Opelousas- A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for, Mrs. Geraldine “Gerri” Baque, on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Opelousas. Reverend Austin Leger will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at the Holy Sepulcher Mausoleum in Opelousas.
Mrs. Gerri, age 86, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She loved traveling and attending the horse races. Mrs. Gerri worked for the Social Security Administration for 40 years where she retired. For her hard work she received the Distinguished Federal Service Award from President Clinton. Mrs. Gerri will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harold L. Baque of Opelousas, LA; son, Randy Baque and wife, Pam of Port Neches, TX; daughters, Becky Roy and husband, Ricky of Church Point, LA and Leara Baque of Scott, LA; sister, Melody Gilcrease of Carencro, LA; 5 grandchildren, Amy Brown, Jenny Royer, Gunnery Sergeant James Walls, Erica Baque and Steven Baque; 9 great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Anna and Clayton Brown, Desiré, Chloe, Regan, Christian and William Royer, and Boston Walls.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pierre and Hilda Darbonne; sisters, Kathy Fontenot and Burnella Andrus; brothers, Hubert Darbonne and Buddy Darbonne.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas. The rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. by Deacon Jerome Collins on Sunday evening. The funeral home will reopen on Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Randy Baque, Steven Baque, John Baque, Ricky Roy, Clem Zerangue and Kevin Darbonne.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Geraldine Baque to Hospice of Acadiana.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Acadiana and Mrs. Gerri’s caregiver, Debbie Rosenthal, for the care and love they showed their mother.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
So sorry for your loss! Wishing your family faith and strength during these difficult times.
Elizabeth TuminelloSalem, VA
Uncle Harold, Becky, Randy, Leara. I can’t tell you how sorry I was to hear of Aunt Gerris passing. Your mom was an amazing person and she will truly be missed.Please know that my thoughts are with you all. Sending Love.
Mitchell BuckleyLexington, KY
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
So sorry to hear about Gerri's death. She will always be remembered as a sweet and loving cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Lorraine Fontenot LandryBrusly,LA, LA
Jeff and I want to send our thoughts and prayers to uncle Harold and family . Aunt Jerry always had a kind word for us and was always such fun and a pleasure to be around . She had such a beautiful sprit. She will be deeply missed by us both
Jeff and Alice (Bourgeois) MenardSunset, LA
I’m so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family.
Judy Gonsorek, IN
Uncle Harold, Becky, Randy and Leara: I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved seeing Aunt Gerri. She was a gentle, kind and caring woman; a good Christian and a loving wife, mom and aunt. And, she made me laugh! She was a good woman and will be missed. Love and hugs to you all❤️
Sally BaqueMesa, AZ
Aunt Gerri, I will miss you so much! My heart is in a 1000 pieces. Sending love to the whole family.
Nina GuidryRenton, WA