Jana Christine Laurent

Published 2:46 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Jana Christine Laurent passed away Nov. 7, 2016, just a week before her 30th birthday, after a six-month battle with ovarian cancer.

Jana Christine Laurent

Jana Christine Laurent

Laurent was born on Nov. 15, 1986, on a beautiful Saturday morning before LSU whipped Mississippi State in epic fashion with a score of 47-0.

She was a beautiful baby with big brown eyes. Her loving soul always tried to be like Lucy from “Peanuts” and help people through all of their issues.

Jana “Banana” is survived by her mother, Karen DeLong; father, Lionel Laurent, step mother, Beverly Laurent; Maw Maw Glenda DeLong; sister Jennifer Dufour; brothers Jason Dufour (Jessica) and Briley Laurent (Ashley); the love of her life, Mike Pusey; her nieces, Bailey, Kailey and Ava; and her nephews Trey, Ethan and Evan.

She is also survived by a slew of the best friends and family anyone could ever have.

Laurent was preceded in death by her Pop Pop, Richard Delong; her Grandpa Torriet Laurent; and beloved Granny Anna Mae Laurent.

Services will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 at St. Joan of Arc Church, 529 W. 5th St. in LaPlace, with a private family visitation from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and public visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mass is at 11 a.m., and a reception follows.

There will be a private family burial at a later date.