Dangerfield said she'd rather be in New Orleans, her home. "I lost everything so I'm here now. ... Well, this is where maybe the Lord wanted me to be so I feel like I might could stay."
Until last year, when LaGarde died of cancer, the three lived under the same roof in Houston.
"It hurts sometimes. She's only been gone a year," Dangerfield said. "Katrina anniversary coming up and she's on my mind. I get depressed sometimes."
The Associated Press contributed to this article.