A resident of Plaquemine, she died at 10 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013. She was 80 and a native of Houma. Memorial service at Bayou Plaquemine Baptist Church, 29215 La. 75, Plaquemine, on Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m., conducted by Ken Austin. Survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Ronda and Willie Blank Sr., Cindy Waller, Sheila and Jimmie Mandrigal, Mona and Charles McDaniels, Becky and Choo Choo Hernandez, Jeri and Donald Blanchard and Amy Dubois; sons and daughters-in-law, Brent and Renee Coussou, Glenn and Donna Coussou and Scott and Maria Coussou; sister, Barbara Rogers; brothers, Karl Schoen, and her twin, Bernard Paul Matherne; 26 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by parents, Wilsey and Bernice Deroche Matherne; husband, Prescott Coussou; sisters, Elsie Starks, Velma Hebert, Mabel Smith, Verda Waguespack, Wilma Courtney, Katherine Underwood and Dorothea Beeson; and brothers, Allen, Raymond and Eddie Matherne and Theodore Schoen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a cancer service.
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Published in The Advocate from Mar. 31 to Apr. 5, 2013