Patricia Ann Smith Michot
A memorial Mass will be held Thursday, April 14, 10:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church in Broussard, for Patricia Ann Smith Michot who passed away peacefully at her home in Lafayette on Monday, April 11, 2011, surrounded by family and loved ones. Patricia was born on March 2, 1926, in Patterson, St. Mary Parish, to William Bathe Smith and Rita Maria Marin. She was born and raised along the banks of the lower Atchafalaya River where her father managed Idlewild Farms (dairy cattle and sugar cane) for Gen. Kemper Williams. She graduated valedictorian of the Class of 1942 at Patterson High School, where she also played tennis, a sport that became a lifelong passion. She attended Southwest Louisiana Institute, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, was selected as V-12 Sweetheart by the V-12 cadets, and graduated with a degree in home economics in 1946. She married Louis J. Michot Jr., in September 1946 and they settled in Lafayette, where they resided until her death, with the exception of two years in Annandale, Va., (1956-1958), when Louis worked in Washington, D.C. Patricia was a beautiful and congenial woman who was loved and embraced by all who knew her. Her home was the center of bustling activity where her husband and her 10 children always generated a swarm of comings and goings. She welcomed all to her abode with style, grace, and flair, and they left longing to visit again soon. She raised her children to be polite, to respect other people, to leave things like you found them, to eat all the food on your plate, and to use what you have before buying anything new. Patricia worked as a teacher in St. Landry Parish, as a home service agent for Louisiana Power & Light Co. out of Donaldsonville, and she worked various positions for her husband's numerous businesses, including Lafayette Drive-In Theatre and Burger Chef Restaurants of Lafayette. She served as secretary of Louis J. Michot and Associates, and of Michot Family LLC. She was active in various civic groups and community programs, including the Red Jackets, UL Alumni Association, Tennis Association of Lafayette Ladies, Les Chenes de Rotisseries, Les Amis, as a volunteer cook for Faith House, Cajun Ski Club and International Good Neighbor Council. She was honored as the outstanding alumnus of the University of Southwestern Louisiana, College of Agriculture, in 1968. She was an avid tennis player and she played four or five days per week as long as her health allowed, after which she continued to celebrate each week's tennis victories during a weekly lunch at La Fonda with the Secret Sewing Society. She was a prolific artist and produced about 75 paintings between 1965 and 1985. She enjoyed attending ULL football and basketball games, and even when she was wheelchair bound, Pat and Louis were a permanent fixture in the stands above the 50-yard line or above the center court line. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; by two daughters, Carolyn Rose Michot and Yvette Marie Michot; by one grandchild, Ruth Reaux; and by three brothers, William Bathe Smith Jr., Donald Charles Smith, and Ralph Smith. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Louis Joseph Michot Jr.; eight children: Marilyn Ann Michot Breaux (husband Steve Breaux), Patrick Louis "Rick" Michot Sr. (wife Suzanne Lafleur Michot), Thomas Claud Michot (wife Katharine Meleton Michot), David Luke Michot (wife Colette Conway Michot), Timothy Paul Michot (wife Pam Herring Michot), Robert James Michot (wife Beatrice Guwang Michot), Michael John Michot (wife Monique Broussard Michot), and Yvonne Marie Michot (husband Randy Reaux); 19 grandchildren, Jim Keating (wife Tracey), Sean Keating (wife Bridgett), Rebecca Keating, Chris Keating, Patrick Michot Jr., Joline Michot, Andre Michot (wife Heather), Louis Michot (wife Ashlee), Katharine Michot, Effie Michot, Kayla Michot, Timothy Michot, Noemie Michot, Rosalie Michot, Mikie Michot, Mary Carolyn Michot, Jesse Reaux, Asher Reaux, Daniel Reaux; and four great-grandchildren: Christina Keating, Jaime Keating, Ayler Keating Louviere, and Julien Michot; by one sister, Effie Jane Smith Evans, of Crockett, Texas; and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 13, at Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at Sacred Heart Church in Broussard Thursday morning at 8 a.m. until the time of the service, and there will be a reception following the service in the Parish Life Center at Sacred Heart Church in Broussard. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Michot Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Acadiana, 1035 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70508, www.cfacadiana.org. The obituary can be viewed and condolences can be posted to the guestbook at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.
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Published by The Advocate on Apr. 13, 2011.
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What a wonderful person she was. I will miss her as all who knew her will. My condolences to the entire Michot family.l.
Gene Broussard
April 19, 2011
You and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Luke Governale
April 19, 2011
You have my prayers in this time of your great loss. I met the Michot family years ago in St. Pius X Church Parish. Until the time of her illness they attended daily mass together, later he often brought her to mass on weekends It was always a blessing to see her. She was a great person and will be missed by all who knew her.
Pat Colbert-Cormier
April 19, 2011
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Cathy Doucet
April 14, 2011
Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family.
Cathy Doucet
April 14, 2011
Si il vous plait; recevez ma sympathie plus profonde...
francis comeaux
April 14, 2011
Louis and Family,

