Nov. 2, 1932 ~ Aug. 13, 2011

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at 1 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville for Merlene Mary Louviere Adams, 78, a native of Jeanerette and a resident of Centerville for the past 61 years, who passed away at her home on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 6:40 p.m.

Entombment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Father Ruben Primor will officiate the services.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Allen Paul Adams Sr. of Centerville; three children, Allen Adams Jr. and his wife, Mona, of Centerville; Monica Adams of Corpus Christi, Texas; and Bryan Adams and his wife, Jimmie “Pee Wee,” of Amite; two brothers, Curley Louviere of Charenton and N.J. Louviere Jr. of Metairie; three grandchildren, Trecia Adams Luke and her husband, David, of Centerville; Shane Gisclair Sr. and his wife, Tammy, of Marrero; and Steven C. Adams and his wife, Jennifer, of Amite; and five great grandchildren, Justin, Joshua, Shane Jr., Brittany and Blaine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Namas Louviere Sr. and Ida Bergeron Louviere; one brother, Levis Louviere; and two sisters, Agnes Black and Inez Norris.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until Mass time, with the rosary being prayed at 12:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Allen Adams Jr., Bryan Adams, David Comeaux, Wayne Comeaux, David Luke and Jonathan Louviere. Honorary pallbearer will be Justin Luke.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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