Molly Israel Lejeune
1981 - 2021
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) e.e. cummings. Molly Israel Lejeune, 39, went to Heaven on Monday July 19, 2021. She was born in Baton Rouge, La., September 8, 1981. She was the loving wife of Travis Lowel Lejeune for 7 years and adoring mother of Stafford Lowell (4) and Barlow Travis (2). She lifted our spirits as she entered the room making certain that you knew she loved you. Travis and their boys were not only her true loves, but the absolute lights of her life. She marveled at them at every moment. The three of them brought a smile to her face and a glow in her heart. She was blessed with strong support from her parents, Bob and Deanne Derbes Israel, Travis's parents, Garrett and Karen Lebas Lejeune, and the boys Nanny, Ms.Betty. Her mother gave her the grace and poise that she beautifully carried with her and her father was a driving force behind her strong desire to succeed in all aspects of her life. These all enabled her to successfully build the strong business with her team at Morgan Stanley. Her passion for finance and intellectual strength coupled with her drive and business acumen truly benefitted the clients which she always referred to as friends and extended family. Molly was a graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School. She graduated with honors from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tx., where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Upon graduation, from SMU, she began her finance career at Lord Abbett in New York. A lifelong member of St. James Episcopal Church, Molly was the Vice President of the Associated Vestry and the Chair of the Investments Committee. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Derbes of Metairie and Mr. and Mrs. Moise J. Israel of Bogalusa. In addition to her parents and Travis's parents, Molly is survived by her brother, Robert C. Israel II (Lottie) and niece, Ellison of Covington, La., along with her uncles, aunts, and cousins. She will be forever missed by her countless, amazing friends. Visitation will be held in Bishops Hall on Monday morning, July 26, 2021 from 10:30-12:30, at St James Episcopal Church followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to St. James Episcopal Day School, Teach for America (Molly was once a Board member), Junior Achievement, Alzheimer Association, and Capital Area United Way.

Published by The Advocate from Jul. 23 to Jul. 26, 2021.
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Dear Deanne and Bob: I am Elizabeth Vincent's Mom. I was so very sorry to hear of Molly's death. Our girls went to school together and also performed in the Nutcracker Ballet several times together. I can not begin to know the sadness you and your family are experiencing. You and the entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Suzanne
Suzanne L. Vincent
August 1, 2021
My sincere condolences to the entire family Israel Lejeune family. May Molly's memories bring joy and comfort to you all and may you know peace.
Maddy Jacobs : Friend Coworker; of Robert Israel
July 31, 2021
Dr Kurt LeJeune and JoelWilson
July 31, 2021
Your loss breaks my heart even though I know Molly is at perfect peace with the Father. All I can offer is to be like a tentpole hoping to sustain some of the weight of your grief. I join your friends and family Bob in your sorrow and am praying for the special peace that only comes from God. May he give you what you need in the days weeks and months to come! Love you brother! From a Dad of two daughters, 39 and 40, one a Wall St broker, like Molly, I am devastated for you. I am so thankful for Molly's life and love for you all.
Ted Smith
July 26, 2021
Frank and Janell Reda
July 25, 2021
Dear Bob and Deanne, how very sad to hear of your precious Molly's passing. I remember her as a beautiful little many years have passed since we were neighbors. God bless you, her husband and children, and may His peace and comfort be with you.
SuEllen Hull-Lithgoe
July 24, 2021
Molly was a beautiful, smart, and talented young lady. She lit up the room with that beautiful smile and was every teacher´s dream student. Prayers offered for Molly´s family.
Bonnie Wade
July 23, 2021
Our heart are burdened with the loss of such an awesome young lady as Molly. We loved and admired her so deeply. (we are Ryan McNeil´s parents, Tn)
Beverly & Patrick McNeil
July 23, 2021
Blessed to know Molly ! Her beautiful smile I will never forget! Prayers to your family
Pamela Regira
July 23, 2021
Fly high Molly Bird....such a beautiful soul. Condolences to the family.
Kathran Randolph
July 22, 2021
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