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 Gertie <I>Hanks</I> Abshire

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Gertie Hanks Abshire

  • Birth 17 Aug 1919
  • Death 26 Jul 2011
  • Burial Crowley, Acadia Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 74031458

Funeral services for Gertie H. Dronet Abshire, 91, were held on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley, Louisiana with Rev. Willie Benoit and Rev. Ralph Benoit officiating.

Visitation was from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Entombment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, also in Crowley.

Mrs. Abshire, 91, of Rayne, passed away in Lafayette General Hospital Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Gertie was born August 17, 1919, in Crowley.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry Dronet and his wife, Paula, of Lafayette, Charles Dronet of Lake Charles, ten grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Emma Hanks; her first husband, Rene' Dronet; late husband, Arcade Abshire; 11 siblings; and her beloved daughter, Emma Jean Dronet Hayes.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. Throughout the years, she read her Bible daily and had a deep faith in God.

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  • Maintained by: Alvenia Thibodeaux
  • Originally Created by: VERNA
  • Added: 27 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74031458
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gertie Hanks Abshire (17 Aug 1919–26 Jul 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74031458, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Crowley, Acadia Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Alvenia Thibodeaux (contributor 46775259) .