Obituaries from the September 30 paper.
Patricia Ann Chenier Mallet, 69, died at her home on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.
She was born in Opelousas.
She attended Grand Avenue High School until her junior year and graduated from Paul Dunbar High School in Washington in 1964. She later attended McNeese State University and Lincoln Business College in Beaumont, Texas, where she received a degree in business. She resided in Lake Charles for over 47 years.
She retired from Calcasieu Parish School Board in 2008 after 17 years of employment at Oak Park Middle School. She also worked at Combre Funeral Home and Holly Hill Nursing Home as an activity director.
She was Parent Teacher Organization President. She was also a Cub Scout Den Mother, a Band Booster for LaGrange High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Sr. and Elva (Roberts) Chenier; one grandson, Khoury Alexander Mallet and one brother.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene Aloysius Mallet; three sons, Cedric Gerard Mallet of Lake Charles, Patrick Eugene Mallet of Houston, Texas, and Aaron Paul Mallet of Pearland, Texas; one daughter, Alisha Michelle Mallet of Lake Charles; two grandsons; five brothers, Alfred Chenier of Houston, Texas, Wilfred Chenier of Lake Charles, Albert Joseph Thomas of Huffman, Texas, Preston Chenier and Ray Chenier, both of DeQuincy; three sisters, Elizabeth Skinner of DeQuincy, Elva Davis of Lake Charles, and Mary Hayes of Humble, Texas.
A Mass of Christian burial was observed at St. Henry Catholic Church with Monsignor Danny Torres serving as celebrant. Burial followed at Consolota Cemetery.
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Dempsey Martin, Jr.
Dempsey Martin, Jr., 67, of Pitkin, died on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at his residence. He was born in DeQuincy. He worked as a boilermaker.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtis M. Martin of Pitkin; two sons, Jason Martin of Hackberry and Dempsey (Tracey) Martin of Sulphur; four daughters, Vickie Webb of Many, Carla Pinder of DeQuincy, Shirley (Robert) Vasseur of DeRidder, and Annie (Zeke) Davis of Pitkin; one sister, Barbara (Jerry) Bell of DeQuincy; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dempsey Martin, Sr. and Leona Parker Martin.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 25, at Six Mile Pentecostal Church with Rev. L. E. Robertson and Rev. Roy Hoosier officiating. Committal service followed in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cravens.
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Rosemary Lombardo, 68, of Ragley died Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at her residence.
Mrs. Lombardo was born in Chester, Pa. and moved to Louisiana in 1995. She was a graduate of Chichester High School.
She served in the US Navy as a court reporter stationed in Fayetteville, N.C. Later in life she furthered her education and received a degree in nursing at Jefferson Davis Community College in Gulfport, Miss.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Lombardo, Sr.; four children, Michael Lombardo, Jr. of Ragley, Marcus Lombardo of Ocean Springs, Miss., Monica Lombardo Cook of Ocean Springs, Miss., Matthew Lombardo of Westlake and her brother, Kenneth Warder of Boothwyn, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jennifer and Hiram Warder and a brother.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Rev. Tim Goodly officiated.
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Billie Lenard Cardwell passed away recently in Minden. Billie was born on March 29, 1931 in the Arcadia area to Karl Lenard and Willie Blanch Lenard.
She is survived by two sons, David Cardwell and Wade Cardwell, both of Homer; one daughter, Teresa L. Ferguson and husband, Keith of Athens; and one brother, Carol Wade Lenard of Athens; three grandchildren, Bryan K. Fergerson and wife, Katherine, Bonnie Lane Ferguson, and Blair Michael Fergerson; four great-grandchildren, McKennie R. Fergerson, Maddelyn B. Fergerson, Mallery J. Fergerson and Gabrael K. Seaman along with a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Karl Lenard and Willie Blanch Lenard; husband, Carroll K. (Buck) Cardwell; daughter, Susie Cardwell; one sister, Lillian Lenard Sansom, four brothers, Alma "Shorty" Lenard, Doc Jones Lenard, Morrice "Curly" Lenard and Sidney Harmon Lenard.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. at The Hurricane Cemetery in Arcadia. Rev. T. D. Cardwell will be officiating.
This memorial is paid for by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 West Fourth Street, DeQuincy.
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George Glass, Jr.
Rev. Bishop George L. Glass Jr., 82, died Saturday, Sept. 26. He was born July 8, 1933, in DeRidder. He graduated from DeRidder High School as senior class president in 1952. Glass’ ministry began in 1954, when he served alongside his father as associate pastor in Baton Rouge. The next five years provided opportunity to pastor churches in Tunica, Bunkie, and Camp 8, , before moving to North Little Rock, Ark., in pastorate over 18 years. In 1978, the Glasses moved back to DeRidder, where they ministered to the congregation of First United Pentecostal Church, and Glass served as Director of Marketplace Ministry for Magnolia Life Insurance and Hixson Funeral Homes throughout the state of Louisiana.
In 1988, he became the pastor of Soul’s Harbor in Dry Creek and in 1992, he became the founding pastor of The Ministries of Grace in DeRidder. He was instrumental in establishing churches in surrounding areas, encompassing churches in DeQuincy, Reeves, Evans and Sulphur.
He is survived by his wife, J’Nett Burkett Glass; sons, George Lee Glass and wife Karen, and Gregg Glass; two grandsons; and George “Lee” Glass II; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, James Glass and wife Mary.
Glass was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. George L. Glass Sr. and Clovie Nichols Glass.
Visitation for friends and family will be Thursday, Oct. 1, from noon - 6 p.m. Celebration of his life will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Grace, 1021 W. First St., DeRidder. Burial will follow at noon Friday at Beauregard Cemetery, Highway 171 South, DeRidder.
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