EUNICE~It is with the heaviest hearts that the family of Gracie Marie Zaunbrecher announces her passing in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 8 years old. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Lawrence Cemetery with Father Travis Abadie Celebrant.
Gracie, a third grade student at Iota Elementary was a girly girl that liked her bling and loved LSU gymnastics. She also was a tomboy who loved horses, farming, hunting and froging. Since her diagnosis 18 months ago she never complained and touched so many lives and brought people closer to God. She loved to go visit Sister Dulce and Father Manny. Gracie lives on in all her family, friends, and anyone who had the grace to be touched by her. She was a most loving daughter, sister, grandchild, niece and friend and will be missed dearly by everyone especially her parents, Byron and Maile Zaunbrecher of Mowata; her siblings, Zoie and Colton Zaunbrecher both of Mowata; her grandparents, Dale and Gwen Zaunbrecher of Mowata and Russell and Gina Douget of Iota; her great grandparents, Albert and Gracie Guillory of Mamou and Katherine Douget of Iota; as well as extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her great grandparents, Blaise and Bernardine Leonards and Frank and Hilda Zaunbrecher.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 1:30 pm until time of services on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Fr. Tran will lead a Rosary at 6:00 pm on Tuesday.
Memorial donations may be made to Dreams Come True of Louisiana, INC (DCT), http://dctofla.com/contactus
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.