June 20, 1933 - January 4, 2021
A Private Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 7, 2021, in Holy Mary Mother of God Cemetery for Gerelda M. Champagne, 87, who passed away on January 4, 2021 at her Residence. Reverend Andrew Schumacher will conduct the funeral services. Burial will take place in Holy Mary Mother of God Cemetery. Mrs. Champagne, a resident of Lafayette for the last 70 years, was the daughter of the late Sidney Mouton and the former Elzia Hanks. Gerelda was a graduate of the Class of 1951, Indian Bayou High School and religiously attended her High School Class reunions. She was a devoted wife and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the glue that kept the family together. Gerelda was a member of St. John's Parish for over 50 years and an active member of the Ladies Altar Society. She loved to travel and always had man's best friend at her side. She was a very independent person, had many friends, and will be missed by all. She is survived by her three children, Van Champagne (Renee), Jeanine Bourque (Danny), and Jeff Champagne; seven grandchildren, Jason Bourque (Kerrie), Adam Champagne (Paula), Stephanie Bourque, Meagan Handberry (Nate), Jennifer Bourque, Stephen Champagne (Bria), and Sophia Champagne; great-grandchildren, Daniel Land and Adeline, Colette, Zachary, Rosalie and Samuel Bourque; and one brother, Patrick Mouton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vincent Champagne; sister, Mildred Plattsmier and brother, Harvey Mouton. Honorary Pallbearers are Jason Bourque, Joey Mouton, Adam Champagne, Steven Credeur, Ann Credeur, Stephen Champagne, Michael Credeur, Susan Cornell, Chuck Walker, and Charles Plattsmier. The family would like to thank Cedar Crest Memory Care Unit, Carpenter House and St. Joseph's Hospice and especially her caregivers, Agnes Kilchrist, Dinal, Lisa and Chantel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in her memory, to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Personal condolences may be sent to the Champagne family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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