Elda “L’Da” Collins Doucet, 85, a native and resident of Lafourche Parish passed away August 24, 2015.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, August 29, at Sacred Heart CatholicChurch from8:00 a.m. till service time. A memorial service will begin at 10:00.
She is survived by her children, Shannon “Butch” Doucet (Linda), Patricia “Pat” Doucet, Marilyn Stanley (Russell), and Rodney John Doucet (Jan); grandchildren, Shannon Jr.,Jordy, Lesley, Tyson, Tisa, Dallas, Wes Lee, and Joseph; 17 great grandchildren; brother,Englove“Brother” Collins, and sisters Eleanor C. Curol and Dorothy C. Wiseman.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wesley Jean Doucet; second, husband Kilren Autin, and third husband, LesterBoutte; parents,Braglon“B.J.” Collins and Lydia Lombas Collins; brother, Casey Roy Collins; sisters, Priscilla C. Leonard and Polly C.Braud, and adopted brother, Whitney Lombas, Sr.
Mrs. Elda was an elementary school teacher for 42 years, 32 with Lafourche Parish and 10 with St. Peters Catholic Church School in Gueydan.
She was the author of the elementary children’s book “The Little Cajun who became a Guardian Angel”,a State President of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary,member of the Homemakers of Lydia, Knights of Columbus Ladies AuxiliaryMgsr. Carroll Badeaux Council and enjoyed singing songs to inspire her family and friends. Mrs. Doucet selflessly donated her body to science to assist the future of medical research to help others.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Masses for Mr. Wesley and Mrs. Elda or to a charity of your choice in her name.
Samart-Mothe Funeral Home entrustedwith arrangements.
Posted on Wed, August 26, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette