OBITUARY

Roselynn "Rosie" Fournier

May 16, 1948May 4, 2019
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Roselynn Marie Fournier, best known as Rosie, a native of Lafayette and resident of Morgan City, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the age of 70 while surrounded by her loved ones.

A dedicated teacher, phenomenal band and choir director, competitive bowler, and great friend to all who knew her, Rosie was a proud graduate of Northside High School in Lafayette and McNeese State University. Always a lover of music, Rosie pursued her degree in music education which enabled her to touch the lives of so many students, colleagues, and members of her community. Rosie was a unique individual with a passion for Christ and a sincere ability to lead others in their faith. She profoundly changed the lives of an infinite number of individuals. She will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know her.

Those left to cherish Rosie's beautiful memory are her longtime and loving companion, Judith C. Blood of Morgan City and her children, Jeremy C. Blood of Houma, Jennifer Blood Johns of Mandeville, and Lauren Blood Michel of Morgan City; her furbabies, Abby, Maggie, Holly, and Chloe; a niece, Laura Neylon and her husband, Paul, and their son, Christopher; a nephew, Darren Duhe; a brother-in-law, Gennaro Duhe; cousins, Dr. Cindy Peel and Ronald Judice and a multitude of family, friends, and students.

She was received in Heaven by her parents, James and Lula Fournier; a sister, Catherine Duhe; and a brother, James Fournier.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Peel, Christopher Neylon, Jeremy Blood, Lloyd Johns III, Stephen Hebert, and Mark Hebert. Honorary pallbearers are Gennaro Duhe and Ronald Judice.

The family requests that a time of visitation and remembrance be observed on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6pm to 10pm at Hargrave Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 9am until time of services at 11am at Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church with a celebration of life meal following the services. Rosie will be laid to rest on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3pm in the Calvary Cemetery on 355 Teurlings Dr. Lafayette, Louisiana.

  • FAMILY

  • Judith Blood, Companion
  • Jeremy Blood, Stepson
  • Jennifer Johns, Stepdaughter
  • Lauren Michel, Stepdaughter

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Gathering Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Graveside Services Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Nadia Breaux

May 9, 2019

Ms. Fournier was my fifth grade music teacher, and also my talented music teacher through junior high and some of high school at Berwick. Without her encouragement and knowledge, I never would have been able to be as good as I was. She always believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. She was such a talented and beautiful person, and she is already missed by so many. Prayers to the family.

Darren Duhe

May 9, 2019

Brandy Zeller

May 8, 2019

Ms. Fournier was my band director my 7th and 8th grade years at North Vermillion. She was a wonderful teacher and person. She will be greatly missed. May God bless her family and friends during this time and bring you all comfort knowing that she is at peace in our Fathers arms.

Nancy Campbell

May 8, 2019

We met as coworkers and ended as friends. I will be rooting in the fall for our Saints!!!

GLYNN HEBERT

May 8, 2019

I have known Rosie since the 1970's. We both attended Northside High School in Lafayette. She was a mentor and an idol. She was an icon to all who were in the NHS band. I believe Rosie graduated in 1967. I graduated in 1974. I wanted to know all about this wonderful person. Mr. Jouett, NHS Band Director, introduced us @ a clinic in Lake Charles @ McNeese State University. A friendship was born. Rosie became a friend and big sister. She was always there to help me become a better musician and better person. For this, I will forever be grateful. It was an honor and pleasure to have known you. May you Rest In Peace, Rosie. You are gone, but will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences to your family and friends. Love you.

Jimmy Higginbotham III

May 8, 2019

My heart is heavy at the news of the passing of my friend Rosie. We go way back, from my days as a band director up through my days in fundraising. Rosie always greeted me with a smile and a hug. She was lady with a huge heart, you could tell her students were loved and how much Rosie cared about them. I'll miss our times as piers, friends, and associates. God has called her home, she is at piece. God Bless our Rosie. We will mourn our loss, and then celebrate our times with her and her life. Farewell sweet Rosie. Unfortunately, I cannot make it to Morgan City to pay my respects in person or to attend her funeral, but she will be in my heart, thoughts, and prayers.

Clare Acosta

May 7, 2019

I am another member of the Bayou Community Band. I, too play clarinet, though not as beautifully as Rosie. We were blessed to have her play with us (so extremely talented), to conduct us ( always leading us to play our best and making us feel good about our results), but, most of all, for being a loving, positive, and fun-filled friend to us. I treasured Rosie's friendship and am heart-broken at losing her. Our love and prayers are with all of you , her family and friends

Marie Minton

May 7, 2019

To Rosie's family,
I was so sorry to hear about Rosie's passing. I'm glad to have known and worked with such a talented and faith-filled person.
You have my sympathy and my prayers.
Marie Minton

MarySue Shalberg

May 6, 2019


There are no words to express our sorrow. We are forever grateful for the opportunity to have known Rosie and our family will surely miss her. She was was a beautiful and kind soul who loved the Lord and an inspiration to everyone who knew her. Sis, may you find comfort in the beautiful moments and happy memories you shared while she was alive. She will not be forgotten.

Lisa Mayea LeMaire

May 6, 2019

Miss Fournier was the first band director I had when I was in 6th grade at Dodson Elementary. This was the first year band was reintroduced into elementary school. I loved her and when i moved to Jr. High she was our band teacher in 7& 8 grade. The first band song that she ever taught us was "crazy clock" years 1973-1976

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