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Eloise "Weezie" Cloutier Verret

June 14, 1940 — June 20, 2024

Morgan City

Eloise "Weezie" Cloutier Verret

Eloise “Weezie” Julia Cloutier Verret, 84, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, June 20, 2024. Eloise was a lifetime resident of Morgan City, Louisiana, born on June 14, 1940. She graduated from Morgan City High School in 1958. She loved attending her frequent reunions and monthly luncheons with her close group of classmates. Eloise worked in community health for many years in St. Mary Parish. She was an incredible, strong woman, steadfast in her faith and her family.

Eloise lived an adventurous life, loved to travel, and was always the life of the party. It was not unusual for her to drive hours away for a cup of coffee with a friend. She was up for anything at a moment’s notice and just loved to go! If she was not traveling, you could find her by her TV cheering on her beloved LSU and Saints, or just watching Hallmark Christmas movies. She was the matriarch of a household of eight kids but never knew who was living there at any point in time. She spent a lifetime mothering her eight children and her community by filling their hearts and bellies. She never met a stranger and treated everyone like family. 

Eloise’s house, heart, and kitchen were always open to her family and friends. She was a born caretaker and always the first one to volunteer to stay with you in the hospital (maybe it was just for the food and coffee). She was a consistent source of wisdom, advice, and experience. She loved her children, family, friends, and church family. She looked forward to her visitors. Whether it was morning coffee and Cheetos, providing lunch for her working children, grandchildren, and their coworkers, or dropping by to chat, she welcomed everyone. She cherished the moments of sleepovers, playing games, dancing, watching TV, and telling one of her many stories of travel and family shenanigans. She was competitive when she played, even with the grandkids. She was NOT going to lose to anyone. 

Raising eight children on her own could not have been easy, which is probably why she forgot a child here and there or forgot to pack clothes for one to go on vacation. Even though the sadness today is overwhelming, she made us laugh every day. Her smile and humor were contagious. She did the silliest things that amused everyone. She ordered food in the drive-thru at the “new” microphones not realizing those were garbage cans. She knew that people used spray as protection from intruders, so she bought WD-40. It was supposed to be wasp spray. Maybe she was going to grease them until they fled. She sure made us laugh!

As an avid writer, she loved her daily journaling, where she would recount her day. She loved reading, her favorite book being the Bible. When she traveled, she packed an extra suitcase just for the books she intended to and DID read on the trip. She was a strong and consistent prayer warrior who prayed for her children and their families every day. Weezie was infamous for her handwritten letters. If she felt led to address an issue, you could expect a multipage letter. If you did something wrong, our family’s running joke is “Oh, you’re getting a letter!”

Her bright, infectious smile was quite special on Earth, but we know it’s shining even brighter now that she is reunited with her parents and one of her best friends, Brenda Green. They traveled together, prayed together, and are probably now lost roaming the golden streets of heaven. She’s probably looking for Elvis. 

She gave and taught us so much except how to let her go. This world won’t be the same without her in it, but we are comforted knowing that she will forever watch over and continue to pray for us. Mom, give us the strength to continue to go forward. In her own recent writings, “Death for a Christian is a win-win experience.” We rejoice in the memory of her long life and now her newest adventure in her eternal life with her Lord and Savior.

She leaves a void in the lives of her eight children: Gregory (Melinda), Troy (Mona), Jude (Kat), Holly Manuel (Phillip), Scott (Lydia), Lea Oubre (Gregory Sr.), Donny (Lisa), and Jamie Parker (Howard); and her grandchildren: Daniel, Justin, Eric, Tyler, Tanner, Tucker, Hannah, Julia, Laura, Gregory Jr., Taylor, Chandler, Carter, Cheney, their spouses, 12 great-grandchildren, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and greats.

She is also survived by her siblings: June Driskill (Jolley), Diane Martin (Michael), C. Floyd Jr. “Bub” Cognevich-Cloutier (Calvin), and Terri Sublett (Jim).

She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Sr. and Laura Belle Cloutier, and Donald Verret Sr. with whom she shared her eight children. 

So our dear mother, sister, and friend, we know that “He has turned your mourning into dancing, has put off your sackcloth and clothed you with joy.” Psalms 30:11

Dance, Sweet Angel, dance!

Visitation and celebration of her life will begin at 9:00 am until the time of services at 11:30 am at Lighthouse Community Church, 3801 HWY 182, Berwick, LA 70342. She will be laid to rest at Morgan City Cemetery. 

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, June 29, 2024

9:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Lighthouse Community Church

3801 LA-182, Berwick, LA 70342

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 29, 2024

11:30am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

Lighthouse Community Church

3801 LA-182, Berwick, LA 70342

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Burial

Saturday, June 29, 2024

1:00 - 1:15 pm (Central time)

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