Patricia "Trish" Prejean Haydell, 79, passed peacefully into Heaven on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm at her home in Lafayette, LA.
A Memorial Mass was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 415 Robley Drive, Lafayette, LA, on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Howard J. Blessing, Pastor, officiated. Trish was cremated and visitation with her urn began at 1:00 PM at Holy Cross Catholic Church. The family will hold her ashes for a private burial at a later date. Born August 4th, 1934 to Paul and Viola Prejean, Trish was raised in Addis, LA. She was preceded in her passing by her parents, Paul & Viola; her brothers, Paul Jr., Robert, Johnny, Leslie and Louis; and her sister, Margaret. She is survived by two brothers and their wives, Glenn & Gladys Prejean and Harold & Julie Prejean; and two sisters and their husbands, Betty & Pete Landry and Katherine & Roy Mouch. Trish is also survived by her husband of 60 years, John Brent Haydell, Sr.; her children, Brent Jr., Richard, Sue, Connie, Michael, Patrick and Craig; her Son-In-Laws, Albert and Barney; her Daughter-in-Laws, Janette, Kathy, Debbie, Jan and Tonya; her (17) grandchildren and their spouses - JB & Rebecca, CJ & Candace, Garner & Courtney, Joseph & Trisha, Kaitlyn, Justin & Angie, Jonathon & Memory, Jacob, Ashley & Blake, Jennifer, Albert Jr., Taylor & Edward, Tyler, Sydni, Riley, Linden and Holden; her (13) GREAT-grandchildren - Haddie, Ariel, Gabriel, Samuel, Maxwell, Aden, Ashlynn, Addilynn, Colton, Leighten, Elia, Kylieann, Breanna and her 14th great-grandchild - Mason Tyler Breaux born to Taylor & Edward Breaux on Saturday, July 19th, 2014. Trish was a very loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and FRIEND...who thought of everyone else first. She is now watching over ALL her family from a GREATER perspective. As a generous and loving soul, Trish will be missed by all lives she touched while on her earthly path. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice facility of your choice. The Haydell family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses of Hospice Compassus for their support in her final days. The family also wishes to thank Dr. Kemp Coreil of Lafayette, who was Trish's most compassionate and caring physician for her last 15 years. In Trish's Memory: Now that I am gone, remember me with a smile and laughter. And if you need to cry, cry with your brother or sister who walks in grief beside you. And when you need me, put your arms around anyone and give to them what you need to give to me. There are so many who need so much. I want to leave you something, something much better than words or sounds. Look for me in the people I've known and loved or helped in some special way. Let me live in your heart as well as your mind. You can love me most by letting your love reach out to our loved ones. By embracing them and living in their love. Love does not die, people do. So when all that's left of me is love, give me away as best you can. While the author of this message is unknown, the message is the essence of how Patricia "MawMaw Trish" Prejean Haydell would like to be remembered. Personal condolences may be sent to the Haydell family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.