Bernice Marie Walkowiak
December 8, 1923  -  July 29, 2017

Bernice Marie Walkowiak


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Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Sunday, July 30, 2017
5pm-8pm/Mon8am-10am
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Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Sunday, July 30, 2017
7pm
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St. Landry Catholic Church
1020 North Main Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Monday, July 31, 2017
10:00am
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St. Landry Cemetery
1020 North Main Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Opelousas —A Mass of Christian Burial for Bernice Carriere Walkowiak will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017, at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas. Fr. Jim Brady celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Landry Cemetery.

Bernice passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 a Prompt Succor Nursing Home at the age of 93. She was a member of the Red Hatters, she was the owner of Bernice's Ceramics for 30 years. She enjoyed teaching ceramics, spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and especially helping people.

She is survived by her son, Gene Prejen and his wife, Nancy of Spring, Texas, step daughter, Linda Verrett of Sunset, sister, Yola Huckaby of Opelousas, grandchildren, Michael Prejean and Kristen Barta, and great grandchildren, Sydney and Dew Prejean, Berkley and Reagan Barta.

She was preceded in the death by her parents, Clement Carriere, Sr. and Eyola Deville Carriere, her husband, Theodore Walkowiak, step son, Charles, "Chuck" Walkowiak, brothers, Clement Carriere, Jr., and Russell Carriere, her sisters, Frances Noel, and Mary Cryer.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will reopen on Monday at 8:00 a.m. until time of service. A Rosary service will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home on Sunday evening.

Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.

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  1. Charlette Ardoin
    Opelousas, LA

    To the family: Yola, Linda, Pat, David, Tommy, Gene, and her extended family members -
    Aunt Bernice was a blessing to have known- her jovial personality, her devotion to those she loved, the way she made you feel special... She was a kindred spirit, though she was not my blood kin, she was my soul kin. I loved her, as so many did, and she will be missed and fondly remembered always.
    Charlette and family

  2. Ron & Anna Gauntt
    The Woodlands, TX

    Gene,

    We're sorry to hear about your mom. We always enjoyed seeing her when she come to visit you.

  3. David & Jrnnifer Munson
    The Woodlands, TX

    Gene, we are so sorry for your loss, David & Jennifer

  4. Jennifer S. Vidrine
    Opelousas, LA

  5. Casey Cryer
    Crowley, LA

    My Nanny. I never saw her angry. She was giving, loving and caring. I'll always have very pleasant memories of her.

  6. Missy and Steve Benoit
    Swords, LA

    Our deepest sympathy to your precious family. Steve and Misdy Benoit (Janet's daughter)

  7. Missy and Steve Benoit
    Swords, LA

    Our deepest sympathy to your precious family. Steve and Missy Benoit (Janet's daughter)

  8. Annie & Leroy Broussard
    Lafayette, LA

    Yola Huckaby & Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bernice was a very special friend and she will be deeply missed. Know that we will keep you and family in our prayers. God bless!

  9. Annie & Leroy Broussard
    Lafayette, LA

    Yola Huckaby & Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bernice was a very special friend and she will be deeply missed. Know that we will keep you in our prayers. God bless!

  10. Floyd LeBlanc
    Franklin, LA

    So sorry to hear that Mrs. Bernice passed away. I would go to her ceramic shop every time I would go back home. I learned a lot about ceramics from Mrs. Bernice. She was a very sweet lady. Her husband was a very nice man also. Really enjoyed going to their shop. May she rest in peace. Keeping her and the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Brenda Carriere
    Opelousas, LA

    I'm gonna miss you and I love you we were there and got ran off by your son you were there all my life I love you aunt Bernice may you r.I.p.

  12. April tanner
    Opelousas, LA

    I love you always aunt Bernice as you have loved me always certain people was being very ugly and rude to me and my kids and you already know this person and how you have always lived my kids Cody and Hailey they live you so much as well our names might not have been included but god dont sleep what goes around will come around to him we love you always and forever no one can ever take the love you have for me and my kids away from us this is a bond that can never be broken he disrespected you in last days and wishes as well I was with you till the last god knows all and I know you are in heaven r.I.p. aunt Bernice you raised me as your own and always been a mother to me I love you and no ones ugly ness and disrespectful ness will ever take that away from us god knows my heart and so do you r.I.p. till we me again I love you always...

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