Rose Mary “MaMa” Favorite Simoneaux, a loving homemaker of Vacherie, LA, gained her angelic wings at her home on August 17, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 65.
Born to the union of the late Ralph Favorite and the late Ruth Dumas Favorite, she accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized in the Mississippi River under the leadership of the late Reverend Maxwell Cage.
She was joined in holy matrimony to Bernard Simoneaux on May 27, 1972. From this union four children were born; Roland Favorite, Tamara, Neion, and the late Taadhimika Simoneaux.
Rose Mary leaves to cherish her loving memories, her devoted husband of 46 years, Bernard Simoneaux; three children, Roland Favorite (Roschia Weber), Tamara Simoneaux (Donald Harris, Jr.), Vacherie, LA and Neion Simoneaux (Kendra), Fort Worth, TX; eleven grandchildren, Reanne and Zaria Favorite, Rae’Lynn Joseph, Jerinae’ Simoneaux, Lyrica Albert, Travon and Traeion Fletcher, Kayla and Kayden Simoneaux, Nigel and Tykeim Simoneaux; two great-grandchildren, Ta’Rhea Dapremont and Carson Simoneaux; sister, Linda Narcisse, Edgard, LA; four brothers, Joseph Gillard (Charlene), Melvin Dumas (Betty), Michael Favorite (Melissa) and Jerome Favorite (Doreen), Vacherie, LA; sisters-in-law, and Patricia Clofer, New Orleans, LA, Lola Clofer (Elton, Sr.), Vacherie, LA and Bertha Gordon, Baton Rouge, LA; aunts, Dorothy Lewis and Grace Dumas Nailor, Vacherie, LA; brother-in-law Nolan Clofer; godchildren, Charles Nailor, Sr., Michael Spriggs and Marcus Thomas; devoted sisters-in-law Charlene Gillard, Mary Crier and Lola Clofer; devoted cousin Oneita Alexander and devoted best friend Carolyn Williams along with a host of other family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Mary Jones Dumas, Francois Dumas, Reverend Joseph and Isabelle Dillon Favorite; sister, Doris Favorite; aunts, Evelina Dumas, Cecilia Rapp, Louisa Costley, Rose Harris, Theresa Alexander, Blanche Favorite Flavia Lemieux, Albertha Favorite. Leanna Comminie and Esther Favorite; uncles, James Dumas, Samuel Favorite, Justillien Favorite, Royal Favorite and James Favorite; mother-in-law Isabelle Clofer; sister-in-law, Barbara Gordon; brothers-in- law, Isaac Gordon, Clarence Simoneaux, Sr., Walter Simoneaux, Isiah Simoneaux and Joseph Simoneaux.
She was a loving homemaker who loved children and cooking. She was famous for her fried chicken. You could never enter or leave her home without eating and taking some food with you. She loved to feed everyone. Rose Mary liked to dance and you could often find her at family gatherings getting down. She also loved working in her yard and had some of the most beautiful flowers and plants.
There will be a memorial service from Treasures of Life Funeral Services on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00am. 315 E. Airline Hwy, Gramercy, LA 70052. Family visitation begins at 9:00am. Rev. Clarence Williams, officiant. Treasures of Life entrusted with her final care.
“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE!”