Beatrice L. “Bea” Lagasse

September 18, 1942 ‒ February 10, 2015

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Beatrice L. “Bea” Lagasse, age 72, of Mount Gilead, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, February 10, 2015, at the Morrow County Hospital.

She was born on September 18, 1942, to the late Willie “Luke” and Annie B. (Lamberth) Bozeman, in Perry, GA.

On December 25, 1957, Bea married the love of her life Eugene G. Lagasse in Warner Robbins, GA. Together they have shared 57 wonderful years of marriage.

Her one passion in life was her devotion and care of her family. The caring for each an individual, teaching her faith as it was meant to be, and nurturing as only a mother can do. This untiring love she empowered to all her children throughout her life has blessed us all as she continues her quest to watch over us from above.

Bea will be dearly missed by her husband, Eugene; children: Cynthia (Harry) Taylor of North Augusta, SC, Daniel Lagasse of Alexandria, VA, and Bridget Poth of Mansfield; grandchildren: Benji, Andy, Amber, Christina, Erica, Nick, Casey, Joshua, and Nikki; 11 great grandchildren with another baby girl on the way; a sister, Mary Hamlin of Eastman, GA; a brother, Jack Bozeman of Coyce, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Betty Jo Hamsley; brothers: Charles, Paul, and Randy Bozeman.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Galion or to the American Cancer Society.

There will be a private family service celebrating Bea’s life at a later date.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Bea’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. I didn’t know Bea, but was sorry to hear of her passing. When we lose someone we love in death, the pain, grief, and feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. But remember that the Almighty God sees your tears, he feels your pain, and he will continue with you to comfort and sustain you through this difficult time. (1 Peter 5:7)

  • Dear Dan and family,

    Sorry to read the loss of your mother & wife. I didn’t know her, but went to school with you kids. I last saw Dan while serving in the US Air Force. May God wrap his loving arms around you in these difficult times. In my prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss. Bea was such a sweet lady, always smiling and always made me feel welcome. I ran into her a few years ago and she gave me a warm hug although I had not seen her before that in many years, we talked for a while, it was great catching up a bit. I know she will be missed. I will keep your family in prayer. God Bless