ST. MARTINVILLE — Mary Kay, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 10, 2018, in New Orleans, at the age of 64. She was born on September 25, 1953, to Rita and Thomas Voorhies. She was a native of St. Martinville. Kay was a 38-year resident of Loreauville after marrying Tedmund Habetz on Leap Day, 1980. She was a 1972 graduate of Our Lady of Mercy. Prior to serving as Human Resources Director at Berard, Habetz, and Associates, Inc. for 23 years, Kay was employed by the United States Social Security Administration for 12 years. She also served the local community as a Notary Public for 35 years. She was an active member of the Louisiana hot air ballooning community and enjoyed traveling with her friends and family to ballooning competitions. Kay loved cutting the grass as it brought her “me time relaxation.” Her children and grandchildren brought her the most joy, selflessly giving to each of them.
She is survived by her mother, Rita Durand Voorhies; husband, Tedmund Habetz; children Taylor Habetz, Morgan Habetz, Bradford Habetz Millett and husband, Ryan; grandchildren Raegan and Karleigh Habetz, Elijah Simon, and Rucker Millett; siblings Jeffery Voorhies and wife, Annette, Christine Johnson and husband, Bill, Ted Voorhies and wife, Nikki, Patrice Jarreau and husband, Todd, Stephen Voorhies, Michelle Belaire and husband, Chris; sister-in-law Flavia Eldridge and husband, Glenn; brothers-in-law Michael Habetz and wife, Cindy, and Bruno Habetz and wife, Linda; and many nieces, nephews, and friends, all of whom she loved dearly.
She was preceded by her father, Thomas Voorhies Jr.; mother-in-law, Rita Ohlenforst Habetz; father-in-law, Joseph Habetz; and her faithful four-legged companion Molly.
Visitation will be on Saturday, June 16, from 8-9:30 a.m. at Pellerin Funeral Home in St. Martinville followed by Catholic Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. Urn bearer will be Taylor Habetz. Entombment to follow Memorial Mass.
Special thanks to Dr. Kline and the staff at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans for their unfailing kindness.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Gynecological Cancer Fund at Ochsner Medical Center by using the following link: www.ochsner.org/kayhabetz
Pellerin Funeral Home, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582 (332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.
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