Ethel Mae Bertrand

February 25, 1940February 3, 2014
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Ethel Mae Bertrand, 73 passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was a native of Eunice and a resident of Lake Charles. Ethel was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church. She was a loving wife of 49 years to Lucius Jr. as well as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her family and the times she spent spoiling the kids. She loved doing crafts, Cajun music and sitting on the back porch watching and feeding birds. Survivors include one son, Mark Bertrand and wife Cheryl of Moss Bluff; two daughters, Rebecca Fay Bertrand Watts and husband Adrian Sr. and Cindy Marie Bertrand Shortt and husband Chad all of Moss Bluff; eight grandchildren, Clint Cox and wife Lacie, Brandon Shortt and wife Akayla, Michael Shortt and wife Rheanna, Karlee Shortt, Emily Lopez, Scott Bertrand, Adrian Watts, Jr. and Jada Watts; four great grandchildren, Presley Shortt, Dylan Shortt, Paetyn Shortt and William Cox. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Lucius Bertrand; her parents, William Achten and Pearl Oliver Achten; and one brother, William Achten, Jr. Her funeral will be at 11a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. Monsignor Charles Dubois will officiate. Burial will be at Westlake Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is from 3p.m. to 9p.m. Wednesday with a rosary at 6p.m. in the funeral home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 5, 2014
  • Funeral Thursday, February 6, 2014

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Wendy Richard

February 7, 2014

Cindy & Becky so sorry for y'all's loss. Heaven gained another angel. Keeping y'all and y'all's family in my thoughts and prayers. Love y'all.

February 7, 2014

Mark, Becky and Cindy,

I will always remember the good times we had when we were neighbours on 8th Ave in Lake Charles. Your mother was always good for a bunch of laughs and we always enjoyed spending time with your family. Cherish all of the good memories you have of her and know that she is in a better place now.

Akayla Shortt

February 7, 2014

Where do I start! You have always treated me and welcomed me with hugs and kisses, I have never felt more love than you have shown me but from my own grandmother! Marrying Brandon came with many perks, I received a beautiful family and another MawMaw, and you know you can never have enough of those! I will always remember the last words you told me "Akayla, you light up the room, I'm always happy to see you, you're so bubbling!" Those words will forever remind me the love of this family and how being there for each other will always brighten up any day! This short time I have had with you I will hold in my heart forever and all of the memories made will be wonderful stories I will always remind my children of! Presley & Dylan will be reminded everyday of how much you loved them! I am truly blessed to have known you, loved you, and be loved by you! I will miss you dearly and will always think about you! Love you so much MawMaw! Continue to dance with PawPaw to some good ole Zydeco!

Patricia Vanicor

February 6, 2014

The short time knowing you and our shared love for our adorable Great Grand Babies was surely a pleasure! The beautiful memories that you leave behind will surely bring peace to family and friends.My prayers go out to your children and grandchildren in their time of sorrow.May you and your beloved husband rest peacefully in your heavenly home.

Drucilla Schmidt

February 6, 2014

Dear Aunt Ethel,I will remember you and our times together fondly.One of my favorite memories is you teaching me how to make roses out of plastic spoons.I still have mine in a hanging basket on my wall.I also made some as gifts.We laughed so hard when at first mine kept falling apart.We laughed and talked over tea at mama's kitchen table.Also the fun we had hitting as many garage sales as possible while you were here visiting.We will miss you so.Loves,your nice Dru Schmidt

Kim Shelton

February 6, 2014

Ethel was my other mother growing up and I will always remember her introducing my to coffee was the best! My Dad would bring her lemons and she would make him freshly squeezed lemonade...I'm sure he met her with a handful of big ones! Prayers for everyone left behind...enjoy the memories..I'm sure you have tons! Love y'all!

Ginger Willett

February 6, 2014

Cindy and Becky I didn't know your mom but I do know you and the both of you are both wonderful mothers and grandmothers so she was a wonderful example to you she taught you well she was an awesome grandmother because your children love her dearly I loved seeing all the pictures of her holding all her babies at one time she was beautiful and I can see both of you in her she's in Gods hands now she's with your beloved daddy I know how both of you have missed him but now they're together again! They're both in heaven surrounded by peace and happiness whenever you need them you just have to look to the sky and your angels will be there for you like they have always been just keep her in your heart and she will always be with you! I love you both and I'm so sorry for your loss

Emily Lopez

February 6, 2014

My mamaw taught me to express myself in creative ways. She taught me money isn't everything and that most problems can be solved with coffee milk and some cajun music. And maybe a newspaper kite or two. I'll miss you so much mamaw. I hope you give papaw a hug for me!

Rebecca Watts

February 6, 2014

For my Mom!!! Love you!!

Adrian Watts Sr.

February 6, 2014

I only knew you for a couple of years and it was a pleasure to be apart of your life.. We love you and you will be be missed..