Margaret Dale Gaudet Prell
Margaret Dale Gaudet Prell passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the age of 78. Born May 19, 1942 to Richard E. and Elva Porche Gaudet, in Glynn, LA. Beloved wife of Arthur M. Prell for the past 30 years. Margaret was the eldest of four children, Janey Lively, the late Beverly Barrois and Susie Hess. Their father, Richard, was a tugboat Captain and their mother, Elva, was a homemaker. When Margaret was 6 years old, the family moved to Buras, LA, where she graduated from Buras High School in 1960. In 1962 she married Robert Orr Carter and became the proud mother of Cheri Marie Carter and Robert “Rob” Orr Carter, Jr. (Stacy), and grandmother of Justin Lance Bergeron (Bruna) and Allison Lea Bergeron. After Mr. Carter passed away, she married Arthur M. Prell and became blessed with two step-children David Wayne Prell (Jody) and Cheryl Anne Prell; grandchildren Christy Talbert (Frank), Arthur Michael Prell, II, (Jennifer), Katey Prell, Dani Prell; great-grandchildren Gabriel, Grace, Eli, Grayson and Jayden. Aunt of Jami Bergeron; Elliot Mistich, Jr.; Chantel Fulton; Tiffany Barnes; Kristen Barrois; Les Barrois; Jena Hess; the late Dina Barrois and Johnathan Hess. The Gaudet and Porche families include many aunts, uncles, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and, in addition; many friends. Margaret retired in 2004 as Branch Chief for the USDA National Finance Center (NFC) in New Orleans, LA. She joyfully volunteered annually for the Toys for Tots while working at NFC. She was a member of the Slidell Garden Club. She was an active Board Member for the Louisiana Beekeepers Association and an enthusiastic, avid beekeeper, and was always the “Queen Bee.” Relatives and friends of the family attended the Visitation and Funeral Services at Thompson Road Baptist Church, 59008 LA-433, Slidell, LA 70460 on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Slidell, LA. Donations to Toys for Tots, preferred, in lieu of flowers. Please visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook.