JULY 11, 1924-JAN. 8, 2022
Catherine Feazell of Campti was born July 11, 1924, and made her entrance into Heaven Jan. 8, 2022, from Natchitoches at the age of 97.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, leaving a wonderful legacy behind.
She was affectionately known as Big Momma. When she was introduced as Big Momma, some may not have understood why she was called that, but it was the nickname that endeared her to so many.
She loved fiercely and had a big heart. When she told you that she loved you, she meant it and you felt it.
She was a dedicated homemaker and made sure everyone who entered her home felt welcomed and wanted. You knew you were loved and she made sure you were fed as well. Catherine was steadfast in her faith and her love for her Master surpassed all else. She was a fervent prayer warrior, who prayed boldly and when she called on her Master, all of heaven stood at attention.
Her gift of singing was not only known by her family, friends and church, but has reached millions with her video of everyone’s favorite song “Old Time Preacher Man” – which we all believe was about Big Daddy.
Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Feazell Jr.; daughter, Pam Feazell; daughter, Jacqueline and husband Riley DuFrene Sr.; and son-in-law, Daniel Chance Sr.
She is survived and blessed by her daughters, Bessie and husband Donal Chance Sr., Linda Chance, Claudine and husband Michael DuFrene Sr., and Ruthie and husband Thane Shoemaker; son, A.J. Feazell III and wife Karla; 34 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 46 great-great grandchildren; and countless more who considered her to be their Big Momma.
She lived a life of ministry in pastoring and evangelizing alongside her husband of nearly 40 years. She held the first secretarial position for The Bible Tabernacle Congregation – Foundation / Bayou Land Missions. She has left a rich legacy behind, touching countless lives. She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Services for Catherine Feazell were Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches. Burial followed at Nativity Cemetery in Campti.