Ourso Funeral Home

13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA


Godfrey Joseph Waguespack Sr.

December 1, 1923September 9, 2019

“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” Psalm 139:1-3. Godfrey Joseph Waguespack, Sr. passed away peacefully on the morning of September 9, 2019 at the age of 95. He was a resident of Gonzales and a native of Burnside, Louisiana. He was the most loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend who was the epitome of unconditional love and grace. Godfrey was a man who believed deeply in Our Lord and was truly devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and a Purple Heart recipient. He was a retired sugar cane, rice and soybean farmer who loved riding on his John Deere tractors and enjoyed tinkering in his workshop. Godfrey was a gifted artist and woodworker, sharing almost everything he made as gifts. Throughout the years, he was an avid LSU football and baseball fan. He and Rosie enjoyed traveling the world and attending events for their children and grandchildren. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Debbie Gautreau (Mark), Leslie Lavigne (Mark), Fran Whitaker (Terry), Butch Waguespack (Tracie), Dana McElveen (David); grandchildren, Carrie Wolfe (Chris), Christen Willis (Hal), Karly DeLucca, Kristopher Lavigne, Melissa Williams, Adrienne White (David), Taylor Roth (Matt), Adam Waguespack, Austen Waguespack (Jaymie), Emily Fish (Andrew), Graham Yeatman (Mallory), Corey McElveen (Victoria), and Christian McElveen; great grandchildren, Alexis, Hunter and Parker White, Caden Williams, Brooklyn Ivey, Ethan, Owen and Anna Wolfe, Ellie and Avery Willis, Aubrey, Amelia and Adelyn Roth, Abi-Kate McElveen, Adaline Fish and Charlotte Yeatman. Godfrey is also survived by his sisters, Gertrude Magill, Bobbie Keller, Genevieve Sotile and Jackie Guillot who affectionately called him “BOY.” He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years RoseLee Mitchell Waguespack; his parents, Octave and Edna Robert Waguespack; brother, Larry Waguespack; sister, Myrtle Waguespack and son-in-law Gene Yeatman, Jr. Visitation will be held at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Gonzales, LA on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Eric Gyan. Burial will follow at Oak Lane Memorial Park in Prairieville, LA with full Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Kristopher Lavigne, Austen Waguespack, Graham Yeatman, Todd Poche, Corey McElveen and Christian McElveen. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Gautreau, Mark Lavigne, Terry Whitaker, David McElveen and Adam Waguespack. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to his caregivers, Edana Sparacino, Olga Thornton, Linda Rouyea, Margie Pourciau, Tammy Hebert, Billie Deshautelles, Home Instead caregivers, Sandra Dorsey and Barbara Collins, Dr. Landon Roussel, Feliciana Home Health, Amedisys Hospice and the many former caregivers for their unselfish love and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The St. Theresa of Avila Food Pantry or the charity of your choice. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com . Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales, LA is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 14, 2019


Godfrey Joseph Waguespack Sr.

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Charlene Robert Palermo

September 15, 2019

Hello, my name is Charlene and Curtis Robert was my dad. His dad was Beniot, Edna's brother. So sorry for your family's loss. Godfrey was talked of many times through the years with my aunts and uncles. God Bless.

Linda Rouyea

September 12, 2019

Loved this man and he loved his kisses. Glad to know he’s with his Rosie and Larry. May you rest with the good Lord and your family

Michael Gaudet

September 11, 2019

A true gentleman.

Kevin Cox

September 10, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I always looked forward to the opportunity to go to your parents’ home and see them. They always made us feel like such a high degree of kindness anytime I talked to them. I don’t know anyone who could ever feel anything but love and kindness from spending even a few moments with them. I will always remember getting the chance to see them for the Lutcher bonfires on the levee during the holidays my senior year of high school in 1991. That was such a magical time and one of my favorite memories. I will always miss them both very much. My prayers are with you all and the whole family.