Anita Bilello

Anita Cook Bilello

April 28, 1922 - January 22, 2020
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Anita Cook Bilello, 97, died Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 7:25 AM. Born, April 28th, 1922 she was a native of her beloved Kirksville, Missouri and a resident of Thibodaux, Louisiana.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 10:00 AM until service time at First United Methodist Church of Thibodaux. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 AM at the church. Private Burial to be held.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Bilello, Dr. John (Karen) Bilello, Gordon Bilello, Jeffrey (Lucy) Bilello; daughters, Garnette B. (Olen) Zeringue, Jo Ann B. Bourque, Gia B. (Keith) Domingue; grandchildren, Michael Bilello, Heather Trosclair, Heath Zeringue, Erica Bilello, Sarah Bilello, Melissa Collins, Curtis Pate, Joseph Pate, Tyler Bilello, Hailey Tran-Bilello, Jonathan Tran-Bilello, Kaylynn Tran, Jacob Neu, Jacey Neu; 12 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Anthony Bilello; parents, Don Curtis Cook and Effie Simler Cook; son in law, Cory Bourque; grandson, Matthew Pate; siblings, Lloyd Cook, Judd Cook, Roscoe Cook, Fern C. Van Sickle, Zelma C. Tomich, Josephine C. Murdoch, Alice C. Kelly.

Anita was a loving wife to her husband Joseph for 64 years, whom she met in Hollywood, California while they both worked for Lockheed Aircraft during World War II.

She worked as a secretary for several businesses in Thibodaux and was a business owner herself. She was a phenomenal seamstress making many costumes for both Mardi Gras and dance recitals. In addition to her numerous endeavors, she was an exceptional mother, wife and homemaker.

She was devoted to her church and cherished participating in church activities.

The family sincerely thanks the staff of Lafourche Home for the Aged for their compassionate care and support.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Thibodaux.

Ordoyne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Mark Callahan

Posted at 02:58am
I just learned of Anita‘s passing and It made me think back to my teenage years when she was such a positive influence in my life. I doubt she ever knew how important she was to me and I owe so much to her. I deeply regret that I never took the time to thank her. She was a truly special lady who helped teach me how to be a man. To Gia and the rest of the Bilello family I am so sorry for your loss.

Jo Ann Bourque

Posted at 10:02am
Thanks for all you sacrificed for your family. Your love for your family and church always came first. Love and miss you

Lorraine Chamberlain

Posted at 11:04am
I loved it when she would come in the dining room, and roll around in her chair, like she was dancing to the music. She was a sweet lady. I will miss her.

Dahrie Koenig

Posted at 02:28pm
A Special lady she was! Loved talking to her because her stories were so interesting and heartfelt! I was Blessed to have Ms. Anita in my life! A beautiful lady inside and out who cherished her family and her church! She left an impact on everyone she met, including myself! Prayers for Ms. Anita and all of her family, whom she loved so much!

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