Lisa Lorraine Thomas
Our beloved Lisa L. Thomas, 58, departed from this life peacefully on July 10, 2018, embraced by her family and friends. She was born in Baton Rouge, LA, to Lawrence Thomas Jr. and Ruby Mae Anderson. To know Lisa was to know her warm heart and family devotion. Lisa was a graduate of McKinley Senior High, Class of 1977. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, John Lewis Jr., and grandparents. Lisa leaves to cherish her
memories six sisters, Karen Thomas (Carl), Sheryl Almonte (Albert), Shyvonne Hill (Ken) of Baton Rouge, LA; Gwendolyn Rodgers (Alcino); Ramona Turner of New Orleans, LA; Judy Kavanaugh of Houston, TX; and a brother, Alvin D’avid of Baton Rouge, LA. Also left to cherish her memories are aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Services Entrusted to Hall Davis and Son. Memorial Service Monday, July 16, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., Hall’s Celebration Center,
9348 Scenic Hwy., Baton Rouge LA 70807. Entombment at Heavenly Gates Mausoleum, 10633 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70807.
Jermony Jerod Lockett
Entered into eternal rest on July 9, 2018, at the age of 31. Survived by his Mother;
Father; Grandmother; one son; two sisters; two brothers and a special friend. Preceded in death by his Great Grandparents. Services Entrusted to Hall Davis and Son. Visitation Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 am until religious service at 11:00 am, Hall’s Celebration Center, 9348 Scenic Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA. Rev. Oliver Washington,
officiating. Interment St. Peter Baptist Church Cemetery, Erwinville, LA.
Linda Commenia Hawkins
Entered into eternal rest July 5, 2018, at the age of 63. Survived by 2 daughters, 1 son, 6 sisters, 1 brother. Services Entrusted to Hall Davis and Son. Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018,
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm with family hour from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Hall’s Celebration Center, 9348 Scenic Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA. Visitation continues Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00 am until religious service at 11:00 am, Hall’s Celebration Center. Connie Commenia, officiating.
Interment Cemetery, Baton Rouge, LA.
Karson Anthony “6” Mascaro
Karson entered the gates of heaven on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the age of 11. He was a student at The Church Academy – Baton Rouge; resident and native of Port Allen, La. He was born on June 21, 2007 in Baton Rouge to Nick and Lynsey Thibodeaux Mascaro. Entombment at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery, Brusly. He is survived by his parents, Nick and Lynsey; brother, Kaden; maternal grandparents, Keith and Beany Thibodeaux, Shane and Suzi Tullier; aunt, Shyra and Darby Lambert; uncles, Pete Thibodeaux, Heath and Jenny Tullier and Gavin Tullier; and numerous cousins, extended family members, as well as his huge baseball family. Preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Gregory Mascaro and Margaret Strickland; and uncle, Angelo Mascaro. Pallbearers will be Kaden Mascaro, Pete Thibodeaux, Casey Batts and Paul Blanchard. Karson loved the game of baseball ever since he could pick up a ball as a toddler. All of his baseball teammates over the course of his many years of playing were family to him. Although many peoples first impression of Karson was that he was the strong, silent type, after just minutes of getting to know him, people immediately realized that once Karson opened up to someone, he was the most loving, caring, loyal, and tenderhearted 11 year old alive. Not only was he passionate about the game of baseball, he also loved the outdoors. He cherished his time spent at his hunting camp, as well as his Paw Paw’s camp in Belle River where he would go fishing, frogging, crawfishing and swimming. He loved to swim anywhere, and the beach was his happy place. Karson had the ability to light up any room, ballpark, beach, or facility he stepped foot in. People young and old alike were always immediately drawn to his charismatic, fun-loving, honesty, larger than life personality. His smile was so contagious and would melt your heart every time you saw it. One could not help but to fall in love with our little man the moment they got to really know him. Our fearless young man impacted more people’s lives than he will ever know, and made his family so proud every single day. His warrior spirit will always live on. Not only will his spirit live on through his family and friends, but his selfless gift of organ donation will give five strangers the gift of life. He had such a huge heart, and was always so considerate of other people; he wouldn’t have had it any other way. Although we will miss him tremendously every day of our lives, knowing that his amazingly kind soul will forever touch the lives of his recipients and their families, we will be forever inspired by our true hero. Special thanks to OLOL PICU staff, specifically Dr. Firdous Laique and nurses Denean Hilbert, Darbie Kling and Ms. Shay, as well as all LOPA staff members at OLOL Children’s Hospital. Please share sympathies, condolences, and memories online at www.wilbertservices.com.
