Lucille Viator Teal
Funeral services will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at 10 a.m. honoring the life of Mrs. Lucille Viator Teal, 85, who passed from this life on Jan. 18, 2014. Mrs. Lucille will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery with Father Charles McMillin officiating her services.
Visitation for Mrs. Lucille will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings today, Sunday, Jan. 19, from 4-9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. The family requests visitation to resume on Monday at 8 a.m. until the time of her services.
Mrs. Lucille was born in Biloxi, Miss., on April 5, 1928. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to her children. Mrs. Lucille was a kind-hearted person who loved taking care of people and sitting with the elderly. She loved crabbing with her family and French dancing. One of her favorite pastimes was cooking for large family gatherings. She especially loved the time she spent with her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Lucille is survived by her five sons, Ronald Derise of Lake Arthur, Murphy (Jennifer) Derise of Lake Arthur, Milton (Margie) Derise of Jeanerette, Joseph Gary of California and Louis (Kathy) Gary Jr. of Jennings; three daughters, Earline Gary and Linda Gary both of Jennings and Yolande Derise Sinitiere; she also leaves behind to cherish her memories 26 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Olan Derise; her second husband, Charles Derise; her third husband, Louis Gary Sr.; her fourth husband, Norris Teal; her two sons, Charles Derise and Mike Derise; one granddaughter, Allison Derise; a grandson, Mitchell Paul Derise; and one great-granddaughter, Alura Derise.
Carrying Mrs. Lucille to her eternal resting place will be Joshua Ewing, Justin Derise, Louis “T-Lou” Gary III, Bryson Gary, Joe Castille and Shannon Vidrine. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Mark Ardoin.
To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.
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