Sister Mary de Montfort Schexnaydre OP died at Mohun Health Care Center in Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 24, 2015.

She was born in 1930 in Burnside and in 1951 entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary in New Orleans, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

She earned a degree from St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans and her MT (ASCP) Certification from Charity Hospital of Medical Technology in New Orleans. She taught in Hammond, Baton Rouge and Cottonport. She also ministered as a medical technologist at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and at Seventh Ward Hospital in Hammond. For a number of years, she served at Rosaryville Spirt Life Center as housekeeping supervisor and minister of hospitality.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, Berthil and Edith Brou Schexnaydre; six brothers, Nolte, Berthil Jr., Earl, Clyde, Kenneth and Lyle; four sisters, Edith Bourg, and spouse, Toby Bourg of Donaldsonville and Bianca, Elaine and Kathleen; a niece, Lynette Allen Robert of New Orleans and a nephew, Tab Andrew Schexnaydre of Donaldsonville; a sister-in-law, Barbara Schexnaydre and a brother-in-law, Ruffin LeBlanc.

Sister Mary de Montfort is survived by a sister, Ione S. LeBlanc of Burnside; brothers, Vernon “Coon” Schexnayder of Gonzales and Dayton Schexnaydre and spouse, Lady Schexnaydre of Burnside. Visitation was held Aug. 28 and a funeral Mass celebrated Aug. 29, both at Rosaryville.

Burial was at Dominican Sisters Cemetery in Rosaryville. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dominican Sisters of Peace Retirement Fund, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219, preferred. Condolences may be expressed online at