Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018 for Freida Bordelon Mayeux at St. Landry Catholic Church. Reverend Father James Brady will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Freida Bordelon Mayeux, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at her residence.
Mrs. Mayeux finished high school at Sacred Heart in Ville Platte. She attended 2 years of college at the Academy of the Sacred Heart and U.S.L. She received her R.N. Nursing Degree from the Charity Hospital in New Orleans. She also was a retired co-owner of RM Fire Protection, Inc.
Freida, affectionately known as "Pie", had an infectious smile that brightened any room she walked in. She was very caring, compassionate and generous and helped anyone in need. Pie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her son, Joseph P. Martinez, IV; daughters, Marie Martinez Dupre (Reggie), Judy Martinez Jenkins (Ronnie), Beverly Martinez Voloto (David) and Paula Martinez Mills (Mike); step-sons, Kelly Mayeux (Lynn) and Chris Mayeux (Becky); step-daughters, Rebecca Mayeux Lanning (Mike) and Ramona Mayeux Woodson (Terry); brother, Dr. Robert Luke Bordelon (Eugenia); sisters, Jeannie Ardoin (Jake) and Hazel "Pud" Fontenot (Buck); 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney F. Mayeux; parents, Fred Luke Bordelon and Marie Eloise Dupre Bordelon; sons, Kenneth R. Martinez and John Paul Martinez; and step-daughter, Jeannie Mayeux Tatman.
Visitation will be held at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. by The Reverend Monsignor Paul Metrejean. Visitation will resume on Sunday July 1, 2018 in the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Dominic Dupre, Brad Jenkins, Jonathan Mills, Brett Mills, Reggie Dupre, David Voloto and Mike Mills.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care, as well as, her caregivers: Rose Manuel, Ester Jones, Mary Duriso and Terri Sylvester for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Freida Bordelon to the Hospice Promise Foundation (426 Heather Dr. Opelousas, LA 70570) or Hope for Opelousas (330 E. Madison St. Opelousas, LA 70570; www.hopeforopelousas.org).
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
‘Fantastic ‘Freida as I always called her was that and more. The Doris Day of Opelosas, full of love, smiles warmth, and an all around treasure. Even though I moved away from Opelousas in 1985, on most calls to my Dad and visits to Opelosas I would always inquire about ‘fantastic ‘ Freida’. Her warmth was intoxicating and unforgettable and I can still hear that distinct voice saying ‘helloTommy Dugal’ followed by a big hug. Memories I keep with me until today. I am thankful to have had such a special angel look over me as often as she did in my youth. Love to all the family
Tommy DugalNew York, NY
My friend you will be greatly by me and my family. We have so many great memories. May Jesus and his angels carry you to our Lord on high. My love remain with you forever.
Novella TaylorOpelousas, LA
All my love and prayers to everyone. Your mother was a dear friend . I know she will be missed. I will remember each of you and your mom in my daily rosary.
Jenny Kretschmer ConnoleArgyle, TX
I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Mrs. Freida at the holy chapel located at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Opelousas. I use to relieve her from her holy hour on Sunday nights at the chapel few years ago. We would talk a great deal and she always had kind words to say and wise advice. She will be truly missed. Prayers go out to all her family.
Kevin WagnerCypress, TX
I was so very sorry to learn of Freida’s death. She was a part of so many wonderful childhood memories, gathered with friends on the floor of Uncle Fred and Aunt Eloise’s house for some special occasion and waiting for a much-anticipated appearance of the blithe spirit “Lily White”! I believe the last time we spoke was at the memorial service for my mom. To my grade school classmate Pud, to Robert Luke, to Genie, and to all my cousins, I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers for consolation, acceptance, and peace.
David E. SoileauAustin, TX
Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Chalie BoudreauxPilot Point, TX
So sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family.
Larry & Wanda CaillierOpelousas, LA
Prayers and condolences to family and friends.
Donald L. WybleOpelousas, LA
Frieda sas one of the original six widows who always shared
so much of our lives. Freida holds a special place in my heart.
And now our angel is joining others who have gone before her and I know the reunion is just wonderful.
Millie BoudreauWashington, LA
Saw Ms Freida around the hospital often. It always seemed there was a light on in her. She was always glowing. Beautiful inside and out. Such a great role model. Rest in Peace Ms Freida.
Christene LafleurChurch Point, LA
Aunt Freida was my "fairy" godmother. Beautiful inside and out...her excitable persona and optimism were infectious! She was a huge blessing in my life. May God hold her in the palm of His hand. Praying for all of you.
Connie BullerVille Platte, LA
Pud, our sympathy and prayers for you and family; may she Rest In Peace free from suffering! Thinking of you; we are out of town! Love you, Marguerite and Uncle Larry
Marguerite and Larry RobinAlexandriaour thought, LA
I am sorry for your loss Marie and Reggie. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Dr. Johnny HollierMANDEVILLE, LA
John and Norma WybleOpelousas, LA
Freida was a wonderful friend and loving, sweet person to everyone she came in contact with in her life. A wonderful mother to all her children. She will be missed. Thinking of her family. Tom and Suzie
Tom and Suzie DarbonneLafayette, LA
I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Freida many years ago and was amazed at her kindness and generosity. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of this lovely lady.
Jeannine Soileau Allen
Jeannine Soileau AllenConroe, TX
We will always remember your sweet lil Mama with that sweet smile & kind words. She is truly at peace now with Our Lord. God rest her soul! Prayers for all the family. She did a wonderful job of raising sweet & kind children . We were all so lucky to have known her. Sincerely, Linda & Eldon
Linda & Eldon CornetteOpelousas, LA
So sorry to hear of Frieda's death. It was such a delight to have Freida walk into a room and see it light up. My condolence to the family.
James BertrandAbilene, TX
So saddened to learn of Freida's passing away. What a beautiful, beautiful person. What a courageous individual she was. I am so happy that I was able to meet and know her in the last few years. You are in my heart. May God bless you and give you solace during this time of mourning.
Carolyn CropperPort Barre, LA