EUNICE~It is with heavy hearts that the family of Audrey Martel announces her passing on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Opelousas General Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was 75. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Eunice. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Father Randall Moreau Celebrant.
Audrey also known as “AJ” enjoyed Mardi Gras, sewing and sitting on her back porch watching the birds. She loved her family and spending time with family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her especially her husband, of fifty-five years, Gerald Martel of Eunice; her daughter, Amy M. Rider and husband, Sean of Eunice and her son, William “Billy” E. Martel of Sulphur; her five grandchildren, Sarah, Sadie, William, Audrey and Nicholas; as well as extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her son, John Nicholas Martel; father, Poleg Fontenot; mother, Media LaFleur Fontenot and stepfather, Jean Fontenot; five siblings; Huvan Fontenot, Houston Fontenot, Theresa Belle Prejean, Juanita Miller and Wayne Fontenot.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Eunice on Wednesday, April 21st from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm and again on Thursday, April 22nd from 8:00 am until time of services. Father Mitch Guidry will lead a Rosary at 6:30 on Wednesday evening.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer research. Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 620 Sea Island Road, Suite 288, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 www.alzheimersresearchfoundation.com/donation
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