Obituaries – May 22, 2002

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 25, 2002


NORCO – Percy Joseph Bourgeois Sr., 91, a native of Lutcher and resident of Norco, died May 18. He was the husband of the late Inez Haydel Bourgeois and father of Patricia Poche and Percy Jr. and Guy Bourgeois.

He was the son of the late Anicet and Yolande Tyler Bourgeois and brother of Marian Landry, Roy Bourgeois Jr. and the late Arthemise and Ruth Bleakly, Elaine Foret and Harold Bourgeois.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were May 21 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Norco, with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Paulina.


NEW ORLEANS – Etta Braud, 85, a native of Convent and resident of New Orleans for 75 years, died May 19. She was the sister of Hilda Pedesclaux.

She was employed at Corpus Christi and St. Peter Claver schools as a teacher’s aide and was formerly employed by Bunk’s Clothing Factory and Xavier University’s campus post office.

Services are today at noon at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, New Orleans, with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation starts at 11 a.m.


LAPLACE – Paul “Junior” Braud, 75, a native of Gonzales, former resident of LaPlace and resident of Franklinton, died May 17. He was the son of the late Sidney and Eline Braud and brother of Julia Rezach, Doris Becnel, Ruth Braud and James and the late Kermit Breaux.

Services were May 18 in the chapel of Millet-Guidry Funeral Home, LaPlace, with interment at St. John Memorial Gardens, LaPlace.


LAPLACE – Ricky Nevers Sr., 37, a native of Garyville and resident of LaPlace, died May 15. He was the husband of Belinda Borne Nevers, father of Kristy, Ricky Jr. and Rickitta Nevers and guardian of Edwin Jr. and Emohni Florent.

He was the son of Robert and Janice Nevers Eubanks and brother of Shawanda Bryant and Robb and Teta Nevers.

Services were May 20 at Milesville Memorial Church of God in Christ, LaPlace, with interment at Zion Travelers Cemetery, Lions.


WESTWEGO – Retha Jacobs Wells, 87, a native of Vacherie and resident of Marrero, died May 16. She was the wife of the late Edmond Wells Sr. and mother of Ernest and Edmond Wells Jr.

She was the sister of Guscille Weber and the late Augustine Ellis, Alberta Meredith and Johnny Jacobs.

She is also survived by one grandchild.

Services were May 21 at True Vine Baptist Church, Westwego, with interment at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Westwego.