Seraphine L. Hayes

JEANERETTE — Funeral services for Mrs. John L. Hayes Sr., the former Seraphine Lasseigne, 79, will be at 11 a.m. on Wednes-day, April 1, 2009, at Calvary Pentecostal Church with Rev. A.L. Lyle and Rev. Harlan Morgan officiating. Visitation will be at David Funeral Home of Jeanerette on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, beginning at 4 p.m. with a Rosary and Service of Remembrance at 7 p.m. The funeral home will remain open till 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Visitation will resume at Calvary Pentecostal Church on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, from 8 a.m. until the time of the services. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Henderson.

A native of Catahoula and a resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Hayes died at 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Iberia Medical Center. Seraphine had a very strong love for her family and an unending faith in God. She was a very active participant all the activities at the nursing home, especially Bingo. She also enjoyed shopping and cooking.

She is survived by three sons John D. Hayes and his wife, Celestine, of St. Martinville, John Leston Hayes Jr. and his wife, Linda, of New Iberia and Russell J. Hayes Sr. and his wife, Connie, of New Iberia; four daughters Mary and her husband, Walter Frioux, of Jeanerette, Dorothy and her husband, Melvin J. Charpentier Sr., of New Iberia, Julia and her husband, Stoney Simoneaux Sr., of Maurepas and Rita and her husband, Ronald Melancon, of Catahoula; two brothers James Lasseigne of Parks and Gerald Lasseigne of Breaux Bridge; three sisters Theresa Lombardi of Ruth, Lucille Solari of Parks and Corrine Deslotte of Breaux Bridge; a son-in-law Bobby Courville Sr. of Vinton; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John Leston Hayes Sr.; her parents, Hypolite and Julia Miguez Lasseigne; a son Joseph R. Hayes; two daughters Audrey Courville and Hazel Hayes; three brothers Alvin Lasseigne, Paul Lasseigne and Harry Lasseigne; and one sister Alice McReynold.

Serving as pallbearers will be Melvin Joseph Charpentier Jr., Stoney Simoneaux Jr., Travis P. Hayes, Andy Melancon, Russell J. Hayes Jr., Bobby Courville Jr. Ricky Pourciaux and Jeffrey Borel.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Robert Pourciaux, Ronald Pourciaux, Sammy Frioux, Donald Charpentier, Toby Simoneaux, Joshua Hayes, Seth Hayes, A.J. Courville and Joseph Hayes.

Mrs. Hayes’ family would like to extend a special thanks to all those that gave her special care over the last several years, especially the staff on the second floor at Iberia Medical Center.

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David Funeral Home of Jeanerette at 400 Provost St., 276-5151, will be handling the arrangements.

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