Melancon Funeral Home ~ Locally & Family Owned
Virgie Forestier Sonnier
(September 30, 1926 - November 25, 2013)
CARENCRO ~ Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at a 3:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lafayette for Virgie Forestier Sonnier, age 87, who passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 at 1:49 p.m. at her residence in Lafayette.
Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette. The Rev. Brian Taylor, pastor of St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lafayette, will officiate at the services. Readers will be Simone Degeytaire and Nichole Nelson. Giftbearers will be Whitney Nelson and Angelle Degeytaire. Eucharistic Minister will be Dorothea Sonnier.
Mrs. Sonnier was a native of Carencro and a resident of Lafayette for most of her life. She was a parishioner of St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lafayette and was a member of the St. Anne Society at St. Peter Catholic Church in Carencro.
Survivors include her companion of thirteen years, Leroy Richard of Lafayette; two daughters, Barbara S. Degeytaire of Lafayette and Kim S. LeBlanc and her husband, Richard, of Coteau; five grandchildren, Nichole Nelson and her husband, Clay, of Scott, Simone Degeytaire of Breaux Bridge, Angelle Degeytaire of Fort Worth, TX, Kolby LeBlanc and Brock LeBlanc, both of Coteau; two great grandchildren, Whitney Nelson and André Knight; and one sister, Verna Mae Bearb of Lafayette.
She was preceded in death by her husband, after forty five years of marriage, Odon Sonnier; her parents, Anasta Forestier and the former Leah Dugas, both natives of Vatican and Carencro; her son-in-law, Richard Degeytaire; and one sister, Eva Delle Benoit.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Tuesday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.
Donations may be made in the name of Virgie Sonnier to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnson St. Ste 200, Lafayette, LA 70503.
Pallbearers will be Richard LeBlanc, Brock LeBlanc, Kolby LeBlanc, Clay Nelson, Stanley Benoit and André Knight. Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Richard, Scott Benoit, Ted Bearb, George Sonnier and Gerald Forestier.
Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.