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Dorothy Faulk

January 14, 1932 ~ July 1, 2015

Dorothy “Dot” Faulk of Jennings, LA, passed away, peacefully, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in the comfort of her home. Dorothy, known as Dot to her friends was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Dot was born in Crowley, LA, one of four daughters of the late Dominic and Clamy (Bordes) Boudreaux. She grew up on a farm at the end of a gravel road, although she never mentioned to any of us if she had to walk to school in the rain or whether it was uphill both ways. Her parents instilled strong Catholic values and faith in Dot; these attributes would stay with her for all of her life and guided her as the Matriarch of her family; stern at times, but always a most loving and giving person. At St. Michaels’s High School, she met the love of her life, a farm boy, the late Joseph Leeward Faulk, one of four sons, of the late Irving and Anita (Jeanis) Faulk. The couple married in 1951 and eventually settled in Jennings, in 1955, to begin their life together and start a family. From the beginning, it was clear that Dot was “the boss”. She began their life together as a home maker raising her two children while Dad was the bread winner. In the 60’s Dot began her career as the owner and operator of Dot’s Beauty Shop. She remained in the beautician field operating her in-home beauty shop until her successful retirement in the 80’s. As all grandparents-to-be have to do, Dot needed to select a nickname that her soon-to-be first grandchild could call her. Dot decided that she should be called “Honey” by any and all forthcoming grandchildren. And so, upon the birth of that first grandchild in 1971, Dorothy a.k.a., Dot, otherwise known as “the boss”, officially became “Honey” for the remainder of her life. We did not realize how fitting a nickname it was; through the years of grandchildren and great grandchildren, Honey was there for all with open arms and a loving heart and the children went to her as bees do to honey. Honey enjoyed life in general and especially life-in-retirement with her husband. Pokeno and card games with friends were a regular Friday night occurrence. Suppers in their backyard breeze house kitchen with Cajun music jams were frequent and were attended by family and friends. The couple also enjoyed travel trailering, and flying in their Cessna airplane. Honey enjoyed listening to “real” country music and crocheting all manner of items that she gave to family and friends. Her most joyous moments were spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in family visits and celebrations. Honey leaves to cherish her memories, her children, William Ray and wife, Rebecca (Belfour-Olivier) Faulk and their blended family of Baton Rouge, LA, and Tricia Ann (Faulk) and husband Brad LeGros and family of Jennings, LA. Grandchildren include Joey and wife, Nicole Faulk, Benjamin Faulk, and fiancée Ainsley Bossom, Blake Faulk, and Chad Olivier, all of Baton Rouge; Donnie and wife, Kelly LeGros, and Mandy (LeGros) and husband, Andrew Broussard, all of Jennings, LA. Honey is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Wilma LaFargue, and Mrs. Fatt Pierson of Jennings LA. She was preceded in death by her sister, Pitt Floyd of Crowley LA. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation and Catholic mass on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 710 State Street, Jennings LA. The church will open at 12 PM for visitation and fellowship with the mass beginning at 1 PM. Interment and eternal reuniting of Honey and Pawpaw, in the form of their cremated remains will follow the mass at Calvery Catholic Cemetery, Hwy 97N/Roberts Ave. A reception will be held at the St. Mary’s Center, 719 State Street adjacent to the OLHC church immediately following the graveside services. The family wishes to express our deepest heartfelt thanks to the staffs of the Jennings Hospital and Jennings Living Center, and all others who were a part of Honey’s life, for their help and support in the giving of care and encouragement to Honey in her continual struggle for quality of life since the death of her beloved husband in 2010. We love you Mom.

Services

Burial: Friday, July 10, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Calvary Cemetery

Memorial Mass: Friday, July 10, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Our Lady Help of Christians

Visitation: Friday, July 10, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our Lady Help of Christians

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  1. Bill, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She sounds like a one-of-a-kind lady and did a great job of raising her son. My sympathies to you and your family.

  2. Bill, Becky and family. I was saddened to hear about the passing of your mum. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. John.

  3. PLEASE ACCEP MY CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER..I KNEW DOT AS A VERY WARM AND SPIRITUAL PERSON AND SHE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE AND ALSO GODMOHER FOR MY SON, RICHARD JAMES(JIM).SHE REALLY WILL BE MISSED.

  4. To my loving aunt. Her laughter and love meant so much to me growing up. Miss you Nannie.

  5. Trish and family, I am sorry for your loss and praying for peace and comfort for all of you. Jacquetta

  6. Bill, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your Mom.

  7. Bill – So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you and your family. Margaret Wilmot


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