Misty Luminais Babin

Misty Luminais Babin

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Name: Misty Luminais Babin
Age: 38
Location: Metairie, Louisiana

DOD: June 14, 2020


Misty Luminais Babin, 38, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2020 surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with alcoholism. Born on August 31, 1981, Misty was a lifelong resident of Metairie, LA. Misty was the perfect child. She was well behaved and always had a smile on her face. Her joy was infectious. She enjoyed endless days playing outside with her sisters, cousins and neighborhood friends where many holes were dug by hand, sawdust pies were eaten and movies reenacted. She was always loving and always willing to help anyone however she could. At the young age of 16, Misty became a mother to a beautiful daughter, Rochelle. She was an attentive and loving young mother. Despite her age, Misty was able to finish high school and maintain a steady job. Misty eventually worked for the Archdiocese of New Orleans as an IT manager for many years. Her final job was at Winn-Dixie in Harahan. It was around this time that Misty began her ongoing battle with addiction. It began slowly and casually. The thing about alcohol is that it is legal, and socially accepted. For most people, it never is a problem. Misty was not one of those people. Alcoholism is a disease that takes its time, coming and going over many years. Alcoholism is a thief. It stole Misty’s family and friends. It stole her job and eventually it stole her life. The alcoholic can hide it, and Misty hid it well. But eventually it becomes too big and oftentimes too late. Misty did not choose a life that isolated her from her family and friends, she had no choice. She had multiple admissions to hospitals, detox, and rehab. Too many to count. Each time she came out motivated and ready to change, and each time she was not able to sustain the change. Every admission, every hospitalization, every day Misty had someone there supporting her, encouraging her, picking up the pieces of her life when she couldn’t. Misty did not always allow us in but we never stopped trying. We did everything possible to save her from this horror, but the reality was she had to do the work herself. Our hope and faith was big. Her hope and faith was big, she could do it this time. The addiction was bigger. Near the end, it became more obvious to us that Misty’s efforts were not working and the ending we all feared was near. No matter what we did, the monster she was battling was too big. Misty still never lost faith that she could overcome this beast. Some of the last words she said was “I choose life.” Up until the very end she had hope. The addiction not only stole Misty’s life, but it stole from each person who knew and loved her. It stole our hope and faith, our expectations of what was possible. It stole her future and all the things she still had left to do and see. It stole all of the memories we still had left to make. Misty is survived by her husband, Robert Babin, who loved her unconditionally; Her daughter, Rochelle and stepchildren, Sylvia, Alexander, Nicholas and Samuel; Her parents, Ronald and Janet Luminais (Misty was “Daddy’s Little Girl”); Sisters, Aimee Luminais Calamusa (Dennis) and Christy Luminais; Grandchildren, “Nonna” to Scarlet Rae and Caiden; Nieces, Janae Luminais and Lexi and Stella Calamusa; She is also survived by a host of cousins, aunts and uncles who all played a very important role in Misty’s life. A celebration of Misty’s life will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 5-8 pm (we ask that 5-6 pm be a time for family only) located at LaBella’s Catering, 516 Compromise Street, Kenner, LA 70062. We ask that if you attend, you wear a mask and practice social distancing. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.muhleisen.com.

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