Gertie H. Dronet Abshire

Gertie H.

Dronet Abshire

Funeral services for Gertie H. Dronet Abshire, 91, were held on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley, Louisiana with Rev. Willie Benoit and Rev. Ralph Benoit officiating.

Visitation was from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Entombment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, also in Crowley.

Mrs. Abshire, 91, of Rayne, passed away in Lafayette General Hospital Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Gertie was born August 17, 1919, in Crowley.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry Dronet and his wife, Paula, of Lafayette, Charles Dronet of Lake Charles, ten grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Emma Hanks; her first husband, Rene’ Dronet; late husband, Arcade Abshire; 11 siblings; and her beloved daughter, Emma Jean Dronet Hayes.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. Throughout the years, she read her Bible daily and had a deep faith in God.

Serving as pallbearers were Kim Hayes, Mike Hayes, Chris Hayes, Shawn Hayes, Randy Dronet and Jared Broussard.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the special care by the nurses and staff of 2nd floor West Tower at Lafayette General Hospital, Hospice of Acadiana, and Dr. Milton Jolivette.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc. of Crowley.

Friends may express their condolences at www.geesey-ferguson.com.

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