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Julie Ducote Smith

Funeral services will be held for Julie Ducote Smith, age 77, on Thursday September 10, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Little Flower in Evergreen. Interment will follow in Smith Cemetery in Bunkie under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home, Bunkie.

Mrs. Smith passed away Tuesday September 8, 2009 at her daughter Sheila's home in Lafayette.

Mrs. Smith was born April 29, 1932 in Hessmer. Prior to her illness, she enjoyed quilting, gardening, spending time with her family and friends but was happiest getting on her tractor or riding lawn mower cutting the grass on the land that she loved so much.

Julie was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Smith; her parents, Joseph and Eunice Ducote; and her brother, Houston Ducote. She was the best mother and grandmother on Earth and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheila LaBorde and her husband, Donald of Lafayette; her son, Billy Smith and his wife, Ann of Bunkie; grandchildren, Jeremy Smith, Caleb Buckley, Jake Buckley, Olivia Smith, Cain Buckley, and Christian LaBorde; her sisters, Ella Mae Bordelon (Stanley) of Marksville and Tavy Villemarette (Melvin) of Hessmer; and numerous nieces and nephews and her best friend, Anna.

The family would like to express gratitude to all of the caring doctors and nurses who helped take care of her during her illness, Hospice of Acadiana, and all the dear friends, especially Farah Guillory, Jill Blanchard, Christine Campbell, Donna Lopez, Marilyn Doucet, and Stephanie Scott, who were there for her and the family during her final days and to all the numerous family and friends who prayed for our mother during her two year battle with cancer.

Visitation will be at Melancon Funeral Home in Bunkie, La on Wednesday September 9, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m.
Visitation will resume on Thursday September 10 at 8 a.m. until time of service. Melencon Funeral Home of Bunkie has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Please sign the online guest book and share memories with the Smith family at www.melanconfunerals.

Town Talk September 9, 2009




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