logo hometown
| News Forms | Who's Who |
| Lease terminated | Liquefaction train | Office lease | Students learn to handle pressure |
| Karen Boudreaux | Nancy LeBouef | Obituary Archives |
| New coach | Basketball |
| Contact Information | Deadlines | Display Advertising | Classifieds | Legal Advertising | Inserts | Billing | Mechanical Specs |

Obituaries: January 31, 2019

Obituaries from the January 31 paper.

Estelle Thibodeaux

Estelle Matte Bordelon Thibodeaux, 95, of Lake Charles died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in a local healthcare facility.

She was a native of Church Point and lived most of her life in Lake Charles. She worked as an operator for BellSouth Telephone. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and the Ladies Altar Society.

Survivors include her husband, Linton Joseph Thibodeaux of Lake Charles; nine children, Gary Bordelon and wife Annette of Vinton, Gail Bordelon Courtney and husband Jim, Greg Bordelon Brent Bordelo, all of Lake Charles, Mark Bordelon and wife Dana of Evans, Phyllis Bordelon Miller and husband Ricky of Big Lake, Steven Bordelon, Lisa Bordelon Henry and husband Roger, Cindy Bordelon Armentor and husband Randy, of Lake Charles, Pam Thibodeaux Wooley, Judy Thibodeaux Johnson, Valerie “ReeRee” Thibodeaux Parr and husband Mike, Volina “BeeBee’ Thibodeaux and wife Sonya and Levins “Tippy” Thibodeaux, all of Mississippi. She also leaves many grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorenza and Eva Matte; two sisters; one brother; her son, Terry Thibodeaux and two grandsons, Jason Todd Miller and Robert Alan Bordelon.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, Jan. 26, at Christ the King Catholic Church. The Very Reverend Anthony Fontenot officiated. Committal services at Highland Memorial Gardens were held Sunday, Jan. 27.

Top of Page

Joyce Steele

Joyce Marie Steele, 74, of Lake Charles, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in a local care center.

She was born and grew up in Grand Chenier and was a graduate of South Cameron High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from McNeese State University. She worked for several years with various companies as an accountant.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eraste and Nolia Montie, and two sisters.

Survivors include her son, Michael Robinson; her brother John Montie; and her sister, Wanda Fay.

A funeral mass was held Monday, Jan. 28, at St. Eugene Catholic Church officiated by Rev. Clyde Thomas. Burial followed at St. Eugene Catholic Cemetery.

Top of Page

Emerlene Miller

Emerlene Lou Landry Miller, 87, of Creole died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 in a local hospital.

Mrs. Miller was a native and lived most of her life in Creole. She was a graduate of South Cameron High School and a lifetime supporter of Cameron Parish. She enjoyed gardening. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Creole and the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Miller’s greatest love was her family, welcoming them, feeding them and making each one feel special. She loved to laugh. Mrs. Miller will be most remembered for her readiness to put on a pot of coffee for company and her ability to always find good in every person or circumstance.

She leaves to cherish her memory, ten children, Herman Williams and wife Linda of Atascocita, Texas, Carmen Duplechain and husband Gary of Nacogdoches, Texas, Raymond Moore and wife Barbara of Madison, Wis., Veronica Governale and husband Paul of Morgan City, Renee Bertrand of Welsh, Michelle Miller of Lake Charles, Patricia Mouton of Baton Rouge, Allen Miller and wife Raylen of Colorado; Larry Miller and wife Callie Ace of Lake Charles and Everett Mark Miller, Jr. and wife Lydia of Grand Lake; 29 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Vernita Tillery and Rose Mae Boudreaux, both of Grand Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Mark Miller; two sons, Charles Joseph Williams and Boyd David Williams; one grandson, Gerry Mouton; parents, Clifford and Eve Theriot Landry; one sister, Maxine Landry Miller; and her “fur baby”, Rocky.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Febr. 2, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Herman Williams will officiate. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Creole. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Visitation Saturday will be from 8 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.

(Paid Memorial)

Top of Page

Armond Benoit

Armond “A. B.” Benoit, 81, of Lake Charles died Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at a local hospital.

He was born in Big Lake and lived most of his life in the Lake Charles area. He retired from the Calcasieu Parish Drainage Board, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Benoit enjoyed serving as an Honorary Officer for the Iowa Police Department.

He is survived by his children, Shirley Porath and husband Lou of Ocean Springs, Miss., Terri Oliver and husband Randy of Westlake, John Allen Benoit and wife Pam of Lake Charles, Armond Joseph Benoit and wife Rhonda of Mamou, and Debra Ann Vidrine of Pine Prairie; sisters, Gernice Conner of Lake Charles, Vina Melton of Longville and Linda Gail LaFleur of Bell City; numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Mae Benoit; parents, Joseph and Lula Arabie Benoit; two sisters; one brother; and grandchild, B. J. Shorts.

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ronnie Estes will officiate. Burial will follow in Lacassine Cemetery. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home on Thursday from 3-8 p.m. and continue on Friday from 11 a.m. until the start of the service.

Top of Page

white space About Us | Contact Us | Design ©2018 Dustin Royer. Content ©2018 Wise Newspapers, Inc.