Oberlin-Funeral service for Wilda Manuel, age 83, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Ardoin/Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oberlin. Bro. Ray Rainwater will officiate. Burial will follow in Manuel Cemetery under the direction of Ardoin/Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oberlin.
The family will receive visitors at Ardoin/Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oberlin on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 5-9 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until time of service.
Wilda was a loving wife to her husband, Dudley Manuel, for 47 years. She enjoyed crafts, took pride in her pine knots, and was an outstanding cook. She was a homemaker and very devoted to her family. Her passion was her children, grandchildren and husband. Wilda will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Those left to cherish Wilda’s memory include her sons, Joseph Troy Manuel of Tennessee and Joseph James Manuel and wife, Carilla, of Oberlin; daughters, Patsy Carpenter and husband, Neil, of Kinder, Rachelle Manuel of Baton Rouge, and DeLane Henderson and husband, Shane, of Hessmer; 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Wilda is preceded in death by parents, Ray and Esther Hebert; husband, Dudley Manuel; daughter, Brenda Manuel; sisters, Faye and Ruth Carrier; and brothers, Marcus Hebert, Sonny Hebert, Larry Hebert, and Jack Hebert.
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