Mary Ann Sonnier Benoit

December 23, 1938 ~ December 28, 2010

Mary Ann Sonnier Benoit, 72, of Moss Bluff died at 1:40 PM on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 in her residence.

Mrs. Benoit was born in Mamou, LA on December 23, 1938. She lived in Welsh before moving to Moss Bluff in 1968. Mrs. Benoit attended Welsh High School. She retired as office manager for Dr. R.H. Alexander, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and was also a Notary Public. Mrs. Benoit was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church.

She had a large network of friends through the internet that will miss her dearly. She loved animals, especially horses, dogs, and cats.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Louis Benoit of Moss Bluff; her Godson, Chris LaFleur of Moss Bluff; and a nephew, Larry Sonnier of Dallas, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ilbert and Clemmie Sonnier; a brother, Clarence Sonnier; and two nephews, Richard and Lawrence Sonnier.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 31, 2010 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh, LA. Monsignor Charles Dubois will officiate. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Thursday from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM with a rosary being recited at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM in the funeral home.

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  1. boy i sure will miss you (shi) and are talks on the phone you was a dear friend ,,i will never forget you ,,you will alway's be here with me ,,,gone but never forgotten,,,

  2. Girlfriend we met over 12 yrs ago and have had some wonderful times; enjoyed every visit down there. We Love you dearly and you will be sorely missed but you will NEVER be forgotten. Wednesdays will never be the same now on Pogo. Hug Sandy and Snoopy. Louis our prayers are with you always, we Love you. God Bless You.

  3. hi lewis, i remember more than 10 years ago when i first met shi in the chat room how intimidated i was by her but one day i opened my mouth and sassed her right back and from then on there was no more intimidation..she will be missed … take care of yourself lewis, please!!!

  4. I am so sorry. Shi will be missed by many love U girl and I know U are haveing a time with all the other chatters up there

  5. I had the pleasure of first meeting Mary, Shi as we all refer to her, in Sept 2000. In January 2001 we met again in San Antonio. As all our friends were out on the dance floor, we slipped off to the other side and watched the rodeo. We both shared a great love of animals, especially horses. I shall miss you my friend. I love you dearly. God Bless until we meet again.

  6. I have chatted and had may laughs on line with Shilo (the name she was known by) She will be sadly missed as her name is gone from our long list of on line friends….to her family I send my Sincerest condolences on your loss ……..Marlene

  7. I knew her since 2003 from room 1 in 60's .She was one of the nicest people i ever knew…sure will miss her …billie 489 .

  8. I met Mary in 60s room 1 in 1998 and i was new to the room she was the first lady to spoke to me and welcomed me we wher friends forever after that ,,i miss her so much in the room rest in pice now with God,,,wayne red tie.

  9. I met Shiloh in Room 1 online ,more than 10 yrs ago. She got me to speak on the mic finally and all of Room 1 has been sorry ever since.I was happy to get to say hello to her just recently when she came in the Room. She was a lovely lady who cared about people and animals. Hope she's enjoying the chat room up there along with others we have lost.She will not be forgotten Lewis , she and you will be in our prayers always. Love you , Shi.

  10. I met Shiloh in the 60's Love Room on Yahoo. She was one of the first people to welcome me. I was shy at first because it seem most of the people in the room were from the USA but in no time shiloh encouraged me to talk more over the years Shiloh became one of my favorite ladies in that room.Shiloh I became great friends and we shared many funny things together and a lot of great laughs.I will have truly missed her in the last few months. I am very lucky to have known her even if it was only on the internet. Shiloh I know your up there looking down at me saying northern_cutie behave yourself. Love you GalDonna Adams

  11. I will surely miss you, my friend. I'm so glad we were able to see each other in September. Love you, Shi My deepest sympathy, Louis.

  12. Mary ( Shiloh) was such a wonderful gal and she sure knew who she was. We met 10 yrs ago in chat,, and had such a good time. I bet her and Tang are having a ball shopping for STUFF!! Love ya,,,Minky

  13. Mary had a lot of friends.My wife and met Mary and AJ in New Orleans for the day,it was a great day. She will be missed by all who knew her. Louis we are so sorry for your loss take care buddy.

  14. Mary was a close friend for the last 12 years. She got this Canuck cooking Cajun food by sending cook books and also the history of the Cajuns.She was so proud of her heritage. We shared a common love of animals and left me a fond memory with a phone call a couple weeks ago and the excitement in her voice about her new dog she adopted. I will miss you my Cajun friend…Love you ….Pappy

  15. mary was dear friend of mind in the chat room she is going to be missed by many friends.she was one of the first ladys that talk to me in the room.12 yrs ago,louse i never got to see her person but but she was nice lady to me.i will miss her very much. with love, sandy

  16. Mary was my very best friend and I loved her dearly…I know it wont be long until Ill see her and Sandy running in the sun…

  17. My condolences go out to Uncle Louis. Our prayers are with you and the family. I'm sorry we can't come for the funeral, but will be thinking of you. God be with you Uncle Louis.Larry

  18. Recalling one of the best times in the room when we went shopping on Tang's Credit Card. We all laughed and had such a good time. Those of you luckly enough to be there that night will remember. Mink'y run out of ideas and bought stuff,Now Shi is in heaven gathering all the Lords Good Stuff. Lewis your in our prayers, God Bless. Roger and Celia

  19. Rest in peace dear friend. I will always remember the laughs and good times we shared. My deepest sympathies to Louis and all Mary's loved ones.Jo Snodgrass

  20. Shi, Cloudy, Hotrod, Howdee, and I attended many chatmeets together and had a ball. I can imagine Shi, Cloudy and Hotrod looking down on us while attending their chatmeet. hi, I will miss you and Louis my prayers are with you.

  21. Shi, I never did get to meet you in person, but I have talked to you on the net and phone several times, and I know we would have had a wonderful time together. I know you are in the Lord's hands and have a good family to look after you and welcome you to Heaven. Louis my prayer's and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Please know Mary was loved by many. Love ya gal, Graw

  22. Shi, we spend many quality and memorable times. You always called me your lil good luck charm (When we went to casino, she would sit by me, she would win, and I wouldn't.) Shi was a great gal and all who knew her, loved her. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Family. She will be missed so much.

  23. This goes out to all of my Nanny's friends. She is in a better place without pain or sorrow. Please feel free to contact me at my email which is I will make sure Paren (Louis) gets to read and see how much she was loved by all. Thanks for all of your condolences. They are greatly appreciated.Chris LaFleur

  24. We shared phone calls. Oh my if she was mad at someone could she bend my ear. But she also called when things weren't going my way an she knew I was hurt. She was a good friend and I'll miss her. RIP dear Shiloh….give paridog a hug for me:)

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