Funeral arrangements for Cara Descant

Cara Descant (Hixson Brothers Funeral Home)

AVOYELLES PARISH, La. (KALB) - News Channel 5 has learned of the funeral arrangments for Cara Descant, one of the five children from Avoyelles Parish that died in the Gainesville crash.

Visitation will be held at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Marksville on Friday, January 11 from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The funeral will be at Hixson Brothers the following day, January 12, at 10 a.m.

Cara was 13 years old and an 8th-grade student at Avoyelles Public Charter School. She passed away on January 3.

Cara loved her teachers and her classmates and tried to help them in any way she could. A member of the Fierce Team and Honor Choir, Cara thrived on taking leadership roles and working with others. Many students turned to her for extra tutoring, which she was always happy to provide.

Whether she was making stockings for the nursing home residents, sewing dresses for the Haiti girls, or raising money for school outings, Cara was a worker. She had already decided her goal was to become a math teacher to return to teach at her Alma mater.

Cara's whole life was based on living God's word. She loved her family, teachers, and classmates and wasn't afraid to share her convictions with them. She walked in the light of God and truly lived His word every day. She will be greatly missed by everyone.

Those left to cherish her memory include her parents, Joshua Paul Descant of Evergreen and Ali Sprinkle Laborde (Layne) of Marksville; one brother, Carson Laborde of Marksville; one sister, Chelsey Laborde of Marksville; one step-aunt, Cassie Bordelon of San Antonio, TX; paternal grandparents, Lynn and Christine Bordelon of Hessmer, Kerry Descant of Evergreen; paternal great grandparents, Fred and Donna Gullet of Cottonport; paternal step-grandparents, Charles and Vickie Laborde of Hessmer; maternal grandparents, Stanley Sprinkle and Monique of Marksville; maternal grandmother, Monica Sprinkle of Cottonport; maternal aunt, Erica Strohman of Katy, TX; maternal uncle, Samuel Sprinkle; paternal aunt, Rebecca Mullins (Scott) of Durham, N.C.; paternal uncle, Scott Descant (Cherie) of Lone Pine; paternal step-uncles, Dr. James Bordelon (Hope) of Hessmer, Bradley Bordelon (Kristi) of Hessmer; paternal step-aunts, Rebecca Pollock (Joe) of Hessmer, Claire Ducote (Chase) of Hessmer and numerous cousins.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Kane Strohman, Samuel Sprinkle, Scott Descant, Joseph Barr, Sr., Charles Laborde, Kyle Couvillion.

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