Delta Mae Bourque Gray

RAYNE – Funeral services will be held at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 2 p.m. for Delta Mae Bourque Gray, 72, who died Sunday, May 10, 2009 at her residence.

Interment take place in Leger Cemetery in Rayne.

Surviving are five daughters, Macie Eve Bernal of Beaumont, Texas, Cheryl Lynn Chaffin and husband David of Lexington, KY, Brenda Lea Battles and husband Robert of Lafayette, Loretta Ann Plaunty of Lafayette, and Linda Louise Plaunty Hollie and husband Chad of Scott; three sons, Adam Eugene Plaunty, Sr. and wife Bridgett of Rayne, Leonard Lee Plaunty of Lafayette, and Cecil Wayne Gray and wife Angelique of Meaux; twenty-three grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ivan Dale Bertrand and wife Barbara of Beaumont, Texas, Lee Bertrand and wife Sally of Beaumont, Texas, Raymond Roy and wife Vanessa of Beaumont, Texas, and Calvin Bourque and wife Anna of Beaumont, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cecil Gray; her parents, Augustin “Justin” Bourque and Effie Eve Thibodeaux Bourque; one grandchild, one great-grandchild; and one son-in-law, Richard Bernal.

She was born Thursday, July 9, 1936 in Rayne, the daughter of the late Augustin Bourque and the late Effie Eve Thibodeaux Bourque.

A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Friends will be received Tuesday, May 12, 2009 from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Wednesday, May 13, 2009 from 8 a.m. until time of services at Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home of Rayne.

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