Celebrating the life of Kevin David Segura
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Visitation will be held on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Temple Baptist Church from noon until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Temple Baptist Church Building Fund.
Kevin David Segura was born in St. Martinville, Louisiana to Agatha Latiolais Segura on December 10, 1964. He passed away on December 11, 2021, in Lake Charles, Louisiana at the age of 57. He was raised in the Leesville/Pickering area and graduated from Pickering High School in 1982.
Kevin was an avid sportsman and loved all things outdoors. His love of fishing and hunting was overshadowed in 1994 when his lifelong friend, Susan Brown, introduced him to his future wife. Kevin and Kati were married one year after their first date on October 21, 1995. Kati could often be heard saying “Good things come to those who wait, but great things come to those who wait, and wait, and wait.” Kevin and Kati were blessed with three children, Mary-Kate in August 1996, Thad in January 2000, and Jewel in July 2001. Kevin was a loving husband and father who was devoted to his wife and children. He never accepted any invitation that did not include them.
Kevin was also a fighter. He faced many illnesses since 2008. He faced each health crisis with faith that God would see him through. When someone asked him how he was feeling, he often replied with one of several answers such as “kind of squishy” or “with my hands”. Once Kevin gave his heart to Jesus, he asked the Lord to use his struggles as a witness to others. He never missed an opportunity to encourage others who were walking the same path of cancer or kidney failure.
Kevin retired as a Captain from Phelps Correctional Center where he worked the night shift for the majority of his career. In those days, a newly hired correctional officer was assigned to the night shift as soon as he graduated from the training academy. Newly hired officers were known as Cadets. Captain Segura in his many years of corrections could easily spot a new hire that was not quite cut out for the job. He began known throughout PCC as the “Cadet Killer”. Often times a new cadet would only make a few days or weeks under his constant watch.
Kevin retired before the prison closed in late 2012. A few years later, he and his wife Kati, along with their three children joined Temple Baptist Church. They quickly became active members and on Sunday mornings, Kevin could often be found at the back of the church sanctuary handing out bulletins and greeting visitors.
One Sunday morning, a former employee of PCC visited their church and was greeted by Kevin, aka the Cadet Killer. After the worship service, this visitor found someone she knew in the church, pulled her to the side and said, “I want you to know that when I walked into this church and saw him (nodding towards Kevin) I almost turned around and walked out. I thought to myself, I do not want to have anything to do with a church this man attends.” Then the visitor’s face softened as she went on to say, “But the man who greeted me here today is not the same Captain Segura that I used to work for. He has changed and that kind of change can only come from God.”
He was preceded in death by his mother, his sister, Connie James of Pickering, LA, and his “adopted” father, Jimmy Naquin of DeQuincy, LA.
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Kati Mangold Segura,
children, Mary-Kate, Thad, and Jewel, of Dequincy, LA
lifelong best friend, Susan Brown
sister, Donna Wilson and husband Rick, of Toledo Bend, LA
parents in love, Billy and Kathy Mangold, Hazlehurt, MS
brothers-in-law, Vince Mangold and wife Michelle of Brookhaven, MS and Matt Mangold and his wife Lauren, of Terry, MS,
adopted Naquin family,
numerous nieces and nephews,
as well as his brothers and sisters in Christ at Temple Baptist Church.
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310 E Le Blanc St
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