Honorable Fern (Major) David

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Fern passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Cornerstone Village South in Lafayette. She was 81. Fern was a resident of Port Allen. She retired from serving 40 years as the only female Justice of the Peace in West Baton Rouge Parish, having married over 800 couples. She also retired from the WBR School Board as a computer teacher at Devall Middle School, and prior to that she was a business owner of Nolan David's Grocery and Trailer Park for over 25 years. Visitation will be on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen from 5:00pm until 9:00pm, and again on Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lakeland from 10:00am until Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00pm conducted by Rev. Father Todd Lloyd. Entombment will be at Chenal Cemetery. She is survived by her children, Gwen Simon & husband Larry, Mike David & wife Tammy and Kristi Bourgeois & husband Alan; two sisters, Barbara Manchester & husband Cecil and Margaret Lemoine & husband Pat; two brothers, Roger Major & wife Glenda and John K. Major & wife Betty; six grandchildren, Michael David, Brandi David, Ryan Simon and wife Denise, Drew Simon and wife Jenny, Kaylee Lefeaux and husband Jeremie & Kasey Bourgeois; and nine great-grandchildren, Ariel David, Jean-Paul Simon, Vivienne Simon, Lucy Simon, Audrey Simon, Alayna Lefeaux, Brynlee Lefeaux & Cydnie Lefeaux & Camille Grace Simon expected in September. She is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Nolan J. David; parents, Roger Major & Mae Bueche Major Thibodeaux; and great-grandson, Louis Emile Simon. Pallbearers will be Michael David, Jr., Ryan Simon, Drew Simon, Kasey Bourgeois, Nat James & Wayne Pourciau. Special thanks to the staff on Ward A at Cornerstone Village South for all of the loving care. Please share sympathies, condolences, and memories online at www.wilbertservices.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 7 to July 10, 2018