Terrie Jean Lewis Duplessis passed away with lung cancer after six months of overcoming the odds and amazing journey of faith. It is all about God's timing. She was 58. Terrie was a homemaker, mom, wife, grandma, sister, and true friend to many. She was a native of Richmond, Calif., and a resident of Gonzales. She died at 1:55 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospice in Baton Rouge. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m., at The Church 13423 LA 431, St. Amant, conducted by Pastor Jay St. Amant. Flowers and condolences can be brought to The Church on the day of memorial to be placed around her many pictures and Urn. There will be a Fellowship Gathering in the foyer following the memorial service. The family is encouraging family and friends to bring a finger food or dessert to share. Please no peanuts/tree nuts or products that may contain those things. Donations are being accepted to be given to two different cancer foundations by her daughter. Checks can be made out to Stardust Roberts. She is survivored by her husband, Gayle Paul Duplessis; daughter, Stardust Roberts; son, Ozzy - she always hoped to find since his adoption in 1974; sister, Susan Mae Schaffner; brother, Ted Lewis, numerous nieces, nephews, and her life long true friend, Vicky Fonte. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Caitriona Anne Kaiser, Christian Cole Gorsch and Aidan Shane Gorsch. She was preceded in death by her mother, Anita Jean Connaway; and father, William Alonson Lewis Jr. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, grandchildren, going to church, reading the Bible, walks in the park, cross word puzzles, lover of animals, and truly gave her time and heart to all those who knew her. A big thank you goes out to family, friends, Gonzales Healthcare, Dr. Jay Brooks, numerous nurses and doctors at Ochsner Hospital, St. Joseph Hospice, Cancer Services and Foundations, Church Funeral Services and Crematory, The Church in St. Amant, and all who traveled with us along Mom's journey of life, cancer, and faith. You are all a blessing! Terrie fought and found inner strength, faith, and peace within herself. No matter the battles endured, it was those moments that truly defined purpose. Mom's strength, faith, and courage is quite extraordinary. Two important things she truly displayed through the years is...to value every moment together and have Faith in God in all things. The things which are priceless...God's Blessings...we carry with us always. We will always carry the blessing of Terrie ~ Heaven's Angel. To sign and view the family guest book, please visit www.legacy.com/weeklycitizen to offer condolences to the family.
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Published in Gonzales Weekly Citizen from June 4 to July 3, 2013