Dolores Ann Lawrence

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dolores Ann Lawrence, 83, of Welsh went to her Eternal Home on Thursday, July 19, 2018. She was born Oct. 1, 1934 in Lake Arthur.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Welsh, with Rev. Angela Bulhof officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh and will resume at 9 a.m. Monday in the church.

Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Welsh.

Dolores was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, sewing and raising her children and grandchildren. She started working as a bookkeeper at a local bank when she was 18 years old. During her time in Fenton, she owned and operated a cafe’ and gas station, Dee’s. After retirement Dolores spent her time babysitting grandchildren and other children in the community. She was loved by all who met her and will be missed greatly.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Steve Bradley and Mike Bradley, husbands, Fred Bradley and F. G. Lawrence, parents, Etienne and Lucille Bourgeois, sister, Thelma Byerly, brother, James Bourgeois, and son-in-law, Tim Hebert of Lake Charles.

Those left behind to cherish her memories are two sons, David Bradley and wife, Gail of Welsh, and Kenneth Lawrence and wife, Melissa of Welsh; two daughters, Ann Hebert of Lake Charles and Angie LeGros and husband, Lasson of Roanoke; two sisters, Marjorie Cheaney of Bokeelia, Fla., and Gloria Mattern of New Orleans; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonwelsh.com.

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