VILLE PLATTE - Mary Hilda Johnson passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Pine Prairie, surrounded by her family at the age of 98.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 11 AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Rite of Committal will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held Monday, December 26, 2016 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte from 11 AM until 9 PM and will resume Tuesday morning at 8 AM until time of services. A rosary will be prayed in Hilda's honor Monday evening at 6 PM.
"Maw Maw Johnny", as she was affectionately known, was a loving and compassionate woman who loved to cook Sunday dinner every weekend for her growing family. In her younger years, Hilda and her late husband, Alverd, loved to dance.
Hilda will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Edna Soileau and husband Derald of Ville Platte and Beryl Vizinat and husband Randy of Ville Platte and two sisters, Betty Pommier of Lawtell and Dora Dekerlgand of Pontachoula. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her seven grandchildren, Connie Soileau, Anita Soileau, Brenda Dupre, Rachel Ritter, Jennifer Keeler, Haley Miller, Dirk Fontenot, 18 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Alverd Johnson, brothers, Ellis Vidrine and Doris Vidrine and sisters, Viola Johnson and Elna Vidrine.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook and/or leave words of comfort for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, La.