Lafayette - Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00pm at Ardoin's Funeral Home Chapel in Mamou, Louisiana, for Hilda Berzas Thompson, 96, who went peacefully to be with her Lord on Monday, October 17, 2016. Reverend Father Thomas Voorhies will officiate the service. Interment will immediately follow at Platain Cemetery, 3105 Millers Lake Road, Ville Platte, Louisiana.
Known affectionately as Ms. Blonde, Hilda was born and raised in Mamou, Louisiana. She grew up learning the value of hard work, perseverance, and commitment. In her adult life, she instilled these traits in her loved ones, and as the matriarch of her family, that is the legacy she left behind. She was incredible at gardening, cooking, baking, quilting, and sewing, and she especially loved baking and sewing for her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards, especially bourre, and listened to her Cajun music every Saturday morning on KBON. She was a beautiful soul with a canaille eye, and she will be missed terribly.
Hilda was preceded in death by her husbands, Littell Thompson, Chesley Fontenot, and Amson Deshotel; her parents, Paul Berzas and Camille Israel Berzas; her brothers and their spouses, Clement and Mila Berzas, Edley and Maris Berzas, Pierre and Zella Berzas, Maurice and Armide Berzas, Kenneth and Virginia Berzas, and her sister and her spouse, Verna and Ray Guillory; four nephews, and one niece.
Survivors include her daughters, Carrie Thompson Soileau, Jackie Thompson Duos, and Barbara Thompson Vidrine; her sons in law, Joseph Donald Soileau, Robert Duos, and Dana Vidrine; grandchildren and their spouses, Blake Soileau, Chad Soileau, Rachel Soileau Davis and Paul Davis, Robin Vidrine Tabb and Ryan Tabb, Ashley Vidrine Lancon and Kevin Lancon; two great - grandchildren, Brock and Peyton Davis, and one step great grandchild, Hunter Tabb; two nieces, Freida Guillory Tate and Roxanne Guillory; two nephews, Vorance Berzas and Rayford "Blackie" Berzas.
Visitation will be from 11:00am to 10:00pm on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou, Louisiana. A rosary will be recited at 6:00pm. The funeral home will reopen at 9:00am on Saturday, with visitation until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association
or Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana.