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Rene Girardeau

October 20, 1924 — June 19, 2023

Rene S. Girardeau, age 98, went home to meet the Lord June 19, 2023. Rene was born and raised near Huntsville, Al. She grew up as a "country girl' who loved horses and the outdoors. She attended Hazel Green High School where she excelled in both school and sports, especially basketball. She married the love of her life, Julian Merrill Girardeau, in 1944 after attending Auburn. They were blessed with 3 boys Allan, Bobby, and Rush. She was so proud to be their mother. She committed her tireless and selfless efforts to raise them. She was a faithful member of Huffman Methodist Church.

Rene is preceded in death by her parents Allan and Robbie Shamblin, husband, Julian Merrill Girardeau, sister, Janice A. Teel. She is survived by her three sons, Allan Jackson Girardeau, Robert M. Girardeau, Rush H. Girardeau, grandchildren, Jenny Girardeau, Julie Girardeau, Jason Girardeau, Jill Girardeau, Jackson Girardeau, Merrill lee Girardeau, Bowen Girardeau, Alicia Girardeau, and Brent Girardeau, and numerous great grandchildren.

Rene became a great cook, especially desserts. She had a fierce love of animals, especially her dogs, cat, and even horses. While she did refer to herself as just an old "country girl;" she was so much more. She was a wonderful mother, has proved herself to be amazingly independent and self-reliant. She was a survivor until she was called home to be with the Lord. She will be remembered, loved, and greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Birmingham Humane Society and Huffman Methodist Church.

A graveside service for Ms. Girardeau will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at 12:00.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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