Velma Marie Arnaud, 86, of Groves, Texas passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011, at Home Away from Home in Port Arthur. Mrs. Arnaud was born November 26, 1924, in Opelousas, Louisiana to Joseph and Amelia Briley. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and had lived in Groves most of her life.
Velma is survived by her son, Frank J. Arnaud, Jr., of Groves; daughters, Diane White of Groves and Vicki Vichi of Richmond, Texas; brothers, Will Briley, J.D. Briley, Hubert Briley, Nolin Briley and Louis Briley; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Arnaud, Sr.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2011, from 3 p.m., until 7 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 5 p.m., at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 4, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home Chapel.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the ladies at, Home Away from Home.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of her late husband, Frank J. Arnaud, Sr., to: National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.