EUNICE-It is with heavy hearts that the family of Essie Richard Fruge announces her passing on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at the Senior Village Nursing Home in Opelousas. She was 93. A Celebration of Life will be Celebrated at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, in the Ardoin's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Deacon Chuck Ortego officiating.
In Essie’s younger years, she was a secretary for May Brothers in Eunice. She enjoyed camping with her husband and loved Cajun French music. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend and will forever be remembered by her son, Randall "Randy" Fruge and wife, Jan of Eunice; daughter, Myra Fruge Miller of Eunice; four grandchildren, Nick Fruge, Casey J. Fruge, Adrienne Miller, and Megan Miller Guidry; eleven great grandchildren, Grace Fruge, Abram Fruge, Andrew Fruge, Zachary Fruge, Caroline Fruge, Samuel Fruge, Matthew Fruge, Winston Guidry, Isaac Guidry, Daniel Fruge, and Jacob Fruge; as well as extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leighton Paul Fruge; parents, Placide Richard and Adelaide Guillory Richard LeJeune; step-father, Orelice LeJeune; brothers, Placide Richard, Sydney Richard, Enos “Junior” Richard Jr., Burley Richard, and Jesse LeJeune; and sisters, Delia Richard Fruge and Hattie Richard Andrepont.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Tuesday, November 29th from 9:00 am until services. Deacon Chuck Ortego will pray a Rosary at 12:00 noon on Tuesday.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.