Visitation at Main Service
Obituary of Louise Chamoun
Louise Chamoun passed away on Sunday, September 8 at 7pm at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center surrounded by her family. Visitation is Thursday, September 12, 2019, 1:00-2:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 2:00 PM Thursday, September 12, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery. Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.
She leaves behind sons Robert Chamoun of Southaven, MS, Paul Chamoun (Shannon) of Conway, AR; daughters Paula (Paul) Jackson of Clarksdale, MS, Elizabeth (Bryan) Spurlock of Ashland, KY, Mona (Brett) Ungefug of Hot Springs, AR; sisters Mounira Chammoun of Hartsfield, GA, Najibe, Freige of Zahle, Lebanon; Grandchildren Brandon Chamoun, Carmen Chamoun, Clinton Spurlock, Landrea Spurlock, Zac Henderson, Grace Henderson, Caleb Chamoun, Hannah Chamoun Yrle, Rebecca Chamoun, Christopher Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Mahlon Pernell and five great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband Chafik Chamoun; parents Najib and Wadiha Alam Freige; daughter Vivian Louise Chouman Pernell; brother Fred Freige; grandaughter Emily Spurlock.
Louise was an incredible woman. She taught her children how to live by example. She was an honest, caring, and compassionate person. Her children will tell you she would give you the shirt off of her back. She was a woman of true character and displayed great humility throughout her life. Those who knew her will tell you that she was the most giving person they ever knew. Like the woman in the Bible who is remembered for washing Jesus' feet with the expensive bottle of perfume, so will Louise be remembered for her generosity and kindness.
Louise was by nature a quiet woman but also a woman of great faith. She was prone to worry and when she did she would send up prayers for her children and grandchildren. Those who knew Louise will remember her for her strength and courage. Knowing very little English and just a young girl of 17, she traveled across an ocean with her husband to forge a new life and achieve the American dream. Throughout her life, she faced loss and many hardships but dealt with her grief with grace and dignity always praying and trusting her God to get her through. Her family will remember the plaque that hung above her favorite chair for many years. It was a gift given by one of her children in honor of her name "Louise" which translates "famous warrior". A portion of that plaque reads
"God showed me a Warrior, a soldier in place
Positioned by Heaven, yet I saw not the face
I watched as the Warrior fought enemies
That came from the darkness with destruction for me . . .
Bound by confusion, lost and alone
I felt prayers of the Warrior carry me home
I asked, 'Please show me Lord, this Warrior so true'
I watched and I wept, for Mother . . .the Warrior was you"
Her children and grandchildren will forever be grateful for the legacy of generosity, courage, strength, and faith that she left behind. Rest in peace, Louise. You will be missed.
Donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Elizabeth Catholic School at 150 Florence Ave. Clarksdale, MS 38614.
I know that now she is healed and standing in the Presence of her Heavenly Father rejoicing with her loved ones that have gone before her.