Mrs. Ferdie (“Lou“) Lyons


Mrs. Ferdie (“Lou”) Lyons, 88

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 21, 2011 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Church Point for Mrs. Ferdie (“Lou“) Lyons, 88, the former Louisiana Higginbotham. Mrs. Lyons, a native and long-time resident of Church Point, died at 3:15 A.M. Friday, March 18, 2011 at Opelousas General Hospital; Opelousas, La. Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc will conduct the services with entombment following in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Church Point.

Survivors include two sons, Marx Kenneth Lyons and wife Linda and Dwaine Gerard Lyons and wife Janet-all of Church Point; four daughters: Norma Burleigh and husband Robert of Ragley, La., Eloise David and husband Pat of Rayne, La., Elaine Nations of Iowa, La. and Debra Mohajer and husband John of Houston, Tex.; a son-in-law, Curtis “Curt“ Wimberly of Church Point; thirty-two grandchildren, seventy great-grandchildren and seventeen great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdie Lyons; a daughter, Gloria Wimberly; her parents, Edward and Elouise (Bellard) Higginbotham; three brothers and six sisters.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 20 and continue from 8:00 A.M. Monday until the time of the services.

A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:30 P.M. on Sunday by Monsignor DeBlanc.

Arrangements are being handled by Guidry Funeral Home, Inc.; 219 N. Broadway, Church Point, La. (337) 684-5488. View the obituary and guest book on-line at

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