Rita Mae Cancienne Hardaway

Rita Mae Cancienne Hardaway, 89, a lifelong resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at her home.

Rita was born on Aug. 4, 1924, in Morgan City, the daughter of Sullivon Phillip Cancienne and Mamie Landry Cancienne.

Rita was a lady who loved life and spending time with her family. She enjoyed being outdoors working in her garden. She also enjoyed cooking and crocheting for her family.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by three children, Emmett T. Hardaway Jr. and wife, Donna, of Berwick, Linda Souza and husband, Thomas Sr., of Bayou Vista, and Derald Hardaway and wife, Connie, of Katy, Texas; nine grandchildren, Emmett T. Hardaway III and wife, Sherie, of Berwick, Russell L. Hardaway Sr. and wife, Leslie, of Berwick, Angela H. Hernandez and husband, Jorge, of Berwick, Jennifer H. Arsaga and husband, Greg, of Austin, Texas, Jannine S. Blanco and husband, Pernell, of Morgan City, Alicia A. Souza of Vicksburg, Miss., Thomas V. Souza Jr. and wife, Tracy, of Morgan City, Fallon H. Mason and husband, Matthew, of Youngsville, and Victoria T. Mathews and husband, Cory, of Richmond Hill, Ga. Rita is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emmett T. Hardaway Sr.; two brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Twin City Funeral Home with pastor Brad Bullock officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral services on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Morgan City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the charity of donor’s choice.

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