Paula Ann Manuel
September 18, 1948  -  February 20, 2019

Paula Ann Manuel

St. Anthony Catholic Church
310 W Vine Street
Eunice, LA  70535
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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St. Anthonys Catholic Church
310 W. Vine Street
Eunice, LA  70535
Saturday, February 23, 2019
1:00 PM
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EUNICE-It is with heavy hearts that the family of Paula Ann Manuel announces her passing on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her home at the age of 70. A Mass will be Celebrated at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Inurnment will follow at a later date in the St. Paul Mausoleum with Father Matthew Hebert officiating.

Paula began her higher education at LSUE, and then transferred to Texas Woman’s University, attaining a degree in Elementary and Special Education. While teaching in Texas, she continued her education and received a Juris Doctorate Degree from South Texas College of Law. She returned to Louisiana and taught special education in St. Landry and Acadia Parish Schools for many years. After her retirement, she was active in the community working for various senior support programs and as a Senior Companion. She was kind, caring and generous to anyone in need. Paula was friendly and loved visting with family, old friends and new acquaintances. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. Paula was a loving sister, aunt and friend and leaves behind by her siblings, Dwight Manuel of Lafayette, Jocelyn Manuel Bellard and husband, Charles of Mowata, and Arleen Manuel Mink of Baton Rouge; nephew, Stewart Mink of Lafayette; nieces, Jessica Bellard Pourciau and husband, Damion of Lewisville, TX, Ashley Bellard Hutchinson and husband, Mark of South Lake, TX, Brooke Bellard McGee and husband, Lewis of Eunice, Vanessa Manuel Richard and husband, Kyle of Lafayette, and Kay Manuel Osmer and husband, Kyle of Harper’s Ferry, WV; fourteen grand nephews and nieces; as well as extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Bordelon Manuel.

Visitation will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice on Saturday, February 23rd from 12:00 pm until time of services. At the request of the family, Masses may be offered for the repose of Paula’s soul in lieu of flowers.

Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Cheryl Devillier
    Lafayette, LA

    Dwight, Joycelyn, Arleen: My deepest condolences and sympathies. I was out of town at the time and sorry I wasn't able to attend.

  2. Sanford Wood
    Eunice, LA

    I'm sorry that I missed the funeral. I did not find out about Paula's death until I saw it in the Eunice News today (Sunday).

  3. Melba
    Missouri City, TX

    Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Paula.

  4. Kathy McManus
    Eunice, LA

    So shocked to hear of Paula 's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Ellen myers
    Eunice, LA

    I met Paula when she was teaching at Lawtell Elementary. I loved visiting with her. She had interesting conversations. She was very helpful and a beautiful lady! So sorry to hear of her passing. Will pray the rosary.

  6. Helen Bass Dollar
    West Monroe, LA

    She was so sweet I high school. Prayers for the family.

  7. Anna Frank
    Eunice, LA

    To The Family of Ms.Paula Ann Manuel May God Continue To Heal Your Broken Hearts Father In The Name Of Jesus Christ Of Nazareth Touch This Family Give Them Strength, Peace In Their Minds And Soul And I Thank My Heavenly Father In Jesus Name Amen, Amen And Amen

  8. David Raymond
    Lafayette, LA

    Our family's prayers and thoughts are with Dwight and the entire family. May God comfort you all with His Holy Spirit in the days to come and may you cherish all the memories of Paula.

  9. Michael Krumholt
    Prairieville, LA

    Arleen, I’m so sorry for your loss. She looks like a beautiful woman!

  10. Pamela Koch
    Eunice,, LA

    So sorry. I will miss Paula. She was such a sweet lady.

  11. Ann Corbello Amiot
    Eunice, LA

    So sorry for the loss of your sister. Just saw her at mass about a month ago at St. Thomas More.

  12. Carla Wagner Soileau
    Eunice, LA

    My sincere condolences are sent to Paula's family. She was always such a lovely sweet and kind. May she now rest with Jesus, in Heaven's perfect peace.

  13. Clyde F Neely
    Kingwood, TX

    Gone way too soon!

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