St. Martinville- A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 31, 2022, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, for Eloise Simon Bryant, 87, who died on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
A visitation will be held on Monday at the funeral home in St. Martinville from 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM.
Entombment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville.
Rev. Bill Melancon will officiate the memorial mass. Readers will be Shirley Akers and Gwen LeBlanc.
A native and resident of St. Martinville, Eloise was born March 13, 1935, to the late Supreme Court Justice, James D. Simon and Eloise Viola Stone. After graduating from the Convent of Mercy High School, Eloise attended USL and LSU. She began her career in 1955 as a secretary working for Law, Real Estate, Construction, and Oil Businesses before entering state services at The Department of Public Welfare in St. Martinville. She became a Welfare Technician in 1971 as a Social Worker and Administrating Service to the Aid to Family with Dependent Children, General Assistance, Disability Assistance, Elderly Assistance, Foster Care, and Food Stamp Departments. In 1983, she trained and accepted a position as Support Enforcement Officer 1 as a Collection Officer handling the collection of child support. She retired with the State with 30 years of service. Eloise was also an active volunteer for the Tourism Commission in St. Martinville.
Eloise’s passion was raising her children, spending as much time with them, the grandchildren and great grandchildren; gardening, dancing, reading, and league bowling. She had a strong Catholic faith. She had an overwhelming love for all animals, especially her many dogs throughout her lifetime.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first-born son, Sherwood; husband, Alfred Bryant; and two sisters, Kathryn Monnin and Barbara Snell.
Survivors include, her daughters, Lisa Boudreaux [and husband Kenny] of Broussard, Karen Louviere [and husband Troy] of St Martinville; here son, Michael [and wife Martha] of Breaux Bridge; her grandchildren, Jen Boudreaux, Chris Boudreaux [and wife Lezia]Morgan L. Albert [and husband Josh], Summer Louviere, and Matthew Bryant; and her great-grandchildren, Brexton Albert, Brookeson Albert, and Leighton Laughlin.
Our Heartfelt Thanks and Greatest Appreciation go out to: Avanti Assisted Living: Director Laurie, all staff and personnel, Hospice of Acadiana: Nurses’ [Katie, Stephanie, and Seth]and Social Workers [Alyssa]Right at Home (Home Health Care) and all staff members.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements
Published by Pellerin Funeral Home – St. Martinville on Oct. 28, 2022.
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