Linda Faye Reneau Ardoin


October 2, 1942 - June 9, 2018

Linda Faye Reneau “Mimi” Ardoin, 75, went to be with her Lord on Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2018, in Abbeville, La. Linda was born at home in Overton on October 2, 1942.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie Carroll and Rosa Adams Reneau; her sisters, Florence Cannon, Barbara Glover, Jean Tanner, and a brother, James Carroll Reneau

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Murphy John (MJ) Ardoin Jr., and three children whom she dearly loved: a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Elaine (Murray) and Steve Young of Katy; a daughter, Pamela Delane (Murray) Hale and her fiancé Cliff Davis, and an estranged son, Ricky Don Murray and his wife, all of Lake Jackson; a twin brother and sister-in-law, Ronald Ray and Sylvia Reneau of Conroe, and a brother, E. Wayne Reneau of Livingston; her precious grandchildren, Danielle Nicole (McKeage) Milling and her husband Chris, Nicholas Sean Hale, Melissa Sue Murray and Melanie Dawn Murray; in addition to many loved ones and cherished friends including her very special dog, “Boogie.”

Linda was a 1960 graduate of London High School and attended London Baptist Church while living in Overton. She spent many years in Lafayette, La., then returned to Texas to be closer to her children and grandchildren. While residing in Freeport, she was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where she enjoyed assisting with the Annual Fish Fry, Bake Sale, Silent Auction and Bazaar community fundraisers.

Her hobbies included playing card games and dominos and taking care of her houseplants. Also, she always enjoyed fishing, camping and occasionally traveling to new places; Galveston (or any lake/beach!)was a special favorite. Linda considered a perfect vacation was time spent at a family reunion with those she loved.

Christmas was Linda’s favorite holiday season and having been a previous employee of Salvation Army, the family suggests remembrances be made during the holiday season by “adopting” a child from the Salvation Army Angel Tree and provide toys or gifts to a child in need.

A private family memorial and burial is planned to be held at the Overton City Cemetery.

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