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“SHE WAS A GOOD GODLY LADY ALWAYS HAD A SMILE JUST SIMPLY A KIND PERSON WHO LOVED EVERYONE AND SHE LOVE THE LORD I WILL MISS HER EMERY ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: emery thibodeaux - franklin, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. May Ms. Dee rest in God's eternal peace and may our...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

“To the family--I was a neighbor, friend, sister in Christ, and also an Eastern Star. She would usually ride with me to the meetings. My thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Gloria Aguillard - Lafayette, LA

“SHE WAS A GOOD GODLY LADYALWAYS HAD A SMILE JUST SIMPLY A KIND PERSON WHO LOVED EVERYONE AND SHE LOVE THE LORDI WILL MISS HER EMERY ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: emery thibodeaux - franklin, LA

“So sorry to hear of Mrs. Clarice:s Passing. May she Rest in Eternal Peace .It was always a pleasure to talk with her. Keeping her and the Family in...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Floyd LeBlanc - Franklin, LA

“LINDA AND FAMILY I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOU DEE. SHE WAS SO SWEET ANDKIND TO EVERY ONE .I CAN REMEMBER THE FUN WE HAD JUST TALKING. MAY GOD BE WITH...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: kate malloy - franklin, LA

“No offering in your drop-down for sister-in-law, but Dee was more of a sister to me than any in-law could ever be. We became friends in 1959 when...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jan Burr - Pineville, LA - Sister

“So sorry for the loss of Ms Dee, such a dear sweet lady, prayers for family and friends, may she rest in peace. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Sheryl Landry - Franklin, ME

“Dee was like my second mom growing up as a teenager in Franklin. Her daughter, Linda was my best friend and still is She made my wedding dress and...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Schwartz - Columbia, SC

“MiMi is what we all called her. One of the most loving and beautiful people I've ever known since I was just a little girl. She had this garden and...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Cherish Talbot - Lafayette, LA

“So very many memories. As a child, we would go to Dee,s house and make up plays and sing and dance and Dee would film us. As we got older we would...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Armstrong - Broussard

“Linda, Mike & Ward Family!!! We were sorry to hear of loss of your Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother! our deepest sympathy to all!Jimmy and...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jimmy and Jamie Louviere Chauvin - LA

“What can i say but Dee was an angel here on earth.My husband (her brother) was dieing of cancer dhe moved in took over keeping house so i could take...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Burr - Farmerville, LA


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.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

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