Feb. 17, 1931-Nov. 25, 2018

A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Rosa M. Bayonne will be Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Natchitoches. Officiating the services will be Father John O’Brien.  Friends are invited to a visitation with the family on the morning of the service at the church.  Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 9:30 a.m.

Rosa Mae Coutee-Bayonne was born to Edna Monette and John Coutee Feb. 17, 1931, in Cloutierville.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cloutierville.

In 1949, she married Ednest Bayonne of Cloutierville and to this union, five children were born, Peggy, John, Ronald, Brenda and Leslie, all left to cherish her memory.

She also leaves behind a daughter-in-law, Jeanie; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved.

Rosa was a homemaker and a certified nurse aide.  Her love of fragrance and make-up led her to become an Avon saleswoman for many years.  Rosa enjoyed reading and doing word puzzles.  She had the opportunity to travel outside Louisiana and collected her magnets to prove it.  She also enjoyed playing the slots at casinos.  She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother and aunt.  She will be missed by her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ednest; and her parents, Edna and John Coutee; three siblings, Wilmon “Jimmy” Coutee, Wilson Joseph “Badeaux” Coutee Sr. and Agnes Carpenter; and one daughter-in-law, Barbara Bayonne.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sisters, Annie M. Coutee and Mary A. Culbert; and sisters-in-law,  Betty Coutee and Alma Rachal.

Active pallbearers will be Brent Bayonne, Derrick Bayonne, John Bayonne Jr., Quentin Bayonne, Ronald Bayonne II and Wilson Joseph Coutee Jr.