Obituaries published Dec. 1, 2016

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Obituaries published Dec. 1, 2016

Kay P. Narcisse passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2016, after a two and a half year battle with breast cancer.
She was 57 years old.
She was born December 13, 1958 to George and Deloris Pichon and was a lifelong resident of Lacombe, La.
Kay (or Ms. Narcisse, as many would call her) will be remembered for the strength, determination, faith and love she displayed not only through her illness, but throughout her entire life.
Early on, her mother had her recognize the importance of education. In turn, she devoted herself to impresings the importance of education upon her students. She felt strongly about keeping kids on the right track through life. As many of her students (and non-students) can tell you, she did not stop being your teacher just because school was over or just because you weren’t in her class any longer.
Teaching was more than her job, it was her calling. Family, friends, neighbors and even other teachers often came to her for advice. She never tired of teaching and helping others find their inner strength.
Just as Kay loved teaching and her community, she also loved the casino, her computer games, hamburgers, TVLand, reading and just being home. She also cherished her faith and her family.
Kay leaves behind her two children, Liana and Gerrin (Naomi) Narcisse both of Lacombe, La.; grandson, Gabriel “Gabe John”; mother, Deloris Pichon; sisters, Linda (Donnie), Mathelyn, Margie, and India (Darren); brothers, Nurmi, Hersey (Christine), George (Gloria), and Brian (Kathy); and a host of neices, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Nathan Channing Pichon; father, George Pichon; husband, Gerold “Poonie” Narcisse; and significant other, Nathaniel “Samson” Ricks.
A funeral Mass was held at Sacred Heart Church, 28088 Main St, in Lacombe, on Saturday, November 19.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Samaritan Center in Mandeville, Louisiana.

Bonnie Ginnakis, of Lacombe, passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.
She was 48 years old.
She is survived by her parents, Gilbert Brauckhoff Sr. and Keitha Brauckhoff; brothers and sisters, Laurie Gurganus, Stephen Brauckhoff, and Gilbert Alan Brauckhoff Jr.; and one grandchild. Bonnie is preceded in death by her brother, Michael Brauckhoff; and daughter, Tiffany Brauckhoff. D.T. Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Giles Lester Bunch (Snookie) passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, after living a long and happy life.
He was 90 years old.
He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He honorably and proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the U.S.Navy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years Ella Piedy Bunch. He was the loving father of Pamela Friedman, (son-in-law) Charles Friedman, Connie Staricka, Linda Helfand, (step-son) Marvin Piedy, (daughter-in-law) Caludia Piedy, as well as ten grandchildren a host of great grandchildren nieces and nephews whom all loved him very dearly.
A graveside ceremony was held at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell on Nov. 16.
Sharon A. Nelson passed from this life on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
She was 77 years old.
She was a native of Chicago, Illinois; however, resided in Louisiana for the past 23 years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Donald Nelson. Sharon was a wonderful, loving mother to Denise Nelson-Sarver and her son-in-law Michael; world’s greatest Gram to Kirstin and Kelli Sarver; and sister to Larry McNiff and Carmela.
A memorial service was held on Monday, November 21 at Serenity Funeral Home, 20419 Hwy. 36, Covington.

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