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Bessie Burns Simoneaux

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“Patricia I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have really great memories playing with you at your house. Your mother was very special...Read More »
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Funeral services for Bessie Burns Simoneaux will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016, during an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson. She will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Father Angelo Cremaldi will be the Celebrant for the Mass and conduct the services.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until Mass time at 11:00 a.m., with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 10:00 a.m.

Bessie was born in Centerville and was raised in the Atchafalaya Basin on a houseboat. On April 28, 1951 she married the love of her life, Rudy Simoneaux. They spent the majority of their lives residing mostly in Patterson. Many will remember Bessie from her numerous years working as an Avon Representative. She also worked as a nurse's aide at QCII Nursing Home (now Patterson Healthcare Center), as well as a life insurance agent. She was very active with the American Legion Auxiliary as well as the VFW Auxiliary. One of her favorite pastimes was tending to her yard and flower garden. Bessie passed away at the age of 83 on Monday, October 10, 2016, in Mandeville at the Ponchatrain Healthcare Center

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Simoneaux Northup and her husband Bill; her granddaughter, Heather Northup Hooge and her husband Michael; two sisters, Jimmietta Palmature and her husband Jimmy, and Shirley Hymel and her husband Floyd; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She preceded in death by her husband, Rudy Louis Simoneaux; her parents, Jesse Burns and Laura Sauce Burns; one brother, Jesse "Junior" Burns Jr.; and one sister, Margaret Burns.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Ms. Bessie's name to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011,, 1-800-272-3900.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395-7873.