LAFAYETTE--A downtown icon will be laid to rest later this week.

As we reported on Tuesday, Mrs. Ella Meaux, a fixture at Borden's Ice Cream Shoppe for nearly six decades, has died at the age of 90. According to her obituary, Meaux cherished meeting people from all walks of life--whether she was at Bordens or anywhere else. She also loved gardening and listening to the birds in her yard and garden chirp. Most of all, she loved and cherished her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Funeral services are set for Friday at 11 a.m. at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Mire. Visitation will take place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Martin and Castille Funeral Home on St. Landry Street.

The funeral will be livestreamed on Facebook.

To reach Mrs. Ella's full obituary, click here.