Port Barre- A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Hattie Bell Stoute on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Port Barre. Visitation will be held in the church on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service; the rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. by Myra Duplechain. Fr. Clint Trahan will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow in the church cemetery.
Hattie Bell Stoute, a remarkable woman who brought joy and happiness to all those fortunate enough to know her, bid farewell to this world on October 22, 2023 at Senior Village Nursing Home with her family at her side. Born in the charming town of Port Barre, Louisiana, on March 15, 1936, Hattie's life was a testament to the sheer beauty of existence. Through a deep appreciation for life's simple pleasures and an unwavering zest for adventure, she left an indelible mark on the hearts of many.
From a young age, Hattie Bell possessed an effervescent spirit that radiated positivity. Her infectious laughter and warm smile were capable of brightening even the darkest of days. She approached each day as a gift, embracing all the wonders it had to offer. Hattie Bell cherished life with an unyielding passion and loved nothing more than sharing that joy with others.
Music and dance were the soulful rhythms that weaved their way through Hattie's life. These passions ignited a flame within her that remained ablaze until her final moments. Whether it was swaying gracefully across the dance floor or tapping her feet rhythmically to a lively tune, Hattie found solace in the melodies that echoed in her heart. Her moves were a testament to not only her skill but also her pure joy in expression.
Hattie Bell is survived by her son, Cliff Eldridge of Lafayette; nieces, LaJuan Navarre of Port Arthur, TX, Donna Robin, Susan Ryder, Gwen Barron and Julie Valin all of Port Barre; sister-in-law, Rena Duplchain of Port Barre; nephew, Johnny Duplechain of Port Barre; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Hattie Bell is preceded in death by her husband, Alex “Blackie” Stoute; son, Richard Prudhomme; parents, Clifford “Cliff” and Eleanor Eldridge; and her sister, Dorothy Nezat and her husband, Curtis Nezat.
In Hattie Bell's memory, let us celebrate a life well-lived and honor the legacy of a woman who embodied joy and exuberance. As she waltzes into the realms beyond, may she find solace in knowing that her time on this earth left an everlasting impact on those who had the privilege of basking in her radiant presence.
The family would like to an extend a great deal of gratitude to the Staff of Senior Village Nursing Home for the love and care shown to them and their beloved Hattie Bell.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Port Barre.