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Emela Boudreaux

August 12, 1928 — February 20, 2018

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


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.


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.

Rosary Service

Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 South Union Street
Opelouasas, LA  70570
Friday, February 23, 2018
11:00 a.m.


Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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