Cozette Marie Dillon LeMaster
Cozette was a beautiful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. Our Gee, as she was called by her grandchildren, was a devoted wife, mom, sister, and an unparalleled grandmother.
Gee’s story starts on January 16, 1941 in Akron, Ohio. She was the fourth child of five born to Floyd and Evelyn Dillon.
She attended and graduated from East High School in Akron, Ohio in 1959. In 1958, she would meet a young Marine and they would marry on February 4, 1961. Her husband John would remain the love of her life for 58 years. Cozette and John had three children together, Karen LeMaster Nastasi, John LeMaster, and Tina Pierre.
In 1977, their family moved to Covington, LA., where Cozette worked as a professional secretary for many years. She was remembered for her Christmas cookies and work in the kitchen. She loved a good party and was at her best when surrounded by friends and family.
Her two children, Karen and John, would marry in 1996 and 1997. Her son-in-law Andrew Nastasi and daughter-in-law Kim LeMaster would become in every way children of her own. On December 22, 1997, Gee would find her true calling. Karen and Andrew would give birth to her first grandbaby, Gianna Marie. The first time grandmother would retire from work and devote all of her attention to her baby. Four and a half years later, within a span of two weeks, she would receive the remainder of her most precious gifts. John and Kim would give her a grandson, John Ralph, III, and Karen and Andrew would give her another granddaughter, Sophia Rose. Always calling them her babies, she would raise, care for, and take them on wonderful adventures.
In addition to her husband, children, and beloved grandbabies, Gee is survived by her brothers Richard and Don Dillon (Carol) (Brian Dillon). Preceded in death by her father Floyd, mother Evelyn, brother Floyd Jr., and sister LaVon Dillon.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Funeral Service at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 3:00 PM with visitation from 1:00 PM until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, www.alz.org, or the American Heart Association, www.heart.org.