Ourso Funeral Home

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Serena M. Hoover

September 9, 1930May 7, 2020

Serena M. Hoover entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the age of 89. She was a lifelong resident of Whitehall. Serena found joy in life by taking care of and helping her husband, children, grandchildren, and anyone else she could. Outside of caring for her family, she found great joy in her work at Val’s Marina, where she spent almost 50 years serving her cherished customers. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Curtis Hoover; sister, Belva Bartholomae; parents, James and Lillie Delatte. Serena is survived by her children, Lennie Lanoux, Cindy Tureau (Ralph), Curtis Hoover Jr., Peggy Fontenot (Greg), Lynn Rice (Chris); siblings, Audrey Scivicque , Anna Pennison, Gilbert Delatte, Edward Delatte and Wilbert Delatte. She will be missed dearly by her children, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren she leaves behind. A graveside service will be held at Whitehall Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brandon Hoover, Steven Tureau, Greg Fontenot Jr. Brady Rice, Kris Lanoux, Dillon Murphy. Honorary pallbearers will be Wilbert Delatte and Tyler Rice. A special thanks to her dear friend and caregiver, Diane Bazile. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Serena’s honor to St. Stephen Catholic Church in Whitehall (22502 Hwy 22 Maurepas, LA 70449) where funds will be used for mass intentions for Serena.


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Jacy Zeringue

May 15, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Serena's passing. As long as I can remember we waited until we could sit in Mrs. Serena's station at Val's. Always so nice and always asked about everyone in our family by name. Will miss her smile and personality!!

Betz Family

Gail & Pat Raleigh

May 13, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Serena! Us, like everyone else, always waited until we could have her to wait on us at Val’s Marina. She was such a lovely sweet lady who worked very hard ! She always made time to speak and ask about us. We were talking about her not to long ago! Prayers for the entire family. I am sure she is in heaven waiting on Jesus. May she rest in peace! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Veronica Poirrier

May 13, 2020

We always loved to see Mrs. Serena at Val’s. She always took time to visit with us . I have missed her since Val’s closed. I’m sorry for y’all’s loss.

Darren Bergeron

May 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I always loved her since my first trip to Val’s over 40 years ago. She always felt like another family member. Such a sweet lady. R.I.P. Mrs. Serena

Verlie Kidder

May 13, 2020

Serena was a nice and kind person. It was always nice to talk to her when Ronnie and I went to Val’s. She will be deeply missed.

Vickie Edmonston

May 12, 2020

Lynn, I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻

Sherri LeBourgeois

May 12, 2020

We so enjoyed going to Val’s and eating great food and having great service by Mrs. Serena. She was always so quick...and always serving her customers with a smile. Even my kids remembered her growing up going to Val’s to eat. May she Rest In Peace serving at the Lord’s table now!

Jared Mabile

May 12, 2020

Prayers for all the Family. Such a hard working Lady !

Sally Mcconnell

May 12, 2020

Cindy, I have such fond memories of your mom at Val’s. She was such a loving and caring woman. Prayers for you and your family.

Tracey Tramonte

May 12, 2020

Ms. Serena was the best! When we went to Vals, we always looked for her name on the tables, and if it was crowded, she would flag us down to bring us to one, or, we would wait for one to come available. She was always so inviting and friendly, even during her busy work load, she would always make time to ask how our life was going. She would always bring our two Bud Lights to our table without asking and knew when we needed another round, she was always on top of her game and had a lot of spunk too, which showed her devotion and dedication to her job. We missed her once Vals closed, saw her a few times at family gatherings & funerals in French Settlement, and always said hello. Our deepest condolences to her entire family!


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