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Mable Marie Melancon Dupont

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Mable Marie Melancon Dupont

Mable Marie Melancon Dupont, 94, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Lake Charles. Her gracious spirit, positive attitude, and uncanny ability to always find the good in everyone was testament to her deep faith in God. Her willingness to always let Him guide her, unconditional love and forgiveness were her gifts to everyone. Her adventurous spirit and gratitude for life created a spirit of joy while in her presence.

Mable was born Dec. 2, 1918 in Opelousas, (the youngest of twin girls) to Leonce and Florentine Cormier Melancon. Due to illness, she was raised as a daughter by her Aunt and Uncle, Luke and Florence (Mo Mo) Cormier Dupuis in Carencro. She cared for her beloved Mo Mo the last 14 years of her life.

In 1937, she graduated from Carencro High School and then worked as a sales clerk for Abdalla's in Opelousas. After her marriage to Clet Joseph Dupont on June 16, 1940, they moved to Alexandria where they raised their three children.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clet Joseph Dupont, Sr.; both sets of parents, Luke and Florence (Mo Mo) Dupuis and Leonce and Florentine Melancon; twin sister, Mildred Melancon deVeer; and two brothers, Robert Melancon and Royal (Roy) Melancon.

She leaves in her memory one daughter, Donna Dupont Cooper and husband, Robert (Bob) of Lake Charles; two sons, Clet Joseph Dupont, Jr. (CJ) and wife, Fay of Hammond; and S. Luke Dupont and wife, Co Co of Lafayette; 6 grandchildren: Ricky Lane Dupont, Terry Wayne Dupont, Clet Joseph Dupont III, Steven Gillett Cooper, Lynette Cooper Tieder, and Rene Luke Dupont; 16 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, in the St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in the Alexandria Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Alexandria.

Visiting hours will be observed in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. On Wednesday, visitation will continue from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

A Reflection service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening in the funeral home.

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Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.

Published in The Town Talk on Jan. 15, 2013
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