OPELOUSAS - Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church for Herbert Bergeron, age 82, who passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:20 p.m. at Gordan Oaks Healthcare Center in Mobile, AL.
Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas. The Rev. Paul Bienvenu , pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.
Musical selections were provided by Sharee Hunter. The songs were Amazing Grace, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, How Great Thou Art, and The Old Rugged Cross.
Mr. Bergeron was a native of Port Barre and a resident of Opelousas. He retired after twenty nine years of service with Texas Eastern Gas Pipeline Company. He was parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Mr. Bergeron was a veteran of the military having served in the United States Air Force
during the Korean Conflict
. While stationed in Alaska, he received the Good Conduct Medal.
Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Ann Richard and her husband, Carl, of Mobile, AL; one sister, Eula Mae Leger and her husband, Alvin, of Fordoche; one grandchild Kimberly Huggins and her husband, Chris, of Mobile, AL; and two great grandchildren, Hailey Peacock and Ian Westerfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee Lanclos Bergeron; his parents, Joseph Bergeron and the former Amie LaComb; one brother, Wilbert Bergeron; and one sister, Barbara Ann Lockaby.
A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and will continue from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net
Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas, 4708 I-49 North Service Road, (337) 407-1907, is in charge of arrangements.