Monday, December 22, 2008

Death and the Louisiana Catholic Blog Update

The Louisiana Catholic Blog update shall be delayed . However I will be posting on what Louisiana Catholic Bloggers have been saying over the weekend and today in the morning.

I have to go to a service for a dear Catholic lady in our town that passed away. She was from one from one of the lay family founders of our little ole Catholic Church here. I heard that her sister that has also passed (and was wonderful ) went down to Alexandria Louisiana , camped out in Bishop's Grecos Office way back and announced she was not leaving till the Bishop got us a Parish in our town!!!! Well it happened

So please say a prayer for this woman's soul tonight. (Pic and obit at the times here)

Miss Marguerite Michael
HOMER, LA- Funeral Mass will be held for Miss Marguerite Michael, 87, at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Homer on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrating the Mass will be Father Michael Craig Scott, Pastor of St. Rita Catholic Church, Alexandria and Father Mark Franklin, Pastor of St. Margaret Catholic Church, Homer. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Homer. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Monday at St. Margaret Catholic Church with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Rosary.

Miss Michael was born Aug. 28, 1921 in Homer to Joseph Maroun Michael and Carrie Mahfouz Michael. She entered into rest Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at Homer Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Miss Michael graduated from Homer High School in 1938 with honors and was the longtime owner and manager of Margo's Gift Shop in Homer. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Marpheae Mary Antoon, Teify Ann Michael, and Lucille Michael; and brothers Wafich Bertrand Michael and Ellis Paul Michael.

She is survived by brothers Freddie Michael of Lake Village, AR, Joe Michael and wife, Margie of Homer, James Robert Michael of Homer and Ed Michael and wife, Marie of Alexandria, LA; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Paul Michael, Joe Ellis Michael, David Michael, Kevin Michael, Jimmy Hand and Phil Schenck.Honorary pallbearers will be Lawson Guice, Dr. Pat Gladney, Dr. D.K. Haynes, Norton Tompkins, Carrell Dowies, Miguel Beltran, Dr. Mike Pappas, Dr. Jimmy Bates, Darden Gladney and Harry "Mac" Rushing.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Margaret Catholic Church, C/O St. Paul Catholic Church, P.O. Box 799, Minden, LA 71058 or the Homer Arlington Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 161, Homer, LA 71040. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

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