VILLE PLATTE - Funeral services will be held at a 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Friday, March 1, 2019 for Vana Manuel, 81, who passed away on February 26, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.
Father Mitch Guidry, pastor of Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct funeral service.
Burial will take place in Gates of Heaven Cemetery.
Mrs. Manuel was born on March 7, 1937 in Vidrine, LA to Jules and Lallia Belle Duos. She was a faithful member of Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. Vana was an amazing wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She loved her family with all she had. She enjoyed spending time in her flower garden, where she grew beautiful Amaryllis and Gerber Daisies. Vana's yard was full of humming birds and she spent much time outside watching them flutter around. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Vana will lovingly be remembered by her husband of 64 years, Rodney Manuel; daughters, Judy Darbonne and husband Andrew, Connie Fontenot and husband John, and Tammy Veillon and husband Mitch; brother, Kenneth Duos; grandchildren, Marty Veillon and wife Haley, Taylor Fontenot and wife Morgan Blair, Alex Veillon and wife Erin, Dylan Fontenot, Morgan Lain Fontenot, and Zachary Veillon and wife Hali; and great grandchildren, Parker Veillon, and Bennett Veillon.
Vana was preceded in death by her parents, Jules Duos and Lallia Belle Thompson Duos; sisters, Kathleen Duos, Barbara Veillon, and Patsy Manuel; and brothers Bobby, Mike, and Billy Duos.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A rosary will be recited by Father Mitch Guidry on Thursday at 6:30 PM. Visitation will resume on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 8:00 AM until time of service.
Family and friends may leave condolences for the Manuel family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.