Vada Baufel Jones
Vada Baufel Jones, a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on July 15, 2018, at the age of 85. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Wednesday, July 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting at Gash Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceburg, Ky, Friday July 20, visiting 9am to 10:30am with Memorial service to follow at Gash Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceburg, Ky., at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Ebenezer Cemetery, Salvisa, Ky. Survived by her daughter, Jennifer Jones Matthews and spouse Tim, of Baton Rouge; three sons and spouses, Garnett “Skipper” Jr. and Cecilia Jones of Port Allen and Charles “Chuck” and Linda Jones, of Denham Springs, and Jeffrey Sr. and Rhonda Jones, of Gonzales; 13 grandchildren, Danielle Satawa and husband Jamey, Melissa Jones, Garnett “Chip” Jones III and wife Leigh, Jeffrey Jones Jr. and wife Jholeh, John Jones and wife Kayleigh , Dakota Jones, Tim Matthews Jr, Wesley Matthews and wife Hillary, Dillon Matthews, Tony Bostwick, Marty Bostwick, Darla Bond and Doris Ray Coutee; and 13 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Knutsen, Christian Knutsen, Brayden Satawa, Laura Satawa, Caleb Satawa, Luke Matthews, Marc Matthews, Andrew Matthews, Max Jones, Parker Jones, Maliheh Jones, Skylar Bond and Kameron Bond. Preceded in death by her husband Garnett Jones, Sr. her parents, son, Edward James Jones; and daughter, Laura Lynn Jones.
Louis Owen ‘Shine’ Francois Sr.
Louis passed at his home in Baton Rouge on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the age of 83. He was native of Lakeland, a longtime resident of Port Allen and current resident of Baton Rouge. Louis was retired warehouse supervisor, after servicing at Kalmbach Burckett Inc and LSU Union Food Service. Entombment in Chenal Cemetery. Louis is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sandra LeJeune Francois of Baton Rouge; three children, Lana Sarradet and husband Shane of Brusly, Louis O. Francois Jr and wife Ginger of Baton Rouge, Nicole Knight and husband Steve of Jacksonville, FL; eight grandchildren, Blake Sarradet and wife Brittany, Kayla Sarradet, Jodi Runfalo and husband Clay, Amy Wilson and husband William, Gabrielle Greenlee and husband Jeremy, Ruby Costa and husband Luke, Lindsay Knight, Kennedy Knight; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Neal Francois and wife Janet of AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Hillary and Lizzie Dupont Francois; great-grandchild, Lincoln Grace; brothers, Gerald, Hillary Jr., and Adrian Francois; sisters, Mercedes Rowell, Bercie LeJeune, Barbara Dino. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/.Please share sympathies, condolences, and memories online at www.wilbertservices.com.
Geraldine Albarado Landry
Geraldine Albarado Landry, native of Brusly St. Martin and resident of Pierre Part, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at her home at the age of 61. She was loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her adoring husband of 46 years, Ernest Landry, Sr.; daughters, Katina Michel and husband John and Lyndsi Jarreau and husband Bobby; son, Ernest Landry Jr. and wife Kim; sister, Lisa Sparks and husband Daniel; 6 grandchildren, Chandler, Conner, and Caroline Landry, Peyton Michel, Brayden Jarreau, and Alexis Gaudet; nieces, Tessa Flory, Dayna Holden, Twyla Broussard, Renee Collingswood and Carol Krumholt; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Ivey and Agnes Sanchez Albarado; sister and brother in law, Velma and John King; brother and sister in law, Harris Sr. and Paulette Albarado; 2 nephews, Howard King and Harris Albarado, Jr; father and mother in law, Camille and Louise Landry; brothers in law, Jesse and Gilbert Landry; and a god-child, Connie Landry. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, entombment followed in Sacred Heart Mausoleum, Belle River. Pallbearers were Chandler Landry, Conner Landry, Wesley Albares, Brandon Hebert, Jessie Landry Jr., Daniel Sparks, and Jerry Landry Jr. Peyton Michel and Bobby Jarreau served as honorary pallbearers.
