April 21, 1941 - April 28, 2018

MAMOU - Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, for Priscilla Lena Marcantel Tate, 77, who passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Mamou.
Father Billy Massie, pastor of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, conducted the funeral services.
Burial took place in the New St. Ann’s Cemetery in Mamou.
Priscilla Marcantel Tate, a lifelong resident of Mamou, was born April 21, 1941 to Kirby and Ita Marcantel. She worked as a purchasing Agent for Savoy Medical Center for 23 years and after her retirement at the hospital, she worked five years at the St. Francis Center. One of Priscilla’s greatest accomplishments in life was being an excellent mother to her two sons and daughter. Her absolute favorite hobby was that of cheering on the New Orleans Saints. Priscilla was a faithful and devoted fan both through the good years and the bad.
Priscilla is survived by her husband of 35 years, Allen Ray Tate; sons, Brook Chapman and wife, Sally of Mamou and Shanon Chapman of Ville Platte, and brother, Danzel Marcantel and wife, Barbara. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her eight grandchildren: Ferryl, Alex, Brent, Jenna, Joni, Christopher, Harold, Wyatt and 13 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Chapman, parents, Kirby and Ita Marcantel; daughter, Shaney Lee Morein, and her brothers, Manford and Elbert Marcantel.
The family requested that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Mamou on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. A rosary was recited at 6:00 p.m., by Deacon Chuck Ortego. Visitation continued on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Mamou was in charge of arrangements.

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