Gerites Cormier, Sr.

Funeral services were held at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. for Gerites Cormier, Sr., 82, who died Monday, February 8, 2010, in American Legion Hospital in Crowley.

Interment was in the Rayne Cemetery Inc.

Surviving are six sons, Gerites Cormier, Jr. of Rayne, Daniel Cormier of Church Point, Anthony James Cormier of Houma, Lawrence Cormier of Rayne, Joseph Cormier of Broussard, and Michael Cormier of Rayne; two daughters, Sandra Phipps of Ville Platte, and Peggy Dickson of Lake Charles; 30 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren;one brother, Gilbert Cormier of Rayne; and three sisters, Annie Menard of Rayne, Rita Cormier of Rayne, and Salonj Johnson of New Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Yolande Cormier; one son, Robert Cormier; one grandson, Jousha Broussard; one great-grandson, Justin Cormier; parents, Joseph Cormier and Elise Credeur Cormier; six brothers, August Cormier, Albert Cormier, Louise Cormier, Junius Comeaux, Johnny Cormier, and Percy Cormier.

He was born Sunday, February 27, 1927 in Rayne son of the late Joseph Cormier and the late Elise Credeur Cormier.

Friends were received Tuesday, February 9, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 10, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. until service at Gossen Funeral Home,.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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