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Shirley Lavergne

October 21, 1935 ~ November 6, 2019

Heaven received its newest angel today.  Shirley Marie Lavergne passed away peacefully November 6, 2019 at the age of 84 in her home.  Shirley was born on October 21, 1935 to Clopha and Elodie (Fruge) Richard.  She was the fifth of seven children.  She was born and raised in Lake Charles but lived all her married life in Sulphur.  She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and baking. Shirley adored her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all. 

Shirley was a lifelong member of Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church where she was Eucharistic minister and a past member of the Altar Society.  Being the faithful and devoted catholic she was, Shirley participated in weekly adoration for 26 years. 

Preceding Shirley in death were her parents, Clopha and Elodie Richard; her siblings, Mercedes Crochet, Cliff Richard, R.D. Richard, Marie Aucoin and Helen Flowers. 

Those left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are her loving husband of 67 years, Ray Floyd Lavergne; her children and their spouses, Katherine Baldassari and Tom, Dennis and Deb Lavergne, Christine LeMoine and Paul and Ted and Tara Lavergne.  Also, her brother, Lynn Richard as well as eight grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A mass of Christian burial for Shirley will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11 AM at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church with Father Andrews Kollannoor, M.S. officiating.  Burial will follow at Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Carlyss.  The family will receive friends on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home from 5-8 PM with a rosary recited at 6 PM.  Visitation will resume Saturday morning from 8 AM until time to leave for the church. 

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  1. Kati, I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Carla Bragg

  2. Paran, Katie, Dennis, Christine, and Ted, my heart goes out to y'all. May your precious memories bring you comfort and peace 📿🙏

    Fly high, Nanny 🕊❤

  3. Prayers for Ms. Shirley’s sweet soul as she moves on to her next journey to be with her Lord and all the other angels in heaven.  God bless you all, Katie, as you grieve the loss of your sweet MaMa.

  4. I am at a loss of words
    Ms Shirley was the kindest sweetest lady ever! She was my CCD teacher for years! I had the pleasure of working with Ray for a few years & went to school with Dennis. Growing up our family attended (some still do) Our Lady of LaSalette Church. You could always spot Ms Shirley, always such a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile. My deepest condolences.

  5. I am at a loss of words
    Ms Shirley was the kindest sweetest lady ever! She was my CCD teacher for years! I had the pleasure of working with Ray for a few years & went to school with Dennis. Growing up our family attended (some still do) Our Lady of LaSalette Church. You could always spot Ms Shirley, always such a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile. My deepest condolences.


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