Mary Ann Prudhomme
October 20, 1929  -  July 31, 2018

Mary Ann Prudhomme

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, August 4, 2018
10:00 AM until 8:00 PM
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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Sunday, August 5, 2018
10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
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Funeral Service
Skip Montet Chapel
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Sunday, August 5, 2018
2:00 PM
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Cedar Hill Cemetery
715 West Vine Street
Washington, LA  70589
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Acadiana Baptist Center in Richard, LA

Baptist Children's Home in Monroe, LA

Funeral services will be held for Mary Ann Prudhomme at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 5, 2018, in the Skip Montet Chapel in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. Burial will be held in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington.

Mrs. Prudhomme, a resident of Port Barre, LA, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Mary Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved reading her bible and praying for her family. She enjoyed caring for her flowers and found joy in serving others. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her son, Russell Prudhomme and wife, Linda; her daughters, Rebecca Lanclos and Brenda Collette and husband, Craig and her brother, Edmond Sonnier and wife, Kimmie. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Damon Prudhomme, Troy Brocato, Chad Soileau, Ida B. Hancock, Melissa Bergeron and Ash Lanclos and three adopted grandchildren, Jane Heels, Gabriel Collette and Tilly Arceneaux. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, Macie Prudhomme, Tyler Hancock, Ava Hancock, Colin Soileau, Kenzi Soileau, Anthony Brocato, Conner Bergeron, Krystian Bergeron and two great-grandchildren, Lila Rose Coates and Warren Michael Heels.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Prudhomme; her parents, Nestor Sonnier and Constance Blanchard; her grandson, Russell Prudhomme, Jr.; her brothers, Gurvey Sonnier, Columbus Sonnier, Neubun Sonnier and Burleigh Sonnier; her sister, Athile Comeaux and her son-in-law, Raymond Lanclos.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM. The funeral home will reopen on Sunday from 10:00 AM until time of service at 2:00 PM

Pallbearers will be Troy Brocato, Anthony Brocato, Damon Prudhomme, Chad Soileau, Steve Hancock and Charles Bergeron. Honorary pallbearers will be Conner Bergeron and Colin Soileau.

The family requests donations may be made in Mary Ann's honor to the Acadiana Baptist Center in Richard, LA or the Baptist Children's Home in Monroe, LA.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 S. Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Cynthia Kimble
    Melville, LA

    Brenda. I know your Mom is in heaven.Having fun with our's Lord Jesus Christ.Miss. Mary Ann is smiling and walking the street of Gold.She is having a good time. Praise God..

  2. Catherine Benetrix Miranda
    New Orleans, LA

    Sending our love in prayers to the entire family! May all of the great memories help you find comfort during this difficult time. I will always remember her kind touch and warm smile. She is forever Maw Maw Prudhomme to me!

  3. Margaret Stelly
    Burnet, TX

    We send you love, prayer and condolences. Yet, we rejoice that she is with the Father. Your mother was special to all who knew her.
    Margaret and Calvin

  4. Donald L. Wyble
    Opelousas, LA

    I’v Known Mary Ann and family as far back as I can remember. Extremely nice lady. Could not ask for better. Prayers and condolences go out to Rebecca, Russell, Brenda, family and friends. RIP Mary Ann. You will be missed.

  5. Charles Boudreaux
    Pilot Point, TX

    Russell, Becky, and Brenda: Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your dear mother. What wonderful memories we all have.

  6. Carol L. LeDoux
    Opelousas, LA

    Dear Brenda, Becky and the rest of your families, it broke our hearts on the news of Ms. Mary Ann's passing. We loved her ever since she was our neighbor back in Melville many years ago. She always had that beautiful smile and was always a joy to be around when we visited her. What a great reunion it must have been when she joined Mr. Ralph again. She will never be forgotten and will always be in our thoughts and prayers! Love you all....Carol, mom and family

  7. Sue Way
    Lake Charles, LA

    Saddened and rejoicing at the home-going of this precious lady. She was such a great friend to the Way Family. My sympathies and prayers to Brenda and family. She is happy, happy, happy!!

  8. Robert Hooks

    Mary Ann was a great wife and mother, a true friend, true Christian and is now sitting at Our Lord Jesus side and smiling even better than she always have. God Bless and comfort all family and friends !!!!!!!!

  9. Bonnie McBride
    Port Barre, LA

    My deepest condolences to you all. So sorry for everyone. I am out of state, but know that y'all are in my prayers. God bless you all.

  10. Martha Childress
    Grapeland, TX

    Oh my. How sad for your family but how glorious for Mary Ann! Those of us left behind will have to continue to tell ourselves that. Boy will she be missed. Loved by EVERYONE who ever knew her. I had such a short time to have her in my life but oh how I cherished our friendship. The only way I could stand for my Chabarria children to live so far away from me was truly due to knowing you Prudhomme girls. I love you all and please know you are in my prayers. I loved Mary Ann. She was so special. May God bless you with a special peace.



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