Emmalena Duhon, 78, of Orange went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 1, surrounded by her loving family. Emmalena was a native of Bristol, La.; born on Feb. 26, 1935 to parents Blanche (Leger) and Noah Begnaud.
She had lived in the Orange area for 60 years, and was employed with Conway & Co. Realty for many years as a Real Estate Agent. Emmalena had a strong faith and was an active member of Little Cypress Baptist Church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed playing cards with her canasta group every other Monday. Emmalena loved spending time with her family, who will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Begnaud; her infant twin sister, Evalina Begnaud; sister, Betty Ann Broussard and brother, Leroy Begnaud
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Cecil D. Duhon of Orange; sons, Darrel Duhon and wife Carmen of Orange, Todd Duhon and wife Sharlena of Orange; grandchildren, Justin, Ashley, Danielle, and Brock Duhon; sisters, Leverta Castille of Carencro, LA, Georgie Courville and husband Oreste of Orange, Myrtle Champagne and husband Louis of Lake Charles, Anna Jane Ardoin and husband Floyd of Carencro.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 4, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, at Dorman Funeral Home. A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, at 10:00 am at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Turner officiating. Entombment will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Honoring Emmalena as pallbearers will be Darrel Duhon, Todd Duhon, Justin Duhon, Brock Duhon, Eddie Duhon, Wayne Courville, and Juan Sanchez.
Honorary pallbearers will be Oreste Courville, Harold Hardin, and Bob Armstrong.