Velma Marie Arnaud

November 26, 1924January 31, 2011

Velma Marie Arnaud, 86, of Groves, Texas passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011, at Home Away from Home in Port Arthur. Mrs. Arnaud was born November 26, 1924, in Opelousas, Louisiana to Joseph and Amelia Briley. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and had lived in Groves most of her life.

Velma is survived by her son, Frank J. Arnaud, Jr., of Groves; daughters, Diane White of Groves and Vicki Vichi of Richmond, Texas; brothers, Will Briley, J.D. Briley, Hubert Briley, Nolin Briley and Louis Briley; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Arnaud, Sr.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2011, from 3 p.m., until 7 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 5 p.m., at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home Chapel.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the ladies at, Home Away from Home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of her late husband, Frank J. Arnaud, Sr., to: National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 3, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 4, 2011
  • Rosary Service Thursday, February 3, 2011

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A Heartfelt Message

June 29, 2011

David Briley

February 9, 2011

Diane, Vicki, and Jody:

I was saddended by the news of the passing of my Aunt Vel. I remember her as always having a smile on her face. I do beleive she's in a better place now. Y'all take care, Angie says hello and God Bless.

Janie Dunlap

February 8, 2011

Your Mom, my Aunt Velma, was a beatiful Lady. I loved her endless smile. It seemed to me that she was at peace with herself and others in her life.
I know you all will miss her greatly. I enjoyed the special "memories" in pictures. Good job!
Jay said, "Well, Aunt Vel is up there with Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa."
I say this over and over......"Never know when we'll see someone for the last time." I will miss her.
I love you Diane, Vicki, Jody and am sending love your way. Janie

February 8, 2011

Diane, Vicki and Jody,
Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful photos of Aunt Velma. Gosh - how she looked like Grandma. What a lovely lady your mom was. I know she will be missed dearly. Take care and God Bless. Dina (Briley) & David Illg

February 8, 2011

Di, Vicki and Jody: It really goes without saying that we were so very sorry to hear about your Mom's and our Sister's passing. We're just happy that we were able to spend some time with her in Sept. We thank you for the excellent care you gave your Mom. We are sad that we were unable to be with you for the services. May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers......Love, Uncle "No" & Ginnie..

Annette Breaux

February 5, 2011

Frank, Diane and Vikki, so sorry to hear about your mom. You know how much I loved her. I know how much you'll will miss her. You were wonderful children to her and took so great care of her. I know you were so pleased of the great care that was given to her at Home Away from home, that she was treated like their own mother. Frank would always tell me that he did not worry about her care, because he knew she was in good hands. She would always talk about her kids, when i was around her. I will miss her.

Suellen LeBlanc

February 3, 2011

We are all so sorry to hear about Velma's passing, She will me missed by many and her memory will never be forgotten. with deepest sympathy and love ,Suellen,Alice ann, Nita and Mark Noel

February 2, 2011

Dear Diane and family,
Sincere sympathies for the loss of your mother. May God bring you through this painful time, and know that friends are with you in spirit if not in person. We are but a phone call away, sisters forever.
With all our love,
Gerry and Glenda,

Frannie Greer

February 2, 2011

My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. I pray that God will ease your pain on your loss. Always thinking of you and family.