Shelby Ann Maris

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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A Mass of Christian burial for Shelby Ann Maris, 80, of Mermentau will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Mermentau today, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 10 a.m., with Father Randall Moreau officiating.

Visitation was held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Monday, June 3, 2019, from 3 p.m. until the time of her funeral mass, with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. Monday.

Shelby will be laid to rest in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery.

Shelby was born in Jennings on Dec. 21, 1938, to Gustave Godeaux and Eudia Cormier Godeaux. She was called to her Heavenly Father on May 30, 2019. Shelby was a librarian. She loved to play Bingo, pokeno, garden, bake and do volunteer work. Shelby never met a stranger and she loved to visit with family and friends. Shelby was a kind and loving person, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Shelby is survived by four sons, Markham Maris of Mermentau,Gordon Maris (Stacy) of Jennings, Shawn Maris of Mermentau and Jacob Maris (Amy) of Mermentau; one daughter, Jackie Richard (Phillip) of Mermentau; two sisters, Gay Guidry of Mermentau and Corita Hoffpauir of Roberts Cove; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Shelby was preceded in death by her parents, Gustave and Eudia Godeaux; her beloved husband, Harold Maris; her daughter, Dianna Miller; and her brothers, Gary Godeaux, Gerald Godeaux and Willie “Gustave” Godeaux.

Carrying Shelby to her final resting place in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery will be Andrus Jay Maris, Mark Anthony Morvant, Gordon Maris, Shawn Maris, Michael Maris, Shawn Maris, Jr., Justin Maris and Jacob Joseph Maris. Honorary pallbearers will be Kason Chaisson, Kellie Lege and Crystal Morvant.

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