Rena Armentor O'Neal

August 21, 1924 ~ August 31, 2010

Rena Armentor O'Neal, 86, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 in her home with her loving husband and family at her side.

Mrs. O'Neal was born on August 21, 1924 in Crowley, LA. She married Edward O'Neal on June 27, 1948. She lived most of her life in Lake Charles, where she was active with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Little League while raising her sons. Mrs. O'Neal was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; her family was her greatest passion. She also enjoyed cooking and family get-togethers, especially Christmas Eves.

Mrs. O'Neal is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Edward O'Neal; four sons, Mike O'Neal of Lake Charles, Kenny (Gail) O'Neal of Baton Rouge, Russell (Dede) O'Neal of Lake Charles, and Jeff (Cheryl) O'Neal of Moss Bluff; nine grandchildren, Chris O'Neal, Marc (Lorin) O'Neal, David (Kayla) O'Neal, Phillip (Nicole) O'Neal, Michael (Courtney) O'Neal, Dru O'Neal, Timothy (Ashley) O'Neal, Spense O'Neal, and Ali O'Neal; and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Clara Armentor; eight brothers, Relic, Ignace, Leo, Arthur, Jessie, Joe, Emile, and Stanley Armentor; sister, Edith Daws; and a grandson, Eric O'Neal.

Her funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 3, 2010 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Dan Landry will officiate. Burial will follow in Prien Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM with a scripture service at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.

The family would like to thank Harbor Hospice and her caregivers, Cheryl Grigsby and Barbara Eddie.

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  1. Chris, I am so sorry to hear about your grandma. I know she was very special to you and you spent alot of time with her. I pray for your family, especially your grandpa.

  2. Russel and Dede,My father (Ronald Waguespack) told me about your mother's passing. My family is sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Melissa Cooley and Family

  3. Uncle Ed, Mike, Kenny, Russell and Jeff.I am so sorry for your loss. I know Aunt Rena was sick for a long time so I'm sure she is at peace now.I just thought of something very funny that happened years ago we were all kids. The boys were throwing rotten tomatoes at cars and one car had the windows down and a tomatoe went in the car. I remember everyone being scared and ran in the house. Those were some fun times.I will keep all of you and Aunt Rena in my prayers.

  4. Uncle Eddie and boys,I was very saddened to hear about Aunt Rena passing. It is so very hard to lose someone so dear. Thanks Uncle Eddie for all the support and advise you gave us when daddy was ill. Love to everyone, Colleen (Armentor)

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