Elia Thibodeaux Prudhomme

October 16, 1932 ~ February 6, 2023

Elia Prudhomme, 90, born Thibodeaux, entered into eternal rest at 3:30 AM on Monday, February 6, 2023.

Born on October 16, 1932 to Joseph and Octavia Thibodeaux, she lived in Church Point until marrying Rodney Prudhomme in 1951.  It was then that they moved to Lake Charles where they lived, worked, worshipped and raised their 4 children.  They were members of St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church where they attended mass weekly until the passing of her husband, 13 years ago.

Mrs. Prudhomme is survived by her four children and their spouses, Larry Prudhomme and Sylvia Quintana, of Columbus Texas; Richard Prudhomme and wife Kathy, of Westlake; Glenn Prudhomme and wife Diane, of Mississippi; and Sue Prudhomme Lanza and her husband Ricky, of Lake Charles.  She is also survived and will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Kari Prudhomme Casey and husband Jason, Kasey Prudhomme and his fiancée Autumn Prestenback, Kristopher Prudhomme, Katie Lanza Credeur and husband Brian, Ricky Lanza, Jr. and wife Elizabeth, Madelyn Lanza, Joshua Prudhomme, Tara Prudhomme, and Gabby Quintana; and nine great-grandchildren, Brayden, Jeremy, and Evelyn Grace Prudhomme, Graham and Anna Catherine Casey, Josephine Lanza, and Jack, Luke, and Camille Credeur.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney; her nine siblings; parents; and a grandson, Richard Aaron Prudhomme.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 10, 2023 at St. Margaret Catholic Church.  Father Andy DeRouen will officiate.  Immediately following the mass, she will be laid to rest at Consolata Cemetery beside our beloved dad.  A gathering of family members and friends will begin at Johnson Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with a rosary at 6:00 PM.  Vistation will continue on Friday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in her memory to Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic School (Reference:  Jack, Luke, and Camille Credeur family), St. Mary Margaret Catholic School (Reference:  Graham Casey family), the American Cancer Society at or to the St. Nicholas Center for Children at


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