Gracie Ann David Hernandez
1944 - 2021
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Gracie Ann David Hernandez, a native of West Baton Rouge Parish and long-time resident of Plaquemine, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 5:43pm. She was born on Feb. 14, 1944 in New Roads, LA. Gracie was a graduate of Port Allen High School and Spencer Business College. She worked 5 years for LSU and retired from the Dow Chemical Co. as an Admin. Asst. with over 31 years of service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 1pm, celebrated by Father Matt Lorrain. Entombment will follow at Grace Memorial Park, Plaquemine. Gracie is survived by her son, David A. Hernandez and his partner, Traci Roppolo; a sister, Laura "Betty" Elizabeth Bourque; nieces, Debra B. Roberts (Russell), Mary Kim D. Fowler (Larry), Vickie D. Seneca (Joel Dean), Robin D. Thibodeaux (Mark), Gwendolyn D. Simon (Larry), and Kristi D. Bourgeois (Alan); two cousins she considered as nieces, Renee B. Moyer (Bob) and Denise Bellanger; nephews, Greg W. Bourque (Angie), Don J. David, Jr. and Mike D. David, Sr. (Tammy); numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews and their spouses; and her former spouse, Hanson J. Hernandez and his partner, Ann Aime. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney D. David and Hazel D. David; sister, Iris M. David; two brothers, Nolan J. David and his wife Fern Major David, and Donald J. David, Sr. and his wife Barbara Blanchard David; brother in law, Ivan G. Bourque; nephew, Dale D. David; a great niece, Katilin "KayBugg" David; her beloved mini-schnauzer, Toby and her grand-dog, Blitz. Pallbearers will be her nephews and nephews in law. Gracie was a past member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Plaquemine where she was involved with the Alter Society, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Proclaimer, choir member, and Eucharistic Adorer. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly where she became involved in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, monthly Eucharistic Adoration hours, and Alter Society. She also attended Our Lady of Mercy Church on First Fridays and the Divine Mercy Novena, bringing several of her friends with her. She belonged to the Iberville Parish Council on Aging, WBRP Senior Spirit, AARP, the Dow Retirees Club, the Iberville Parish Museum, WBR Parish Museum and the Lafourche Parish Genealogical Society. She lived a full life, enjoying traveling throughout Europe and going to numerous trips with the WBRP Sr. Spirit Group. Gracie could always be found working in her yard, doing family genealogy and foremost, attending her church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the St. John the Baptist Church Building Fund or charity of your choice. Please share memories online at

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2021.
Mass of Christian Burial
01:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
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January 13, 2021
I worked with Gracie for 5 years at Dow. She was such a sweet person and a very hard worker. She loved her family dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and friends during this most difficult time.
Jean Wilson Marcel
January 12, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 11, 2021
The entire staff at Wilbert Funeral Service expresses our sincere condolences. May your heart soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times spent together as you celebrate a life well lived!
The Staff of Wilbert Funeral Home
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