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Verna Rouley Duhon

LAFAYETTE – Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at a 10:00 AM Service in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Verna Rouley Duhon, 87, who after a brief illness passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Interment will be in Holy Mary Mother of God Cemetery.

Pastor Rob Miller of Family Life Church will officiate the services.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Norris Duhon of Lafayette, LA; one son, Don Duhon and his wife, Kathy of Scott, LA; a daughter-in-law, Joan Menard of Leesville; two brothers, Harold Rouley and his wife, Hazel and Murphy Rouley; one sister-in-law, Una Duhon, all of Lafayette, LA; nine grandchildren; Blaine Menard, Danny Menard, Dana Grisson, Gerald Menard, Jr., Billy Menard, April Duhon, Kristen Breaux, Casey Basco and Jenna Sons; fifteen great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Elina Rabeaux Rouley; one son, Gerald Menard, Sr.; two brothers, Leroy and Lovelace Duhon and one sister, Helen Rouley Duhon.

Verna R. Duhon was born on December 25, 1924 in Youngsville, Louisiana. In her early years she worked as a cashier for Jacob’s Restaurant. That prompted her to open her own snowball stand where she was well known for her famous hot dog chili. Later in life the Lord used her mightily in a ministry of praying for the sick. She was a very gracious and loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister and grandmother, reaching down as far as 5 generations. She was fun-loving, witty, stylish, young at heart and enjoyed a good laugh. She cared deeply about people and had a strong faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Menard Jr., Billy Menard, Jhaice Menard, Jhess Menard, Ryan Breaux and Chris Sons. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold and Murphy Rouley.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Martin & Castille’s DOWNTOWN location on Tuesday January 31, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 8:00 AM until time of services.