Lois, “Honey,” Gautreaux, 78, a native of New Orleans and longtime resident of South Lafourche passed away on June 3, 2017. Visitation will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cut Off on June 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. until service time. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 12 noon with burial following in Cheramie Cemetery.
She leaves her deeply loved sons, Grant G. Gautreaux and Gwayne A. Gautreaux, Grant’s companion Michael J. Malinowski and her daughter-in-law Marinel R. Gautreaux, her granddaughters Alexa N. Gautreaux, Khyle Redillas, her grandsons Gwayne, Jr. and Brendon Gautreaux, and her great granddaughter Kamryn R. Gautreaux. Family was Honey’s life, which was enriched immensely by her brother John Lerille and sister-in-law Odette, her brother Rodney and sister-in-law Joan, her brother William and Sister-in-Law Linda, and her nieces and nephews, all of whom survive her. She was the daughter of the late Bella Pitre Lerille, and Nelson Lerille, who lived in her heart throughout her life. She was married to Murphy A. Gautreaux for many years, and they were close friends until his death.
Honey worked as a Justice of the Peace and adjudicated matters for 26 years, but she seldom judged people. Rather, she always welcomed others, looked them straight in the eye with warmth, and gave everyone she spoke to her complete attention and the benefit of the doubt. Her mission in life was simply to do good, and that is what gave her pleasure. She also made a legendary gumbo and savored others enjoying it, the more the better.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Cut Off entrusted with arrangements.
Posted on Mon, June 5, 2017
by The Lafourche Gazette