JEANERETTE — A Going Home Celebration will be held for Larry “La-La” Ward, 60 at 1 p.m. on Saturday 24, 2011, at First Jerusalem Baptist Church, Jeanerette, with Rev. Arthur Lee Alexander officiating.

He will await the resurrection at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Jeanerette.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday at the church, 9 a.m. until time of service.

A native of New Iberia and resident of Jeanerette, Mr. Ward passed on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at his residence. He was employed as a bus driver for the Iberia Parish School Board for 21 years; also owner and operator D&B Complete Auto detailing for seven years. He was a 1969 graduate of F.M. Boley High School in Jeanerette and a 1973 graduate of Southern University School of Business.

He leaves to cherish his memory and in God’s care his companion of 38 years Margaret Olivier of Jeanerette; three sons Reginald P. Ward, Bruce August of Jeanerette and Corey Francis of Houston; three brothers James Ward, Ronald Ward (Marsha) of Jeanerette and Ricky Ward (Debra) of Oakdale; one uncle Paul Sereal; and two aunts Lilly Sereal and Alice Carr all of Jeanerette; one grandson Tyler Jordan Ward “Pop”; one god-child; his godmother Norma L. Pourciau of Jeanerette; and a host of other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He now joins in glory with his parents, David Ward and Bertha Sereal Ward; paternal and maternal grandparents and aunts, uncle and cousins.

Active pallbearers will be Butch Metz, Clarence Loston, Clyde Brent, T.K. Alexander, Luther Edwards and Carlos Bouie.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Ward Jr., Shawn Harding, Damien Ward, Ricky Levar Ward, Arsenial D. Ward, Tillford Sereal, Ulysses Sereal, Patrick Colar, Wilbert Drexler, Richard Olivier, George Olivier Sr. and classmates.

Final arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia. Condolences may be expressed at www.fletcherfuneralhomes.org.

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