ARNAUDVILLE - Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 7, 2012 at a 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Leonville for Rita Bergeron, age 85, the former Rita Bergeron , who passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2012 at J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home in Arnaudville.
Interment will be in St. Leo the Great Catholic Mausoleum. The Rev.Kenneth Domingue, pastor of St Leo the Great Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.
Musical selections will be provided by Ron Moroeau and, accompanied by Phillis Semar on the organ.
Mrs. Bergeron was a native and lifelong resident of Leonville.
Survivors include: her son, Roderick "Boo" Bergeron and his wife, Janice of Pecanierre; three sisters, Juanita Mistric and her husband, Cleddy of Leonville, Winnie Hebert of Kenner, and Georgie Lee Meche of Leonville; two grandchildren, Christopher Jude Bergeron and his wife, Suzanne and Rachel Ann Fontenot and husband, Jeremy all of Pecanierre; four great grandchildren, Tyler Jude Bergeron, Lillian Kate Bergeron, Katherine Thibodeaux, and Madison Thibodeaux.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George Bergeron and the former Louise Artigue; her husband, Rodney "Beb" Bergeron; a brother, Clement Bergeron; and two sisters, Yolande Bergeron and Mary Mae Miller.
Pallbearers will be: Tyler Bergeron, Chris Bergeron, Jeremy Bergeron, Russel Miller, George Miller and Frank Stagg. Honorary pallbearer will be: Cleddy Mistric.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.Wednesday and will continue from 8 :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 Rd. (337) 407-1907 is in charge of arrangements.