Obituaries for Feb. 3

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Alonzo, Joyce Goudeau        

She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. A retired secretary for Eatel and a resident of Gonzales, she died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in Baton Rouge. She was 73 and a native of New Orleans. Visiting was at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, on Monday, Feb. 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Ascension Catholic Church, Donaldsonville, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Phil Spano. Interment in the church cemetery. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Kenneth Joe Bonin, St. Amant; son and daughter-in-law, Malcolm and Rosalie Alonza, Los Angeles; brother, Charles Brown, Baton Rouge; and three granddaughters, Rachel and Grace Alonzo and Christy Bonin Maher. Preceded in death by her husband, Ulysses J. Alonzo; parents, Fernand and Marline Bergeron Goudeau; and two sisters, Marjorie Guagliardo and Mary Welker. She was a member of St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church and a former volunteer at St. Elizabeth Auxiliary and Senior Friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.

Broussard, Joseph Louis       

He was a resident of Gonzales and died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Landmark Nursing Facility of Baton Rouge. He was 91 years old.  He retired from the Hansen Disease Center, Carville, and was a veteran of World War II. He served as an usher at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 8342 and East Ascension Sportmans League. Visiting at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Prairieville, on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial in Prairieville Cemetery.

Kennedy, Lela Marie (Boudreaux)        

She was born May 7, 1927, in Gonzales. She died on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at the age of 81 at her home in Holden. Burial in New Red Oak Cemetery, Livingston.

Tate, Lena Mae

Lena Mae Tate died Jan. 25, 2009, at the age of 78 at East Jefferson Hospital. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at 9 a.m. at Greater Liberty Baptist Church in New Orleans. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Calvin Woods Jr. Interment in Winan Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Troby Tate of Gonzales; three sons, Calvin Tate, Donald Tate, both of New Orleans, and Larry Tate of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Barbara Woods of New Orleans, Linda Turner of Antioch, California, and Diane Elzey of Hercules; one brother, Eddie Topps Jr. of San Ramon, California; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.