Obituary of Faith Robert Lieteau
Faith Robert Lieteau, of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 22, 2022, at the age of 75. She was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, born on July 29, 1946, to the late Ralph Robert and Thelma Wilson. Faith was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Raymond Lieteau Sr., to whom she was married for nearly 50 years. She is the cherished mother of Faith Lieteau Boudreaux (David), Raymond Lieteau Jr. (Daniella), Joseph Lieteau, and Jeffery Lieteau (Lissette); proud grandmother of Rachelle Boudreaux, Chandler Boudreaux, and Olivia Letelier-Lieteau; and caring sister of the late Ferdinand Collins, Clifton Grinstead, and Robert Grinstead. A host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends also survive her.
Faith graduated from St. Mary’s Academy with the Class of ’66. It was in her high school years that Faith met Raymond, the man she would marry, and the two would set out on their journey of building a life together. Faith adored her family. To her, there could be no greater gift than spending time with her husband and children. From bus trips to the stores on Canal Street, backyard football games, family bike rides, crabbing at the Lakefront, camping out for Mardi Gras parades, and a variety of other activities, she made sure that her children could experience and enjoy their formative years even on a modest income. When her kids became active in sports, Faith and her husband made sure to attend these events and always served as the biggest cheerleaders for their children. A child could not ask for more devoted parents.
In partnership with her husband, Faith took great pains to ensure that her children were afforded a quality, Catholic education; that they always knew love and nurturing; and that they were taught the reward of hard work and the values of decency and kindness. In addition to being a homemaker, Faith provided in-home babysitting and worked several customer-service jobs during her life to provide for her family. Faith was willing to support and comfort her children even in their adult years and to help them overcome the challenges of everyday life. As her own health began to fail, the well-being of her children continued to be of highest priority.
Although Faith took her role as mom seriously, she was not always serious. She was always willing to joke with people and to make them feel at home in her presence. She enjoyed seeing people laugh and would not hesitate to share an off-the-cuff remark if she thought it could spark laughter. This was true, even with the healthcare workers who cared for her during her illness.
Faith enjoyed cooking, gardening, weekend getaways, Find-a-Word puzzles, and watching game shows, and the Hallmark channel. Her activities tapered off when mobility became an issue, but her commitment to her family and to her faith remained steadfast.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church in New Orleans. A Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Faith will be laid to rest in St. Louis Number 3 Cemetery following services. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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