Paul James Shamsie

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Estherwood for Paul James Shamsie, 57, who died December 26, 2009 at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Msgr. Russell Harrington officiated the services. The family held visiting hours on Monday from 10 a.m. to the time of service on Tuesday. A rosary was recited at 4 p.m. Monday. Interment was in Estherwood Memorial Cemetery.

Paul was a thoroughbred horse trainer.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Selina Nugent Shamsie of Estherwood; one son, Clayton Paul Shamsie of Estherwood; one daughter, Caitlin Shamsie of Estherwood; two sisters, Jamella Seaux of Estherwood, and Sadie Shamsie-Vollmer of Lafayette; and three brothers, Randy Shamsie, of Estherwood, Mohammed Shamsie of Benton, and Mike Shamsie of Benton.

Mr. Shamsie is preceded in death by his mother, Lou Anna Gaspard Monceaux; and his father, James Shamsie.

The pallbearers were Randy, Mohammed, and Mike Shamsie, Ernie Paul Istre, Jerome Cormier, and Loren Thibodeaux.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley.

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