Audrey Rita Reaux
On June 15, 2018 in the stillness of listening to the recitation of the rosary, Audrey Rita Reaux quietly and peacefully slipped away to be with the Lord. On Monday, July 30, 2018 a Christian Mass of celebration of her life will be held at St Theresa Of the Child Jesus Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Chester Arceneaux as the celebrant.
Audrey, who was a very devout Catholic attended mass daily as well as always going to her regular Holy Hour every Saturday. She was a Eucharistic minister at St. Theresa Catholic Church for many years and also administered Communion to the sick and elderly at the nursing home before she became ill. Audrey was a lung cancer survivor for over 10 years.
After having taught in the Vermilion Parish School system for over 30 years, Audrey retired but remained active as she helped tutor kids at the Briggs Learning Center for a couple of years. She always instilled in her school kids to stay in school and reminded them that education was the key to a Successful life. She was a teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Seton Elementary School and also taught at Herod Elementary (old East Abbeville Elementary) until her retirement. Though she had no children of her own, she treated and loved all of her school kids with love and affection.
For over 60 years, Audrey was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Court #77 Knights of St Peter Claver Auxillary and was also one of the 2016 recipients of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award for St. Theresa Catholic Church for outstanding work in her church and community .
Audrey is survived by her sister Helen Reaux Gordon of Seattle, Washington; two brothers Allen “Blacky” (Camille) Reaux of Las Vegas, Nevada and Donald (Shirley) Reaux of San Diego, California; she is also survived by several nieces, nephews and godchildren.
She was preceded by her parents Mamie LaBauve Reaux and John M. Reaux Sr.; three brother John M. Reaux Jr., Raymond “Red” Reaux and Peter Marcus “ T-Set” Reaux.
Kinchen Funeral Home – 218 N. St. Valerie Street – Abbeville, LA (337) 898-9595 is in charge of final arrangements. Additionally, condolences to the family may be expressed on our website at: www.kinchenfuneralhome.com.