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Winnie Lapeyrouse Adams, 87, a native and resident of Chauvin, slipped away quietly to join her beloved husband in God's paradise on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.
Funeral services were held Oct. 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Spencer Adams and wife, Eva, and Hayes Adams and wife, Patti; three daughters, Etha LeCompte and husband, Jesse, Lolita Henry and Winnie Thibodeaux; two sisters, Audrey Adams, and Merle Lirette and husband, Claude; three sisters-in-law, Rita and Lydia Lapeyrouse and Amy Marquies; 13 grandchildren, Jesse LeCompte Jr. and wife, Alena, Troy LeCompte Sr. and wife, Robin, Percy LeCompte Sr., Jerrimie Thibodeaux Sr. and companion, Bernice Dardar, Lolita Martin, Sean Adams and wife, Sarah, Ryan Adams and wife, Sarah, Dawn Adams, Amy Martin, Debbie Adams and companion, Britt Bates, David Martin and wife, Bunny, Cassie Parfait and husband, Alex, and Trevor Adams; eight step-grandchildren, Angel Bonvillain and husband, Ryan, Derrick Pellegrin and wife, Tiffani, Jarred Charpentier and wife, Sandra, Tara Robichaux and husband, Rick, Chris Collins, Josh Foret, Brandy Collins and Brandy Henry; 19 great-grandchildren, Ashley Rodrigue and husband, Josh, Jetti LeCompte and wife, Lacey, Troy LeCompte Jr., Percy LeCompte Jr., Heidi LeCompte and companion, Jason, Jace LeCompte, Shelby LeCompte, Alysa Sanchez, Austin Martin, Howard Brunet Jr., Kirsten Thibodeaux, Camron Mayon, Hero Theriot, Jay Theriot, Jerrimie Thibodeaux Jr., Caleb Mayon, Kami Bates, Grace Adams and Shawn Thibodeaux; four step-grandchildren, Tate Dupre, Derreck Pellegrin Jr., Kamyrn Fitch and Bryn Pellegrin; two step-great-grandchildren, Mace and Ren Charpentier; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jozlynn Rodrigue and Joseph O'Herte.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Hayes Adams Sr.; her mother, Fannie S. Lapeyrouse and father, Narcisse Lapeyrouse; one sister, Etta Lapeyrouse; three brothers, Iry, Lee, and Thomas Lapeyrouse; and her beloved infant son, Joseph Adams.
She will be missed by many other friends and family.
She was a great wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was caring and giving, loyal, hardworking and loving.
She was a teacher for Terrebonne Parish Public and Private Schools for more than 35 years. She was a member of the Lagniappe Fair Workers for many years, a life member and past Auxiliary president of the Aswell L. Picou FVW Unit 9608 for almost 10 years, life member of the Kenneth C. Boudreaux American Legion Unit 3801 and past president for 20 years, member of the Alter Society, Catholic Daughters, Ward 7 Citizens Club, lector/commentator and minister of bread and cup at St. Joseph Church. She was also a past member of the Recreation Board, commission of elections, devoted fund raiser for the Cerebral Palsy Telethon for a number of years, past Red Cross worker, loyal bingo worker for both the VFW and American Legion, and Religion teacher.
She loved bingo and pokeno, playing cards with her daughters, watching baseball and football, flowers, butterflies, family and friends. Her laugh, advice, voice, touch, presence and love will be painfully missed.
To send condolences please visit www.chauvinfuneralhom.com
Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from November 1 to November 2, 2011