Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 for Mrs. Lucretia Darbonne Thibodeaux at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. The Rev. Monsignor Keith DeRouen will officiate the services. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Mrs. Thibodeaux, age 91, a resident of Port Allen and a former resident of Opelousas, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Pointe Coupee Healthcare.
Mrs. Thibodeaux was an accomplished seamstress and a wonderful Cajun cook. She was a proud ribbon winner of the Yambilee Cooking Contest. Mrs. Thibodeaux will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Simoneaux and her husband, Whitney; grandchildren, Leah Courville (Clem), Darryn Doucet (Dawn), Bryan Doucet (Kim) and Lana Kean (Shawn); great-grandchildren, Aubrey Courville, Kaz Kean, Danyelle Arceneaux, Allison Gravois, Drew Doucet, Dylan Doucet, Brooke Kean, Abigail Courville, Trevor Kean, Evan Doucet, Bryce Kean and Taylor Doucet; and great-great-granddaughter, Claudia Arceneaux. She is also survived by the loving Thibodeaux Family, Luke Thibodeaux, Jr., Lee Anne Dalton (Ben), Harran Thibodeaux (Vera), Robert Thibodeaux (Helen), Darold Thibodeaux (Ethel), Davis Thibodeaux (Becky), Anna Janise (Hammie), Dorothy Thibodeaux, James Thibodeaux (Arlene), Joseph Thibodeaux (Gayle), Anthony Thibodeaux (Jackie), Rose Duplechain, Della Thibodeaux, Priscilla Thibodeaux, Enola Thibodeaux and John Bertrand; 39 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Luke Thibodeaux, Sr.; parents, Ezeb Darbonne, Sr. and Beatrice LeDoux Darbonne; foster parents, Numa and Mathilde Lavergne; brothers, Anthony, Ezeb, Jr., Jack, Joe and Harrison Darbonne; sisters, Mathilde Darbonne, Leona Thibodeaux, Willie May Pelafigue, Donna Darbonne and Sue Grimmett; step-children, Myrtline Thibodeaux and Theresa Bertrand; and her precious great-great-grandson, Liam Courville.
Pallbearers will be Darryn Doucet, Bryan Doucet, Clem Courville, Garnet Grimmett, Wade Thibodeaux and Aubrey Courville. Honorary Pallbearer will be Shawn Kean.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of the Lake Children Hospital in memory of Liam Courville.
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.
Dorothy,Whitney and Family, sending my thoughts and prayers to all of you. You were so blessed with Ms. Lou. It is such a blessing to have had her so long I know she will be greatly missed.💕💕 Laurie and Johnny
Laurie SenecaAddis, LA
Lucretia was such a special lady. So fun-loving and kind. I always enjoyed time spent with her. Indeed a beautiful person inside and out. Lou's Mother was my Dad's sister. God Bless You and hold you in his loving arms.
Barbara Ledoux RionLake Charles, LA
A great lady and matriarch. So glad I was able to know her. She will be greatly missed and well remembered. I’ll never forget watching her keep my grandpa in line.
I have so many fond memories of Miss Lou especially when she made my wedding dress, which was also worn by my daughter, for her wedding. And she was a great cook. But her family was her heart and soul. she'enjoying her heavenly reward now.Blessings to each of you,that the Lord hold y'all up thru this difficult journey. With much love, Gwen
Gwen HarknessBirmingham, AL
What a special, loving and very sassy lady. Her shenanigans will be missed. And we sure hope that Dorothy has the fig cake recipe. Rest in peace Sweet LouLou.
Maggie Darbonne WarrenLafayette, LA
I’m so sorry for the loss. I know first hand how hard it is to loose your mom. I’ll be praying for a beautiful homegoing honoring her sweet and fruitful life. I loved her servant spirit and the way she served those she loved.
Tammy VincePride, LA
Loved, loved, loved this woman, my dear aunt! I have so many good memories as a child and through the years. Gonna miss you, Lou Lou!
Jamie Grimmett FontenotLawtell, LA