ST. MARTINVILLE — A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville for Flossie F. Berard, 93, who passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at her residence.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and continue on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Rev. Rusty P. Richard will officiate at the funeral Mass. Readers will be Celeste Andre and Jael Dugas. Gift Bearers will be Jade Meyers, Brittany Valls, Monique Fremin and Genee Berard.
Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville.
Flossie was an independent strong-willed mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and friend. Flossie was raised on a farm with her three brothers and one sister. Hard work and dedication to family was instilled in all of them. After she graduated from high school, she attended Spencer Business College and graduated as a bookkeeper. She then began keeping books for her dad and brothers on the farm on weekends.
Flossie was a-stay-at-home mother. After her children grew up and left home she began working again. She worked at People’s Bank and then continued her career at Regions Bank where she retired in her late 70s. After her retirement, she was still so active. She kept up her own yard, picked pecans during pecan season and helped her children and grandchildren on whatever they needed. She followed her mother’s tradition of cooking every Sunday for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Just like her mother, there was always plenty for whoever dropped by.
She is survived by her son Keith Berard of Cade; daughters Kaby Dugas and husband Bo-Boy of St. Martinville and Annette Valls of New Iberia; grandchildren Monique Fremin and spouse Blaze of Lafayette, Genee Berard of New Iberia, Jael Dugas of Lafayette, Jade Dugas Meyers and spouse Joel of Baton Rouge and Brittany Valls of New Iberia; 12 great-grandchildren; and 2 “adopted” great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Auguste Fuselier; mother, Ida Gauthier Fuselier; brothers Charles Fuselier and spouse, Irene Stockstill Fuselier, Roy Fuselier and spouse, Rita Laperouse Fuselier and Marcel Fuselier and spouse, JoAnn Provost Fuselier; sister Hazel Beihl and spouse, Lester; grandchild Jared Valls; and son-in-law John “Brother” Valls Jr.
Special thanks to all our cousins, especially Chris Bourque, who called and checked on her and kept Flossie updated on all her nieces, nephews and their families.
Also, her family would like to give special thanks to one of Flossie’s deepest loves, her Godchild, Celeste Fuselier Andre (better known as “Ces”). “Ces” was her confidante and best friend. “Ces” fixed her hair since she was young and continued until her death. Flossie’s children learned early on that “Ces” was perfect and did no wrong.
Pallbearers will be Bo-Boy Dugas, Blaze Fremin, Zac Fremin, Jacob Dugas, William Bujard II, Charles “Snake” Andre, Monique Fremin, Jael Dugas, Genee Berard, Jade Dugas Meyers and Brittany Valls.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Luke Jones, Brock Bujard, David Bourque, Hugh Andre, Mike Andre, Chris Andre, Joel Meyers and Dakota Dugas.
Rest in Peace Mom.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582, 332-2111, is in charge of arrangements.
To view online obituary, sign guestbook and view video tribute, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com.