Ella Sonnier Mier

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Ella Sonnier Mier, 95, who died Wednesday, November 23, 2011, in the American Legion Hospital.

Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monday, November 28, 2011, at 1:00 p.m.

Interment was in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne.

Ms. Mier was born the youngest of eleven children in South Rayne, on December 30, 1915, and was a lifelong resident of Rayne.

She was an honorary member of the St. Joseph’s Ladies Altar Society. Mom Mom Mier was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She loved having her family over, especially for the holidays and also enjoyed having coffee parties with her family and friends. She planted the seed that created all of her family traditions.

Surviving, are daughters, Lovinia Mier Credeur of Rayne and Mary Lee Doucet and husband, James, of Carencro, daughter-in-law, Joyce Bergeron Mier of Rayne, nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and twelve great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Mier and parents, Donat and Marguerite Sonnier; sisters, Evelyna, Amelia, Elminer and Elia; brothers, Eraste, Maurice, Moise, Mayo, Isaac and Forest; son, Leward Mier; son-in-law, Ravis Credeur; and two grandchildren, Glen Credeur and Lou Ella Credeur Touchet.

Friends were received at 9:00 a.m.. until 9:00 p.m., Sunday, November 27, and 9:00 a.m. until services, Monday, November 28, 2011, at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne. A Rosary was retired at 7:00 P.M. Sunday.

Pallbearers were John Mier, Charles Credeur, Michael Touchet, Justin Mier, Chris Domingue and Jason Dugas.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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