A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 24 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Hahnville for Miriam “Mimzie” Falgout, 78, who passed away Feb. 18 at St. Martin Hospital.
Visitation was held at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Hahnville on Feb. 24 until time of service.
A rosary also was prayed on Wednesday.
Father Bernard Francis officiated the Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment followed at Holy Rosary Mausoleum in Hahnville.Falgout was a member of the Louisiana Belles Vintage Camping Group and she loved to collect butterflies. She enjoyed doing crafts, flea market shopping and spending time with all of her family and friends.
She and her butterflies loved to cheer on the participants of the Warrior Dash.
Falgout was a mentor to many and was loved by all. If you asked anyone, they would tell you that she was the most courageous and amazing woman they knew.
She touched the lives of many around her. Miriam will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was known for her spectacular smile and gracious spirit. She never once met a stranger she didn’t like. Falgout was also known for being selfless and courageous. She never once complained about her circumstances only spoke positive words of wisdom and True Faith.
She had so much faith and, This is her story, this is her song, praising her Savior all the day long. Her witness was one of Power and Hope which helped so many that she crossed paths with, each facing their own trials. They looked at her and said she is amazing and it put a fight in them they didn’t have before knowing her.
Falgout will continue to inspire others by her awesome story. It was hers and hers alone.
She set herself apart from others who were struggling and her driving force was to reach as many of those as she could to help them through their hard times, never focusing on her own.
For those of you who knew her you are a witness to this. And for those who did not, please know she will continue to encourage and enhance lives because her witness will be told for ages to come.
Fly, my Beautiful Butterfly, Fly. Fly High into the heavens sending your colors of love, faith and hope to all who knew you. We will forever love you and miss dearly.
Falgout is survived by her loving spouse of 61 years, Reed G. Falgout Sr.; son, Reed G. Falgout, Jr.; daughters, Saundra Soley and husband Clifton Jr., Patricia Madere and husband Harold, Tammy Champagne and husband Mickey and Vanessa Jarrell and husband Scott; brothers, Teddy Plaisance and wife Mary Lynn, and David Plaisance and wife Ruby; sisters, Elvira Creppel and husband Jimmy and Tilly Thibodeaux; grandchildren, Victor Jr., Kristen, Dustin, Clifton III, Jacob, Michael, Mandy, Nikki, Todd and Kellie; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Maddie, Briella, Haillie, Jake, Adriana, Shailey, Lily, Lane and Chad; and pets, Copper, Penny, Peewee, Evanna, Sugar, Gigi, Buddy, Max, Hemi, Cafe` and Shadow.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Elvira Adams Plaisance; son, Victor Falgout Sr.; brother, Lawrence “Blackie” Plaisance; and sister, Lourie P. Breaux.Pallbearers included Victor Falgout Jr., Dustin Falgout, Clifton Soley III, Jacob Soley, Michael Soley and Todd Champagne.
Pellerin Funeral Home, handled arrangements.
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