Mary Ann Bergeron
“Goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” – Ps 23
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Mary Ann Bergeron, a resident of Jackson, Louisiana died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at age 84. Visitation will be held at Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary Sunday February 18, from 5pm to 8pm with recitation of the rosary at 6:30 pm. Visitation at Charlet Funeral Home will continue on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 9:00am until 10:30am. Eulogy will be presented at St. John the Baptist Church at 10:45, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am celebrated by Reverend Donald Blanchard. Interment will be held on Tuesday at 3pm in Resthaven Gardens of Memory in Baton Rouge. She was born November 29, 1933 in Plaquemine, Louisiana on Rebecca Plantation. She is survived by her daughters, Jo Ann Martrain and her husband, Donald, Celeste Badeaux and her husband, Dale, Linda Bergeron Bonaventure; a son, Joseph J. Bergeron III and his wife, Louise; 15 grandchildren, Randy Jackson, Jonathon Martrain and his wife, Leigh Anne, Trey Thibodeaux, Jake Thibodeaux, Benjamin Thibodeaux, Jaime Badeaux Farmer and her husband, Frank, Kerry Badeaux and his wife, Erica, Brett Badeaux, Emily McCurnin and her husband, Chris, Blaine Bonaventure and his wife, Jenny, Brittany Arceneaux and her husband, Shawn, Brennan Bonaventure and his wife, Erin, Brigitte Bonaventure, Joseph J. Bergeron, IV (Jake) and Jordan Bergeron and his wife, Randi. 23 great grandchildren Abbigail Reese Jackson, Lainee Martrain, Logan Martrain, Kate Leonard, Hadley Leonard, Parker Leonard, Kell Farmer, Luke Farmer, Beau Farmer, Elijah Badeaux, Ari Badeaux, Quinn Badeaux, Emmett McCurnin, Rory McCurnin, Jude Bonaventure, Kate Darcey Bonaventure, Rhett Arceneaux, Owen Arceneaux, Nolan Arceneaux, Burke Bonaventure, Jordan Bergeron, Russell Bergeron, Thea Bergeron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Bergeron, Jr., her daughter DeEtte Bergeron Thibodeaux, her mother, Beatrice Darcey, her father, Paul J. Darcey, Sr., sisters Geraldine Suire and Theresa Mae Darcey, her brother Paul J. Darcey, Jr. and one great grandson Cline Arceneaux.
The “Fish Fry” was the mainstay of family gatherings supported by the passion of fishing that Joe and Mary Ann shared. From winning many competitive rodeos to just spending time together on the water, it became the source that fueled countless family gatherings. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, but her favorite time was with Joe on the water. She also enjoyed spending time in her yard gardening and bird watching. She was a member of the St. Gerard Majella Mothers Bowling League for 40 years, a member of the St. Gerard Majella Altar Rosary Society, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Altar Rosary Society, and St. John the Baptist Bereavement Committee.
The family offers their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and St. Joseph Carpenter Hospice House for their courteous and compassionate care.