Vernell Chadwick Stipe, age 37, on Jan. 12, 2007. He leaves to cherish his parents, Olevia Stipe and Henry Lewis; children Vernell Jr., Jia-Mona and Brandon Mayers; brothers Reginald and Roderick Lewis and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 9 at Children of Israel Baptist Church in Killona at 11 a.m. Passover at Killona Fire House.
Leon Rudolph Fabre, Sr., age 70, passed away on Jan. 12, 2007 at St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling. Funeral Services will be co-officiated by Reverended John Finn and Reverend John Perino. The family requested visitation be observed from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. then followed by Mass of Christian burial at Holy Family Catholic Church on Jan. 15. He was laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette on Jan. 16. Serving as pallbearers were sons, Brian Fabre and Leon Rudolph Fabre Jr.; brothers, Mark Fabre and Richard Fabre; and nephews, Mark H. Fabre, David Fabre, Lonnie Fabre, Ricky Fabre and Mike Bourque. Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd. in Marrero handled arrangements. A native of Kaplan and resident of Luling for 42 years. He was a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana University with a degree in Zoology and Chemistry in 1964. He was one of 20 employees employed by Union Carbide Taft plant. He retired as a production maintenance supervisor in 1998 with 33 years of service. Leon served his community as a member of the Coastal Zone Management Committee and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving husband and father, who enjoyed sharing time with his family and friends, playing golf, reading and working crosswords puzzles. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family. He is survived by his wife Madeline Comeaux Fabre of 43 years and their four children, Jacquine Fabre Melancon and her husband, Glenn of Sherman, Texas; Brian Fabre and wife Andrea Friloux Fabre of Luling; Michelle Fabre Boudreaux and her husband Timothy of Luling; Leon Rudolph Fabre Jr. and wife Jeanine Malbrough Fabre of Luling; Also survived by three siblings, Margaret Bourque of Houston, Texas; Mark Fabre and Richard Fabre of Luling and seven grandchildren, who affectionally called him “Pere” Christopher and Alexandre Melancon, Brandie, Kaylie, Cameron and Emersyn Fabre and his mother, Cecelia Kite Fabre and a younger brother, David B. Fabre.