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Janice C. Michaelis

Lafayette - A 10:30 A.M. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at St. Mary Mother of the Church in Lafayette, for Janice Cooke Michaelis, 84, who passed away at her residence in Lafayette on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Reverend Harold J. Trahan, Pastor of St. Mary Mother of the Church, will serve as Celebrant of the Mass. Inurnment will be in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery.

Survivors include her beloved husband, William Michaelis; a daughter, Susan Mary Waterman; two sons, Donald James Waterman and William Max Michaelis, IV; a brother, James Cooke, Jr. and eight grandchildren, Christen M. Cummins, David G. Cummins, Michael G. Waterman, Donald James Waterman, III, Dominic James Waterman, Danielle Joyce Waterman, Heather Ashley Michaelis and Ryan Cullen Michaelis.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and James Cooke.

A native of New Orleans and resident of Lafayette for twenty-two years, Janice was a devout Roman Catholic and parishioner of St. Mary Church. Janice was an incredible seamstress and while not sewing, you could find her with a good book. She read a mountain of books and was mostly self-educated. A very personable person, she had a genuine and kind heart and never met a stranger. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend to all who knew and loved her. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

The family requests that visitation be observed at St. Mary Mother of the Church, on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9:30 A.M. until time of service.

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Janice Cooke Michaelis's name to St. Clare's Monastery- Poor Clares, 720 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118.

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Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311
Published in the The Advertiser on Aug. 11, 2018
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