The last week has been a trying one for Acadiana as we lost several people due to car crashes and Sunday’s tornado. Tonight there was another vigil, this time for the four people who died in a crash in St. Martin Parish on Saturday. There names are Tyrone “Bosco” Mitchell, James Pappillion, Lakesha Leon, and her 1-year-old Kishawn Leon.
“It’s rough,” said close friend Randy Ledet.
“I’m hurt. Words can’t even express him,” said a relative.
“It’s a tough loss,” added Nelanaie Guidry, another relative.
Ledet, a close friend of those who died says he feels like he’s in a dream that won’t seem to end.
“Really its like I don’t even have a heart right now. It’s like I lost everything. I don’t have nothing. I’m by myself,” said Ledet.
Relatives say because of the day it happened, when they found out, it was so surreal, they thought it was a joke.
“When I got the call. I thought it was actually an April fools joke,” said Guidry. “April fools turned out to be just a tragic.”
And although this one hurts,
“Like tomorrow. I don’t even want tomorrow to come. I don’t want to say goodbye to them,” said Guidry.
They’re hopeful that their hearts will be mended someday.
“I just want to see them one more time just tell them I love them,” said a relative.
“Just like this record that’s playing now. We will meet sooner or later. We will meet,” said Ledet.
Funeral services for Lakesha Leon and her son Kishawn Leon will be tomorrow morning at St. Louis Catholic Church in Parks, Louisiana at 10 am.