Nannette Briggs Obituary (2021) – Lafayette, LA


The funeral will be on Monday November 1st, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Lafayette for Nannette Benoit Briggs, 77, who passed away on Wednesday October 27th, 2021. Interment will take place at a later date. date at Calvary Cemetery, Jennings, LA. Reverend James Brady, JCL, pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lafayette, will lead the funeral services. Survivors include her husband, Don Briggs of Lafyette; six children, Timothy (Alanna) Castle and Christopher (Lisa) Castle from Lake Charles, LA, Tammy (Mark) Milam from Lafayette, LA, Brett Briggs from Vero Beach, FL, Andon (Beth) Briggs from Trussville, AL and Gifford ( Jackie) Briggs from Tallahassee, Florida; her grandchildren, Lansen Castle, Timothy Castle, Larkin Castle, Andrew Castle, Nicholas Castle, Faren Daigle, Chance Daigle, Devin Briggs (Kati), Colby Briggs, Sarah Noel (Taylor), Summer Simm (Alex), Ash Briggs, Chloe Briggs and Max Briggs; great-grandchildren, Jesse Briggs, Marci Briggs and Sailor Noel; four siblings, Edith Reed of Sulfur, LA, Rebecca Reed of Jennings, LA, Victor Benoit of Lafayette, LA, Theresa (Damon) Cormier of Lake Charles, LA and her sister-in-law, Heidi Benoit of Dallas, TX. She is also survived by her extended siblings Carolyn Geldmacher (Mike) of Carencro, LA, Debbie Trahan (Greg) of Sulfur, LA Charlie Woods (Sherry) of Sulfur, LA and Wendy Brown of Lafayette, LA. She was predeceased by her parents, Amar and Alice Benoit; one brother, Brandon Benoit and his stepmother, Eva “Lucy” Lucille Benoit. Nannette attended McNeese State University where she obtained a degree in education. During her years at McNeese, she was voted Little Colonel, La Belle, and Homecoming Queen. Nannette was a devoted mother to her two boys with whom she kept fond memories on many outdoor adventures such as gulf fishing, duck hunting, clay pigeon shooting, plantation trips. Louisiana and Little League baseball for many years. One of her greatest joys was the birth of her five grandsons, the eldest of whom affectionately called her Nina. She holds the speed record for traveling from Lafayette to Lake Charles to ensure her presence at the birth of her first grandson. Nannette loved to travel, especially sailing the Caribbean and traveling to North Carolina with her husband Don. She was a devout Catholic and an active member of the Saint Pius X Catholic Church where she served as Eucharistic Minister. Nannette flourished spiritually during her ACTS retreat and was a dedicated member of the Come, Lord Jesus prayer group. She was also a member of a book and quilting club. Nannette was a gifted singer and loved to sing. She loved spending quality time with all of her family and girls trips with her sisters. Nannette’s caring, loving and compassionate presence will live on in all who knew and loved her. The bearers will be Lansen Castle, Timothy’s Castle, Andrew Castle, Larkin Castle, Nicholas Castle and Chance Daigle. The family requests that tours be observed at Martin & Castille’s Southside location on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will continue on Monday from 8:00 a.m. until service time. A rosary will be recited on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the Martin & Castille funeral home. Consult the obituary and the guest book online at Martin & Castille-Southside-600 E. Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508, 337-984-2811.

Published by The Acadiana Advocate from October 30 to November 1, 2021.

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