Opelousas - Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 for Mrs. Mary Ann Thibodeaux Chautin in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home Parlor in Opelousas with visitation from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service. Deacon Tom Lindsey will officiate the service. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Thibodeaux Chautin, age 91 a native of Opelousas and a resident of Lafayette, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Camelot of Broussard Nursing Home.
Mrs. Chautin enjoyed camping and Cajun dancing. She loved spending time sitting outside on the patio with her family and her cat, Suzie. Mrs. Chautin will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her son, Roger Chautin and his wife, Sheila; daughter, Paula Guidroz Trahan; sisters, Sister Juliana Thibodeaux, Dot Speyrer and Hazel Hollier and her husband, Corrace; grandchildren, Erik Chautin, Britni Chautin, Michael Guidroz and his wife, Tina and Mark Guidroz; step-grandchildren, Emily Woods and her husband, Peter and Chris Trahan; great-grandchildren, Bailey Chautin, Jemma Guidroz and Reeve Guidroz; and step-great-grandchildren, Ethan, Allie and Kate Woods.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Healy Chautin; parents, Vital Thibodeaux and Rose Boudreaux Thibodeaux; brothers, Lloyd Thibodeaux and Earl Thibodeaux; and son-in-law, Errol Trahan.
Pallbearers will be Michael Guidroz, Mark Guidroz, Chris Trahan, Rhyn Duplechain, Garett Duplechain and Reuben Edmunds. Honorary Pallbearers will be Erik Chautin and Leonce "Butch" Guidroz.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337)-942-2638 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Psalms 90:10 says “Seventy is the sum of our years, or eighty, if we are strong.” Ms. Chautin’s strength lasted 91 years. Yet that does not compare to eternal life promised at John 3:16. God gave Jesus the authority to heal the sick and power to raise the dead. (Luke 5:12, 13; John 11:39-44) Millions will be raised from death, providing them with a prospect to live forever. Envision the reunions as love ones, once separated by death, embrace one another again. My deepest sympathy to the Chautin family.
Jeanette SaundersWashington, DC
I want to say goodbye to my Aunt Mary, my 2nd Mom. 'She' is where she wants to be. With my Uncle Healy, my 2nd Dad. May you get back to where ya'll left off. Will always love and miss you, but, happy you are with our Sweet Jesus.
priscilla duplechainopelousas, LA
Love and prayers to Paula, Roger and their families. Your beautiful Mother has made it HOME and is with her beloved Healey! May God's Peace comfort you and hold you near. Love, Brenda & George Laird
Brenda LairdTuscaloosa, AL