Freda Chapman Audas, 72, of Lake Charles passed away on December 16, 2019 peacefully with family by her side.
Under the direction of Lakeside Funeral Home, A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Lake Charles on Thursday, December 19th at 10:00 AM with The Very Reverend Marcus Johnson officiating. Interment will take place in LeBlanc cemetery in LeBlanc, La directly after mass.
Freda was born on January 2, 1947 to Pearl (Hébert) and Alfred Chapman in Lake Charles, La. After graduating from Lake Charles High in 1965. Freda went on to graduate from LSU with a masters and was a certified clinical social worker. Freda worked for St. Patrick Hospital and then for many years with Calcasieu Parish School Board until her retirement.
Freda enjoyed making jewelry, embroidery, reading, gardening, watching old movies, traveling and spending time with her beloved cat Wizard.
Freda was involved in numerous book studies and was a member of SWLA Rose Society for many years.
Freda was predeceased by her mother Mary Pearl Hébert Wesling, her father Alfred Chapman, her siblings Ruth Ortego Miller Loftin, Walter (Joyce) Ortego, Roland Ortego, and Helen Ortego McKie. Freda is survived by her son Mark (Jane) Audas and grandsons Nate and Warner Audas all of Midland, Texas. Her sister Priscilla Chapman Courville of Lake Charles. Nieces, Kelley (Tom) Franks and Christi (Sammy) Kingsley, and Rose Miller of Lake Charles, Marietta Fruge of Eunice, La and Teresa McKie of Vidor, Tx Nephews Robert (Angie) Miller, Gerald Miller all of Lake Charles and James Ortego of Eunice, La. Roy McKie of Anahuac, Tx. Great nieces Julia Kingsley and Lauren LaRocca and great nephews Trent LaRocca and Baylor Kingsley.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hobo Hotel 650 E School Street LC, La 70607, St. Nicholas Center for Children 2519 Ryan St Lake Charles, La 70601 or charity of choice.