You were blessed with a WONDERFUL wife and mother. Always smiling, always the perfect hostess and role model....She made this world a better place by welcoming many of us into your/her extended family.

Please allow us to share your sorrow. God Bless.
Stewart, Karen & Jamie Blue
April 14, 2011
Ann, so sorry to hear about your Mother, you and Steve have my deepest sympathy. Peggy Melancon/Canton,Tx.
peggy Melancon
April 14, 2011
Louis and family my sympathies on the death of Patricia. The peaceful repose of her soul will be remembered this morning in my mass. I love you all.
Marshall Larriviere
April 14, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Pat and I enjoyed many tennis events together both on and off the court. She was such a fun and happy person! I also had the pleasure of having her as a customer at Carruth's. I am glad that I got to see her earlier this year when the boys (Lost Bayou Ramblers) were playing in Lafayette. God Bless You All!
Emma and Bobby Carruth
April 14, 2011
Mr. Michot, Tommy and All of the Michot Family,

Mrs. Michot was always a special person to me. In the years that Tommy and I spent so much time together, she was like a second mother. I so enjoyed spending time at your home, in part, because of how warm and welcome she made me feel.

Her greatest legacy, though, can be found in that long list of survivors. Her kids, g'kids and great g'kids are the best testament to the success of her and Mr. Michot's life together.

Their wonderful impression is left on many of us.

Love to all of you,

Billy Toups
Marietta, GA
April 13, 2011
Our sincere sympathy to you Louis and family. We remember the good time we had on our trip to Memphis for a Kiwanis convention, first the plane ride to Hammond and then the train to Memphis. Pat was a fun loving great person that will be missed by all who knew her. Sid and Pat Turner
Sid & Pat Turner
April 13, 2011
Dear Family,
So sorry to learn about the death of Cousin Pat. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to visit with her this past summer at my Dad's 90th birthday celebration. I still fondly remember the family reunion that she and Cousin L.J. hosted at their home in Lafayette so many years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, most especially Cousin L.J. What a wonderful life together!
Denise Miller Howard
April 13, 2011
Dear Ann and Family,
Tommy and I offer prayers of healing to you and your family over the loss of Mrs. Michot. I will always remember her smile - it was contagious!
Elizabeth Logan Williams
April 13, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Michot family. I'm Deborah Malagarie Duhon, daughter of Charles and Shirley Malagarie of Broussard. I visitied with your mother quit often when she would come to my parent's place of business to get her hair done. She was always gracious and kind to me and my mother. Both of my parents are deceased and she was very kind to me when they died. I will always think of her fondly, especially when I pass in front of her home every day when I'm going to work. God Bless your family.
April 13, 2011
Sorry for your loss -
Ann Michot-Breaux is a co-worker to many and is the sweetest person we know - Ann looks a lot like her mother, and now we know how she inherited her mother's graceful mannerisms - we love you, Ann and may God help you through this time of grief - our prayers are with you and your family
jeanette wickham
April 13, 2011
Mr. Louis, Rick, Suzanne, Tommy, Kay, Katherine, Andre, Louie, and family:

Please accept my sincere condolences at your loss. She was such a sweet lady.

Pat Wartelle
April 13, 2011
I worked at the Lafayette Drive-In Theatre many years ago, (in the 50's),as a young school boy, every night doing various jobs at the Drive-In "Outside" Movie Theatre, (I did, many times baby sit some of the "OLDER" Michot kids then,and got to know "PAT",(as everyone called her), Patricia and Louis Michot, very well...May God Bless "PAT'S" Soul and let her REST IN PEACE at His RIGHT HAND...My Condolences and Sympathies to her Living Spouse, Mr. Louis Michot, and all her Children and Family !!! Sidney Touchet...
Sidney Touchet
April 13, 2011
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