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Obituaries: May 23, 2019

Obituaries from the May 23 paper.

Joseph Vincent

Joseph “Duck” Donald Lee Vincent, 82, of Sulphur, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at his residence.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Sulphur and a graduate of Sulphur High School. He worked as a foreman and retired from Vista Chemicals.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Vincent of Sulphur; two sons, David Wayne Vincent and wife Sharilyn of Ragley, and Don Paul Vincent of Sulphur; two daughters, Deanna Marburger and husband Mark of Sulphur, and Chris Arnold and husband Mitch of Carlyss; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Vincent of Carlyss, and Shane Vincent of Hackberry; and two sisters, Rachel Cradeur and Gail O’Quinn, both of Carlyss.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Terrance and Catherine Vincent; two sisters; and one brother.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 18, at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in Sulphur, with Father Andrews Kollannoor, M.S. officiating. Burial was in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.

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Mary Bargeman

Mary Andrews Bargeman was born on April 6, 1927, in Cameron to the late James and Edith Andrews. She was one of eight children born to their unification. She was united in matrimony to Raphael Bargeman in 1949. To that union they were blessed with a daughter, Gilda “Beatty” Bargeman, who preceded her in death and adopted daughter, Mary Ruth Andrews.

Mary accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. She was a very devoted and faithful member of the Bargeman Memorial Church of God in Christ, in Cameron. She served on the finance and hospitality committees for many years. After Hurricane Rita, she became a member of The New Beginnings Church of God in Christ in Sulphur.

She was dedicated and committed to serving God and living a Christian life. She always found the good in everyone no matter what and truly lived everyday according to the word of God. She loved people and made every effort to help everyone as best she could. She sincerely believed that God wanted her to be a servant to His people. She prayed for everyone daily because she knew that prayer was the solution to all of life's trials and tribulations.

Mary was truly a cook from her heart. When people came to visit, she always made food available for everyone, no matter who you were. Her passion was family and holiday gatherings. She loved her family and friends dearly and attended to them all. She always made everyone feel important, appreciated, acceptable, loved and welcome.

On Monday morning, May 20, 2019, Mary departed this life at a local hospital.

Mary leaves to cherish her loving memories, her husband, Raphael Bargeman; her daughter, Mary (Gentry) Andrews-Davis; brother, Norman Andrews; her granddaughter, Courtney (Ronnie) Fountain; her grandson, Corey (Cequoia) Davis; her great-granddaughters, Elisiea Fountain, Korrie Davis, Kiarra Davis; great grandsons, Collin Fountain, Caiden Davis, Christian Davis, Oliver Davis; nieces, Jackie Fontenot, Sophie Andrews, Carol (Van) Godette, Rose Andrews, Patricia Scott; special daughters, Theresa LaSalle, Greta Faye January; nephews, James Lee (Cheryl) Savoy, Wilbert (Charmaine) Fontenot, Jr.,and Philip Andrews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by parents; daughter, Gilda Bargeman; special sons, Danny Ray and Nelson Andrews; sisters, Sophie Savoy, Lula Andrews, and Rose Fontenot; brothers Nelson Andrews, Allie Andrews, Willie Andrews, Asa Andrews; nephew, Whitney Pradia; and brother-in-law, Wilbert Fontenot, Sr.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Funeral Services will begin at 11 a m. Rev. Derrick Gallien will officiate. Burial will follow at Bargeman Cemetery in Cameron.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

(Paid Memorial)

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