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1945 Janella 2020

Janella Vidrine

August 30, 1945 — January 18, 2020

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral services will be held at an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 for Janella Vidrine, 74, who passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Lafayette.

Father Tom Voorhies will be celebrant of the Mass and will conduct funeral services.

Burial will take place in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

Janella Marẻe Vidrine was born in Ville Platte on August 30, 1945 to Joel Vidrine and Norma Doucet Vidrine.  She was a very persistent and courageous person which was the reason she was able to battle Polio and survive.  Janella graduated from Ville Platte High School and Southern University where she studied elementary education.  During her 33 years as a teacher at Ville Platte Elementary, Janella inspired many young people to achieve their dreams.  She was also a proud recipient of the MLK award.  Janella was a very devout Catholic; she was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, member of many prayer groups, and was dedicated to praying the rosary several times a day.  In her free time, Janella enjoyed shopping.  Although she led a very active life, Janella always had time for her family, who she was devoted to beyond measure.  She is now at home in Heaven watching over those she loved.

Janella is survived by her husband of 55 years, Archille Vidrine; three daughters, Leslie Vidrine , Leah Hollier and husband Greg, and Beth Jones and husband Jason;  two sons Ward Vidrine and wife Lynette and Casey Vidrine and wife Jennifer; one sister Arlene Doucet; 12 grandchildren, Amber Mancuso, Brandon Vidrine, Brittany Quebedeaux, Averey Ange, Jarrett “JT” Hurst, Emma Hollier, Samuel Hollier, Mia Jones, Chloe Jones, Parker Vidrine, Nick Fruge, and Tyler Fruge; and five great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by parents, Joel and Norma Doucet Vidrine; and brother Terral Vidrine.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM.  Visitation will resume Tuesday at 8:00 AM until time of service.  A rosary will be recited on Monday evening at 6:00 PM by Deacon Ben Soileau.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the family at

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

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