Audrey Maria Clement Doucet
Audrey Maria Clement Doucet, 89, daughter of Henry and Sedonia (Gary) Clement was called to our Lord on Nov. 15, 2013, at 6:36 a.m. Greeting her at the Golden Gates of Paradise was her husband of 68 years, Herbert E. Doucet (d. Sept. 27, 2011).
Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings.
Visitation will begin today, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, from 1-9 p.m., with a rosary at 6 p.m. recited by the men’s Cursillo group, and will continue on Monday from 8 a.m. until time of services.
Born on May 5, 1924, Audrey grew up in rural Roanoke and was graduated from Roanoke High School. On June 15, 1943, she and Herbert, a World War II Air Force Sergeant, were married at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church. On Jan. 13, 1946, Herbert was honorably discharged and they began to fashion their lives together and secured in the petroleum industry, raised 11 children.
As a proud and loving mother, she did everything she was supposed to do – and more. She took care of her children when they were sick, celebrated their life’s victories, comforted their lulls in life, reprimanded them when out-of-line and continued to point each in the direction of their strengths.
Audrey leaves behind eight sons, Samuel (Rebecca), Dennis, Robert (Barbara), William (Susan), Daniel (Jeanne), David, Steve (Jennifer), Richard (Suzanne) and three daughters, Nina (Glenn) Broussard, Leila (Michael) Ruggiero and Avia Hatfield to cherish her memory and do their best to emulate her with the dignity, integrity, grace and utter selflessness that defined her. Her 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren are left with this example as well.
Audrey was the second of seven children: Helen (d.), Nora, Lee Roy (d.), Norma, Ray and Elmer. Her nieces and nephews were also a joy and comfort to her, for she enjoyed the full meaning of “family”.
Her sons and daughters wish to thank employees of the Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care for their compassion and care extended to their loving mother, Audrey. This extension of gratefulness also goes to Dr. Chris Achee and Dr. James McNally. A very special appreciation for Audrey’s Christian and spiritual well-being is extended to Deacon Mike Tramel and Fr. Babasino Fernandes.
Pallbearers will be her eight sons.
Altar servers will be her grandsons Jared and Jack Doucet, and her great-granddaughter Shelby Dronet.
Words of comfort may be shared at www.miguezfuneralhome.com.
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