OBITUARY

Helen Mae Benoit

September 17, 1937February 23, 2019

Helen Mae Fontenot Benoit, 81, passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 23, 2019.

She was born in Ville Platte, LA and was raised in Lake Arthur. She was married to Andy Benoit, Sr. for 52 years prior to his death in 2007. Helen was a loving wife and mother who also had a strong faith. She was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh and spent several years volunteering as a CCD teacher and with several church groups. She later spent several years volunteering in nursing facilities in Welsh and Jennings. She also supported numerous organizations over the years at Welsh schools and at McNeese State University.

She is survived by her son, Andy Benoit, Jr. of Greenwood, South Carolina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Benoit, Sr; parents, Orise Fontenot and Venis Guillory Fontenot; and her siblings, Norbert "Quillis" Fontenot and Bernice Sonnier Cantrelle.

Services will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 1:00pm with Father Alan Trouille officiating. Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm with a Rosary at 6:30pm. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 11:00am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her son, Andy Benoit, Jr. of Greenwood, South Carolina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Benoit, Sr; parents, Orise Fontenot and Venis Guillory Fontenot; and her siblings, Norbert "Quillis" Fontenot and Bernice Sonnier Cantrelle.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 26, 2019
REMEMBERING

Helen Mae Benoit

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Mac Kirkpatrick

February 26, 2019

My prayers are with you Andy. I am very sorry for your loss.

Amanda Leger

February 26, 2019

Andy, I’m sorry for your loss. Aunt Helen was a one of a kind Lady. I have very fond memories of Aunt Helen & Uncle Andy when they were young. My thoughts and prayers are with you Cousin.

Franklin Rausch

February 25, 2019

Please accept our sincere condolences. We are keeping Mrs. Benoit and her family in our prayers.

Marcy Gadagno

February 25, 2019

Andy, so sorry for your loss.

Theresa Shelvin

February 25, 2019

Andy, Rev. and I send our condolences to you at this time. I will always remember Aunt Helen with her joyous laughter and glowing smile. You are in our prayers.

TD Maze

February 24, 2019

Andy - I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts.

Brian Hamm

February 24, 2019

Andy, my deepest sympathy as you remember your mom. Thoughts and prayers of comfort and peace for you and your family.

Robert Figueira

February 24, 2019

Andy — So sorry to hear of your loss! Best wishes from Jan and me.

Sylvia Snyder

February 24, 2019

Aunt Helen, I will always remember your laughter. RIP, Love you!!

Jerry Hargrave

February 24, 2019

Aunt Helen I know you with Uncle Andy. I will miss you , lost another Family member. RIP Aunt Helen until we meet again .

FROM THE FAMILY