Louisiana Fruge, 97, of Hessmer, a life long resident of Church Point

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 8, 2019 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point, LA for Mrs. Louisiana Fruge, 97, who passed away at 11:05 PM Tuesday, February 5 at Avoyelles Hospital in Marksville, LA. Msgr. Jefferson J. Deblanc, Pastor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the Mass and burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery in Basile, LA.
Louisiana, a long-time resident of rural St. Landry Parish near Church Point, was the daughter of the late Doremus and Mary Richard Thibodeaux. She is survived by one daughter, Dolores Harris and husband Bobby of Marksville, LA; three sons, Francis Mack Fruge and wife Linda of Cheneyville, LA, Harry Gregory Fruge and wife Jenny of Mansura, LA and Paul Merrick Fruge and wife Monica of Lafayette, LA; 14 grandchildren: Julia Faye Reed, Sharon Rene Lasseigne, Carmon Denise Reynolds, James Edward, Lee Eric and Angela Michelle Stanley, Natalie Marie Casey, Derek John Harris, Meredith Catherine Vickers, Aaron Jude Fruge, Desiree Mary Colton, Lindsey Alise Fruge, Merrick Anthony Fruge and Matthew James Fruge; 23 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna T. Smith of Lawtell, LA and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merrick Fruge; one great-granddaughter, Victoria Landry; two sisters, Virgina T. Faul and Marie T. Joubert and seven brothers, Placide, Alcide, Oscar, Alcee, Pierre, John and Eby Thibodeaux.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Guidry Funeral Home on Friday, February 8 from 9:00 AM until the time of service. A rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 1:00 PM before leaving to go to church.
Mrs. Fruge was a life-long homemaker who raised her children alone after losing her husband early in their marriage. A devout French-speaking Catholic who embodied the best of the "Cajun" culture she grew up in; she loved to drink coffee with friends, never knew a stranger and prayed the rosary for anyone in need. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and family historian; Mrs. Fruge knew anything about her family and was always a phone call away.
Guidry Funeral Home, 219 N. Broadway St., Church Point, LA is in charge of final arrangements.

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