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Sylvia Mayeux

February 23, 1927 — April 17, 2022

Baton Rouge

Funeral Mass for Sylvia Mayeux will begin at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moreauville on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 with Fr. Brian Seiler officiating. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Sylvia Richard Mayeux, born February 23, 1927 to Pearl Darbonne and Ollie Richard, died on Easter Sunday in Baton Rouge.  She grew up in Mamou in the care of foster parents Ophelia and Dewey Ledoux. She loved teaching and taught for over 47 years in St. Landry Parish and Rapides Parish.  After retirement, she moved to Baton Rouge where she was an active member of the Southside Gardens Community.  She was a devoted member of the Order of Carmel Discalced Secular Community of Elijah the Prophet and Saint Mary of Jesus Crucified, Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana.

She is survived by daughters, Donna Mayeux & Camille Bercier and sons, Robert John Mayeux, Oscar William Mayeux, Paul Garrett Mayeux, & Clay Mayeux.  She was a wonderful “Granny” to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Paul Mayeux, children: Mary, Keith Joseph, Jim Thomas, Peter Christopher; and brothers & sisters: James Richard, Edmond Richard, Geneva Richard Johnson, & Jeanette Richard Kruger.

Visitation will begin at 9:00am until time of service on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at the Escude Funeral Home in Moreauville.

The family thanks the staff who cared for her and loved her at Southside Gardens Assisted Living.  They would also like to thank the caregivers of Our House for Respite Care who continued compassionate care in the last months of her life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sister Dulce Foundation. 17560 George O’Neal Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70817.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Escude Funeral Home (318-964-2324) 115 Lemoine St. Moreauville, LA 71355.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Escude Funeral Home of Moreauville

115 Lemoine St, Moreauville, LA 71355

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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