Monique Lynn Aucoin Graves, 45, a resident of Moss Bluff passed from this life on June 24, 2019 in a local hospital due to complications of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
Mrs. Graves will be remembered as a loving daughter, mother, wife and devoted friend. She never met a stranger. Her vibrant, friendly, and sincere personality will be missed by all who knew her. Monique loved to dance. She was an avid race car fan and loved nothing better than going to a burnout contest. Monique was a secretary for the Calcasieu Parish School Board in the elementary special education department. She graduated from Sam Houston High School and later attended SOWELA. Monique was a “shift mother” and loved her law enforcement family dearly.
Monique is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, LeRoy and Beulah Soileau and paternal grandfather, Allen Ben Aucoin.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Captain James Graves of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Department; children, Alexis Aucoin, James A. Graves, and Patryce Graves Abshire and husband George; parents, Ray and Ruth “Nell” Soileau Aucoin, grandchildren, Sierra and George “Beau” Abshire; brother, Monty Ray Aucoin and wife NaShonna; grandmother, Rita Aucoin; special niece, Morgan Ashley Williams, and dog, Jaxson.
A gathering of family and friends will take place on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 4:00 PM until time of service in the chapel of Lakeside Funeral Home. A celebration of Monique’s life will follow the gathering at 6:00 PM. Pastor Bart Leger is to officiate. Mrs. Graves’ cremation has been entrusted to Lakeside Funeral Home of Lake Charles.
Memories and words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.lakesidefh.com.