OBITUARY

Velma Rogers Picou

January 16, 1926May 9, 2019
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Velma Rogers "Kato" Picou, age 93, of Cameron, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Velma was born January 16, 1926 in Cameron, Louisiana.

Velma was a longtime member of Our Lady Star of Sea Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, Alter Society, Church Choir, Ladies Auxiliary, Eucharist Minister, Papal Medal Benemrenti of the Diocese of Lake Charles. She was also a volunteer and Board Member for the Council of Aging, and a host for the visiting queens for the Fur and Wildlife Festival and hosted the Audubon Society for many years. Velma loved quilting, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, find a word puzzles, traveling, and fishing. She especially loved spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-three years, Hayes P. Picou, Sr., parents, Theodore "Dewey" Rogers and Ada Peshoff Rogers, two sisters, Ruby Hebert and Beatrice Richard Savoie, a brother, Charles "Buster" Rogers, granddaughter, Soundra Lee Conner, and several nieces and nephews.

Those left behind to cherish her memory four children, Brenda Conner and husband, John of Dry Creek, Louisiana, Ramona "Suggie" Benoit and husband, Ronnie Dean of Iowa, Hayes "Pete" Picou, Jr. and wife, Mary of Lake Charles, and Ronnie "Deannie Bug" Picou and wife, Sharon of Grand Lake; ten grandchildren: Sheila Conner, Donna Kay Quinn, Myron Dean Picou, April Simoneaux, Trey Picou, Adrienne Picou, Rodney Benoit, Michael Duhon, Ashley Picou, and Jameson Picou; seventeen great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 at Our Lady Star of Sea Catholic Church in Cameron, Louisiana. Burial will follow in the Our Lady Star of Sea Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 - 9 p.m. Sunday with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Visitation will resume 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Velma's family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Grand Cove Nursing Home, and Christus St. Patrick Hospice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JEHixson.com for the Picou family.

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-three years, Hayes P. Picou, Sr., parents, Theodore "Dewey" Rogers and Ada Peshoff Rogers, two sisters, Ruby Hebert and Beatrice Richard Savoie, a brother, Charles "Buster" Rogers, granddaughter, Soundra Lee Conner, and several nieces and nephews.

    Those left behind to cherish her memory four children, Brenda Conner and husband, John of Dry Creek, Louisiana, Ramona "Suggie" Benoit and husband, Ronnie Dean of Iowa, Hayes "Pete" Picou, Jr. and wife, Mary of Lake Charles, and Ronnie "Deannie Bug" Picou and wife, Sharon of Grand Lake; ten grandchildren: Sheila Conner, Donna Kay Quinn, Myron Dean Picou, April Simoneaux, Trey Picou, Adrienne Picou, Rodney Benoit, Michael Duhon, Ashley Picou, and Jameson Picou; seventeen great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Visitation Resumes Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 13, 2019

Memories

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Maci Duhon

May 12, 2019

Terri Straley

May 10, 2019

I always looked forward to our visits to Cameron as a child. One of my favorite places to go was to Uncle Hayes and Aunt Kato’s house. There was always, always laughter, fun and good food at their house. Aunt Kat crochet my mom a beautiful table cloth that I inherited from mom when she passed away. I remember how amazing it was to watch her make those stitches and not even look at what she was doing. She would be crocheting 🧶 and talking at the same time. She was a strong willed and loving person and she will be sadly missed by family and friends. Love 💕 you

Terry Beard

May 10, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
What great memories I have of her and will cherish.
Terry

Gladys Benoit Smith

May 10, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Picou family for their lost.

Susan Mayer

May 10, 2019

My first Louisiana Christmas was in her home in Cameron. She welcomed me with open arms and always was the sweetest woman I knew. She had the softest voice I have ever heard and a soul of Love from God. She was my grandma in spirit and heart if not blood, and I will miss her when I visit. I have prayed for her comfort and peace and I have prayed for the family's comfort as they traverse through this very difficult time. Always hold the dearest memories close to heart and remember.. She is dancing with the love of her life, while keeping an eye on all of us.

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Biography

Velma was born January 16, 1926 in Cameron, Louisiana.

Velma was a longtime member of Our Lady Star of Sea Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, Alter Society, Church Choir, Ladies Auxiliary, Eucharist Minister, Papal Medal Benemrenti of the Diocese of Lake Charles. She was also a volunteer and Board Member for the Council of Aging, and a host for the visiting queens for the Fur and Wildlife Festival and hosted the Audubon Society for many years. Velma loved quilting, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, find a word puzzles, traveling, and fishing. She especially loved spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-three years, Hayes P. Picou, Sr., parents, Theodore "Dewey" Rogers and Ada Peshoff Rogers, two sisters, Ruby Hebert and Beatrice Richard Savoie, a brother, Charles "Buster" Rogers, granddaughter, Soundra Lee Conner, and several nieces and nephews.

Those left behind to cherish her memory four children, Brenda Conner and husband, John of Dry Creek, Louisiana, Ramona "Suggie" Benoit and husband, Ronnie Dean of Iowa, Hayes "Pete" Picou, Jr. and wife, Mary of Lake Charles, and Ronnie "Deannie Bug" Picou and wife, Sharon of Grand Lake; ten grandchildren: Sheila Conner, Donna Kay Quinn, Myron Dean Picou, April Simoneaux, Trey Picou, Adrienne Picou, Rodney Benoit, Michael Duhon, Ashley Picou, and Jameson Picou; seventeen great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 at Our Lady Star of Sea Catholic Church in Cameron, Louisiana. Burial will follow in the Our Lady Star of Sea Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 - 9 p.m. Sunday with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Visitation will resume 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Velma's family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Grand Cove Nursing Home, and Christus St. Patrick Hospice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JEHixson.com for the Picou family.