VILLE PLATTE - Funeral services will be held at a 3:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 for Vernice Vidrine, 100, who passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 in Ville Platte, LA.
Father Mitch Guidry, Pastor of Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct the funeral services.
Burial will take place in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.
Vernice Morein Vidrine was born in Beaver Creek, LA on September 11, 1917 to Elmer and Elizabeth Tate Morein. She would fondly tell stories of her home life on the farm with her family. In 1934, she and Gilbert Vidrine were married. They lived a short time in New Orleans while her husband attended college, but made their home in Ville Platte. After returning home she and Gil were blessed with four daughters.
In her early days after chores of farm duties, she worked as a sales lady at Ardoin's Clothing and Etc. Store. She then went on to manage her uncle's hardware store and open her own fabric store. After her husband passed away in 1965 she replaced him as Register of Voters in Evangeline Parish until she retired.
Vernice loved people of all ages, and always had a pot of coffee brewing for friends stopping by for a visit. She loved sewing beautiful clothes for her daughters. She enjoyed traveling, entertaining, cooking, gardening, canning and the outdoors.
She is survived her four daughters, Rowena V. Butler and husband Ronnie of Ranger, TX, Roberta Lafleur of Ville Platte, Brenda Fruge of Ville Platte and Joan Landreneau and husband Ronnie of Ville Platte; grandchildren, Katie Lafleur, Jackie LeCompte, Ron Butler, II, Michele Ritter, Michael Butler, Jay LaFleur, Nicky Perrodin, Todd LaFleur, Scottie LaFleur, and Danny LaFleur; 23 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great grandchildren; one brother, Woodrow Morein; three sisters, Lula M. Soileau, Genevieve Fontenot and Lena Vidrine.
Vernice is preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert H. Vidrine; parents, Elmer and Elizabeth Tate Morein; sister, Emma M. Naquin; sons-in-law, J.B. "Cooney" LaFleur, Jack C. Fruge and Bryan LaFleur; grandchild, Austen Alexander Butler; and a great-grandchild.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM Tuesday by Deacon Gene LeBouef. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 12:00 PM until time of service.
Pallbearers are Ron Butler, II, Michael Butler, Jay LaFleur, Scottie LaFleur, Danny LaFleur, Jr., David Todd LaFleur, and Brent LaFleur.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to her many loving and passionate home health and hospice nurses.
In lieu of flowers the family would like for donations to be to:
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or 1-800-822-6344.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Vidrine at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements