Leah Mazzanti

Leah Mazzanti

Leah Margaret Harper Mazzanti, of Crossett, 80, died April 4, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospice Care Hospital in Little Rock.

She was an LPN, homemaker and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Crossett.


Mrs. Mazzanti was born February 4, 1934, at Forest, La. and was the daughter of the late W.P. Harper and Myrtis Brock Harper.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James Reginald, Harol Wayne, and Marvin “Hot” Harper.

Survivors are her husband, Frank Mazzanti, of Crossett; three daughters, Lisa Ann Mazzanti of Monroe, La., Pamela Kay McClain and husband, Paul of Crossett, and Mary Lynn Mazzanti and husband Jonathan Taylor of Boston, Mass.; three brothers, Tom Harper and wife Mary, Lee Harper and wife Lois, and Dee Harper; a sister, Helen Dyche of Monroe, La., four grandchildren, Taylor Charles McClain, Alex Mason McClain, Leah Mildred Taylor, and Nina Catherine Taylor, and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.

Visitation is April 6 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. at Bishop Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be April 7 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with father Theophilus Okpara as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Isadore Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Mary’s School.