Mildred Mary Doucet Stroderd

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Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2009, at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette, for Mildred Mary Doucet Stroderd, 87, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Reverend Monsignor Robie Robichaux, JCL, Pastor of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette, will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Giftbearers will be Tiger Guillory and Lisa Darby. Lectors will be Wayne Wills and Pat Hebert.

A native of Iota and a resident of Lafayette for 47 years, Mrs. Stroderd was a member of Msrg. Teurlings Ladies Auxiliary and a lay minister in nursing homes through St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.

Millie, as she was more commonly known, married Wilbert Joseph Stroderd in June of 1942 and lived in Hawaii, Japan, Germany and all across the United States as an army wife. Mrs. Stroderd was a wonderful mother to her six children and a caring and loving grandmother and great grandmother. She was generous and a friend to everyone she met.

Survivors include her husband, Wilbert Joseph Stroderd of Basile; five daughters, Cornelia E. Guillory of Houston, Texas, Patricia Ann Hebert of Scott, Ellen Louise Wills and her husband Wayne of Carencro, Pamela Sue Domingue and her husband Benny of Abbeville and Michela Kay Camel and her husband Phillip of Lafayette; one son, Paul Stroderd and his wife Tina of Lafayette; twenty grandchildren, Nestor “Tiger” Guillory and his wife Stephanie R., Shane Guillory and his wife Lanie, Lance Guillory and his wife Stephanie L., Clint Guillory, Griffin Guillory and his wife Kristy, Elisa Darby and her husband Terry, Chris Hebert and his wife Michelle, Sandi Cormier and her husband Todd, Cheri Duhon and her husband Richard, Ben Hebert, Cory Wills and his wife Aimee, Stacey Wills, Andrew Wills, Christine Mhire and her husband, Kory, Scott Domingue and his wife Hollie, Steven Domingue and his wife Rachel, Josh Camel, Eric Stroderd and his wife Hailey, Justin Stroderd and Allison Stroderd; twenty-four great grandchildren, Alexis Guillory, Savri Guillory, Amber Guillory, Sam Guillory, Sophia Guillory, Matthew Guillory, Logan Guillory, Jenson Darby, Drew Hebert, A’ngelina Hebert, Myah Hebert, Landon Cormier, Gavin Cormier, Parker Duhon, Madelyne Hebert, Jacob Wills, Christian Wills, Graham Wills, Morgan Dohmann, Caleb Jacobs, Claire Domingue, Reece Domingue, Luc Domingue, Eli Stroderd; and one sister, Margerite Leger and her husband Claude of Jennings.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alphonse Doucet and Ozea Seilhan Doucet; three sisters, Anna Lou Breaux and her husband Harry, Esther Lou Newton and her husband Ellis and Sylvia Heusers and her husband Floyd; and one brother Buddy Doucet.

Pallbearers will be Nestor “Tiger” Guillory, Cory Wills, Steven Domingue, Chris Hebert, Joshua Camel and Eric Stroderd.

Honorary Pallbearers will be all grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Rosary will be prayed Friday at 7 p.m. in Martin and Castille Funeral Home.

The family requests that visitation be observed on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until time of service.

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Martin and Castille, 330 St. Landry St.-Lafayette, 234-2311