VILLE PLATTE- It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Hilda Fontenot DeBaillon announces her passing on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Senior Village Nursing Home in Opelousas, La. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Ville Platte with Father Jason Vidrine, celebrant.
Hilda was born on July 13, 1924 and lived all her life in Ville Platte (Belair Cove). She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She worked 13 years as a Cafeteria Tech at Ville Platte High School. She also worked 19 years at the Ville Platte Potato Cannery.
She was a faithful Christian and died at the age of 90 years old. Hilda enjoyed sewing, canning, cooking, gardening, raising baby chicks and baking. She was known in Belair Cove for her homemade bread and sweet dough pies.
She was a friend to all; a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. We are blessed to say her kindness and enduring love is enough to carry us through.
She was proceeded in death by her husband Joseph F. DeBaillon of 63 years, her parents Marie Sylvester B. Fontenot and Jules B. Fontenot, one sister Vavion B. Fontenot, one daughter Norma DeBaillon Cortez, one grandson Mitchell Cortez, and one granddaughter Monique Daigle Kelly.
She leaves her wonderful memory to be treasured by 4 daughters; Deloris Daigle and Joe Daigle of Lake Charles, Rita Daigle and Robert Daigle of Broussard, Cheryl DeBaillon and companion Jack Baquet of Ville Platte, Tina Guidry and James Guidry of Port Barre, and one son-in-law, Charles Cortez of Atlanta, Ga.
Also left behind to cherish her memory were her eleven grandchildren: Mark Cortez, Pamela Bourgeois, Kipland, Cortez, Craig Daigle, Denice Fontenot, Casey Daigle, Monica Dowden, Jake Daigle, Kyle Dupree, Michael Guidry, Chad Guidry, her 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
A special thanks to Dr. Stacy Mayeaux, the staff and employees of Senior Village Nursing Home; Lou, Renella, and Shelly, sitters; Glenda Singleton and Victoria Aggison and loving friend Jane Richard.
At the request of the DeBaillon family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 4PM until 9 PM and again on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8AM. A rosary will be recited Friday, January 23, 2015 at 6PM.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook and/or leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.