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Germaine Manuel

August 17, 1931 — December 6, 2020

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral Services will be held at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte, on Thursday, December 10, 2020 for Germaine G. Manuel, 89, who passed away on December 6, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Father Tom Voorhies, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and services.

Entombment will take place in Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

Germaine Marie Guillory Manuel was born on August 17, 1931 in Ville Platte, LA to Adraste and Anna Reed Guillory.  Germaine was a devoted loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest joy came from humble service to others especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She worked alongside of her husband on their farm and maintained the business records.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, canning, sewing, and crocheting and generously shared the fruits of her labor.  Her greatest love was spending time with her family and friends and her love of God shone through in the way she graciously welcomed everyone with open arms and a smile.

Germaine is survived by sons, Charles Manuel and wife Diane of Ville Platte, Patrick Manuel and wife Deborah of Ville Platte, Carlton Manuel and wife Pamela of Ville Platte, Peter Manuel and wife Jenny of Ville Platte, Michael Manuel and wife Angela of Ville Platte; daughters, June Hamlin and husband Ard of Ville Platte, Nancy Pitre of Ville Platte, Janice Vidrine and husband Bradley of Ville Platte, Anna Fontenot and husband Randy of Hemphill, TX., Mary Fontenot and husband Eddie of Winnsboro, TX., Rita Soileau and husband Nick of Ville Platte, Rose Fontenot and husband Todd of Grand Prairie, and Judy Granger and husband Chris of Lafayette. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her 38 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, Donald Arcade Manuel; parents, Adraste and Anna Reed Guillory; brother, Herman J. Guillory; grandchild, Brandon Vidrine; and great grandchild, Sydney Soileau.

At the request of the family, visitation will take place at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 2:00 PM until 8:00PM. A rosary will be recited by Father Tom Voorhies at 7:00 PM on Wednesday.  Visitation will resume on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 8:00 AM until time of service.

In lieu of flowers a charity contribution can be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the Manuel family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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