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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.
Published in the Daily World from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2013