Krewe De L’Possede Presents A Murder Mystery
Krewe De L’Possede’s annual Ball was formal and held at Burton Coliseum. The Krewe took their guests on a “Murder Mystery” that spanned the Great State of Louisiana. The story was set with scenes from the streets of New Orleans, the tailgates of Baton Rouge, traipsing around the swampy backwoods for some Magic and Folklore, and finally, the glitz and glamor surrounding the manors of the past. And it’s no mystery that this variety show would be incomplete without the performance of the dedicated Jesters of Krewe De L’Possede.
2019 King “Who Dun-it” was Ron Turner. A native of Huntington Beach, California, King Ron moved to Louisiana in 1997. He currently resides in Vinton and has been employed in the elevator industry for 28 years, currently with Schindler’s Corp. He is the proud dad of two daughters, Tonia Aymond (Jarron), 26, mother of his two beautiful grandchildren, Tera, 2 and Asher, 1, and Meagan Turner, 23. His passions are baseball, hunting, and Mardi Gras. He’s currently the District 6 administrator for Louisiana Little League. Although he’s served in various roles for 15 years, coaching is his favorite. He is the vice-president of SWLA Whitetails Unlimited Chapter, and a two-time past president for the Mardi Gras of SWLA board where he still serves as a member. He’s been a Krewe member for seven years.
2019 Queen “Murder in the Manor” was Tammy Lee Ryan. A native of Sulphur, the Queen resides in Vinton. A firefighter paramedic for over 26 years, she’s employed with Sulphur Fire Dept. and is an adjunct Instructor for LSU Fire Emergency Training Institute. She also volunteers with Ward 7 Fire Dept. and is currently the SWLA Mutual Aid Association’s 2nd vice-president and has chaired various committees. Tammy is a board member for Whitetails Unlimited, is the Louisiana State Little League Secretary, District 6 Challengers program and District 6 Safety Officer. With a passion is adult and child advocacy, Tammy is a representative for LA Passenger Safety Task Force, Safe Kids Coalition, and BLAST Fire Prevention. She has served on the Mardi Gras of SWLA board since 2013 and enjoys the camaraderie and community events during Mardi Gras, along with designing and building collars and costumes with friends. She has one daughter, Chandra Daniel. She has been a Krewe de L’ Possede member for 12 years, serving on the board for the past five years.
2019 Captain was Kim Dyer representing “Twists & Tails at Death Valley. Kim was born in Lake Charles and raised in Moss Bluff. She has been married to T-Ron for 22 years and they have three children, Brittany, Tanner and Colston. Kim is a McNeese graduate with an Associate’s degree in Nursing. She is currently employed with Lake Charles Memorial Health System as a Registered Nurse. Her hobbies include baking and decorating cakes. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching LSU and Saints football and taking mini vacations. Kim has been a member of the Krewe for 17 years, serving as Captain and as a board member, as well as Krewe de L’ Possede Queen in 2009.
2019 Duchess representing “The Classics Never Die” was Heather Hollan. The Duchess, an Iowa resident, has been married for 17 years to Kris Hollan and is the mother of two raucous boys, Gabriel, 10 and Chance, 6. Heather has been employed at The Lacassane Company for 15 years. She enjoys dancing and music and also loves movies and theatre. Playing board games with her family and reading are her top two hobbies. Heather loves performing as a Jester for Krewe de L’Possede and encourages everyone to step outside their comfort zone! She looks forward to the next several years of watching her kids grow, traveling, new experiences, and making lasting memories. She has been a member of Krewe De L’Possede since 2013.
2019 Duchess representing “Rougarou & the Voodoo That You Do” was Misty Kelly. Duchess Misty is a native of Dequincy but resides in Lake Charles with her husband Dean of 22 years and their fur babies. She has been employed with Lake Charles Memorial Health Systems for over 22 years, advocating for behavioral and mental health rights. Misty is active with various organizations such as the Louisiana Hospital Associations Behavioral Health Constituency, SWLA Whitetails Unlimited and the SWLA Crisis Intervention Team. She has also been an active member of the Krewe for 14 years, serving as a Jester since 2007 and on the Board since 2008 with the current position of secretary/treasurer. Misty also had the honor of being Queen in 2010. She enjoys traveling, hunting, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Krewe De L’Possede (“the Krewe of Mischievous Children”) was established in 2002 with the purpose of promoting the heritage and celebration of the Mardi Gras season throughout the community. To the members of Possede, Mardi Gras means year-round gatherings for activities, socializing and celebratory events. Many hours are spent preparing for the annual Krewe Ball held at the Burton Coliseum.