VILLE PLATTE- It is with great sadness and the heaviest of hearts that the family of Emma Joyce Soileau, 76, announces her passing on Sunday, February 22, 2015. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10 AM at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte. Burial will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery with Father Jason Vidrine officiating services.
Emma was a respected and trusted librarian in Ville Platte for many years. A loving mother, sister, and grandmother, Emma will be missed greatly by her brother, George Soileau Jr. and wife Pam of Eunice, two sons; Tommy Phillip Soileau and wife Melanie of Ville Platte and Abel Paul Fontenot and wife Lisa of Reddell and her daughter Laura Soileau Prejean and husband Wayne of Searcy, Arkansas. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Emma will now reunite in heaven with her husbands Nolan Soileau and Harris Fontenot, parents, George and Emma Soileau Sr., daughter, Martha Jean Soileau, son, James Lenus Soileau, sister, Jeanne Soileau and brothers, J.C. Soileau and James Lenus Soileau.
At the request of the Soileau family, a visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Wednesday February 25, 2015 from 9AM until 10PM and again on Thursday February 26, 2015 at 8AM until time of service. A rosary will be recited on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7 PM.
All arrangements have been entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the Soileau family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.