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Burna Mae Manuel

March 25, 1931 — September 28, 2023

Mamou

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Burna Mae Manuel announces her passing, September 28th, 2023, at Savoy Care Center at the age of 92.

Services to honor Burna’s life will be held on October 2, 2023. Visitation will take place from 10am to 1pm at Ardoin’s Funeral Home located at 717 6th Street, Mamou Louisiana with Prayer Service following at 1pm. A Mass will be held in memorial at St. Ann Catholic Church on the same day at 2pm. Finally, Burna will be laid to rest at New St. Ann Cemetery, located at 1863 Old Hwy. 13 in Mamou, Louisiana, during a Burial ceremony starting at 3:15pm.

Burna was born in Mamou on March 25, 1931, to Ledia and Kennedy Fuselier who preceded her in Death.

Burna was a loving mother and devoted wife. She was married to Joseph Lee Manel for 44 years before his passing in 1991.

Burna was described as a very devout Catholic. Her spirituality was an integral part of her everyday life. She attended Mass every Sunday, finding solace and strength in her religious convictions.  Her unwavering devotion served as an inspiration to all who knew her.

Burna found joy tending to her flowers and working in her yard. It brought her immense happiness to witness nature’s beauty bloom under her caring hands. She also spent many hours crocheting blankets for her family members and family friends.

Burna, after raising five kids, got a job working in the laundry dept at Savoy Medical Center for 19 years. While working there, she became the Supervisor and was devoted to her work until she physically could no longer work.

Every Sunday, Burna would cook for her family, ensuring that their bellies were filled with love and delicious food. The holidays held a special place in Burna’s heart, but Easter was undoubtedly her favorite. She cherished gathering with loved ones and made sure to remind everyone to bring dyed eggs to pacque--a beloved tradition.

Burna will be missed by her children, Robert Keith Manuel, Debra Fontenot, Lynn Douget and Spouse, Chris Douget, Annette Manuel, and Spouse Stacy Hanson. Burna was blessed with 17 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren. Each one of them held a special place in her heart, and her love for them knew no bounds. She will be sadly missed by her lifelong neighbor who was considered family, Tina Lafleur, and her son Andre’ Vater.  Burna was also grateful to have the companionship of her beloved cat, Lizzy.

In addition to her parents and husband, Burna is preceded in death by her brother, Elrin Fuselier, son, Donald Manuel, grandsons Bryce Lee Manuel, Shad Manuel, and granddaughter, Brittany Douget.

Burna Mae Manuel was an extraordinary individual who touched the hearts of those around her with her unwavering faith and unconditional love for her family. She loved to laugh and brought joy to so many people when they made her laugh. Her legacy of devotion, kindness, and strength will continue to inspire generations to come. May she rest in eternal peace.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, October 2, 2023

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Ardoin's Funeral Home

717 6th St, Mamou, LA 70554

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Rosary

Monday, October 2, 2023

1:00pm - 11:00 am (Central time)

Ardoin's Funeral Home

717 6th St, Mamou, LA 70554

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Mass

Monday, October 2, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

St. Ann Catholic Church

6th St, Mamou, LA 70554

Father Billy Massie will be officiating.

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Burial

Monday, October 2, 2023

3:15 - 3:45 pm (Central time)

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