Irene Mary Sonnier

April 3, 1924June 2, 2020

Irene(Renee) Creppel Sonnier

Born April 3, 1924, Irene(Renee) Sonnier entered eternal rest on June 2, 2020, at the age of 96. Widow of the late Lester J. Sonnier (World War II veteran), daughter of the late Vincent and Ida Creppel, mother of Kenneth J. Sonnier, Sr.(wife Ronnie), Gail Messina(the late Joseph), and Deborah Camet(the late Reid); sister of her deceased siblings: Herman and Oscar(Mike) Creppel, Ester Bendich, Evelyn Guidry and Laverne Nunnery(Elden); daughter-in-law of the late Ernest and Gladys Sonnier; grandmother of Jason and Ryan Messina, Kenneth Sonnier, Jr., Kevin Sonnier, Angela Allen(Daryl), Tara Simar(Jude), and Shelley Daley(Chris); great grandmother of Tyler and Emily Messina, Haylie Allen, Lauren and Drake Simar, Chloe and Cami Bleakley, Layla and Miley Daley.

She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was a very devoted mother, faithful member of the Roman Catholic Church, and brought fun and joy to all who knew her with her wonderful sense of humor.

Interment at Grace Funeral Home/St. Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden, Covington, LA. A family memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be offered to the family online at


  • Lester J. Sonnier, Spouse (deceased)
  • Vincent Creppel, Father (deceased)
  • Ida Creppel, Mother (deceased)
  • Kenneth J. Sonnier, Sr. (Ronnie), Son
  • Gail Messina (Joseph (Deceased)), Daughter
  • Deborah Camet (Reid (Deceased)), Daughter
  • Herman Creppel, Brother (deceased)
  • Oscar (Mike) Creppel, Brother (deceased)
  • Ester Bendich, Sister (deceased)
  • Evelyn Guidry, Sister (deceased)
  • Laverne Nunnery (Elden), Sister (deceased)
  • Ernest Sonnier, Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Gladys Sonnier, Mother-in-law (deceased)
  • Jason Messina, Grandson
  • Ryan Messina, Grandson
  • Kenneth Sonnier, Jr., Grandson
  • Kevin Sonnier, Grandson
  • Angela Allen (Daryl), Granddaughter
  • Tara Simar (Jude), Granddaughter
  • Shelley Daley (Chris), Granddaughter
  • Tyler Messina, Great Grandchild
  • Emily Messina, Great Grandchild
  • Haylie Allen, Great Grandchild
  • Lauren Simar, Great Grandchild
  • Drake Simar, Great Grandchild
  • Chloe Bleakley, Great Grandchild
  • Cami Bleakley, Great Grandchild
  • Layla Daley, Great Grandchild
  • Miley Daley, Great Grandchild
  • Irene is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Mary Ann and C.J. Aucoin

June 12, 2020

Kenny and Ronnie, Gail, and Debbie, we are very saddened at the passing of your sweet Mother. She was such a delightful person. We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mary Ann and C.J.