EUNICE~It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Elrena Manuel Bollich announces her passing on Monday, March 25, 2019 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 81. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mowata. Entombment will follow in the St. Lawrence Mausoleum with Father Joseph Sai Tran Celebrant,
Elrena was retired from the St. Landry Parish School Board. She was an avid reader, loved to cook which she was known for her famous bread dressing, play cards and listen to swamp pop and country music. She would love to go riding on Sunday afternoons checking the fields with her late husband. Her and a group of friends would go to the casino and visit with her siblings. She was a most loving, caring mother, sister, grandmother and friend and will be forever loved and missed by her family and friends especially her five children, Karen Bollich of Eunice, Jennifer Wyble and husband, Matt of Baton Rouge, Kristina Cochran and husband, Chuck of Moss Bluff, Michael Bollich and wife, Joy of Eunice, Daniel Bollich and wife, Jennifer Jo of Ventress; two brothers, Alvin Manuel and wife, Vicky and Gerald Manuel all of Eunice; two sisters, Deanna Hidalgo of Opelousas and Cheryl Soronen and husband, Hugh of Eunice; sister-in-laws, Audrey Manuel and Etta Manuel both of Eunice; fourteen grandchildren, Nicholas Cart and wife, Meredith, Allie Wyble and fiancé, Landon Sheets, Ian Wyble, Joshua Sanders and Valerie Spears, Jacob and Jordan Cochran, Gretchen Bollich Godeaux and husband, Austin, Mattie, Sarah, Ellie, Isaac, Joseph, Mary Grace and Samuel Bollich; three great grandchildren, Ethan and Tucker Cart and Zoie Sanders.
She is preceded in death by her husband of forty nine years, Elmo Bollich; parents, Dewey and Zilda Brown Manuel; two brothers, D. J. Manuel, Jr and Douglas Manuel and a brother-in-law, Harold Hidalgo.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Wednesday, March 27th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. On Thursday, March 28th visitation will begin at St. Lawrence Catholic Church from 8:00 am until time of services. The Ladies Altar Society will recite a Rosary at 6:00 pm on Wednesday.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.
My condolences to the family during this time. I attended elementary school at Highland Elementary and never forgot how she was always so nice and loving to all of us students.
Arieal LedayEunice, LA
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
I enjoyed reminiscing with you when I ran across you in town... loved our Highland family... Rest In Peace Elrina!!!
Susie FrugeEunice, LA
I will miss Mrs Elrena very much. Got to know all of them when taking care of Mrs. Toot. I love all of them. So sorry for ya'll loss
Cynthia GrahamEunice, LA
Our thoughts are with you and your family on this sad occassion, Bobby and Hilda
Bobby and Hilda SheetsBaton Rouge, LA
My deepest sympathy. Mrs Elrena was such a sweet friendly woman and Great cook!! I remember her wonderful coconut cake!! My prayers to each of you. Sheila Landreneau
Sheila LandreneauEunice, LA
My condolences & prayers for the family. She was the best at Highland Elementary.
Karen PressburgChurch Point, LA
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jody StaggHouma, LA
So very sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers
Jody StaggHouma, LA
Karen, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May she rest now peacefully in the loving arms of our dear Lord Jesus . Be assured of our prayers especially in the next few days and more so as time goes by as you struggle to be at peace with this great loss. God bless you and your entire family. 🙏
Jann Huckaby Hebert
Jann H HebertEunice, LA