Dorothy A. "Dot" Bonvillian

May 8, 1944January 13, 2018

ST. MARTINVILLE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Dorothy Artigue “Dot” Bonvillian 10:00 am Tuesday, January 16, 2017 at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. Rev. Rusty P. Richard will be the celebrant. Mrs. Bonvillian will be laid to rest at St. Michaels Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Monday from 10:30 am until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Tuesday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.

Dorothy was born May 8, 1944 in Arnaudville to the late Joseph Artigue, Jr. and the late Bunice Begnaud Artigue, and passed away peacefully Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Lafayette General Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was 73.

Mrs. Dorothy, affectionately known by family and friends as Dot, was a homemaker and owned and operated Bonvillian’s in St. Martinville for many years. She had a deep faith and lived her life for her family and others. Dot never met a stranger and treated everyone with kindness. Her beautiful smile and gentle heart will forever be remembered and she will be missed dearly.

Survivors include her three children, Carrie B. Pratt and husband Carl, Dawn B. Dugas, and Reggie Bonvillian and wife Dawn; her six granddaughters, Alyse Dugas, Amber Dugas, Marley Bonvillian, Jaiden “JJ” Dugas, Brooke Bonvillian and Chloe’ Pratt; her great granddaughter, Ana Legendre; her brother and sister-in-law, Allen Artigue and wife Sis; her former spouse and friend, Ronnie Bonvillian; and her mother-in-law, Elaine Bonvillian.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and sister, Theard Artigue and Ruby Taylor.

Serving as pallbearers are Reggie Bonvillian, Randy Bonvillian, Chris Artigue, David Artigue, Chad Bonvillian, Jason Dugas, Carl Pratt and Travis Bonvillian.

The family would like to extend the heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Lafayette General Medical Center for their care and compassion shown to our mother.

In lieu of flowers, masses are preferred.

To view the online obituary and to share your memories of Dot, please visit her memorial page at

Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville (337) 394-4188 is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 16, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dorothy A. "Dot" Bonvillian

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Lacie Dore

January 20, 2018

Sending Prayers to family

Carolyn Pierce Olson

January 16, 2018

Dawn, Carrie and Reggie, Your mom was a beautiful lady, inside and out, and I so enjoyed visiting with her when I was in St Martinsville. Praying for each of you and your families during this difficult time.

Tessie Serrette

January 15, 2018

My deepest sympathies to all of you. May God be by your side during this hard time. And May God Bless all of you!

January 15, 2018

I was a classmate of Dot at Cecilia. She was a warm and loving person and had a great smile. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Carrie Cormier Salinas, Newland, NC.

Angie Landry

January 15, 2018

Ms. Dot was a very special lady. Praying for all of you with love.

Bethany "Bessy" Roseberry

January 14, 2018

Ms Dot and I would sit in the sitting room and talk for hours when Jaiden was little. I remember she would sometimes give me this sheepish look and ask, "could you help me with my hair, please?" And I'd set to work curling it up how she wanted. She'd apologize for being a bother or adding to my plate, but it was special moments with her. She loved her kids, and adored her granddaughters! She was always ready to tell me about what her priest said or how much she enjoyed 'her prayers' that morning. The last time I saw her, she touched my cheek (as she usually did, if you know her) and was quick to remind me, "You are still so beautiful". She said this to A LOT OF PEOPLE, because that's just the little woman she was! She'll be missed greatly! I'm praying for the loved ones she left behind... my heart grieves with you all in the days ahead.

Steve & Darlene Landry

January 14, 2018

Our hearts go out to all of you at this difficult time,,,,prayer's for all of you....

Tina Robinson

January 14, 2018

Carrie, Dawn and Reggie...So sorry for your loss. I have always had great memories of your mom. She was a wonderful person.

Deidra (Dee ) Huval

January 13, 2018

Carrie, Dawn and Reggie, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Anne Viator Theriot

January 13, 2018

Ms Dot was a beautiful lady- Carrie & Dawn, sending Prayers for all of the family at this difficult time.