Breaux Bridge - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge for Agnes B. Amest, 89.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home in Breaux Bridge from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday, and continue on Saturday at 7:00 am until 10:00 am.
A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 pm on Friday evening.
Rev. George-Bede Ajuruchi, SSJ will officiate at the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Breaux Bridge.
Agnes B. Amest was born on June 25, 1932 to the late Eunice and Edgar Broussard in Arnaudville, LA. She was the youngest of four siblings. She was also known as "Ne-Nis" by family and friends.
Agnes departed this life on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 10:38 pm at her home, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and niece.
Agnes was married to her devoted husband, Joseph C. Amest for 57 years. Her hobbies were bingo, going to the casino, playing cards and spending quality time with her children, friends and family. Her outgoing personality will be long remembered and cherished by all who knew her. She was employed by Smile, where she worked as a bus driver at Huron Center for 30 plus years.
Her memories will be cherished by her sons, Shelton Amest (Marcella), Michael Amest (Cherie), Howard Amest and Randy Amest (Marla); daughters, Peggy Sonnier (Bobby) and Sheila Wiltz (Craig, Sr.); sisters-in-law, Mary Collins and Mary Amest; brothers-in-law, Joseph Cyril Amos and Robert Finney; grandchildren, Jamyric Sonnier, Kim Sonnier, Jeremy Sonnier, Megan Addison, Craig Wiltz, Jr., Tyler Wiltz, Antiganny Amest, Chelsea Amest, Courtney Amest, Yolanda Amest, LeeAnn Amest, Faith Amest, Cassandra Amest, Fabian Amest, Shenelle Amest, Damon Amest, Appolonia Amest, Marty Amest, Kenzie Amest and Brea Amest; 43 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; godchildren, Savannah Lawrence, Nancy Martinez and LaKesha Davis; granddaughter, Cassandra Amest, grandson, Trevan Amest and niece, Rose Davis (Isaac) that she took beneath her wings as her own; her close and dear friends, Mary Derouselle and Verna Celestine; and a host of loving and caring nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Caffery Amest; parents, Edgar and Eunice Broussard; parents-in-law, Florence and Clay Amos; brother, Alton Broussard; sisters, Marjorie Joseph and Ceola Potier; aunts, Antonia B. Davis, Suzette White and Lillian B. Calais; niece, Cynthia Sam; nephews, Clayton Potier and Larry Joseph; daughter-in-law, Barbara Amest; sisters-in-law, Beanna Broussard, Evelyn Amos, Edna Charles, Mary Alice Finney, Audry Amest and Hilda Broussard; brothers-in-law, Horace Joseph, Clarence Potier, Alfred Amest, Irvin Amest, Clarence Amest, Theodore Charles, Joseph Clark, Wilber Collins and Clayton Broussard; grandchildren, Shannon Randall and Alton Hall; and great-grandchildren, Kaylan Goodie, Braeden Amest, Mya Addison and Devin Addison, Jr.
Pallbearers will be Craig Wiltz, Jr., Tyler Wiltz, Jeremy Sonnier, Fabian Amest, Damon Amest and Trevan Amest.
Honorary pallbearers will be Shelton Amest, Michael Amest, Howard Amest, Randy Amest, Craig Wiltz, Sr., Bobby Sonnier, Jamyric Sonnier, Devin Addison, Clarence Broussard, Kenneth Joseph, Kenneth Amos, Dale Amos, Isaac Davis, Richard Clark, Eric Clark and Archie Joseph.
The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation, all of the prayers, visits, cards, telephone calls and other expressions of love shown to console our hearts during our time of bereavement.
We would also like to thank Dr. Charles Louis, his nurse Christine, and the staff at Ocshner Lafayette General for the exceptional medical care that they provided for our mother.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.