Willa Mae Rawls(1929 - 2014)

Willa Mae Launey Rawls

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 at a 1:30 PM Mass of Christian Burial in Martin & Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel in Lafayette, for Willa Mae Launey Rawls, who died peacefully at 3:30 AM on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Iota, Louisiana.

Reverend Charles Mallet will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Lectors will be Coletta Baldridge and Karen Manuel. Giftbearers will be Ali Baldridge and Karen Rawls. Eulogist will be Lexi Baldridge. Karen Broussard, organist, will sing for the services, "Ave Maria", "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman", "Amazing Grace" and "I Can Only Imagine".

Survivors include Lexi Baldridge and her husband, David, Michael Rawls and his wife Karen; her siblings, Juanita Schneider, Shelton Launey and Patty Wager; five grandchildren, Ryan Baldridge, Ali Baldridge, Connor Rawls, Drake Rawls and Seth Rawls.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ricki Rawls, a daughter, Stephanie Rawls; her parents, John Willie Launey and Agnes Watson Launey; her longtime companion, John B. Hutchison; her sisters, Gladys Istre and Laura Davidson and also her twin sister, Lillie Mae O'Fiel.

Mrs. Rawls was born in Iota, Louisiana and was a resident of Lafayette for most of her life. She was a retired Landman. Mrs. Rawls enjoyed the hobbies of working in her yard, and she loved taking care of her grandchildren. She was an Advocate of the mentally handicapped. Mrs. Rawls was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Baldridge, Conner Rawls, Drake Rawls, Seth Rawls, Monte O'Fiel and Erik Roddie.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE location on Monday from 9:00 AM until time of service.

A Rosary will be prayed Monday at 12:00 PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

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 from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2014