Amanda Gremillion Ducote
(February 3, 1930 - December 30, 2011)


Amanda Gremillion DucoteAmanda Gremillion passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2011 in Mansura , LA. Amanda was born on February 3, 1930 in Moreauville , LA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of the Little Flower in Evergreen, LA. Services will be conducted by Fr. Bartholomew Ibe. Entombment will take place in Church of the Little Flower Cemetery under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home, Bunkie.

Amanda, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother lived in Evergreen, LA. She is survived by her five children; Richard Ducote and wife, Joy of Lafayette; Julienne Spencer and husband, Tracy of Evergreen; Wayne Ducote and wife, Susan of New Iberia; Joel Ducote and wife, Laura of Plaquemine; and Anita Gabriel and husband, Scott of Lake Mary, Florida; ten grandchildren; Andre Spruill (husband, Bill), William Spencer (wife, Becky), Aimee Duplechin (husband, Shane), Wesley Ducote (wife, Chrissy), Ryan Ducote (wife, Staci), John Ducote (wife, Brittany), Lauren Ducote, Jennifer Little (husband, Josh), Brad Ducote, and Ann Gabriel; and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Jeanette Gremillion of Baton Rouge , LA and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Raymond Ducote and her parents Joseph Whitney Gremillion and Isabelle Delephine Gremillion; six brothers and one sister; Harvey, Andrew, James, Raphael Gremillion, Mary Ann Laborde, Jude “Pat” and Vilge “Pete” Gremillion. Amanda grew up in Moreauville , LA and later moved to Alexandria where she worked at French Unique Cleaners. She and her husband, Raymond, moved to Evergreen in 1950, where they raised their five children. Amanda loved her family and always enjoyed getting together on holidays. She was active in her church community and taught Catechism for many years. Amanda received the Bishop’s medal for her church and diocesan services. She served on the altar society, helping with the church fairs and cooking for various events. Her specialties included making little pecan pies (dozens at a time), homemade fudge, or her wonderful pecan cake. She loved working in her flower garden, and would proudly show you the blooms on her Christmas cactus and other houseplants as well. The family wishes to thank the staff of Rio Sol Nursing Home in Mansura, Hospice Compassus of Alexandria, and Avoyelles Hospital . Your loving care is greatly appreciated. Visitation will be held Friday, December 30, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday , December 31, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until time of a double funeral service with her husband, Raymond Ducote. Personal condolences may be sent to the Ducote family at www. Arrangements have been entrusted to Melancon Funeral Home of Bunkie , LA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Church of the Little Flower ( P.O. Box 20 Evergreen , LA 71333 ).