Mary Lou August

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Mary Lou Cane August

OPELOUSAS - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou Cane August will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at New Pilgrim Baptist Church in Palmetto. Interment will follow at New Pilgrim Baptist Cemetery. Rev. Darrell Sampson will officiate the services.

Mary Lou was born in Washington and was a longtime resident of Palmetto. She passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014, at Opelousas General Health System, at the age of 85. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Mary Lou was a Teacher and later became the Center Director at Lebeau Head Start for many years. She was a member of the Church Deaconess, Sunday School Teacher, and Choir Member. She was also a member of the quilting club. She enjoyed reading, quilting, and loved traveling with her family.

Survivors include her brother, Steven Cane, Jr. and wife, Bettye of Lawrenceville, GA; and two sisters, Hinda Mae Semien of Palmetto; and Rosa Lee Hudson of Los Angeles, CA.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Lee August; her parents, Stephen, Sr. and Addie Bennett Cane; her son, Steve Gregory August; brothers, Lawrence Cane, Sr., Mervin Cane, Sr., and Fredrick Fisher, Sr.; and sisters, Shirley Mae Cane and Lucille Hester Ford.

Pallbearers will be Edward Semien III, Joseph W. Semien, Jeremy Tizeno, Darius Wilson, Marcus Wilson, and Willie Lamb.

Visiting hours will be observed in the New Pilgrim Baptist Church on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.

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Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive Opelousas, LA 70570
(337) 948-6523
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Published in the Daily World from June 12 to June 13, 2014