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Gail DeLaune Pierre

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A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, February 20, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Parks, for Gail DeLaune Pierre, 76, who passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 9 a.m. until time of service on Friday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Parks. A rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
Rev. Ed Degeyter will officiate at the Memorial Mass. Scriptures will be read by Roxanne Roy and Gift Bearers will be Barbara Guidroz and Keith Whittington. Inurnment will follow at St. Michael Mausoleum in St. Martinville.
Gail lived her entire life in Louisiana. She was a certified nursing assistant and worked in care facilities in the Baton Rouge area and spent her working years caring for others. When she moved back to Parks she served on the staff at St Martin Hospital for 11 years. When she retired in 2004, she cared for her ailing mother for 7 years until she died. Gail also had a soft spot in her heart for animals, rescuing one cat named “Prissy” that she cared for 17 years.
At Christmastime, the family could count on Gail picking fresh pecans for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. She always loved her Cajun food, but would never turn down a juicy hamburger or a fresh brioche.
Gail always enjoyed visiting with family. She would travel to Destin, Florida to enjoy the beach from time-to-time, drive to Houston to see her daughter, Angela, or an occasional trip to the local casino to play her “Penny” slots. She will be missed by all.
Gail is survived by her daughter, Angela McNitt and her husband, Mark, of Houston, Texas; and her brother, Russ DeLaune and his wife, Gloria, of Baton Rouge.
The family would like to extend special thanks and appreciation to Barbara Guidroz for all of her help during Gail’s time of need.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to St. Joseph Hospice, 1003 Hugh Wallis Rd, Ste. F2, Lafayette, LA 70508.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Antoine and Ethel Roy DeLaune; her husband, Archie Pierre; and her brother, Glenn DeLaune, Sr.
Pellerin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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