Mrs. Whittington passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in Lafayette, LA.
Born Noelie Claire Fontenot on December 10, 1931, in Ville Platte, LA, she was the only child of Maurice and Royale Fusilier Fontenot. Noelie was a longtime resident of Bayou Chicot, LA where she was employed for many years with the Evangeline Parish School Board. She loved music and could play the piano and sing. She also enjoyed sewing and would make nearly all the clothes for herself and her six children. Noelie had a fondness for young children, first working for the Community Action Agency Head Start Program, and then eventually owning her own Nursery School while pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, and proud Momo and Mawlee.
Noelie is survived by her husband of 55 years, Terry W. Whittington four sons, Noel Perez and his wife Linda of Lafayette, LA, David Haiko and his wife Lori, of Lafayette, LA, Joseph Joey Haiko and his wife Lynn Binky of Sulphur, LA, and Mark W. Whittington of Bayou Chicot, LA and two daughters, Monica Whittington of Lafayette, LA, and Kristi Campbell and her husband Marvin of Mamou, LA. She also has seven grandchildren Terri, Duston, Cort, Hannah, Zane, Summer, and Magen, and thirteen greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Allyson, and one greatgranddaughter, Zoe.
Fr. Mitchell Guidry will recite a Rosary at 6:30 pm Thursday evening, October 24th at Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel. Service to be held on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm.
Visitation will be held at Ardoins Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Thursday, October 24th from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm and again on Friday, October 25th from 8:00 am until time of services. Burial will follow at Vandenburg Cemetery in Bayou Chicot, LA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Heart of Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Family and friends may view the online obituary andor sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements, 3373632181