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Versie Briscoe Schwartz

1931 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Versie Briscoe Schwartz Obituary
Versie Briscoe Schwartz

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Versie Briscoe Schwartz, 82, who died on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at her residence in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eunice. Reverend Jody Jagneaux will officiate graveside services.

Reverend Gilbert J. Dutel, Pastor of St. Edmond Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Lectors will be Ethan Sloan and Bailey Sloan. Giftbearers will be Tristyn Briscoe, Gentry Briscoe and Gage Newman. Stephanie Hoffpauir, organist and soloist, will sing for the services, "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace," "One Bread, One Body," "If You Can See Me Now," and "The 23rd Psalm." Kelly Sloan will give the eulogy.

She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Gail Briscoe Adcock, Dianne Schwartz McGuire, and Denise Briscoe Brewer; one son, Al Briscoe; four grandchildren, Kelly Adcock Sloan, Stacy Adcock Newman, Christopher Broussard and Emily McGuire Brown; six great grandchildren, Bailey "Buck" Sloan, Ethan O. Sloan, Tristyn Briscoe, Gentry Briscoe, Gage Newman and Josalyn Newman; two sisters, Ruth Boudreaux and Judy Poulet; and two brothers, Ferdie Jagneaux and Larry Jagneaux; and her special daughter-in-law, Claudia Briscoe.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alceus Jagneaux and Elmire Olivier and Lawrence Jagneaux Sr.; her husbands, Aldrey J. Briscoe and Sidney Aaron Schwartz; two sisters, Mabel Moreau and an infant sister; three brothers, Melvin Jagneaux and his wife, Viella, Ray Jagneaux and Marshall Jagneaux; and one grandchild, C. Luke Briscoe.

Versie Briscoe Schwartz was born on November 21, 1931 in Opelousas, Louisiana, was a native of Eunice and a resident of Lafayette for over 29 years. She worked as a cosmetology instructor for most of her life until her retirement. Versie loved teaching and helping others ,especially at the Miles Perret Center, and had a unique way of making everyone she met feel like a special family member. She loved to travel and spend time with her family, especially her granddaughter, who was her best friend and light of her life. Versie will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Pallbearers will be Bailey "Buck" Sloan, Ethan O. Sloan, Rod Touchet, Jody Jagneaux, Ricky Brown and Junior Snyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Adcock and Billy Poulet.

Donations in her name can be made to the Miles Perret Center, 2130 Kaliste Saloom Rd #200, Lafayette, LA 70508 or visit

A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN Location.

The family requests that visitation be observed on Thursday from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM and will continue on Friday from 8:00 AM until time of services.

View the obituary and guestbook online at

Martin & Castille - DOWNTOWN, 330 St. Landry Street, Lafayette, LA. 70506. 337-234-2311

Published in the The Advertiser on Dec. 12, 2013
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