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Patsy Schexnayder Pontiff

June 9, 1940 — September 28, 2023

Patsy Schexnayder Pontiff

Arnaudville - A private Memorial Service will be held for Patsy Schexnayder Pontiff, 83, who passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at her residence.

Patsy was born on June 9, 1940, in Arnaudville. A true lover of nature, Patsy found solace and joy in spending time outdoors. She cherished quiet moments by the water's edge, casting her fishing line with a patient determination. Gardening became her personal sanctuary, a place where she could watch vibrant sunflowers sway gracefully in the wind while butterflies danced around them. Patsy's garden was not only a space for flora but also a haven for squirrels and hummingbirds.

Beyond her fascination with the natural world, Patsy was a believer in the mystical power of astrology. She would spend countless evenings studying constellations, seeking guidance from the stars that adorned the night sky. Her belief in astrological influence added depth and intrigue to conversations she shared with others.

A lover of all creatures great and small, Patsy had an undeniable affinity for cats. They gravitated toward her gentle spirit as though she emitted a special aura only they could sense. Many vibrant felines found their forever homes under Patsy's loving care.

In addition to these passions, Patsy had a deep connection with horses and enjoyed exploring the beauty of nature on horseback through peaceful trail rides. She admired their strength and grace as they galloped beneath her, taking her on unforgettable journeys through picturesque landscapes.

Patsy's culinary talents were renowned, and her kitchen was a hub of creativity and love. With every delectable dish she prepared, she infused her personal touch, ensuring that those who tasted her creations experienced pure bliss. Her home became a gathering place for friends and family, where laughter echoed in harmony with the delicious scents wafting from her stove.

But above all, Patsy's heart embraced the role of a caregiver. She showered love and affection on her children and their friends, creating a nurturing environment where everyone felt welcome. Patsy made it her life's mission to ensure that others always knew they had a place to turn to in times of need.

She is survived by her son, Farrell Rusty Guilbeau; daughters, Arlene LeBlanc and Cynthia Robin (Shermin); grandchildren, Chad Guilbeau, Tricia Degeyter, Hunter Short (Paige), Matthew Powell (Kristen), Kelly Leblanc and Jordi Guilbeau (Tyra); great-grandchildren, Paige Wilks, Gage Degeyter, Gabrielle Brondum, Xander Scherer, Scarlett Short, Skylar Cole, Chaz Guilbeau, Fara Guilbeau, Chance Guilbeau, Chase Guilbeau, Ava Guilbeau, Kimalee Leblanc, Kambrie Leblanc, Aubrey Guilbeau and Jordi Guilbeau, Jr.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Auguste and Thelma Hebert Schexnayder; two husbands, Lester Guilbeau and Johnny Pontiff; daughter, Jennifer Guilbeau; great-grandchild, Chad Guilbeau, Jr.; and her brothers, Robert Schexnayder and Ray Schexnayder. 

Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

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