|Birth: ||May 2, 1918|
|Death: ||May 16, 2007|
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 18, 2007 at a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Berchman Catholic Church in Cankton for Edesse Bearb, age 89, the former Edesse Melancon, who passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 11:15 a.m. at Lady of the Oaks Nursing Home in Lafayette.
Interment will be in St. John Berchman Cemetery in Cankton. The Rev. Henry Broussard, pastor of St. John Berchman Catholic Church in Cankton, will officiate at the services.
Mrs. Bearb was a native of the Bosco community and a lifelong resident of Church Point, LA. She was a parishioner of St. John Berchman Catholic Church in Cankton and had been a member of the Ladies Altar Society. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking. Her greatest pleasure was found in babysitting her grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, Ronald James Bearb of Lafayette, Ricky Paul Bearb of Cankton, and John Perry Bearb and his wife, Tina, of Lafayette; two daughters, Nellie Leger and her husband, Ludrine, of Scott and Dianne Linder and her husband, James, of Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Brent Leger, Scott Bearb, Nicole Linder Powell, Brady Bearb, Paige Bearb, Amanda Bearb and Joshua Bearb; four great grandchildren, Britney Leger, Alyssa Leger, Bradyn Bearb and Julia Bearb; two step-grandchildren, Lexi Stelly and Jenna Bearb; and one brother, Phillip Melancon of Mire.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Advia Joseph Bearb; one daughter, Sylvia Bearb; one granddaughter, Tiffanie Bearb; her parents, Onezime Melancon, Sr. and the former Emily Thibodeaux, both natives of Mire; six brothers, Charles Melancon, Duma Melancon, Moise Melancon, Clophia Melancon, Onezime Melancon, Jr., and Henry Melancon; and two sisters, Odelise Thibodeaux and Odite Thibodeaux.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions in the name of Edesse Bearb may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Ste. 200, Lafayette, LA 70503-3240.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Bearb, Perry Bearb, Jim Bearb, Brady Bearb, Jim Lender and Brent Leger.
Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro, 4615 North University Avenue, was in charge of arrangements.
Saint John Berchman Roman Catholic Church Cemetery
St. Landry Parish
Created by: RLS
Record added: Nov 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22808351
Added: Nov. 10, 2007