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Funeral services for Emma Adelaide Bodin Hay will be celebrated Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Church of the Assumption in Franklin during an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Following the Mass, she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Perpetual Park Cemetery. Monsignor J. Douglas Courville, JCL will be the Celebrant for the Mass with Father Joel Faulk concelebrating.
Emmadel, as she was affectionately known, was born in Franklin on February 4, 1927, and passed away peacefully at the age of 93 in the comfort of her home. Also a lifelong resident of Franklin, Emmadel was eighth of nine children born to Edward and Agnes Bodin. She was a lifelong parishioner of the Church of the Assumption where she served her church as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of the Church of the Assumption Ladies Altar Society and the Catholic Daughters, Court Assumption, of which she was named Daughter of the Year in 2006.
Those she leaves to cherish her memory include her six children, Kathryn “Kitty” H. Boudreaux and husband Ricky, David Hay and wife Goldie, Edward “Ed” Hay and wife June, Laurie H. Borden, Richard Hay and wife Jenny, and Pearl H. Rabalais; 12 grandchildren, Stephen Boudreaux and wife Jodi, Bridget Hay, Blake Hay and wife Connie, Shelly Fernandez and husband David, Alyssia Crispino and husband Steve, Russell Hay, Jennifer Patterson and husband Chris, Brian Borden and wife Katelyn, Cliff Hay and wife Rebecca, Jeff Hay and wife Katie, Meagan Pearson and husband David, and Josh Rabalais and wife Sydney; 23 great grandchildren, Garrett, Sydney, Alannis, Wyatt, Ty, Braxton, David, Christian, Kendalyn, Carter, Carlie, Sophie, Brandon, Cali, Paris, CJ, Miles, Graham, Penelope, Matthew, Bryce, Brianna, and Chase; her brother, Roland Bodin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurie Madison “Pook” Hay; her parents, Edward J. Bodin and Agnes Ibert Bodin; her siblings, Louise Bodin (infant), Sister Mary Hilary Bodin, MSC, Edward Bodin (infant), Msgr. George Bodin, Hugh Bodin, Raymond Bodin, and Brother Raphael Bodin, FSC; and son-in-law, Arthur Borden.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin on Friday, February 14th, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 7:00 o’clock. Visiting hours will continue Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. dismissal from the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons Stephen Boudreaux, Blake Hay, Russell Hay, Brian Borden, Cliff Hay, Jeff Hay, and Josh Rabalais. Honorary pallbearers will be David Hay, Ed Hay, Richard Hay, and Ricky Boudreaux.
As the family went through this journey with our mom for the last six years there are so many people that made it an easier job, her caregivers, Mona Adams and Charlene Gentry. “We could not have done it without you.” Mom also received wonderful care from Heart of Hospice Bayou Region, Dr. Roland Degeyter, Candice, Stephanie, Nicee, Nicki, Chaplain Ronald McCoy, Deacon Ricky Picard, Rosalie Coleman who faithfully brought her Holy Communion weekly, and so many more. “Thank you all for the care you showed our mom.”
Memorial donations may be made to Heart of Hospice Bayou Region, 14777 Hwy 90 West Frontage Rd., Franklin, LA 70538, 337-828-2678 or St. John – Hanson Schools, 924 Main St., Franklin, LA 70538.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.