Emela Trahan Boudreaux
August 12, 1928  -  February 20, 2018

Emela Trahan Boudreaux

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, February 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
207 North Camille Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, February 23, 2018
1:00 p.m.
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Rosary Service
Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 South Union Street
Opelouasas, LA  70570
Friday, February 23, 2018
11:00 a.m.
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Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018, for Emela Trahan Boudreaux at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Father Gregory Simien will celebrate the Mass. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. A Rosary will be prayed at 11:00 a.m. Rite of Committal and burial will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park.

Emela Trahan Boudreaux, age 89 and a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Senior Village Nursing Home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Boudreaux was a long-time parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. She married in 1946 to Mr. Otis J. Boudreaux. Emela loved to sew and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, John "Boogie" Rixby Boudreaux of Waxia; and Patrick James Boudreaux and his wife, Cheryl of Lafayette; daughter, Susie B. Hilliard and her husband, David of Opelousas; daughter-in-law, Debbie B. Boudreaux of Carencro; sister, Joyce T. Hebert of Youngsville; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Otis Boudreaux; son, Warren Paul Boudreaux; daughter, Deborah Boudreaux; grandson, Thayne Hilliard; and parents, Sidney Trahan and Rosa Broussard Trahan.

Pallbearers will be Ross Boudreaux, Jarrett Hilliard, Hunter Boudreaux, Brook Boudreaux, CJ Boudreaux and Zachary Boudreaux. Honorary Pallbearers will be her great-grandsons.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of LA Hospice and Palliative Care and the staff of Senior Village Nursing Home.

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.


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  1. Claudette Gordon

    Prayers for you and your family during these difficult times.

  2. DP
    , LA

    I would like to send my condolences to the Boudreaux the Family upon reading about your recent loss! I hope that this message of comfort and hope helps your family take refuge in prayer at Psalms 57: 1, and know that your loved one is alive in gods memory. At Luke 20:37,38 may the God of comfort, comfort you at this time. God has made the loving provision for a resurrection, so that you can see, Mrs Boudreaux gain and such hope Jesus told us about is found at John 5:28-29. Once again, I'm sorry for your loss!

  3. The Weavers
    Jonesborough, TN

    While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. (John 5:28, 29)

  4. Cookie Haas Gesser
    New Iberia, LA

    Susie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers are going out for you and your family.

  5. Miriam Lafleur Trahan
    Maurice, LA

    My sincere condolences to you Susie and Boogie for your loss. May God grant you and all family peace in this sad time.

  6. Charlie Boudreaux
    Pilot Point, TX

    Susie and Family Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your dear mother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  7. Claire (Noel) Sniff
    Camdenton, MO

    So sorry for your loss! Your mom was such a precious woman of God! Will keep your family in my prayers. RIP, Ms Emela!

  8. Becky Briggs
    Opelousas, LA

    Susie & family, sorry for the loss of your mom.
    My condolences.
    Becky C Briggs

  9. Kathy Noel Wray
    Bon Wier, TX

    My sincere sympathy to the family! I have many childhood memories of Mrs. Emily (Emela), Mr. Otis and the family. You were a constant part of my childhood that I will always remember fondly.

  10. Dana & Jeff Reed
    Opelousas, LA

    Such a sweet lady. Our sincerest condolences.

  11. Michael K. Saucier, and family
    Church Point, LA

    " 'Well done, good and faithful servant! . . . Come and share your master's happiness.' " Matthew 25:21 NIV

  12. Paulette Hebert
    Lafayette, LA

    Ms. Emela was a very sweet lady. It was my honor and privilege to help her with her insurance over the past 17 years. Rest in peace Ms. Emela. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  13. Barbara Hiller Sebastian
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Susie and loved ones, may care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.
    Lord comfort them with love, strength and courage.

  14. Pat and Ronnie Leger
    Opelousas, LA

    So sorry to hear about your Mom Susie, we will keep your family in our prayers.

  15. Cindy Reed Hollier
    Opelousas, LA

    I was so sorry to hear about "Ms Emily" (emela). She was a kind lady and loved getting together with her friends and family. Prayers for all who knew and loved her

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