Opelousas - A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019, for Australia Richard Comeaux in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home. Deacon Bill Pollingue will officiate the service. Rite of Committal will be held at Bellevue Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Shane Briley, Cole Briley, Douglas Pitre, John Thibodeaux, Jude Delahoussaye and Andre Thibodeaux.
Mrs. Comeaux, age 85, a resident of Opelousas, LA, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at her home.
Australia was an all-around wonderful, giving and thoughtful person. She loved doing for others. She enjoyed many hobbies throughout her life. She sewed and quilted many beautiful items. In her quilting designs she always included her signature cat. Australia loved woodworking and showed her skills by building a gun cabinet along with many other projects. She loved entertaining, cooking, baking and shopping for items for her kitchen. Australia will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by husband of 36 years, John E. Comeaux; her daughters, Cheryl Dupre, Trudy Fusilier and husband, Timothy; Melanie Dupre; her daughter-in-law, Cindy Dupre and her son-in-law, Fred Perry. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alida and Hample Savoy Richard; her first husband, Douglas Dupre; her son, Randall Dupre; her daughter, Janice Perry; her grandson, Gavin Dupre and her brothers and sister.
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.
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozPort Barre, LA
I had the honor of meeting Australia through her granddaughter, and my daughter-in-law, Heather Briley. Australia was a kind, loving and giving Grandma. I know she will be deeply missed.
Cindy BrileyVille Platte, LA
I was so sad to hear that Mrs. Australia had passed away. I have known her since I was 16yrs old. She always made me feel part of her family. I spent many days at their house. You will be missed. Prayers for her as well as the family being said. Fly high with the Angels. Love you all.
Sharon Soileau HigginbothamOpelousas, LA
Nanny was one of the strongest, most wonderful woman I ever had the honor of knowing. She always treated me with such kindness and cared about me and my family. She was like a mother to me and my children. I will always love and cherish her and all the memories we shared throughout the years. Me, Jessica and Victoria will always love you and miss you!
Phyllis Dupree TreadwayCarencro, LA
R.I.P. no more worrying no more pain God has call you home to be with him....The best neighbor I ever had .
Catherine HayesOpelousas, LA
Sending my condolences, so sorry to hear of Australia's passing. She and my mother, Elsie Lou Savoie - daughter of F. Treville Richard - were first cousins. I met her several times, I have fond memories of Australia. May God bless her family at this difficult time. Karleen Bishop
Karleen Savoie BishopSunset, LA
Our Granny Australia was the best Grandma ever! She was kind, sweet, and funny. Granny always had something delicious cooking and was always able to make you smile. There will never be another like her-she truly was a gift from God and we were blessed to have her in our lives.
Heather BrileyVille Platte, LA
My deepest condolences to the family. This lady always made me laugh. She was so loving. You will be missed!! Heaven gained another angel!!
Jessica chiassonCarencro, LA