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Bernice Ducharme

February 26, 1948 — October 27, 2022

Opelousas, LA

Opelousas – A Memorial Gathering will be held for Bernice Verrette Ducharme at from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2022, in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas.  An inurnment will follow at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Mausoleum in Port Barre, La.

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Bernice Verrette Ducharme, age 74, on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Home in Opelousas.

Bernice enjoyed painting figurines to give as gifts to her friends and tending to her flowers.  In her early years, she worked as a cashier and clerk and later settled in working for Pepsico as a sales representative until she retired.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her sons, Cheyenne Guillory and wife, Samantha, Colin Taylor and wife, Tomoko; her daughter, Paula Artigue; her siblings, Raymond Verrette, Joseph Verrette and Amy Verrette and her stepchildren, Raymond Ducharme, Richard Ducharme, Lenore Evans and husband, Roger and Elizabeth Escurex and husband, Renee.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ashley Grand, Parker Grand, Elizabeth Guillory, Madelynn Guillory, Teresa Taylor, Liam Taylor, Kent Taylor and Jason Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacques and Gladys Verrette; her first husband, James Guillory; her second husband, Charles Taylor; her third husband, August Ducharme; her granddaughter, Monica Taylor; her son-in-law, Dean Artigue and her siblings, Lester, Weston and Gene Verrette.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337) 942-2638, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bernice Ducharme, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Saturday, November 5, 2022

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery (Port Barre)

407 Saizan Ave, Port Barre, LA 70577

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