Clarice Burr Ward

  • Born: December 16, 1933
  • Died: November 19, 2017
  • Location: Franklin, Louisiana

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P. O. Box 236
Franklin, LA 70538

Tel. (337) 828-5426

Tribute & Message From The Family

Funeral services celebrating the life of Clarice "Dee" Burr Ward will be held Friday, November 24, 2017, at 12:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Franklin. Following the service she will be laid to rest in the Franklin Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Paul Vandercook, Brother Chad Hebert and Brother Blaise Smith will conduct the services on Friday, with a gathering of family and friends at the First Baptist Church, Friday, November 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM until service time. Serving as pallbearers are Michael Ward, Sonny Lucia, Scott Ward, Jason Ward, Pete Armstrong, Roy Burr and Fred Weeks. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Savoie, Gerald Frilot and Michael Darby.

Clarice was a native of Mansfield, LA and a lifelong resident of Franklin who passed away peacefully at the age of 83 surrounded by her family at her home on Sunday, November 19, 2017. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many, always greeting you with her beautiful smile. Of her many talents, she shared her love of sewing and painting with her family and friends, she also was an active member of the Eastern Star. She will be greatly missed by all, leaving all with wonderful memories.

Survivors include her two children, Linda W. Lucia and Michael W. Ward and his fiancee' Sharron Kolb, all of Franklin; one brother, Raymond Burr and wife Diane of Mansfield; one sister, Winnie B. Armstrong of New Iberia; former daughter-in-law, Dawn Talbot Ward Flores; eight grandchildren, Scott M. Ward and his wife Danielle, Jason P. Ward and his wife Megan, Katie W. Frilot and her husband Gerald, Jessica W. Darby and her husband Michael, Aimee M. Lucia, Sonny P. Lucia, Deanna L. Savoie and her husband Tony and JuliAnne J. Lucia; nine great grandchildren, Shilynn Ward, Ashlynn Ward, Bailey Ward, Kameron Ward, Jayden Darby, Sydney Claire Frilot, Evan Frilot, Alex Savoie and Andi Claire Savoie; her sister-in-laws, Jann Burr, Esther Burr, Mary Burr, Linda Burr, Ruth W. Cullen and Tamiko Ward and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Brooksie Ward; former husband, L.J. "Man" LeBlanc; her parents Jim William Burr and Carrie Barber Burr; her brothers, Jim Burr, Jr., Jimmy Burr, Roy Burr, Thomas Burr and Louis Burr; her sister, Bernice Burr Weeks and her son-in-law, Simon J. Lucia.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude and a special thanks to Hospice of Acadiana, especially Seth Porche, Stephanie Landry, Melissa Vital and Tameka Peters for the love and care you gave to our beloved Mom and our entire family.

In lieu of flowers, her family request that donations be made to Hospice of Acadiana, in her memory.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.