Helen Mary Simon
LAKE ARTHUR – It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Helen Mary Simon announces her passing from this life during the early morning hours on May 19, 2013, while in the comfort of her home in Lake Arthur. She was 78.
A Mass of Christian burial was held to honor Helen’s life at Our Lake of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Arthur today, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. She was laid to eternal rest in St. Anthony Cemetery. Msgr. Ronald Groth officiated.
A gathering of Helen’s family and friends to bid their final farewell was held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Lake Arthur on Monday, May 20, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of her funeral mass on Tuesday. A rosary was recited on Monday evening at 7 p.m.
Helen Mary was born in Gueydan to the late Elair Hebert and the late Edia Simon Hebert on March 20, 1935. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to the care of her family. Helen loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and she also enjoyed cooking.
Helen is survived by her beloved husband, Nelson Simon of Lake Arthur; her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Amy Simon, also of Lake Arthur; her four daughters, Carole (Stephen) Harrell of Slidell, Jennifer (Charles) Benoit of Lake Arthur, Stephanie (Troy) Pelsia, also of Lake Arthur, and Nekeya Bertrand of Roswell, N.M.; her daughter-in-law, Crystal Simon Hebert of Lake Arthur; one brother, Dave (Margaret) Hebert of Lake Arthur; two sisters, Virgie Hebert and Betty Hebert Simon, both of Lake Arthur; her 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Helen now rests in Heaven with her beloved family who preceded her in death: her parents, Elair and Edia S. Hebert; her three sons, Richard, Mark and Steven Simon; her daughter, Charlotte Simon; and one brother, Joseph Hebert.
To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.
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