APRIL 04, 1931 ~ OCTOBER 24, 2012
EUNICE~Our mom, Leana Dale Matt passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at the Opelousas General Health System at the age of 81 with her loving children by her side.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012. at St. Thomas More Church in Eunice. Rite of Committal followed in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Father Cedric Sonnier celebrant.
Dale worked with the St. Landry Parish School Board as a Dietary Assistant. She was an active member of the St. Thomas More Church, Ladies Altar Society of St. Thomas More Church, Catholic Daughters of St. Anthony Catholic Church for 43 years as well as a member of American Legion Auxiliary. Most of all, Dale adored her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a giving and loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be very deeply missed by all who knew her especially her four children, her son, Silton J. Matt, Jr. and wife, Jane, of Baton Rouge; three daughters, Mary Catherine”Kitty” Cormier and husband, David, Pamela Dale LaFleur and husband, Charles Johnson, Cynthia Marie Hebert and husband, Dana, all of Eunice. She was a wonderful and loving grandmother to nine grandchildren, Scott Cormier of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Brandon Cormier of Baton Rouge, Jillian Brown and Lisa Fontenot both of Lafayette, Ellie Carman of Vidrine, Beth Brown of Eunice, Chad Hebert of Scott, Ashley Matt and Stephanie Matt, both of Baton Rouge; eleven great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Amanda Brown, Jacob and Ethan Cormier, Garet, Lindsy, Caleb, and Olivia Hebert, Mallory and Vivian Fontenot and Gavin Brown.
She now rests in Heaven with her beloved husband, Silton Joseph Matt, Sr.; grandson, Toby Hebert; great-granddaughter, Molly Hebert; parents, Tanzy and Beliza Huval Ardoin; and a sister, Natheline Young.
At the request of the family, visitation was held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Eunice on Thursday, October 25, from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and again on Friday, October 26, from 8:00 a.m. until time of services. Deacon David Guillory recited a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening. Catholic Daughters recited a Rosary at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning.
Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences online at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Eunice was in charge of arrangements.