Opelousas - Funeral services for Geraldine St. Cyr Cummings Chachere, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park. Deacon Sammy Diesi will officiate the services.
Geraldine was a native and longtime resident of Opelousas. She died on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at her daughter's residence in Lafayette surrounded by her loving family. She was an LPN for many years. She enjoyed spending time outside sitting on the porch, swinging, and playing with her dogs, Sophia and Cayenne. She also enjoyed cooking Sunday lunches for anyone and everyone in the black pot. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her children, Robert J. Cummings and wife, Carol of Las Vegas, NV; Cynthia Cummings Figueron of Lafayette; Melanie Cummings Breaux and husband, Charles of Grand Coteau; Joseph D. Cummings of Opelousas; and Danna Cummings of Opelousas; brother, Algie P. St. Cyr of Basile; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Lelia St. Cyr; her first husband, J. P. Cummings; her second husband, Albert "Sam" Chachere; her brother, Harold D. St. Cyr; and her two sons-in-law, Darrel J. Figueron and Kenneth C. Bourque.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. A Rosary service will be held on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, visitation will continue from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Horace Joseph Lafleur, Clayton Claxton, Benny Rhodes, Jessica Thornton, Fred Durio, and Frank Dabney. Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Guilluman, Beau Richard, and David H. St. Cyr.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Heart of Hospice for their superb medical care which was given to Geraldine and their kindness which was shown to the family.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
We only met Geraldine a few times, but she was so warm and friendly and funny that we felt like we knew her our whole lives. What I can say for sure is that she lived a life full of love, and our hearts go out to Bob and the rest of the family.
Dawn and JaySan Diego, CA
Gerri- you taught me how to take care of labor of laboring patients, how to work through a hurricane, how to ALWAYS make a strong cup of coffee. You also taught me many little sayings, that always made us laugh, and think of you! But they might not be presentable to put here! You are loved! And missed, my friend'
Donna carriereOpelousas, LA
So sorry to hear about Mrs Geraldine. We had some good times on Parkview Drive. Prayers to the family.
Judy Martinez Jenkinslafayette, LA
I never met her, but my dad Greg St. Cyr always spoke highly of her. I'm sorry for y'all's lost. Much love to you all.
Autumm AdamsonMadeira Beach, FL
We were honoured to have met Geraldine and her wonderful family and even luckier to have sampled her 'granny gravy' you will be missed. Our sincerest condolences. The Greigs
We loved your mom. She was always as happy to see us as we were to see her. Always smiling. Always with a funny story. Always sharing her love for her family with her friends. Always eager to help anyone who was in need. What a special lady, and how lucky we all were to share in her life.
John and Susie Carriere
John and Susie Batton CarriereLafayette, LA
Granny, you were a great, loving grandmother and you will be deeply missed by all. Thank you for teaching me many things and expecting nothing in return. You will never be forgotten. I lub you lub you lub you! Love Cacoo!
Cagney Figueron ThorntonCarencro, LA