Zula Marie McFarlain

Friday, June 21, 2019

A Mass of Christian burial for Zula Marie McFarlain, 75, of Jennings will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 10 a.m., with Father Charles McMillin officiating.

Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home on Friday, June 21, from 3- 9 p.m., with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume on Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of her funeral mass.

Zula will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.

Zula was born in Iota on Oct. 7, 1943, to Theotis Mire and Mary Martin Mire. She was called to her Heavenly Father on June 19, 2019, while surrounded by her loving family. Zula was a wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother whose greatest pleasure came from her love for her family. She loved to garden, read, raise birds and genealogy. She was a member of the Acadiana Bird Club. Her kind, caring actions and words taught all who knew her the definitions of love and family.

Zula is survived by beloved husband, Earl McFarlain of Jennings; her sons, Jerry Lee Deshotel, Jr., of Jennings, Bret James Deshotel (Michelle) of Lafayette, John Allen Deshotel of Richmond, Texas, and Earl J. McFarlain, Jr., “Bee” of Jennings; her daughter, Karen Deshotel of Bastrop, Texas; her stepdaughters, Diana Trahan of Tee Mamou, Disee McFarlain of Jennings and Celina McFarlain of Evangeline; her sisters, Marliene Bellard of Lafayette, Ethel Young of Lafayette, Carline Fontenot of Evangeline and Barbara LeJeune of Welsh; her nine grandchildren; and her two great-grandchildren.

Zula now rejoices in Heaven with her parents, Theotis and Mary Mire; and her first husband, Jerry Deshotel, Sr.

To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.

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