OBITUARY

Gurvis Johnson

March 23, 1933January 14, 2018
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Gurvis Johnson passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the age of 84. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Johnson of 67 years; Children, Judy J. Colley (Kenneth), Kay J. Rogers, Lori Johnson and Gurvis M. Johnson (Debra); Siblings, Mary Jean Noel and Leonard Johnson; Brother in law, Joseph Besnard and wife Judy Besnard; Grandchildren, Kenneth E. Colley, Jr., Michael E. Johnson, Shane S. Huckabay, Brandon S. Johnson, Tiffany A. Huckabay, Mia C. Johnson, Farrah F. Labadie, Paris P. Labadie; Great Grandchildren, Reese M. Johnson, Morgan M. Johnson and Zoe M. Johnson; Also survived by many nieces, nephews, in laws and his little pug, Cole. Gurvis is preceded in death by brothers, Floyd Johnson and James Johnson. Gurvis boxed for Opelousas High School as well as the US Army where he proudly served as Sergeant 1st Class and fought in the Korean War. He coached football and baseball at Carolyn Park Playground in Arabi, Louisiana. Later he became a black belt in TaeQwondo and was an avid Saints fan. Gurvis was employed by US Board of Trades as a Grain Inspector and later employed by SGS Control Services as a Cargo Surveyor, where he earned the name, “Commander”. He was a loving husband, father and friend who will be missed very very dearly. For the last year, he has been a resident at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans War Home in Reserve, Louisiana. The Family wishes to thank their staff and all the friends he made while there and the loving care they showed to him. The family would also like to extend thanks to St. Catherine’s Hospice for their professionalism and care. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., on Friday, January 19, 2018, at 12pm. A visitation will begin at 11am. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 19, 2018

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, January 19, 2018

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Frances Bellow Chiasson

January 21, 2018

I was so.sorry to.hear of the passing of Gurvis. My name is Frances Bellow Chiasson. My.father and Gurvis mother were brother and sister. My father was Cliff Bellow. He passed away in ,1967 with a heart attack. I.can remember Gurvis when we were children. It is a shame that we did not keep in touch and you.usually do when someone died. My sympathy to all.of your family.and my.prayers are with all of you.

January 16, 2018

I will always remember Gurvis with that sweet, shy smile of his. What a blessing that he found his lifelong partner, Joan, and they had four wonderful children

Patricia & Denis Ables

January 16, 2018

Gurvis was a gentle and sweet man - devoted to his wife and children. He will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. Rest In Peace Gurvis -

Elvina and Joe Cross

January 15, 2018

Mr. Gurvis was a very special man and close friend to our family for many years! His daughter Judy and I have been best friends since birth and continue to be! Mr Gurvis will be dearly missed...RIP. His family is such a sweet blessing! Praying for comfort and peace for all of you. Much love always, Elvina and Joe Cross

Judy Besnard

January 15, 2018

Your suffering was far too long
I wish these words were a song
Of your life and many blessings you had
I am on this day, however, very sad
To say goodbye to a dear brother-in-law
Who loved his family more than I ever saw
Hard to believe you were here and now gone
I know in heaven is where you belong.

In our hearts forever Gurvis
Love Judy Besnard

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