Freida Marie Eloise Bordelon Mayeux
May 13, 1931  -  June 26, 2018

Freida Marie Eloise Bordelon Mayeux

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, June 30, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Sunday, July 1, 2018
11:00 a.m. - time of service
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LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, June 30, 2018
6:00 p.m.
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Landry Catholic Church
1020 North Main
Opelousas, LA  70570
Sunday, July 1, 2018
3:00 p.m.
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Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Hospice Promise Foundation
426 Heather Dr.
Opelousas, LA  70570

Hope for Opelousas
330 E. Madison St.
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018 for Freida Bordelon Mayeux at St. Landry Catholic Church. Reverend Father James Brady will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.

Freida Bordelon Mayeux, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at her residence.

Mrs. Mayeux finished high school at Sacred Heart in Ville Platte. She attended 2 years of college at the Academy of the Sacred Heart and U.S.L. She received her R.N. Nursing Degree from the Charity Hospital in New Orleans. She also was a retired co-owner of RM Fire Protection, Inc.

Freida, affectionately known as "Pie", had an infectious smile that brightened any room she walked in. She was very caring, compassionate and generous and helped anyone in need. Pie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her son, Joseph P. Martinez, IV; daughters, Marie Martinez Dupre (Reggie), Judy Martinez Jenkins (Ronnie), Beverly Martinez Voloto (David) and Paula Martinez Mills (Mike); step-sons, Kelly Mayeux (Lynn) and Chris Mayeux (Becky); step-daughters, Rebecca Mayeux Lanning (Mike) and Ramona Mayeux Woodson (Terry); brother, Dr. Robert Luke Bordelon (Eugenia); sisters, Jeannie Ardoin (Jake) and Hazel "Pud" Fontenot (Buck); 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney F. Mayeux; parents, Fred Luke Bordelon and Marie Eloise Dupre Bordelon; sons, Kenneth R. Martinez and John Paul Martinez; and step-daughter, Jeannie Mayeux Tatman.

Visitation will be held at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. by The Reverend Monsignor Paul Metrejean. Visitation will resume on Sunday July 1, 2018 in the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Dominic Dupre, Brad Jenkins, Jonathan Mills, Brett Mills, Reggie Dupre, David Voloto and Mike Mills.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care, as well as, her caregivers: Rose Manuel, Ester Jones, Mary Duriso and Terri Sylvester for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Freida Bordelon to the Hospice Promise Foundation (426 Heather Dr. Opelousas, LA 70570) or Hope for Opelousas (330 E. Madison St. Opelousas, LA 70570;

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Tommy Dugal
    New York, NY

    ‘Fantastic ‘Freida as I always called her was that and more. The Doris Day of Opelosas, full of love, smiles warmth, and an all around treasure. Even though I moved away from Opelousas in 1985, on most calls to my Dad and visits to Opelosas I would always inquire about ‘fantastic ‘ Freida’. Her warmth was intoxicating and unforgettable and I can still hear that distinct voice saying ‘helloTommy Dugal’ followed by a big hug. Memories I keep with me until today. I am thankful to have had such a special angel look over me as often as she did in my youth. Love to all the family

  2. Novella Taylor
    Opelousas, LA

    My friend you will be greatly by me and my family. We have so many great memories. May Jesus and his angels carry you to our Lord on high. My love remain with you forever.

  3. Jenny Kretschmer Connole
    Argyle, TX

    All my love and prayers to everyone. Your mother was a dear friend . I know she will be missed. I will remember each of you and your mom in my daily rosary.

  4. Kevin Wagner
    Cypress, TX

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Mrs. Freida at the holy chapel located at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Opelousas. I use to relieve her from her holy hour on Sunday nights at the chapel few years ago. We would talk a great deal and she always had kind words to say and wise advice. She will be truly missed. Prayers go out to all her family.

  5. David E. Soileau
    Austin, TX

    I was so very sorry to learn of Freida’s death. She was a part of so many wonderful childhood memories, gathered with friends on the floor of Uncle Fred and Aunt Eloise’s house for some special occasion and waiting for a much-anticipated appearance of the blithe spirit “Lily White”! I believe the last time we spoke was at the memorial service for my mom. To my grade school classmate Pud, to Robert Luke, to Genie, and to all my cousins, I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers for consolation, acceptance, and peace.

  6. Chalie Boudreaux
    Pilot Point, TX

    Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Be well

  7. Larry & Wanda Caillier
    Opelousas, LA

    So sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family.

  8. Donald L. Wyble
    Opelousas, LA

    Prayers and condolences to family and friends.

  9. Millie Boudreau
    Washington, LA

    Frieda sas one of the original six widows who always shared
    so much of our lives. Freida holds a special place in my heart.
    And now our angel is joining others who have gone before her and I know the reunion is just wonderful.

  10. Christene Lafleur
    Church Point, LA

    Saw Ms Freida around the hospital often. It always seemed there was a light on in her. She was always glowing. Beautiful inside and out. Such a great role model. Rest in Peace Ms Freida.

  11. Connie Buller
    Ville Platte, LA

    Aunt Freida was my "fairy" godmother. Beautiful inside and out...her excitable persona and optimism were infectious! She was a huge blessing in my life. May God hold her in the palm of His hand. Praying for all of you.

  12. Marguerite and Larry Robin
    Alexandriaour thought, LA

    Pud, our sympathy and prayers for you and family; may she Rest In Peace free from suffering! Thinking of you; we are out of town! Love you, Marguerite and Uncle Larry

  13. Dr. Johnny Hollier

    I am sorry for your loss Marie and Reggie. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  14. John and Norma Wyble
    Opelousas, LA


  15. Tom and Suzie Darbonne
    Lafayette, LA

    Freida was a wonderful friend and loving, sweet person to everyone she came in contact with in her life. A wonderful mother to all her children. She will be missed. Thinking of her family. Tom and Suzie

  16. Jeannine Soileau Allen
    Conroe, TX

    I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Freida many years ago and was amazed at her kindness and generosity. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of this lovely lady.
    Jeannine Soileau Allen

  17. Linda & Eldon Cornette
    Opelousas, LA

    We will always remember your sweet lil Mama with that sweet smile & kind words. She is truly at peace now with Our Lord. God rest her soul! Prayers for all the family. She did a wonderful job of raising sweet & kind children . We were all so lucky to have known her. Sincerely, Linda & Eldon

  18. James Bertrand
    Abilene, TX

    So sorry to hear of Frieda's death. It was such a delight to have Freida walk into a room and see it light up. My condolence to the family.

  19. Carolyn Cropper
    Port Barre, LA

    So saddened to learn of Freida's passing away. What a beautiful, beautiful person. What a courageous individual she was. I am so happy that I was able to meet and know her in the last few years. You are in my heart. May God bless you and give you solace during this time of mourning.

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