A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Lawrence S. “Nookie” Freyou, 76, at 10 a.m. Wednesday October 10, 2012, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Mark Derise officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum. Visitation will be Tuesday October 9, 2012, from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Rosary being prayed at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will resume Wednesday from 8 a.m. until service time.
A native of Buena, Texas, and longtime resident of New Iberia, Mr. Freyou died Saturday October 6, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at his residence in New Iberia.
Mr. Freyou was a sugarcane farmer. Lawrence was known to many of his friends and family as “Nookie.” He had a strong love for the earth and for many years grew his own vegetables and raised cattle to feed his family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He would sing his little song, “T-Maris” to them as babies. Mr. Lawrence was also an avid Saints fan.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Wanda Broussard Freyou; children Clint Freyou and wife, Donna, Darren Freyou and companion Bonnie and Brett Freyou and companion Dawn; one sister Elsie Freyou Darcey; grandchildren Corey Freyou and wife, Ashley, Nicole Hunter and husband Rob, Dexter Freyou, Justin Freyou and companion Destiny, Haileigh Hildreth and husband, Josh, Brice, Dylan and Dustin Freyou and Morgan, Magan and Mallory Migues; great-grandchildren Logan, Emily and Greyson Freyou, Asher Theall and Aidan and Teagan Hunter, all of New Iberia and his Godchild, Cindy Lanclos, of Baton Rouge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leodas “L.L.” Freyou and Alice Sedotal Freyou; brothers Relius and L. J. Freyou and a grandson Jarret James Freyou.
Pallbearers will be Corey, Justin, Brett, Dylan and Brice Freyou and Blair Ardeneaux.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.davidfuneralhome.com.
David Funeral Home, 1101 Trotter St. New Iberia, La., 369-6336, is in charge of arrangements.