Mercedes Keller Caillet (93 yrs.) went to her reward on November 28, 2019. Ms. Mercedes was a devoted wife to Marcelin “Jack” Caillet for 72 years. She was the daughter of Lydia and Ernest Keller, Sr. of Hahnville. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings; Ernest (Gee Gee), Eric, Lloyd (Snipe), Edmond, and one sister, Helen K. Falgout (Eldon). She is survived by two sister-in-laws, Pearl C. Baudoin and Velma C. Matis.
Her adoring children include sons Kerwin (Diane), Kerry (Chee), Blaine (Karen), the late Brent (Sharon), Galen (Monica), and one daughter, Marla Eusea (Byron).
Ms. Mercedes was a devout Catholic and life-long member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary church. She was a loving matriarch to the family and extended the same love to the spouses of her children. In years past, she was a loving caretaker to her Mother and elderly family members. When her youngest entered grade school, she started her career as an assistant to the teachers and principle at Carver Elementary. It was normal for her to purchase school supplies and pay for school trips so that the less fortunate children were not left out. Once retired, she was there for her grandchildren, putting them on and off the bus, or making countless trips to the library or swim lessons, etc. Throughout the years, Ms. Mercedes (and Mr. Jack) remained close to their siblings and extended family. They enjoyed many vacations with them and their grown nieces and nephews. Being married to a gardener, Ms. Mercedes became very adept at cooking and storing vegetables. Her children especially loved her pickled veggies.
Ms. Mercedes was as outgoing person, in addition to her family, she befriended her neighbors, co-workers, hairdressers, sitters and everyone she met.
Ms. Mercedes will forever remain in the hearts of her loving grandchildren; Chad (Jessica), Darren (Vicki), Alisha (Lorie), Ryan (Leslie), Jaime (Helga), Christy Steib (Wayne), Tracy Gisclair (Terrel), Cody (Tiffany), and Chase (Kristin). Her Eusea grands include, Tiffany, Lacey, and Tabitha. She is survived by 7 great granddaughters, 7 great grandsons, and 5 Eusea great grandsons, ranging in ages 2 years to 19 years.
The family would like to extend the most heartfelt appreciation to the thoughtfully, caring, and devoted sitters, Cookie, Beryl, Jeanne, robin, and Zee, that cared for both Ms. Mercedes and Mr. Jack. They have gone above and beyond, guided us through hard times, and became like family to them and their children. We also appreciate the care provided by Saint Joseph Hospice.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Hahnville, LA, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 beginning at 9 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM. Burial to follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Taft. In lieu of flowers, Mass preferred. Condolences may be expressed at www.HCAlexander.com.