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OBITUARY

Sylvia Marie Doucet

August 22, 1920May 28, 2019
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Sylvia Marie Doucet, 98, passed away on May 28, 2019 at Christus St. Patrick Hospital.

Mom never met a stranger. Once she met you, she loved you and you loved her. She had the ability to listen, with interest to everything said to her and the empathy to follow through with everyone’s concern. She was truly our family matriarch but that included non-family members as well. Born August 22, 1920 in Scott, LA., oldest of 7 children of Edmar and Gabrielle Broussard Viator. She became a mother to her siblings at the tender age of 12 years when her own mother passed away. It has become a lifelong labor of love for her.

Mom was a devout Catholic and belonged to St. Margaret Catholic Church since moving to Lake Charles in 1947 with her husband and 2 children. She belonged to the Altar Society and loved collecting rosaries. She always started her morning with a rosary and usually said it 3 or 4 times a day. She had a deep religious conviction and always prayed for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always had a dinner on the stove ready to feed whomever stopped by and always had a sheet cake or chocolate chips cookies for birthdays or, just because. She had a deep religious conviction and always prayed for everyone.

She had a passion for sewing and gardening. Both she did with love which was sewn in every stitch and planted with every flower. We always said she could grow anything with love and that love continues to grow. If you remember one thing about this women, it’s that she had a heart that grew everyday with more love to give than she knew what to do with. One thing we know for sure, she’s not done yet.

The family would like to thank Heart of Hospice, Dr. Arthur Primeaux, Dr. Eric Wolf, Dr. Luke Williams, Dr. Timothy Best, Dr. Keith Lechtenberg, staff of Christus St. Patrick Hospital ICU, CCU and 5th floor.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Doucet of Vidor, TX; Robert Doucet (Sharon) of Harlingen, TX; Mark Doucet of Carlyss, LA; daughter, Sandy Janca (Greg) of Lake Charles, LA; brother, Ray Viator (Lessilynn) of Church Point, LA; 12 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, S. Anthony Doucet, her parents, her children, Gordon Michael Doucet and Mary Jeanette Watson, siblings, John Viator, Percy Viator, Clarence Viator, Helen Dewitt, Verna Hebert and Elma Relle Viator.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 5pm until 8pm with a rosary at 6pm and resume Friday at 8am until time of service at Hixson Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11am at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Rev. Sam Orsot will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Doucet of Vidor, TX; Robert Doucet (Sharon) of Harlingen, TX; Mark Doucet of Carlyss, LA; daughter, Sandy Janca (Greg) of Lake Charles, LA; brother, Ray Viator (Lessilynn) of Church Point, LA; 12 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

    She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, S. Anthony Doucet, her parents, her children, Gordon Michael Doucet and Mary Jeanette Watson, siblings, John Viator, Percy Viator, Clarence Viator, Helen Dewitt, Verna Hebert and Elma Relle Viator.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, May 31, 2019

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Jane Murphy

May 30, 2019

Kevin, so sorry to hear of your grandmother,s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Cecile St.Romain

May 30, 2019

I just wanted to let you all know how privileged I was to be able to meet and work with your mom.

She truly had the Spirit of God dwelling within her every thought, word and action.

May God bring you peace in the knowledge that she has been a good and faithful child of His and has entered into His Heavenly kingdom to watch over all of you.

Sending love to you from the bottom of my heart, over this loss here on earth!

Cecile St Romain

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Biography

Sylvia Marie Doucet, 98, passed away on May 28, 2019 at Christus St. Patrick Hospital.

Mom never met a stranger. Once she met you, she loved you and you loved her. She had the ability to listen, with interest to everything said to her and the empathy to follow through with everyone’s concern. She was truly our family matriarch but that included non-family members as well.
Born August 22, 1920 in Scott, LA., oldest of 7 children of Edmar and Gabrielle Broussard Viator. She became a mother to her siblings at the tender age of 12 years when her own mother passed away. It has become a lifelong labor of love for her.

Mom was a devout Catholic and belonged to St. Margaret Catholic Church since moving to Lake Charles in 1947 with her husband and 2 children. She belonged to the Altar Society and loved collecting rosaries. She always started her morning with a rosary and usually said it 3 or 4 times a day. She had a deep religious conviction and always prayed for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always had a dinner on the stove ready to feed whomever stopped by and always had a sheet cake or chocolate chips cookies for birthdays or, just because. She had a deep religious conviction and always prayed for everyone.

She had a passion for sewing and gardening. Both she did with love which was sewn in every stitch and planted with every flower. We always said she could grow anything with love and that love continues to grow. If you remember one thing about this women, it’s that she had a heart that grew everyday with more love to give than she knew what to do with. One thing we know for sure, she’s not done yet.

The family would like to thank Heart of Hospice, Dr. Arthur Primeaux, Dr. Eric Wolf, Dr. Luke Williams, Dr. Timothy Best, Dr. Keith Lechtenberg, staff of Christus St. Patrick Hospital ICU, CCU and 5th floor.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Doucet of Vidor, TX; Robert Doucet (Sharon) of Harlingen, TX; Mark Doucet of Carlyss, LA; daughter, Sandy Janca (Greg) of Lake Charles, LA; brother, Ray Viator (Lessilynn) of Church Point, LA; 12 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, S. Anthony Doucet, her parents, her children, Gordon Michael Doucet and Mary Jeanette Watson, siblings, John Viator, Percy Viator, Clarence Viator, Helen Dewitt, Verna Hebert and Elma Relle Viator.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 5pm until 8pm with a rosary at 6pm and resume Friday at 8am until time of service at Hixson Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11am at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Rev. Sam Orsot will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com