Eugenie “Jeannie” Ann Bourque Melancon

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Eugenie “Jeannie”
Ann Bourque

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at a 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Eugenie “Jeannie” Ann Bourque Melancon, 76, who died Monday Sept. 26, 2016, at Rayne Guest Home.
Interment was in the St. Anthony Cemetery in Lake Arthur.
Rev. Samuel Fontana, Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church was the celebrant of the Funeral Mass.
Survivors include three sons, James “Rusty” Russell Melancon Jr., Quentin Melancon and wife Debbie, and Shawn Melancon and wife Lisa; six grandchildren, Joshua Melancon, Nicholas Melancon, Thomas Melancon, Amber Melancon, Cody Robinson, Joshua Pellissier; seven great-grandchildren, Kealy Smith, Briley Page Melancon, Grant Pellissier, Aryana Pellissier, Kaden Marshall, Jordan Marshall, Makaila Rene Joiner; and brother, Overton “Boo” Stelly II.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ferl Bourque; mother, Veda Aunne Holloway Stelly; and step-father, Overton J. Stelly I.
Pallbearers wereJoushua Melancon, Nicolas Melancon, Thomas Melancon, Cody Robinson, Joshua Pellissier.
Honorary Pallbearers were James “Rusty” Russell Melancon, Quentin Melancon, Shawn Melancon, and Overton “Boo” Stelly II.
A Rosary was prayed Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne.
Visitation was observed in Gossen Funeral Home on Tuesday Sept. 27, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Jeannie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Louisiana Notary Association, St. Joseph Ladies Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Le Cemite’ des Archives de la Louisiana, Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society, Inc. (Lake Charles, Baton Rouge), Pointe de I’Eglise Genealogical and Historical Society of Acadia Parish.
Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at
Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., of Rayne, (337) 334-3141.