Lovina “Lou” Marie Cormier Lopez
Memorial services will be held at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, December 26, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. for Lovina “Lou” Marie Cormier Lopez, 73, who died Sunday, December 20, 2009 at her residence.
Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery No. 2, Rayne.
Surviving are three sons, Michael Lopez of Broussard, Allen David Lopez and wife, Elaine, of Lafayette, Ronald Lee Lopez and wife, Trish, of Mire: one daughter, Pamela Lopez Schultz and husband, Duke, of Mire; ten grandchildren, Buddy Lopez, TN, Tina Jagneaux of Scott, Capt. Jason Lopez at the U.S. Army of Fort Polk, Stephon Lopez of Rayne, Kelly Schultz of Rayne, Shelly Beal of Ridge, Scott Lopez of Mire, Ashley Lopez of Lafayette, Katie Schultz of Mire, and Sierra Lopez of Lafayette; ten great grandchildren; two brothers, Elias Cormier of Sulphur, and Houston Cormier of Vinton; eleven sisters, Pearl Cormier of Houma, Winnie Cormier, Theresa O’Quain, Thelma Boudreaux, Delores Boudreaux, Linda Raley, all of Vinton, Ann Doucet and Marella Beaudreaux of Sulphur, Lucille Ledoux of Lacaissine, Patsy Johnson of Rayne, and Betty Cormier of Scott.
She was preceded in death her parents, Ferouse Cormier and Beulah Soileau Cormier; one brother, Preston Joseph Cormier; one sister, Vivian Monceaux; and one grandson, Chucky Lopez.
She was born Wednesday, January 1, 1936, daughter of the late Ferouse Cormier and the late Beulah Soileau Cormier.
Lou was a devoted mother whose greatest happiness was spending time with her children and her grandchildren and helping them in any way that they needed her.
She was a wonderful cook, an accomplished seamstress, and a person who found great joy in hard work. She was blessed with a green thumb and derived much pleasure from her gift of successfully growing flowers and various plants. She loved visiting with her friends and dancing to Cajun music.
She had great faith in her Jesus and fervently believed that He helped her through her trials here on earth and would welcome her with open arms in eternity. She had a strong belief in and a developed understanding of the power of truth and forgiveness.
The family wishes to thank Sonya Ortego, R.N., and Mona Wilson of Heart of Hospice for their caring assistance during her illness. Special thanks are offered to Jeanette D. Cormier, her sister-in-law, who was a constant source of comfort, strength, and wisdom as she fulfilled her promise to Lou to help her children care for her. Thanks also to her sister, Ann Doucet, for her help and encouragement and to Marlene M. Terro and Judy Melancon who proved their genuine friendship by providing assistance as needed.
Friends will be received Saturday, December 26, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. until service at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne.
Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.