JEANERETTE — Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Lawrence Bourgeois, the former Elizabeth “Betsy” Barrow, 85, Sunday, August 21, 2011, at 3 p.m. at David Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Ed Degeyter officiating. Interment will follow in Beau Pre Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin Saturday, August 20, 2011, at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will resume Sunday at 12 p.m. until service time.

A native of New Iberia and resident of Jeanerette, Mrs. Bourgeois died Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at 10:40 p.m. at her son’s residence. Betsy’s proudest accomplishments were her children and her greatest love was her husband. She loved and enjoyed antiques.

Mrs. Bourgeois is survived by her daughters Louise B. Ransonet and husband, Larry, Virginia Zimmerman and husband, Tim; sons Russell Bourgeois and wife, Andrea, Dr. L. Barrow Bourgeois and wife, Mary, Langdon Bourgeois and wife, Johanna, and John Bourgeois and wife, Dana, all of Jeanerette; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bourgeois was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Bourgeois; parents, Leonard James Barrow and Lillian Voorhies Barrow; sisters Louise Voorhies Barrow and Lorraine Barrow Gesser Bernard; and one brother Col. Leonard J. “Sug” Barrow Jr.

Serving as pallbearers will be Russell Bourgeois, Dr. Barrow Bourgeois, Langdon Bourgeois, John Bourgeois, Lance Ransonet and Leonard Bourgeois.

You may sign register book and express condolences online at

David Funeral Home, 400 Provost St., Jeanerette, 276-5151, is in charge of arrangements.

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