A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Ella Metoyer will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cloutierville.  Burial will follow at the Catholic Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 7 from 5-9 p.m. with the recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home.

At the age of 89, Ella Metoyer passed away on the morning of March 6, 2018.  She was a lifelong resident of Cloutierville and expressed fulfillment in being a devout Catholic, wife and mother of nine children.  Her compassionate demeanor has graced the lives of many and she was a true blessing to all those who knew and loved her.

Ella was preceded in death by her parents, Hebert Metoyer and Fannie Rachal of Cloutierville; husband, Peter Metoyer Sr.; three sons, Peter Jr., Hebert and David Metoyer; a host of siblings; and one grandchild, Jacob Metoyer.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Nora M. Jones (Steve) of Natchez, and Mary Ella Christophe (Anthony) of Natchitoches; sons, Martin Metoyer (Frances) of Shreveport, Bruce Metoyer (Mindy) of Natchitoches, Milton Metoyer (Cynthia) of Derry, Michael Metoyer of Cloutierville; and her sister, Theresa Coutee of Cloutierville.  She was loved intensely by her 21 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are her grandsons, Steven L. Jones, Dominick Metoyer, Martin Metoyer Jr., John P. Metoyer, Milton Metoyer Jr. and Anthony Christophe Jr.