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Marie Redwine

Obituary Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

Marie Redwine passed into glory on December 1, 2017. She was a resident of Habersham Home East in Demorest, Georgia. She was born January 17, 1930 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Her parents, Charles Rivoire and Eula Mae Guidrey preceded her in death.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Phillip LaCroix, Marvin Sikes, and Tommy Redwine. Marie was preceded also by her son, Marvin (Skip) Sikes, Jr., her daughter, Patricia LaCroix and her brothers Charles A. Rivoire Jr., Alvin Anthony Rivoire and Freddy William Rivoire and step-son Tommy Redwine Jr.

Surviving are children, David Sikes (Jennifer), Linda Eisler, Mary LaCroix Meredith, Henry LaCroix (Joni), Susan LaCroix Archibald (Richard), Phyllis Marie LaCroix Malone (Kevin), Jimmy Lacroix (Nancy). She has 20 grandchildren and over 30 great grandchildren

Surviving siblings are Virginia Ruth Vincent, Joseph Rivoire (Olga), Ronald Rivoire, Richard Rivoire (Rosalind), Corless Rivoire (Paul), and Glenn Rivoire (Mona). She has many nieces and nephews.

In 1997, she and Tommy retired to Habersham county, Georgia from metro Atlanta.  Even though Marie was of retirement age, she did not stay retired very long. She soon found a position with Sherwood Clinical in Demorest, Georgia. She delivered patient care supplies and medications until 2010. Charles Sherwood, owner, told David that he had never had a more dependable courier than Marie. She could go somewhere once and never needed directions again, no matter if it was the next day or the next year. 

Marie loved fishing, gardening, and cooking for family and friends. Few things made her happier than catching a "mess of fish" and having a big fish fry. Her favorite place to fish was at "the Farm" in Fayetteville, Georgia. The farm belonged to lifelong friends and she and Tommy had a camping trailer permanently set up by the pond. Marie caught her trophy bass there.

Marie had green thumbs on both hands. It seemed that anything Marie poked in the ground would grow. She hardly ever paid attention to rules for proper growing conditions.  Roses were her particular favorite.  

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. The family will receive visitors beginning at 12:30 p.m. The service will begin at 2:00, Rev. Tommy Stowe and Mark Watson will conduct the service. The body will be cremated.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at HillsideMemorialChapel.com

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256