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Denise Hanks

1958 - 2014
Denise Hanks Obituary
Denise Landreneau Hanks

EUNICE - It is with great sadness that the family of Denise Landreneau Hanks, 56, announces her death following a diagnosis of cancer two months ago.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice followed by interment in the Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas. The Celebrant will be Rev. Dustin Dought.

Ms. Hanks died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her parents' home in Eunice surrounded by her family.

Denise graduated from Opelousas High School and the University Of Southwestern Louisiana School Of Nursing. Later, she received her Master's Degree as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist from Xavier University in New Orleans. Over the years she worked as an ICU nurse, cardiology nurse and then as a nurse anesthetist. Denise loved people and was always quick to offer a kind word and sympathetic ear. She also had a keen sense of humor and will be missed.

Denise is survived by her parents Harold and Jeanette Landreneau, brothers, Dr. Joseph Landreneau and wife, Gail of Alexandria, Dr. John Landreneau and wife, Jenny of Gonzales, sisters, Julie Landreneau of Huntsville, AL., and Dr. Lori Smith of Atlanta, GA., former husband, Bryan Hanks of Lafayette, special aunts, Juanita Fontenot of Opelousas and Kathleen Aucoin of Mamou and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, John and Elizabeth Landreneau and Rose P. Ryder.

Visiting will be at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice beginning on Friday July 25th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm and again on Saturday, July 26th from 8:00 am until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm on Friday evening led by Deacon Gary Gaudin.

The family appreciates and would like to thank the many friends for their support and generosity. Very special thanks go to Heart of Hospice for all their help and support.

Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences online at

Ardoin's Funeral Home, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily World & The Advertiser from July 24 to July 25, 2014
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