A resident of Prairieville and native of Baton Rouge, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012. He was 59 and a production supervisor with Olin Chemical since September 1972. Visiting will be at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales on Wednesday, November 14 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Visiting will resume on Thursday, November 15 from 9 am until religious services in the funeral home chapel at 11 am. Burial to follow in Oak Lane Memorial Park, Prairieville. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Pamela Parent; four sons, Craig James Parent and wife, Melanie, Keith Spencer Parent and wife, Joie, Michael C. Bourgeois and wife, Tiffany, and Austin C. Bourgeois and wife, Erin; eight grandchildren, Clairie, Addie, Kadyn, Stephan, Giuliana, Ethan, Hunter, and Morgan; and sisters, Claudette Orr and husband, Jerry, and Evelyn Sims, and husband Bobby. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Jean and Nettie Bourgeois Parent; brother, Charles Jean Parent; and sister, Marlene A. Parent, and Theresa Parent Borne. Gerald enjoyed playing golf and watching sports, especially LSU and the Saints. He was a member of Household of Faith Church. Pallbearers will be Carl Roberts, Charles Diffy, Chuck Trim, Darrel Broussard, Charles Guedry, Elvin Hodgeson and Mark Hudson.