Zadie Zelma Theriot

Alpha March 8,1923
Omega March 25,2020

Zadie was born in Morgan City, La. to a very large family of 5 boys and 5 girls.

With her being the youngest of the girls she was often called on for family needs.

Her love for her family, her faith in God, and her belief in the power of prayer provided her a full time job. Whether it was prayer, phone calls or visits she was the inspiration and encouragement that everyone needed. Many of you may have remembered her beautiful smile from the Hallelujah Square or at the Church of God of Prophecy where she was a faithful member for her entire life.

She is survived by her son Jerry ” J.D. ” Theriot, and wife Pamela Governale Theriot, Step daughter Diane Theriot Martin and significant other Tom Forgey.

Her grandchildren includes Greg Theriot, and wife Christine Stansbury Theriot, Heather Theriot Berseygay, and husband Mack, Mike Beadle and girlfriend Stephanie Smith, Robert Martin III and wife Lorie, Ellen Martin and fiancé Joe Theriot, James Williams and Kim Wiliams.

Great grandchildren include Hayley Prestenbach, Brandon Beadle, Cole Theriot, Brock Theriot, Bella Berseygay, Sev Martin, Drew Martin, and Jalah Boenig.

Zadie was preceded in death by her father Ulysse Jean Topham, Mother Mary Victorina Dupree and her husband of 39 years Junius J. Theriot, her siblings and their spouses Garret Topham and wife Ellen Gaudet , Creighton Topham and wife Myrtle King, Ethel Topham and her husband Alvin Jack Gaudet, Royal Topham and wife Helen King, Relma Topham and her husband Warner A. Beadle, Inez Topham and her husband Earn J. Brown, Leland Topham and two wives Jewell” Doody” Randleand, Mildred Flanigan, Sadie Mae Toipham and husband Victor “Son” Businelle Sr. and Elton “Penu” Topham and his two wives Eileen O’Bannon and Laura Alene Randle; Her Step son Junius “Buddy” Theriot, and son in law Robert Martin ” Husband of Diane”.

The family would like to extend a very special thanks to several angels, Hayley Prestenbach great grandaughter that put 6 years of her life on hold to care for her great grandmother, Niece Jackie Rhyne and her family Stacy, Ken and Noah for always being there, Pamela Theriot, daughter-in-law her weekend caregiver. Sitter Wendie Hill, Gavin Desormeaux Hayley’s arm of support. Dr William Cefalu Jr. her personal Doctor, The Heart of Hospice team with Nurse Sue Bonvillain. Also Debbie Ledet Lee of Sheldon Hair Studio and Great staff of Hargrave Funeral Home.

The family will hold a private Graveside service due to the extenuating circumstances with the COVID-19 virus.

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