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Shelby Ann Maris

A Mass of Christian burial for Shelby Ann Maris, 80, of Mermentau will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Mermentau on Tuesday, June 4 at 10 a.m. with Father Randall Moreau officiating.
Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Monday, June 3 from 3 p.m. until the time of her Funeral Mass with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. on Monday evening. Shelby will be laid to rest in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery. Carrying Shelby to her final resting place in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery will be Andrus Jay Maris, Mark Anthony Morvant, Gordon Maris, Shawn Maris, Michael Maris, Shawn Maris, Jr., Justin Maris and Jacob Joseph Maris. Honorary pallbearers will be Kason Chaisson, Kellie Lege and Crystal Morvant.
Shelby was born in Jennings, LA on December 21, 1938 to Gustave Godeaux and Eudia Cormier Godeaux. She was called to her Heavenly Father on May 30, 2019. Shelby was a Librarian. She loved to play Bingo, pokeno, gardening, baking and doing volunteer work. Shelby never met a stranger and she loved to visit with family and friends. Shelby was a kind and loving person, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Shelby is survived by four sons, Markham Maris of Mermentau, Gordon Maris (Stacy) of Jennings, Shawn Maris of Mermentau, Jacob Maris (Amy) of Mermentau; one daughter, Jackie Richard (Phillip) of Mermentau; two sisters, Gay Guidry of Mermentau, Corita Hoffpauir of Roberts Cove; twelve grandchildren & eleven great grandchildren.
Shelby is preceded in death by her parents, Gustave & Eudia Godeaux; her beloved husband, Harold Maris; her daughter, Dianna Miller; her brothers, Gary Godeaux, Gerald Godeaux, and Willie “Gustave” Godeaux.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home.

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