Fannie Mae Batiste Nicholas was born on June 12, 1948, in New Orleans, LA to the late Nelson Batiste and Mary Alice (Norris) Trench Pillette. She was a native of Vacherie, Louisiana and longtime resident of Wallace, Louisiana. She graduated from Magnolia High School in 1967. Fannie was employed by the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board until the time of her retirement. Fannie was always the life of any party and enjoyed having a good time. She loved sewing, playing bingo, and going to the casino. Her biggest passion was helping others whenever she could.
On July 23, 2020, God saw Fannie was getting weary and said; “Well done my good and faithful servant, come and take your rest.” She departed her Earthly life at home surrounded by love ones. She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband Leroy Nicholas, one son Corey (Tessa) Nicholas, two daughters Kawanna (Meldon) Borne, Tekleanna (Corey) Webster, five sisters Yvonne (Ray) Breaux, Gwendolyn (Kenneth) Harrison, Burdette (Harry) Johnson, Candy Batiste, and Rashonda (James) Champagne, two sisters-in-law Iris Pillette and Shena Batiste, two brothers Anthony Wayne Batiste and Clyde (Trena) Batiste, ten grandchildren ShaKeila and Rilynn Bazile, Jalen and JaJuan Nicholas, Keimani, Mekhai, and Kash Borne, and Corey, Coren, and Colyn Webster, three great grandchildren: ShaLaya, Jayden, and Alijah, two godchildren Tanya Dillard and Heather Breaux, and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Alice (Norris) Pillette and Nelson (Dorothy) Batiste, mother-in-law Ethel Spencer, father-in-law Earl Nicholas, son Ryan Keith Bazile, three brothers Norris Pillette Jr., Nelson Batiste Jr., and Theron Batiste,and granddaughter Khalei Borne.
A walk-through viewing will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052 at 10am. A private service will be held at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Highway Baptist Church Cemetery, Vacherie, LA. Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services.
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