Gerrie Thibodeaux Duvernay, 52, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2019, after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was a dedicated Mother to Kayla A. Duvernay and Leo A. Duvernay, Jr. Daughter of Bonnie M. Thibodeaux and the late Gerard C. Thibodeaux. Also survived by brothers, Martin G. Thibodeaux and husband Kim Veillon, and Gerard C. Thibodeaux, Jr.; her fiance’, Bert “Butch” Wilcox; her children’s father, ex-husband, Leo A. Duvernay, Sr.; and many relatives and friends. A native of New Orleans and Metairie and a longtime resident of Montz, La. Gerrie graduated from Archbishop Chapelle High School and the University of New Orleans with a degree in Physical Education. At UNO she was inducted into the UNO Football Hall of Fame. Gerrie worked many jobs throughout the years from digging ditches to teaching Physical Education to managing various businesses. Gerrie’s passions were athletics, animals, and helping people in need. She lived by her own rules and had a dynamic vibrant personality with the strength and courage to carry her throughout her life. All invited to attend a Memorial Mass at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. On Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM, with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM. In lieu of flowers please consider donations in her name to the American Cancer Society at 2605 River Rd., NOLA, 70121.
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