Genevieve Louise Ancelet

December 2, 1933 ~ November 15, 2017


Funeral services for Miss Genevieve Louise Ancelet, 83, of Jennings will be held Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating. Burial will follow at Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Carlyss, LA under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

Miss Ancelet was born on December 2, 1933 in Kaplan to Leonard and Edea Guidry Ancelet. She lived most of her life in Sulphur until she moved to Jennings in 1998. She received her undergraduate degree and a Master’s Degree in Education from McNeese State University. Coach Ancelet enjoyed teaching American History and P.E. for over thirty years at Pearl Watson in Lake Charles, then W.W. Lewis in Sulphur. She also coached girl’s basketball at her respective schools. Aunt Gene loved basketball so much that she was a season ticket holder for many years for LSU Women’s Basketball. She also loved to travel in her motor home with her family and friends.

She was a member of the Republican Women’s Group, Catholic Daughters, Entre Nous luncheon group, Thursday Coffee Club, Ladies Altar Society Rosary Group and Calcasieu Retired Teachers Association.

Visitation for Ms. Ancelet will be held Monday, November 20, 2017 in the Miguez Funeral Home Chapel from 8:30 a.m. until the 10:45 a.m. departure for church.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her brother Lester Ancelet, M.D. and his wife Jacquelyn of Jennings; her sister-in-law Lorraine Ancelet of Houma; her nieces and nephews, Travis (Cari)Ancelet of Austin, Texas; Leslie Ancelet Petry of Jennings; Myra Ancelet Reed, M.D. of Panama City, FL; Carol Leigh Ancelet of Houston, Texas; Stuart (Karen)Ancelet of Lafayette, LA; Laurie Ancelet (Todd) Curole of Houma, LA; and Major Treg Ancelet, currently serving in Korea in the United States Army; along with multiple great nieces and nephews.

Miss Ancelet was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Carroll Ancelet, DDS.




Burial: Monday, November 20, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am


Funeral Service: Monday, November 20, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Our Lady Help of Christians

Visitation: Monday, November 20, 2017
8:30 am - 10:45 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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  1. Miss Gene was a dear friend of our mothers and will be greatly missed all who knew and loved her. She always had a smile. We will always remember her Christmas village she put up in Sulphur and invited all to see. Gene was a wonderful friend and caregiver.. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family from Walter, Ruth Ann and Margaret

  2. Ms. An elegy was my favorite teacher at WW Lewis. She was an amazing woman and truly cared about her students. I remember having wonderful conversations with her about sports and her growing up with my dad. She was a special lady who left a meaningful mark on my life. Her legacy lives on in the many students who were touched by her life.

  3. Miss Ancelet was my P.E. Coach at Pearl Watson for 3 years. She was special to me! She made me feel like I was special to her! One time she showed me a book in the library and we had a good laugh about it. I knew she thought I was special when she shared the book with me! Then, there were "girl" times that I can not share publicly, but, she definitely helped me through those times! I loved the way that she found ways to laugh ! But, when it came time to get things done and be serious about it…. she was the leader of the gals! She will be missed by many!

  4. Coach Ancelet inspired a generation of young girls in the early 1960s at Pearl Watson Jr High to try their hardest, persevere and be leaders. Several of us achieved high school statewide & regional athletic awards in a day and age when we could only dribble the basketball twice, and there were no college scholarships for girl athletes. Several of us have gone on to lives of civic duty, including Senator Willie Mount and myself. We looked to her for advice in good times and bad. Coach Ancelet made a difference.

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