Mary Lou Moniotte (Lou), (December 6, 1930 - January 1, 2021), a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed peacefully in her sleep on Friday, January 1, 2021. She is survived by her loving family - daughters, Susan Moniotte of Roswell, GA and Amy Hadlock and husband John Hadlock of Ann Arbor, MI; stepson, Charles Moniotte and wife Jeani Moniotte of Baton Rouge; four grandchildren, Lindsay Powell, Erin Beck, Thomas Hadlock and Mark Hadlock; and nine great-grandchildren, Charlie, Caroline, Ben, Henry and Annie Powell and Lila, Louis, Mary and Rose Beck. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Moniotte; parents, Hazel Cummins and George Temmerman; and brother, Robert Temmerman. Lou was a native of Long Beach, MS and maintained a lifelong love of being on the beach or near the water. Her greatest passion in life was her family, which she put before all else. She is known for her family dinners and holiday parties, at which her home and bountiful table were always open to friends and loved ones. Lou was a resident of Baton Rouge for more than 50 years. She and husband, Henry, worked side-by-side from their home office running Moniotte Builders for over 40 years. This allowed her to always be there for her children while growing the family business. Lou also worked for over 10 years at the LA Department of Environmental Quality, where she made many lasting friendships. After Henry's passing, Lou moved to Ann Arbor, MI, braving cold and snow to continue her focus on family, enjoying 10 eventful years helping to raise her two grandsons. Visitation will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street, Baton Rouge, on Saturday, January 9, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Chenal Cemetery in Lakeland. Lou will be dearly missed by her family.
Published in The Advocate from Jan. 5 to Jan. 9, 2021.