Cover photo for Wilda Ann Begnaud's Obituary
Wilda Ann Begnaud Profile Photo
1939 Wilda 2022

Wilda Ann Begnaud

July 21, 1939 — August 23, 2022

Lawtell

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Wilda Ann Bourgeois Begnaud on Monday, August 29, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Lawtell, La.  Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Bridget Church Cemetery.  Father Ted Broussard will celebrate the Mass.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Begnaud, Glenn Fruge, Alex Fruge, Ross Fruge, Cole Begnaud and Stephan Stanford.

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Wilda Ann Bourgeois Begnaud, age 83, on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at the Calcutta House by Hospice of Acadiana, surrounded by her loving family.

Wilda grew up in the Lawtell, La. where she graduated from Lawtell High School.  She played and lettered in basketball and was an FFA (Future Farmers of America) queen.  She also was a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking for her family.  Wilda was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her son, Dwayne Begnaud of Opelousas, La.; her daughter, Deborah Begnaud Fruge and husband, Glenn Fruge, of Lafayette, La.; her brother, Audrey Bourgeois of Naples, Florida and her sister, Bonnie B. Venable of Lawtell, La.  She is also survived by four grandchildren, Alex Fruge (Angelica) of Arizona, Cole Begnaud (Madeline) of Connecticut, Ross Fruge (Cindy) of Alabama, Ashley Begnaud of Texas and her great-grandchildren, Asher and Allie Fruge of Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Begnaud; her parents, Carlton and Isaure Pitre Bourgeois; her sister-in-law, Kathleen Bourgeois, her brother-in-law, John Joffery Venable and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Steffon and Emma Smith Begnaud.

Visiting will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2022, in the Skip Montet Memorial Chapel in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening.  The funeral home will reopen on Monday, August 29, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Heart Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, and the Calcutta House of Hospice of Acadiana for the care they gave to Wilda.

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.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Wilda Ann Begnaud, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, August 28, 2022

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Re-Open

Monday, August 29, 2022

8:00am - 10:30 pm (Central time)

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, August 29, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Bridget Catholic Church

3915 LA-35, Opelousas, LA 70570

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Rite of Committal

Monday, August 29, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Bridget Catholic Church Cemetery

3933 LA-35, Opelousas, LA 70570

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 21

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree