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Bonita Gautreaux

August 27, 1922 — September 19, 2014

Bonita Gautreaux

Bonita Mimi Reynolds Gautreaux,

A resident of Baker, Mimi was born on August 27, 1922 in Lumberton, MS and raised in Mobile, AL. She was an only child and she and her mother moved to Baton Rouge when she was 18 after the death of her father. Mimi passed away peacefully surrounded by family members on Friday, September 19, 2014 in Slaughter,LA. She was 92 years old. Mimi was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church. She loved her family and friends, her cats and her bird, she loved cooking and enjoyed good food.

We, as a family, would like to express our deepest and heartfelt thanks and gratitude to two very special family members, Mary Lou Lou Lou Eckert and Mona Michot, who opened their hearts and home to Mimi, who loved and cared for her for the past year and a half.

Mimi is survived by two children, son, Sid J. Gautreaux III and wife Suzi Ecker daughter, Michele Gautreaux four grandchildren, Will Gautreaux and wife Caroline, Chantel Gautreaux Hall and husband Matthew, Ben Gautreaux and wife Stephanie and Ginny Cashio Gautreaux eight grandchildren, Camille and Claudia Gautreaux, Hayley Hall, Logan and Mason Gautreaux and Devin and Lauren Copeland, Madeline Matthews, Eric Michot Gautreaux and Sidney Cashio Gautreaux. Godmother to Mark Ragusa, Suzanne DArensbourg Kimball and Nonnie Smith Netterville.

Mimi was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney J. Gautreaux, Jr. parents, Franklin Luther Reynolds and Florence Ikie May Reynolds.

Pallbearers will be, Will Gautreaux, Ben Gautreaux, Matthew Hall, Logan Gautreaux, Mason Gautreaux, Brett Grautreaux, Richard Mathews and Sean Michot. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Mark Ragusa, Michael DArensbourg and Johnny DArensbourg.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with the recitation of the rosary at 7:00 pm. The visitation will continue at St. John Catholic Church, Zachary, LA on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 9:30 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Father Bahyi will officiate the services and the burial will follow in Green Oaks Memorial Park , Baton Rouge, LA.

The family would like to express a special heartfelt thank you for the tender love and care given to Mimi from the caregivers of Bridgeway Healthcare and Hospice.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there. I did not die.


Baker Funeral Home
6401 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA  70714
Sunday, September 21, 2014



St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
4727 McHugh Dr.
Zachary, LA  70791
Monday, September 22, 2014

Funeral Mass

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
4727 McHugh Dr.
Zachary, LA  70791
Monday, September 22, 2014


Greenoaks Memorial Park
9595 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA  70815
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