Pattie Haywood(1967 - 2013)

Pattie Marie Chauvin Haywood

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 10:00 AM in Martin & Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel in Lafayette, for Pattie Marie Chauvin Haywood, 46, who passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the home of her father-in-law in Duson.

Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Milton.

Father Gregory Chauvin, Pastor of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Lydia will conduct the funeral services.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents,Willie P. and Eva Del Bellot Landry of Lafayette and by her paternal grandparents, Dany and Margaret Chauvin of Henry, Louisiana.

Pattie is survived by her loving husband, Randy Haywood of Lafayette; her daughter, Meghan Michelle Arabie of Lafayette; her mother, Sandy Landry LaCombe and her stepfather, Earl LaCombe of Duson; her father, Patrick Chauvin of Abbeville; her brother, John Chauvin and his wife, Carol of Franklinton, North Carolina: her nephew, Callam Chauvin; her three stepdaughters, Meghan Haywood of Denham Springs; Leah Landry of New Iberia; Tina Landry of Baton Rouge; one stepson, Lon Landry of New Iberia; three stepbrothers, Tim LaCombe and his wife, Tammy of Gonzales, Chris LaCombe and his wife, Sonja of Duson, Jason LaCombe of Lafayette; two stepsisters, Wendy LaCombe of Lafayette and Ivy LaCombe of Lafayette; her in-laws, Gary Haywood and his companion, Terry Larriviere of Duson and Therese Haywood and her companion, Cecil Theaux of Lafayette; her brother-in-law, Larry Haywood and his wife, Tricia of Breaux Bridge; her godmother, Linda Landry Domingue; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Born on June 5, 1967 in Morgan City, Louisiana, Pattie was a 1985 graduate of Comeaux High School. She became an LPN and then later received her certification as a wound care technician. She loved helping people and especially enjoyed caring for the elderly in nursing homes. She had a special way of always making their days a little brighter. She also enjoyed spending quality time with her husband and daughter.

Fourteen years ago, Pattie was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thus began her long, courageous fight against the disease. Throughout Pattie's illness, her daughter, Meghan was her source of inspiration and joy. Her husband, Randy was her constant supporter, and her mother, Sandy was her unwavering rock - even in the face of further adversity for Pattie. It was bone cancer which eventually extracted the last full measure from her and to which she finally succumbed.

"Knowing I had found the way

To trails where angels trod,

And when my wings could fly no more -

I'd take the hand of God!"

Pallbearers will be John Chauvin, Earl LaCombe, Joshua Stevens, Gary Haywood, Larry Haywood and Cecil Theaux.

Honorary pallbearer will be Patrick Chauvin.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE location on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM and continue on 8:00 AM Saturday, August 17, 2013 until time of services.

A rosary will be recited by her aunt, Noreen Breaux on Friday at 6:00 PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in Pattie's name be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503.

The family would like to thank Dr. Paulette Blanchet and the staff of Lafayette General Oncology of Acadiana, Dr. Joseph Brierre and his staff, the staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Gary Haywood and Terry Larriviere for their hospitable aide, and Hospice of Acadiana for their compassionate care of Pattie at the end of her battle. The family deeply appreciates the prayers, support and generosity of family and friends during Pattie's illness.

"Sweet child of God, we return you to your Father."

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Martin & Castille-SOUTHSIDE-600 E. Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508, 337-984-2811

Funeral Home

Martin & Castille Funeral Home Inc
600 E Farrel Rd Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 984-2811

Published in the The Advertiser on Aug. 16, 2013