Anna Pearl Landreneau of Metairie, Louisiana, passed from this world into the open arms of Jesus, our loving Lord and Savior, on Monday, January 22, 2018. Age 65, she was the youngest of five children, born to Valerie and Hazel Landreneau in Lake Charles, Louisiana on April 25th, 1952.
Anna was a devout Roman Catholic, with a special devotion for praying the Rosary. She grew up in a French-speaking household, and her brothers and sisters taught her how to speak English early in life so she could go to school without language being a barrier. She graduated from Glen Oaks High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in May of 1970 and married her high school sweetheart a month later.
A fiercely loving and protective mother and grandmother, she was happiest spending time with her children and grandchildren, cooking, laughing and dancing. She also worked many jobs outside of the home, including a phone operator, in admissions for a couple of hospitals, police dispatcher, photographer and teacher. Her favorite interests besides Church and family were reading and writing, and she was proud to have accomplished her dreams of becoming a published author, editor, grant writer for Loyola University, and journalist. Anna also co-owned an online publishing company and earned her Master’s Degree in Library Science in 2003 from Louisiana State University, alongside her youngest daughter.
Anna leaves behind her three daughters, Mary Ami Mitchell Warren, Jennifer Anne Sonnier, and Rachel Renee Meilleur, her three son-in-laws, Russell S. Warren, Jerry P. Sonnier II, and Terry R. Meilleur, and her nine grandchildren, Christian Avery Mitchell Warren, Conner Stuart Mitchell Warren, Jerry Paul Sonnier III, Caleb Ethan Mitchell Warren, John Riley Sonnier, Cael Reeves Meilleur, Colton Russell Mitchell Warren, Riyan Hazel Meilleur and Jenevieve Grace Sonnier. She is also survived by her four older brothers and sisters, Ann Maddie, Sylvan Landreneau, Larry Landreneau and Mabel Jones, their spouses and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews as well as her former spouse of 25 years and friend, Cecil Riley Mitchell, along with many other friends whom she loved dearly.
Catholic services will be held for Anna on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 2pm at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou, Louisiana. Flower arrangements are welcome, however, if one would like to donate instead of, or along with those, The Daughters of St. Paul held a special place in her heart, as did Pro-life causes one may feel called to support. The internet address for donations to The Daughters of St. Paul is: http://donate.daughtersofstpaul.com