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Bernice Ethel Louviere

May 8, 1921 ~ October 28, 2016

Bernice Ethel Louviere, 95, passed away in her sleep Friday, October 28, following a brief illness.  She was born in Lake Charles, La, and lived most of her life in Sulphur. 

She married George Louviere when she was 21, and they settled in Sulphur, where they opened Louviere Jewelers on the corner of Huntington (Ruth Street) and Napoleon (Hwy 90), and enjoyed serving the Sulphur community for 50 years.  Most of the Sulphur High Schools during that time bought their Senior rings--and then their wedding bands--there.  She was only 49 years old when her husband, George (the love of her life), died and she took over as head of our family and business.

She led a life filled with love and devotion, for her parents, husband, and children.  Her faith in Christ was unending and complete.  Even when their son, Robert (who died of Lou Gehrig disease at 42 yr old), she was shaken but her faith pulled her through.  She was a multi-talented performer in her earlier years--ballet, adagio, tap, etc--and she had the singing voice of an angel.  She used that angelic voice to sing in several Lake Charles and Sulphur church choirs for as long as she could.

She is survived by her children, Yolande Bowman of Sulphur; Bernice Arceneaux (Kent) of Houston; Jeanette Wyninger (PorterBill) of Sulphur; Laura Chesson (Al) of Sulphur; Carl Louviere of Westlake; James Louviere (RuthAnn) of Broussard; Gerard Louviere (Shari) of Moss Bluff.  Grandchildren Chuck Bowman; Paula Hunter (Bob); Renee Supplee (Craig); Darren Arceneaux (Bonnie); Michael Wyninger (Ronda); David Wyninger (Christine); Jennifer Deason (Chris); Blaine Wyninger (Denise); Angela Wentzell (Scott); Chris Chesson; Jeremy Chesson; Kirk Chesson (Jen); Alece Louviere; Marissa McClellen (Brandon); Cristy Clark (Trent); Tara Bennett (Frank); Ryan Louviere (Emily); Linde Dean (Dustin); Hayley Urban (Richard); Cody Louviere (Marti); and Travis Louviere.  And many, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren (like, lots--and some still baking). Bernice is also survived by many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents, Simon and Laura Langlinais Huval; her siblings, Lloyd Huval, Laura Granger, Mayon Guillory, Orisla Boudreaux, Sadie Huval and Willard Huval,

Services are being coordinated by Johnson-Robison Funeral Home in Sulphur.  Visitation will be at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home in Sulphur on Sunday, October 30, from 5-8pm, with a Rosary at 6:30pm.  Visitation continues Monday morning at the funeral home from 8:30-10:30am.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11am Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur, with Fr. Edward Brunnert, M.S. presiding.  Burial to follow at Mimosa Pines in Carlyss.

A special thanks to the tender and caring staff of Holly Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation in Sulphur.

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  1. I WAS FORTUNITE TO ENJOY THIS LADYS COMPANY AS I DELIVERED MEALS ON WHEELS FOR THE ELDERLY. SHE WAS SUCH AN ELEGANT LADY AS WELL AS BEING BLESSED WITH GREAT CONVERSATION. ALWAYS A SMILE ON HER BEAUTIFUL FACE. I SURE WAS LUCKY.GOD BLESS ALL.

  2. Carl and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Hold on to the special memories. They never fade. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Brenda

  3. How I wish I had visited with aunt Bernice my last trip through Sulphur! She was a beautiful woman inside and out and I always looked up to her since I was a young mother and overwhelmed with a new baby boy (They had 8 so I thought they should know). Her and uncle George were always welcoming when I visited and gave me advice saying, just trust in the Lord, he will guide you. That was 50 years ago. They were right. I know she's happy with the love her life again in heaven. Love you Aunt Bernice!

  4. My sympathy to the Louviere family. Your sweet mother will always be part of my fond memories of the Sulphur of my youth. She was such a classy lady, who always had time for people who went in the store whether they were making a large purchase, on a tight budget or "just looking." May your sweet memories of this special lady bring you comfort and peace.

  5. My deepest sympathy to Carl and his family. Rest In Peace Ms. Bernice….carry her memories in your heart where she will live forever.

  6. My deepest condolences to the family. May God hold and comfort your family and friends in this trying time. The Bible assures us of hope of seeing our loved ones again at ACTS 24:15 which says, " that there is going to be a resurrection …." . Under the rule of his Kingdom the heavenly king Jesus Christ will resurrect untold numbers of people to life here on earth ~ but under peaceful and righteous conditions. During this time no more death. (Revelation 21:3,4 )


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