March 29, 1949 ~

March 1, 2012

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at 1 p.m., at the Church of the Assumption for Rhoda Mayea Boudreaux, 62, a native and lifelong resident of Franklin, who passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 11:15 a.m., at her home. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Lloyd Benoit will officiate the service.

Rhoda was a very loving and generous person who always put others’ needs before her own. She was a longtime member of the Church of the Assumption Hand Bell Choir, the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel and was an avid reader. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Survivors include her husband, of 38 years, Richard James Boudreaux of Franklin; her daughter, Emmie Forestier and her husband, Chad, of Franklin; two grandsons, Trent and Sean Forestier of Franklin; five siblings, Nora Jones and her husband, Herman of Franklin; Elaine Savoie and her husband, Tommy, of Gibson; Byron Mayea and his wife, Cindy, of Franklin; Chad Mayea and his wife, Andrea of Franklin; and Melissa LeBlanc and her husband, Clyde, of Jeanerette; aunts and uncles, Malcolm Hebert of Franklin; Betty and Gerald Falterman of Franklin, Uric Rogers of Franklin; and Anna Hebert of Franklin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Joyce Hebert Mayea; her father and mother-in-law, Aldon and Victorine Bourgeois Boudreaux; one sister, Shelly Mayea; uncles, Olden Hebert and Belton Hebert Jr.; and an aunt, Vuearlee Rogers.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday at Ibert’s Mortuary, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. Visiting will resume Tuesday, at 9 a.m. until dismissal time at 12:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Derek Mayea, Nick Mayea, Clyde LeBlanc Sr., Byron Mayea, Chad Mayea, Chad Forestier, Trent Forestier and Sean Forestier.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

To view the online obituary and memory book, please visit www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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