Winnie Poole Friou

March 29, 1938 – January 3, 2020
Winnie F. Poole Friou was called home to her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 3, 2020, at 5:58 PM at Franklin Foundation Hospital.
Winnie was born in Powhatten, LA on March 29, 1938, the youngest of eleven children born to Cicero and Alto Poole and was raised in the Natchitoches area. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who was a 30 year resident of Verdunville, where she has resided with her husband Johnny.
Those she leaves to cherish her memory include her husband, Johnny Friou; four children, Elizabeth Gaspard and her husband Altus, Susan Elaine Dartez, Johnnie Glenn Adams Sr., Teresa Ann Aucoin and her husband Kerry; eleven grandchildren, John Warren Craigen III, Candace Kay Wilson, Altus Joseph Gaspard Jr., April Gaspard Grimes, Tonya Gaspard, Wayne Dartez, John David Dartez, Jeannie Marie Hebert, Johnnie Glenn Adams Jr., Paralee Frances Gobert, and John Paul Gobert; fourteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one brother, Samuel Otis Poole; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Louise Pritchett; her parents, Cicero Calhoun Poole and Alto Parlee Roy Poole; as well as nine siblings, James, Franklin, Arthur, Nathan, Cicero “Buck”, Vira, Cynthia, Gray, Viola.
Funeral services for Winnie will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin with visiting hours beginning at 9:00 a.m. Following the services she will be laid to rest in Teche Gardens Cemetery in Verdunville. Deacon Mary Stansbury will conduct the services. Serving as pallbearers will be Steven Hebert, Chris Theriot, Johnnie Glenn Adams Jr., Kerry Aucoin, Clarence Gobert, and John Paul Gobert.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.

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