Funeral services will be held Monday, July 9, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Melancon Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas for Rita Ozenne, age 72, who died Friday, July 6, 2007 at 11:45 am at Mason Deville Nursing Home in Opelousas.
Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas. She was a native of Arnaudville and a resident of Port Barre.
Survivors include her son, Ray Stoute and his wife Peggy of Port Barre; one daughter, Elaine Theriot and her husband Freddie of Opelousas; two brothers, Roy Lee Ozenne and his wife Melinda of Arnaudville and Percy Ozenne of Opelousas; four sisters, Theresa Miller and her husband Alvin, Armonce Wyble and her husband Charles, Marie Noel and her husband Adam, Jr. all of Port Barre and Blanche Grimmett and her husband Bradley of Krotz Springs; nine grandchildren, Nichole Ryder, Jackie Louviere and her husband Craig, Ashley Ray Richard, Amee Stoute, Phillip Stoute, Chad Theriot and his wife Janna, Rebecca Andrepont and her husband Brad, John Theriot and Bryant Theriot; and 13 great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ulysse Joseph Ozenne and Elvina Portal; five brothers, Theophile Ozenne, Jimmy Ozenne, Wilfred Ozenne, Adolph Ozenne and Lee Roy Ozenne; and one sister, Rose Sonnier.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday and will continue from 8:00 AM until service time on Monday.
Pallbearers will be Chad Theriot, John Theriot, Brad Andrepont, Ray Stoute, Roy "Blackie" Ozenne, Theophile "Toup" Sonnier; honorary pallbearer will be Bryant Theriot.
Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas, 4708 I-49 North Service Road, (337) 407-1907, is in charge of arrangements.