Lilla May Heck Moreau Bennett passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 12:48am.
She was the daughter of Henri Jean-Baptiste Heck and Sophie Hortense Dupont Heck, and was born in Brusly, LA on May 10, 1913. She graduated from LSU, class of 1933, where she was a member of the girls' basketball, volleyball, and tumbling teams. Her keen wit, sparkling sense of humor, and love of music made any gathering a special event. She was a dear and treasured wife and the heart of her family. She had 10 children, 32 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband of 53 years, Al Moreau, Sr., husband, Dale Bennett, Sr., a daughter, Suzanne Marie Moreau, a grandson, Charles Moreau Green-Newsham, her parents, and 9 brothers and sisters. She is survived by children: Colette (Allen) Lottinger, Tonsie (Pat) Beach, Al, Jr (Margarette) Moreau, Doug (Elaine) Moreau, Becky (Ned) Newsham, Margo (Mac) McCarthy, Jeanne (Steve) Caldarera, Michele (Richard) Rathbone, and Andre' Moreau. Visitation was from 9-11am, Saturday, October 5, 2013 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Ave, Baton Rouge, with funeral mass following at 11. Burial was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetary, Brusly, LA. Donations may be made to The Charlie Green Service Scholarship, Father Ryan High School, 700 Norwood Dr, Nashville, TN 37203. Funeral arrangements handled by Rabenhorst Funeral Home, (225) 383-6831. www.rabenhorst. com.