to chill the f**** out when needed. We will always have the memories and tonite we will celebrate our memories of you at our monthly GNO (5.21.24).

    To Rick and the girls, you are lost, but have lots of memories to keep going. Treasure every moment because God taking our girl was a sure sign that life is short and we are not in control, he is. I am trying to hard to accept God’s plan but I am struggling. I love all of you so very much.

    Lisa, I know you are watching out for all of us and I am appointing you my guardian angel. I still need you to help me guide through this thing we call life. I guess we will have to do it long distance.

    You are forever in my heart. I love you and miss you. I will see you on the other side.

    Love Always,



    • Rick Leffel

      May 21, 2024 at 4:25 pm

      I know she had a special place in her heart for her GNO girls. Thanks for getting her out to have some fun.


    • Rick Leffel

      May 21, 2024 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks Connie. I know she had a special place in her heart for her GNO girls. Thanks to all of yall for getting her out for some fun during her rehab. She always had a smile on her face when Mary K brought her home. Love yall


      • Mary Kay Norwood

        May 22, 2024 at 1:16 am

        I tried to post earlier and obviously had operator errors. I will miss my friend so much. I really enjoyed being able to spend that quiet time with Lisa on our way to and from GNO. We had many heart too heart chats. She was such a caring soul and I loved her. Love and hugs to all.


  • Bryan (Bubba) Leggett

    May 21, 2024 at 1:47 pm

    So sorry to learn of your loss, may your faith in the Lord guide you through these tough times. Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family.


    • Rick Leffel

      May 21, 2024 at 4:11 pm

      Thanks, Bubba…stay safe out there. Miss yall.


  • Vince Giaccone

    May 21, 2024 at 10:59 am

    Rhenda and I lift you up in our prayers . May God comfort you and grant you peace. Cherish the moments you shared. Cling tight to each other as you grieve. God Bless you and your Family. Vince and Rhenda


    • Rick Leffel

      May 21, 2024 at 4:16 pm

      Thanks Vince I know she held a special in her heart for you and Rhenda. The picnics were never the same without you. Love yall


  • Rick Leffel

    May 21, 2024 at 2:19 am

    Love of my life
    We were married at the ripe old age of 17 and 18. Not many people thought it would last. Guess we showed them after 51 years. I truly don’t know what life is like without you. I am trying to accept God’s plan. Make a place for me. I have faith that we will be together into eternity! I’ll see you when God is ready for me.


  • Levin

    May 20, 2024 at 11:42 pm

    You’re so loved and will be missed entirely, Lisa! I’m so grateful to have known you and to know your beautiful family. Thank you for all the wonderful memories and laughter. I’ll cherish our memories for my lifetime. And to be there for your loved ones in their time of need. Be our guardian angel as I know you are!!! Your light is eternal ✨️ I love you so much!!! Rest in Heaven, sweetheart!!!


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