Wilda Eve Thibodeaux

November 07, 1929, June 30, 2019

Wilda Thibodeaux

Wilda E. Thibodeaux, 89, passed away June 30, 2019, at The Arboretum of Winnie. She was born November 7, 1929, to Theoza Richard Thibodeaux and Enos Thibodeaux, Sr., in Mermentau Cove, Louisiana.

Wilda was the last of six children and lived her early life on the family farm in Mermentau Cove.In 1949, at the young age of 20, she moved to Winnie, TX, following the footsteps of two siblings. Among her first jobs, she worked as a waitress at Sam Smith's Cafe. One of her favorite memories working there was serving gumbo to a very young George Jones, who was playing locally at the 73 Club.

Her next venture was working in a dry-cleaners, back in the day when picking up and delivering customers clothes were the norm. During the following years, she opened a feed store and three cleaners of her own. The last one was A-1 Cleaners, which she generously turned over to her niece because her feed store business was requiring most of her time. Somewhere in between the dry-cleaning business and Feed Store business, Wilda delivered The Beaumont Enterprise for many years.

Her longest career was her beloved Winnie Feed and Supply from which she retired in 1995. Being idle did not suit Wilda, so she started a commercial lawn service, mowing until the age of 80.

She was an avid supporter of area youth’s Chambers County Youth Project. In 1983 she was awarded "Most Improved Business" by The Woman's Civic Club of Winnie. In 1986, Wilda was awarded the "Community Business Award".

The greatest star in her crown was--helping others! No one will ever know how many people she helped in her community and family, the list is endless. Her most touching gift was in 1959 when her sister with three children became a widow. At the time, Wilda was living and working in Colquitt, Georgia. recognizing her sisters need, she returned to Winnie, moved into her sister’s home and was instrumental in raising the children and providing for the household.

Family meant everything to her. She loved visiting with family and friends. She had a huge circle with whom she was very faithful in keeping in touch with. Throughout her life she embraced her Cajun heritage of good food, music, and dancing. Her favorite hobby was listening and dancing to Cajun music. And talking was also high on her list of favorites!

She is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Leo Thibodeaux, Nelson Thibodeaux, Wilton (Tan) Thibodeaux, and Enos Thibodeaux Jr.; one sister, Mary Flossie Stutes; three nephews; and her longtime companion, Luby Pommier.

Wilda is survived by thirteen nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.

She was a devoted and faithful member of St Louis Catholic Church.

No words can express the family's gratitude to Danny Thompson, PA, Riceland Medical Center, Kindred Hospice, and the entire staff of The Arboretum, for the excellent care given to our Aunt.

A gathering of Wilda's family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with her Rosary recited at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 5, 2019, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Winnie, with her interment to follow at 3:30 p.m., at Istre Cemetery, Mermentau Cove, Louisiana, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie.

Memorial contributions made in Wilda's memory to an organization of one’s choice.

Video

Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie, TX
134 Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Gathering of Family and Friends
St. Louis Catholic Church
315 W. Buccaneer Dr. Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, July 05, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Rosary
St. Louis Catholic Church
315 W. Buccaneer Dr. Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, July 05, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Louis Catholic Church
315 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, July 05, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Interment 3:30 p.m.
Istre Cemetery
Mermentau Cove, Louisiana

Comments (9)

  • Junior and Cheryl Revia

    04 July 2019 at 01:37 | #

    Ms. Wilda was so special. Love to go to the feed store, cause you wouldn't be able to leave quick! The storeys she had. A wonderful woman. Rest in peace

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  • Betty & Corky

    03 July 2019 at 21:33 | #

    ShuShun was quite a person. She will be remembered with fondness. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  • Belinda Wood

    03 July 2019 at 02:57 | #

    We loved Ms, Wilda very much and will miss her greatly, I always enjoyed visiting with her and will miss her ways from the window. I will make sure to way at her in heaven every once in a while.

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  • Paughnee Nolan White

    02 July 2019 at 22:23 | #

    Taunt Shoon will never ever be forgotten. She touched so very many lives, and was loved by so many. I love you so much. Fly high sweet lady!

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  • Melissa Ogden Hoyt

    02 July 2019 at 14:11 | #

    I can remember, like yesterday, going to the feed store when I was a child and seeing Ms. Wilda. She was always so kind. She will be greatly missed. Please know I'm praying for her family during this time.

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  • Debby shoemaker

    02 July 2019 at 14:07 | #

    I have fond memories of going to the feed store and cleaners to visit Wilda with my mother, Della Buskirk. Wilda was a great friend of the family and will be missed.

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  • Cindy Broussard

    02 July 2019 at 12:25 | #

    I use to love to go on the paper route with my aunt shoon.also went with her when she would deliver clothes for the cleaners and also worked with her from time to time at the feed store.i loved spending time with her. RIP AUNT WILDA.LOVE CINDY

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  • Laura Seaux

    02 July 2019 at 04:34 | #

    I am very sorry to hear of Wilda's passing. She will be missed, and not forgotten. She was a sweet and !loving lady.

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  • Patty Thibodeaux Amerson

    02 July 2019 at 00:58 | #

    You were always there if we needed you, even if we weren’t your children. Your love and support were always there for us. I loved seeing you enjoy our band, even if I played very little Cajun music. The ones I did play was because you enjoyed hearing me try to sing in Cajun French, and I loved seeing the joy as you smiled and danced to Jolie Blon that I sang mostly in English. Your strength and strong will helped me become the person I am today. Rest In Peace sweet Taunt Shoon.

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