Age 88, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

Marie was born in Hillman March 28, 1931, to Jonathan W. and Blanche (Sabourin) Wiggins. She has lived in the Byron area since 2007, moving from Belleville.

She married Robert F.C. Labadie in Redford April 11, 1953. He preceded her in death Dec. 12, 2006.

Marie was a 1948 graduate of Atlanta High School and graduated from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo as a registered nurse in 1952.

Marie balanced a career in nursing as well as being a creative, invaluable part of her husband’s dry cleaning business, Lacy’s Cleaners, in Westland and Detroit.

Marie’s crowning accomplishment and joy was rearing her children and guiding them in the grace and truth found in Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Labadie is survived by her children, Robert F. (Marilyn) Labadie of White Lake, John C. (Debbie) Labadie of Westland, Michelle M. (Ken) Deschepper of Byron, Madeline E. (Dale) Baker of Salem, Ohio, Mary R. (Michael) Wiggett of Loveland, Colorado, Maureen T. Alesna of Marlin, Texas, Margaret A. Labadie of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and James J. Labadie of Greenville, South Carolina. Also surviving are 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, sister Rhea Forth of Lake Worth, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Carroll Labadie; brothers James, Hugh, John and Patrick; and sisters Bernice, Audrey, Olive, Bette and Sister Ignatius.

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Byron Baptist Church, 410 N. Ann St. in Byron. The Rev. Gary Barbar will officiate; burial to follow in the Fuller Cemetery in Byron.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the church and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of service. Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Gideon’s International. To sign the online guestbook, visit

Hyatt-Ewald Funeral Home

Bay City (810) 266-4611.

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