Gertie Brunet Collins, 89, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 10:40 a.m. Thursday at Falgout Funeral Home in Galliano. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano, with burial at Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano.
She is survived by her son, Vendon Collins Jr. and wife, Emma; daughters, Beverly St. Pierre and husband, P.J., Barbara Angelette and husband, Bobby, and Susan Cheramie; grandchildren, Pam Collins Griffin, Michelle Collins Chouest, Dawn Collins Auenson, Destry St. Pierre, Scott St. Pierre, Neil Angelette, Mignon Angelette Gill, Domonique Angelette Pitre, Gage Cheramie and Trey Cheramie; 22 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Sostine Brunet.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vendon Collins Sr., granddaughter, Chelsie Cheramie Carson; parents, Armand and Cereze Brunet; eight sisters; and three brothers.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she served as Minister of Eucharist and member of The Followers of Mary, Ladies Alter Society and choir.
She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She devoted her life to helping family and friends.
Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.