Arnaudville – Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24, 2008, at a 12 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church for Gabrielle Marks, 82, the former Gabrielle Olivier, who passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home in Arnaudville.
Interment was in St. Francis Regis Cemetery. The Rev. Keenan Brown, pastor of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church, officiated at the services.
Ms. Marks was a native and lifelong resident of Arnaudville. She was a parishioner of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church. Ms. Marks was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxilliary 5153 and the Arnaudville Entergy Team.
Survivors include one son, Harold Marks and his wife Loretta of Arnaudville; one daughter, Mayor Kathleen “Kathy” Richard and her husband Gary of Arnaudville; eight grandchildren, Jessica Arnaud and her husband Dennis, Charlene Taylor and her husband John Kim, Gregory Marks and his wife Mary, Matthew Marks and his wife Chetta, Christopher Marks and his wife Dawn, Celeste Hebert and her husband Chad, Danielle Pontiff and her husband Rusty, and Romona Richard and her husband Guy; 15 great-grandchildren, Ashley Taylor, Joshua Taylor, Kimberly Arnaud, Bailey Marks, Andre Marks, Michelle Marks, Cole Marks, Chelsea Marks, Kennedy Marks, Bradley Richard, Jack Richard, Avery Hebert, Michael Hebert, Gabrielle Pontiff and Landon Pontiff; and one sister, Ruth Olivier Breaux and her husband Louis of Broussard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Marks; her parents, Rene Joseph Olivier and the former Noiele Taylor, both natives of Arnaudville; and one sister, Bertha Olivier Patin.
A rosary was prayed at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
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Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville was in charge of arrangements.