Gladys Marie Vincent Newman

Rayne, LA - Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monday, January 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm for Gladys Marie Vincent Newman , 87, who died peacefully at her home on Friday, January 10, 2014.

Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery No. 2.

Grams was all about God and Family. Her first concern for each of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was always that they would be protected from the seemingly endless risks that she believed to be an ever present part of life. When any one of them was hurt, she bore the pain of that injury as completely as if she had somehow been the victim instead. She would want us to remember that throughout our lives, in her own complicated way, she loved each one unconditionally, as Our Father loves us.

Surviving are her three daughters: Patricia Bercier and husband Dr. Edwin L. Bercier III, Jackie N. Ancelet, and Suzette N. Mader and husband Tim; two sons: Ganer L. Newman III and wife Paulette, and Carl V. Newman; 24 Grandchildren; 41 Great Grandchildren; three sisters: Frances Guidry, Dorothy Chaisson, and Laura LeBlanc and husband Max; one brother-in-law: Jerry Newman and wife Sue.

She was preceded in death by her husband G. L. Newman, Jr.; parents Theal and Olite Petry Vincent; five sibilings: Archie Vincent, Sevelia Sonnier, L.J. Vincent, Allen Vincent and Anatole Vincent; one grandson, Gifford Lee Mader: and one son-in-law, Kenneth L. Ancelet.

Friends will be received Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm & Monday, January 13, 2014 from 8:00 am until 11:30 am at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Sunday, January 12, 2014.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Zeb Stearns and her many Heart of Hospice caregivers with special thanks to Freda Eaglin.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141.

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