Ouida Knight Pregeant’s story turned another chapter on August 4, 2015, when she found peace in eternal life. While she will be greatly missed, she will surely be watching from above as her spirit is carried on by her four children, nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.
A devoted wife for sixty-five years, Ouida had a deep and selfless love for her husband, Clyde Pregeant, Sr. After raising their family, she nursed him for more than twenty years during his time of sickness. After her bible and rosary, the possession that she treasured most was a single wooden rose, the last gift that he had given her.
Ouida was always proud of her large family and often admired the beauty and intelligence of the children, especially. She was happy to be around each one – to quietly watch them smile and play – and to give advice where she could about raising them well. While she always applauded the ambitions and hopes of the new generations in her family, she knew that a life of happiness was most important, and this was her greatest wish for all of loved ones. Ouida’s story on this earth, even more than most, is a story of devotion, strength, and unquestionable love. The example that she has set with her life will surely be an inspiration to all who knew her.
Ouida will be reunited in heaven with her husband, Clyde Pregeant, Sr., her grandson, Chad Pregeant, her great-great grandson, Kody Pregeant, her parents, Ernest and Ella Knight, and her brothers, Lawrence Knight, Ernest Knight, and Earjie Knight.
She leaves to cherish her memory: four children; Robert “Bob” Pregeant (Jeanette), Clyde Pregeant, Jr. (Nadine), Betty Pregeant, and Richard “Dickie” Pregeant (Valerie); nine grandchildren, Lisa LaFont (Vick), Mark Pregeant, Bryan Pregeant (Marie), Brad Pregeant (Rockelle), Becky Bouvier (Keith), Randy Steverson (Vivian), Soniena Richard (Ryan), Ashley Pregeant, and Rebecca Gunther, fourteen great-grandchidren, Mark Pregeant, II (Amber), Brad “BJ” Pregeant, Jr., Breanne Pregeant, Bianca Ledet (Jordan), Alexis Pregeant, Brock Pregeant, Brooke Pregeant, Kara Steverson, Lauren Steverson, Max Richard, Stella Richard, Mark Chapmen, Kellan Mizen, and Zoey Mizen; seven great-great-grandchildren, Dylan Pregeant, Vayda Pregeant, Bailey Ledet, Blakely Cheramie, Lyan Pregeant, Knox Pregeant, and Kenna Ledet; and her closest friend and caregiver, Audrey Bouffanie.
A Christian mass and burial will take place at 11:30 a.m., Friday, August 7 at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Lockport. Visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Savior Cemetery.
Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
Posted on Wed, August 5, 2015
by The Lafourche Gazette