Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Bonneau Lesesne, Andrews - Bonneau Driggs Lesesne, 75, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Clinton Stockton, were held Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Andrews First Presbyterian Church, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Mr. Lesesne was born October 28, 1938, in Florence, the son of Bonneau Dixon Lesesne and Adrain Rene Driggs Lesesne. He was a 1961 graduate of Wofford College and the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He was the manager of BDL Properties and the former CEO of Southeast Vending Company. He was the owner and operator of several restaurants in the Florence area including: The Greenbriar, Bonneau's, Heritage Inn and Villa Bonneau's. He served in many professional organizations including: President of Toastmasters; President of the Rotary Club-Andrews Chapter; President of the South Carolina Automatic Merchandising Association; and the Florence County Chamber of Commerce. As a professional businessman and caterer, he was featured in the Southern Living Magazine and on the cover of Table Top Dining. He was a professional drummer and traveled with many orchestras. The mother of his children, Dolores "Dee" M. Briggs; and a brother, David Lesesne, preceded him in death.
Survivors are: his wife, Brenda Davis Lesesne; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Lesesne of Florence; and Cheri Angela Bishop of Cassatt; two step-children, Megan Crumbo of Columbia; and and Molly Crumbo of Andrews; and one step-grandson, Mason.