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Marie Richard Adams

March 10, 1930February 7, 2021

Adams, Marie Therese “Bitsy” Richard Marie Therese “Bitsy” Richard Adams, 90 years old, was born March 10, 1930. A native of Brusly St. Martin, Assumption Parish, and longtime resident of White Castle, she passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021. Her final days were spent surrounded by her children and their families. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who inspired us in many ways throughout her life. Her chosen career was to partner with her husband, L.G. “Sonny” in their sugar cane business; and to lovingly nurture her children. They deeply encouraged the value of education, and supported all seven children to completion of college educations. She enjoyed a huge extended family and hosted many joyful gatherings and celebrations in their Samstown home. She was the quintessential “Granny” who wholeheartedly spoiled her grandchildren. For almost 70 years, she was a faithful member, avid supporter and volunteer of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church Catholic Church and Elementary School in White Castle. She and her husband participated in all things farming, and were very active in the Iberville Parish Farm Bureau. She also served on the local FHA Board for several years. As empty nesters, she and Sonny delighted in many cross-country road trips appreciating the sites and scenery of America’s beautiful National Parks. And she thoroughly enjoyed weekly card games with her White Castle girlfriends. She is survived by her seven children: Elizabeth (Larry Perez), Baton Rouge; Christine, Baton Rouge; Susan (Jimmy Aysenne), Napoleonville; L.G. III “Larry” (Terri), Prairieville; Lillia (Marc Noel), Prairieville; Stacey (Keith Ory), Baton Rouge; and Glynn, Slidell. Twelve grandchildren: Amanda Aysenne (Jeffrey Hemard), Lafayette; Courtney Aysenne (James Craven), Baton Rouge; Adam Aysenne (Alyssa), Napoleonville; Kali Adams (Steven Aucoin), Baton Rouge; Mattye Adams, Nashville, TN; L.G. “Sonny” Adams IV (Mallory) Rock Springs, WY; Marc Noel II (Katie), Morgan Hills, CA; Jeffrey Noel (Matthew Chustz), Austin, TX; Lauren Adams(Greg Perret), Slidell; Jonathan Adams, Baton Rouge; Glynn Michelle and Julia Adams, Slidell. Twelve great-grandchildren: Finley, Hayden and Grayson Hemard; Ellie and Jacob Craven; Madison and Lucas Aysenne; Korinne, Jaiden and Avery Aucoin; Claire Noel; and Zoe Therese Perret. Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Guy “Sonny” Adams; her parents, Albert Joseph and Lillia Hebert Richard; nine siblings: Thomas Joseph Richard, Grace Richard Daigle, Mae Richard Daigle, Mary Lee “Buddie” Richard Bergeron, Clarisse Richard LeBlanc, Lena (Sr. Paula) Richard, Albert Joseph Richard, Jr., Leo Paul Richard and Rex Paul Richard. The family extends its special thanks to the staffs of St. James Place Retirement Community, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, St. Joseph Hospice of Baton Rouge and the various medical personnel that attended her needs with compassion and professionalism.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OLOL Children's Hospital in Baton Rouge; Boston's Children's Hospital; and St. Joseph's Hospice of Baton Rouge. Due to covid restrictions, services will be private. Internment in the White Castle Cemetery Mausoleum.


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Bill Maxwell

March 1, 2021

I’m so so sorry for y’all’s loss.
Aunt Bitsy always made my brother and I feel so at home when we were youngsters staying at her home...What a wonderful aunt and mother and human being!😢💔

Priscilla Berthelot LeJeune

February 13, 2021

The news of Ms. Bitsy's passing saddens me. I extend my condolences to her family and friends. She was always so full of life and so kind. One of my favorite memories of The Adams Family was watching them all file in for Mass on Sunday mornings, and I know that was in the largest part due to the great example of their mother. She will be missed not only by her family but by her entire community.

Randell Naquin

February 13, 2021

Words can be written and memories expressed, but, no one can be replaced. She left a good impression and lived a special life. May her example live on in the lives she touched. Best Randy

John Forte

February 13, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Ms bitsy raised 7 great children so smart we always looked to them to measure ourselves the way to behave to become the best we could be. Many find memories of the good ole days of white castle. Condolences to her family and all that had the pleasure of knowing her and her family