Opelousas – Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and will reopen on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. until time of service in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel.
David “Chase” Zerangue, 27, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, July 2, 2021.
Readers will be Jaime Stelly, Suzanne Belleau, Jessica Breaux, and Katherine Stelly.
Eulogy will be done by Allyson Stelly and Ray Ronquillo.
Music selections will be “Heaven Was Needing A Hero”, “Amazing Grace”, and “Go Rest High On That Mountain”.
Chase was born on September 20, 1993 to David and Debbie Zerangue and was the baby of their four children. He had a special way with each of his siblings, but one thing they all shared was a love for sports. Growing up, while their parents were working, they competed every day in a game of sock ball. Chase was a sports fanatic, loved LSU and the Denver Broncos; he was a walking sports encyclopedia. In high school, Chase was named 1st team All District doing what he loved most, pitching. Baseball and football were his favorite sports; Chase could be asked anything about any sport, and he had the answer. Chase’s pride and joy was Olivia, his daughter. Chase enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Growing up, Chase was known to his family as “Bubba” and “Bug”, but in school he was known as “Coozie”. Chase had big, beautiful blue eyes and that's how he got the nickname “Bug”. Years later, his senior year at OC, he was voted for Betty Davis eyes. After high school Chase continued on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from McNeese State University. He was loved by all those who knew him and he touched the lives of so many.
Chase is survived by his parents, David and Debbie Zerangue; daughter, Olivia and her mother, Kayla; sister, Allyson (Taylor) Stelly; brothers, Chad (Jaime) Stelly; Joel Stelly; nephews, Isaiah Smith and Tom Stelly; nieces, Katherine and Ivy Stelly; grandfather, Leon Zerangue; aunts, Donna Brantley, Linda Toten and Linda Lavergne; uncles, Mike Lavergne and Eric Brantley; cousins, Ashley (Corey) Pippin, Sarah (Edwin) Terrero, Dustin Brantley, Drake Brantley, Christopher (Ashley) Lavergne, Matthew Lavergne, Marita Comeaux (Joey Boone), Shawn Comeaux; godparents, Ronnie Duplechain and Lori Granger and a ton of extended family and friends who he cherished.
Chase is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jude and Evelyn Lavergne; paternal grandmother, Patsy Zerangue; uncle, Mark Toten.
A Funeral Service for David "Chase" Zerangue will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021, in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Dwayne Joubert will conduct the Service. Burial will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery in Opelousas.
Pallbearers will be Chad Stelly, Ralph Belleau, Dustin Brantley, Drake Brantley, Corey Pippin, Shawn Comeaux, Ray Ronquillo, and Nick Gobert. Honorary pallbearers will be Joel Stelly, Isaiah Smith, Tom Stelly, Mike Lavergne, Nick West, and Christopher Lavergne.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.