Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Alfred T. Ackal, the former Jeannette Coury, 72, on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM at St. Peters Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Langlois officiating. Entombment will follow in Holy Family Mausoleum.
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Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM and resume on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 8:00 AM until services. A rosary will be prayed in the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:00 PM.
A native of Oklahoma City, OK and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Ackal died on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 12:50 AM. Jeannette was a beautiful person who lived her life with dignity and grace. She was a wonderful and giving mother, grandmother, wife and friend. Vivacious and outgoing, Jeannette loved to be amongst family and was never too busy to come to the aid of a friend in need. Her love of cooking was superseded only by sharing her meals with those closest to her. She enjoyed her years as a member of Fortnightly and Les Jeunes Amis and reigned as Queen of The Mystic Krewe of Iberians. One of her greatest pleasures was the time she spent playing cards with her many friends. To Jeannette, life was a celebration to be lived day by day. Her love of life was contagious to all those around her. Her courage and resolution with which she fought her illness was and will always be an inspiration to all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Alfred T. Ackal of New Iberia; her mother, Quantella "Quinnie" Wehba Coury of Oklahoma City, OK; her son, Mark A. Ackal of Lafayette; her daughters, Elizabeth Ann Zachary and her husband Patrick of Hattisburg, MS, Mary Catherine Ackal of Lafayette and Michelle Dabdoub and her husband Alan of Dallas, TX; her brother, Dr. A. Sam Coury and his wife Lynn of Oklahoma City, OK; her sisters, Sharon Kae Moss of Lafayette and Susie Homsey and her husband Gary of Oklahoma City, OK and her grandchildren, Leigh Ackal, Burke A. Ackal, Mark D. Ackal all of Lafayette, Coury Zachary, Kate Zachary both of Hattisburg, MS, Grant Dabdoub and Ava Dabdoub both of Dallas, TX.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Coury.
Pallbearers will be Dr. A Sam Coury, Mike Barras, Johnny Betar, Mark Ackal, Burke Ackal, Anthony Ackal, Patrick Zachary and Alan Dabdoub.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Coury, Jimmy Coury, Benjamin Homsey, Coury Moss and Michael Barras.
The family would like extend a special thanks to Dr. M. Maitland Deland and her staff; especially, Evelyn Goodrow and Dr. Paulette Blanchet and her staff.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.
You can sign the guest register book and/ or send condolences at www.davidfuneralhome.com
David Funeral Home of New Iberia, 1101 Trotter St. (337) 369-6336 is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the The Advertiser on Nov. 9, 2010