Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Glue Of Our Family

This is the reason why I fell behind in my blog posts last month.

Our world was torn apart when my grandmother passed away. We knew she was sick and has been battling diabetes for a really long time, but it took a down hill turn in February, her vital organs were becoming weaker, and she starting getting major blood clots. Eventually they believe she had a stroke and that is what ultimately took her life. She was a wonderful woman, with many many friends. The church was very packed with people standing out in the lobby for her funeral. She was very loved.

Especially by her family. She was the mother of 10 children and she kept us all together no matter what. I was glad to come from such a large family. My best friends growing up were my cousins. We loved to stay over at my Maw Maw and Paw Paw's house. I remember watching TV shows over there.. Hee Haw was my favorite. I remember Maw Maw peeling apples with a knife; She would peel them round and round in once long strip..  she cut an apple like no one else, and it was always the sweetest apple you ever had. She made the best coffee milk ever. It made us feel so grown up and we loved her for it. I remember the first time I ever saw "Island of the Blue Dolphins" was at her house.. I sat there in my Paw Paw's lap .. engulfed in the movie.. it was the best movie ever. She made the best fudge and no one could touch her homemade rolls with a 10 foot pole.. they were the best!!

 I have so many great memories of her and my grandfather. They weren't very rich with money, but they were rich in love and in life. I am so happy for every moment I got to spend with her. She was a role model to all of us.

I once gave her a sign that said, "If grandmother were flowers, I'd pick you."

... it still holds true today.

I love and miss you Maw Maw.

Annie Mae Fabre

May 4, 1931 - February 9, 2012
Annie Mae Fabre, 80, of Fannett died on February 9, 2012 at the Arboretum of Winnie.

A native of Youngsville, Louisiana, she was born on May 4, 1931 to Adam Maturin and Edolie Romero. Annie had live in the Winnie –Fannett areas for fifty-five years. She enjoyed being with her family and dancing and listening to Cajun music.

Annie is survived by son, Howard Fabre and his wife, Celia of Nederland; daughters, Joy Aubey and her husband, George of Hamshire; Neva Johnson and her husband Lewis and Patty Trahan and her husband, Luther all of Port Acres, Lucy Holst and her husband, Grady of Fannett, Faye Bauer and her husband, Hobart of Winnie, Bonnie Taylor and her husband, Bobby and Brenda Mueller and her husband, Ben all of Fannett, Joanna Pinder and Cheryl Matthews and her husband, Robert all of Hamshire; twenty-six grandchildren, Karen Babineaux and her husband, Brett, Willie Joe Fabre, Katie Wells, Tammy Sain and her husband, Mike, Tina Aubey, Buck Aubey, Terry Trahan and her husband, Trey, Monica Whitehead and her husband, Carl, Chad Johnson and his wife, Jeannie, Kristi Diaz, Mark Trahan, Lisa Broussard, Julie Saiu and her husband, Bryan, Gwen Ackley and husband, Marc, Maranda Breaux and her husband, Lanny, Jayme Smith and her husband, John, Ryan Bauer and his fiance, Mandi Thompson, Beau Taylor and his wife, Heather, Brooke Rivett and her husband, Jeremiah, Patrick Mueller, Ben Baker, Aaron Baker, Heather Pinder and her husband, Travis Bruce, Lauren Pinder, Robby Matthews and Brady Matthews; thirty-five great-grandchildren, Sophia Babineaux, Kamron Fabre, Jamie Pritchard, Kayla Sain, Shannon Sain, Kade Haranicky, Haylee Haranicky, Samatha Trahan, Isabella Trahan, Nicole Aubey, Madeline Aubey, Carley Chainey, Peyton Chainey, Jessica Archer, Blake LeJune, Bryce LeJune, Preston Johnson, Alexis Johnson, Carson Johnson, Alexander Diaz, Kristin Diaz, Madison Diaz, Konnor Broussard, Braydon Broussard, Drake Trahan, Keeley Saiu, Blade Saiu, Hannah Ackley, Austin Ackley, Joshua Smith, Cyan Rivett, Raynee Baker, Austin Baker, Autumn Baker, and Summer Bruce; one great-great-grandchild, Kaysn Diaz; brother, Walter Maturin and his wife, Elizabeth; and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Fabre.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning, February 11, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9894 Gilbert Rd, in Beaumont with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 3098 N. Hwy 68, in Nederland, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 W. Buccaneer Drive, in Winnie. A gathering of her family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday evening, February 10, 2012, with a rosary recited at 6:00 p.m. at Broussard’s.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary Senior Citizens, 9894 Gilbert Rd, Beaumont, Texas 77705 or Young at Heart, 315 W. Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas 77665.

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