The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Mother of the Year Contest and received several nominations, all of which were for very deserving mothers. After careful consideration by the Mother of the Year Committee, Mrs. Deanna Thibodaux was awarded the honor.

Deanna graduated from Vidor High School in 1983. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Lamar University and works at St. Elizabeth Hospital caring for newborns. Deanna and husband Brad have lived in Bridge City for the last 20 years. They have six (6) children and 3 grandchildren: Daughter Kelsey Perritt who is married to Robert they have 3 children Ayden, Reagan, and Laykin; Son Ryan; 18-year-old twins Bradley and Baili who graduated from Bridge City High School in 2016; 17-year-old Schuyler a Junior at Bridge City High School; and 2-year-old Mia. Deanna is a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church.

Deanna was nominated by her daughter Baili who said, “Her unconditional love and never ending support for myself and my siblings has always been the lifeline we have all needed to face our life events.” Mrs. Thibodaux has managed the concession stand for Little League, contributed to Scouting, and taught Wednesday night classes at St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Always keeping a positive attitude, no matter the situation, Deanna’s mantra, “It’s all good.” After hurricane Ike, Mrs. Thibodaux was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery all the while keeping a positive attitude.

Deanna was presented her gifts at the Bridge City Chamber’s May Networking Coffee hosted by Caryn’s Bakery where Mayor David Rutledge read aloud the City of Bridge City’s official proclamation naming her 2017 Mother of the Year. She received over $1000 worth of gift certificates and prizes thanks to the Bridge City Chamber and these wonderful sponsors: Anytime Fitness, Barefoot Souls Ashiatsu Studio & Spa, Candace Aras-RE/MAX ONE, Candi’s Designs, Delta Life Fitness Orange County, Energy Country Ford, FreshPrep, Le Nails, Le Ha Nails, Neches Federal Credit Union, Neches River Wheelhouse, Rani Dillow-Westin Mortgage Group, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Sabine River Ford, Saisir Le Jour Day Spa, Total Impressions, The Classy Peacock, and Tiger Rock Martial Arts Bridge City.

Pictured left to right: Lucy Fields, Mayor David Rutledge, Father-in-law Mack Hankins, Husband Brad Thibodaux, Son Schuyler Thibodaux, Deanna Thibodaux, Daughter Mia Thibodaux, Daughter Baili Thibodaux, and Son Bradley Thibodaux.