Opelousas - Funeral services will be held for Grace Lafleur Lavergne at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. Father Jason Vidrine will conduct the service. Rite of Committal and burial will follow in the St. Bridget Church Cemetery in Lawtell, La.
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Grace Lafleur Lavergne, age 91, on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Senior Village Nursing Home in Opelousas, La.
Grace enjoyed going to casinos, listening to music, going to dances, traveling and riding on the party barge. She was a homemaker and loved gardening, canning, baking and sewing. Grace was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her sons, Howard Lavergne and wife, Betty of Lawtell, La., Donald Lavergne and wife, Melinda of Lawtell, La. and Tim Lavergne and wife, Sondra of Lawtell, La. and her sister, Irona L. Fontenot of Ville Platte, La. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph C. Lavergne and Joseph "J.W." Willard Venable; her son, James Lavergne; her brother, Efford Michael Lafleur; her sisters, Emma Lou Lafleur and Anna Ruth Elkins; her grandchildren, Nicky Lavergne and Larry Lavergne; and a great-grandson, Gabriel Lavergne; and her special friend, Russell Deville.
Pallbearers will be Adam Lavergne, D.J. Lavergne, John Lavergne, Noah Olivier, Sean Lavergne and Cameron Lavergne. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Hank Olivier and Tim Lavergne.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Skip Montet Memorial Chapel in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337) 942-2638, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.