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Curnis Suire
B: 1939-04-16
D: 2018-10-17
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Suire, Curnis
James Fontenot
B: 1950-06-23
D: 2018-10-14
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Fontenot, James
Orphise Pellerin
B: 1926-03-02
D: 2018-10-14
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Pellerin, Orphise
Lillian Rabalais
B: 1936-07-17
D: 2018-10-04
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Rabalais, Lillian
Connie Trumps
B: 1948-01-25
D: 2018-10-04
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Trumps, Connie
Frank Higginbotham
B: 1929-09-22
D: 2018-09-30
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Higginbotham, Frank
CLIFFORD MATHIEW
B: 1939-08-29
D: 2018-09-25
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MATHIEW, CLIFFORD
Irving Abshire
B: 1948-10-29
D: 2018-09-22
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Abshire, Irving
Barbara Girard
B: 1945-10-09
D: 2018-09-19
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Girard, Barbara
VINTON SCHEXNAIDER
B: 1937-04-25
D: 2018-09-18
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SCHEXNAIDER, VINTON
Ethel Bailey
B: 1929-03-17
D: 2018-09-17
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Bailey, Ethel
Katie Faulk
B: 1919-08-24
D: 2018-09-13
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Faulk, Katie
Pervis Abshire
B: 1934-06-04
D: 2018-09-12
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Abshire, Pervis
Daniel Lantier
B: 1936-10-08
D: 2018-09-11
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Lantier, Daniel
Philip Guidry
B: 1951-10-03
D: 2018-09-11
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Guidry, Philip
Leo Lavergne
B: 1959-01-20
D: 2018-09-10
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Lavergne, Leo
Sadie Nepveux
B: 1932-08-28
D: 2018-09-09
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Nepveux, Sadie
Russell Handy
B: 1952-10-20
D: 2018-09-09
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Handy, Russell
Gregory Hebert
B: 1967-09-08
D: 2018-09-07
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Hebert, Gregory
Joshua Meaux
B: 2009-07-09
D: 2018-09-06
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Meaux, Joshua
Heidi Istre
B: 1952-11-17
D: 2018-09-04
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Istre, Heidi

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701 S. Broadway
P O Box 320
Church Point, LA 70525
Phone: 337-684-5552
Fax: 337-684-3338
Dorothy Suire
In Memory of
Dorothy Jane
Suire (Schexnayder)
1950 -
2018

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A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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