Julie Ann Billodeau
November 22, 1958 – September 16, 2019
Julie Ann Arabie-Billodeau, age 60, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, and friend, gained her wings at 11:30am, on September 16, 2019 after a long, hard battle with type 2 diabetes. She passed away peacefully at her home in Marrero, LA with her family and best friend, Ina, right by her side.
She was born November 22, 1958 in New Orleans, LA, to the late Clifton “CJ” Arabie and Betty Arabie. Julie was raised and spent the majority of her life on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish, from Algiers to Westwego.
She had three sons that she raised and loved more than life itself. In 1989, Julie got married to Alcie Billodeau. Together they started Alsays Hot Tamales, based out of Sorrento, LA. They moved to Arabi, LA for a while and then back to Gonzales, where Alcie preceded her in death on October 19, 1994. Julie and the boys moved back to Marrero, so she would be closer to family and friends.
Julie was the loving mother, of the late Dwight Arabie, Dustin Billodeau (Tina Smith), and Troye Billodeau (Kari Hempel). She is the MawMaw to Bryce Arabie (Dwight’s son) and Troye’s 3 daughter’s: Tallulah, Randie Lynn and Julianna Billodeau. They all 3 either look or act just like her. They will miss out not having her in their lives as they grow up but she will be known and her memories will live on through them. Julie also has many step-grandchildren/great-grandchildren: Tyler Hill, his daughter Blakely Hill, Brianna and Hailey Parks, and Somer Mamolo.
Julie was an amazing mom and grandmother. She would always talk about her grandkids and how if she could drive, she would pick all of them up in her car every weekend and just go. She loved spending quality time with family and friends any chance she got. She especially loved the holidays and birthdays. Her hobbies were arts & crafts (she was very creative), going shopping (to find bargains on stuff she would never use), going out to eat, playing with the grandkids and running the streets with her friends.
In 2012, Julie was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She was put on dialysis, where she went 3 days a week, for 4 to 6 hours a day, for 7 and half years. Julie was a strong woman that continued to fight her declining health for years.
She leaves behind her mother, Betty Arabie, four siblings: Glenn Arabie, Debbie Poupart, Catherine Arabie, and Joseph Arabie, 5 nephews: Brock, Brett and brad Arabie, Shane & Robbie Poupart, and a number of other family members and friends.
She will be missed dearly by all that were fortunate enough to know her. We will all remember her for being such a giving, passionate, kind, and caring woman, mom, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to anyone she knew. She is now finally pain free, and once again with her oldest son Dwight. She can be herself again, laugh, smile, see, hear, eat whatever she wants, run for miles, and sore through the sky forever. Fly high momma, until we meet again…..
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM in the Parlor of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway. Express condolences at www.westsideleitzeagan.com.
- Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019