Rose Beverly Chew (Butler) Bourgeois
Rose Beverly Chew Butler Bourgeois, 94, died peacefully at her home at Linden Plantation in Jeanerette, LA on July 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving children. Maw Maw Rose, as she was dearly known by her many grandchildren, lived a complete and wonderful life. Born March 10, 1924 in New Orleans to Samuel Lawrason Butler and Elizabeth Tarleton, Rose’s family roots were tied to the sugar industry as her father was a sugar chemist who began his career in the Republic of Cuba. Rose was raised in St. Francisville, living in the family home “Hillcroft.” She met the love of her life and father of their seven children St Paul Bourgeois on a blind date, arranged by close friends Margie and Pratt Munson. Rose and St. Paul Bourgeois III were married on September 2, 1945 while he was waiting orders to deploy with his unit with the Air Force division of the Army at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas. On this historical date, war was officially ended, and they began their married life. Soon thereafter, they moved to Jeanerette, St. Paul’s hometown, to start their new lives together. To know Rose was to know her warm heart and family devotion. She was a devout Catholic and longtime member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church where she contributed generously of her time to the Adoration Chapel for Eucharistic prayer. She was a member of the “Sewing Club” which met for over 40 years and consisted of many of her close friends. These gatherings were very special as they offered delicious foods, personal sharing and fond memories. Rose was also a member of the Daughters of The American Revolution, “Entre Nous” as well as other social clubs and organizations in the area. Rose and Paul loved travelling and visited places in Canada, South and Central America, Europe, and various parts of the United States. They also fostered many lifetime memories, spending summer times at Cypremort Point. The stories and adventures of these times bring fond and delightful memories to all and are shared throughout many generations. Rose with her infinite style and grace as a true southern lady will be missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Lawrason Butler and Elizabeth Tarleton, her husband St. Paul Bourgeois III, her sisters Elizabeth Tarleton Butler and Katharine Medora Butler Dougherty and husband Robert Worden and granddaughters Mary Elise Brashier and Nicole Elise Bourgeois. She is survived by her seven children, St. Paul Bourgeois IV (Sharon Kozlowski) of Lafayette, Elizabeth Tarleton Bourgeois Sovine (Ronald) and Sidney Joseph Bourgeois, of Jeanerette, Mary Linden Bourgeois Brashier (Jim), of Biloxi, MS, Samuel Butler Bourgeois (Carolyn McKowen) of Baton Rouge, Julie Minvielle Bourgeois Brashier (Mitchel) of St. Francisville and Katherine Ormond Bourgeois LaSalle (Thomas) of Lafayette; seventeen grandchildren, St. Paul Bourgeois V (Stephannie Burton) of Memphis, TN, Christopher James Bourgeois (Dianne Bohn), of Baton Rouge, Lauren Bourgeois Stone (William Jr.) of Atlanta, GA, Kristin Bourgeois Smith (Brian) of Baton Rouge, Emily Sovine Hathoot (Michael), of Fort Worth TX, Gregory Alexander Sovine of Midlothian, TX, Sydney Denise Sovine of Brusly, Dewey Brashier Mason (Patrick) of Biloxi, MS, James Eley Brashier, (Courtney Tremmel), Linden Analise Brashier of New Orleans (fiancé Mathew Riggins) of Biloxi, MS, Anna Katherine “Katie” Bourgeois, of NewYork, NY, Samuel Butler Bourgeois II, James Carson Bourgeois (fiancé Hanley Westh Poché) and Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Bourgeois of Baton Rouge, Samuel Lloyd Brashier, of St. Francisville, Thomas Rhodes LaSalle II and Ormond Butler LaSalle, of Lafayette; eleven great-grandchildren, Madelyn Rae Bourgeois, Sophie Grace Bourgeois, Ella Catherine Stone, Annemarie Kate Stone, Ava Jolie Stone, William Ronald Stone III, Zoey Elise Smith, Olivia Rose Smith, Carter James Smith, Joshua Tarleton Hathoot and Vivian Cheri Hathoot; nephews Dr. Robert Worden Daugherty (Nancy Carver) of Hertford, NC and Dr. Thomas Butler Daugherty (late wife Josie) of Houston TX as well as many relatives and great friends. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Stephen Boudreaux, for his excellent care of their mother over many years. And to her special friends and compassionate caregivers Rose Lee Jeanlewis, Shirley Bessard, Margery Vitatoe, Beatrice Joseph, LaMonica Darnell, Anne Mae McFarland, Jeanette Viator, Cynthia Muffoletto , Linda Austin, Antoilla Jeanlewis, Sylvia Ann Harris, Chance Skinner, Barbara Landry, and The Reverend Father Jody Simoneaux, the family is eternally grateful. A special thanks to the staff of Hospice of Acadiana for their loving care of Rose in her final months. Pallbearers are St Paul Bourgeois V, Christopher James Bourgeois, Jim Eley Brashier, Samuel Butler Bourgeois II, James Carson Bourgeois, Greg Alexander Sovine, Thomas Rhodes LaSalle II, Ormond Butler LaSalle and Samuel Lloyd Brashier. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Robert Worden Dougherty Jr., Dr. Thomas Butler Dougherty, Ivory Gibson, Wilton Gibson, Mark D. Patout, Peter W. Patout, Marion Langdon Bourgeois, and Dr. Stephen A. Boudreaux. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Jeanerette, with interment in the St. John the Evangelist Cemetery. Reverend Jody Simoneaux, will be the Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Rose’s memory to theAlzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 6011, Washington D.C. 20090, Hospice of Acadiana 2600 Johnston Street, Suite 200 Lafayette, LA 70503 or a charity of choice. You can sign the guest register book and / or send condolences at www.davidfuneralhome.org. David Funeral Home of Jeanerette, 400 Provost St. (337) 276-5151 is in charge of arrangements.
John Wayne Moore
John, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, at the age of 70. He was a retired Civil Engineer from DOTD after 33 years; resident of Erwinville and a native of Oberlin, La. Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Father Todd Lloyd. Entombment at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judith “Tut” DeCuir Moore; children, Melissa Hanks and husband Kent, Darrell Moore and wife Anna, and Melanie David and husband Travis; grandchildren, Eleyna, John and Andrew Hanks, and Sara Moore; and sisters, Diana LeBlanc and husband Lester, and Mary Ann Neal and husband Stephen. Preceded in death by his parents, Preston Joseph and Morna Ruth Guillory Moore. He enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren, fishing and was a meticulous woodworker. Please share sympathies, condolences, and memories online at