Nov. 9, 1937-Oct. 15, 2021

Shirley Ann LeBlanc Mayeux, 83, passed away peacefully Oct. 15, 2021, with her family by her side.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Derek Ducote serving as celebrant.  Burial will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Shirley was born in Lafayette Nov. 9, 1937, to Oscar LeBlanc and Eulalie Broussard LeBlanc. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School.

She met the love of her life, Tony Mayeux in 1959 and they married Feb. 24, 1962.  They moved to Gulfport, Miss., to start their life together. Shirley and Tony lived in several states including Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia before moving to Natchitoches in 1980 when Tony accepted a position to manage the National Fish Hatchery.

Blessed with four children, Monica, Julie, Michelle and Christopher, Shirley’s greatest pride was her family.  She was devoted to her family and God.  For many years she volunteered her time at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was a member of the Association of Catholic Women and taught CCD.

Shirley was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruby and Loveline; brother, Loveless; and parents.

She is survived by her adoring husband, Tony Mayeux; her children, Monica Key and husband Scott, Julie Mayeux, Michelle Brossette and husband Shane, and Christopher Mayeux and wife Michelle; grandchildren, Sara, Kimberly, Carol, Michael, Erica, Stephen, Christopher, William and Matthew.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Shawn McNeilly, Dr. Mary Long, Kindred Home Health, Cardinal Hospice, Hattie Beard and Ann Edmund for the care and compassion shown during such a difficult time.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Scott Key, Shane Brossette, Stephen Mayeux, Christopher Brossette, William Mayeux and Matthew Mayeux.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Mayeux, Ray Ponthieux and Tony Fontenot.