Genevieve (Wilson) Boudreaux, 85, of Monroe, passed away peacefully in her home on September 3, 2021.
She was born to the late Thomas Fitzhugh and Mary Emma Williams Wilson, Oct. 11, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Genevieve (Geney) graduated from Neville High School in 1953, and received a BA in French with a minor in Spanish from Newcomb College in 1957.
She married the late Dr. Harry Moresi Jr. in 1957, and with their five children Michele, Michael, Mary Elise, Margaret, and Harry III, settled in New Iberia, Louisiana. Two years after Harry Jr’s passing, Geney married Bernard Boudreaux of Abbeville in 1973 and was blessed with Ben’s children Angelique, Rachael, Julian, and Camille.
Geney is survived by two sisters: Mary Emma (Tommy) Barham of Oak Ridge, LA; and Nancy (Terry) Brubaker of Hilton Head, SC…five children: Michele Moresi, of Orlando, FL; Michael Moresi (Shalyon Baker), of Shreveport, LA; Mary Elise (Lane) Doss, of Monroe, LA; Margaret Moresi (Michael) Cunningham, of Annapolis, MD; and Harry (Jane) Moresi, of Dayton, OH….and three step-daughters: Angelique (Jim) Ward of Kingwood , TX; Rachael (Charlie) Novak of Abbeville, LA; and Camille Boudreaux of League City, TX. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Geney was predeceased by her loving husband Ben in 2014 and step-son Julian in 2004.
Geney enjoyed traveling the country and hosting gatherings of family and friends. She will be long-remembered for the family’s beach trips to the “Cajun Riviera,” Gulf Shores, Alabama, where loved ones could reconnect every summer. Geney was an active member of her church congregations, faithfully serving on the Altar Guilds of Epiphany Episcopal in New Iberia and St. Paul’s Episcopal in Abbeville.
The Celebration of Life Ceremony will be officiated by the Reverend Don Smith on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe, followed by a private burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or to the Grace Episcopal Altar Guild.