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Bonnie Vanicor

May 19, 1943August 26, 2020
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Bonnie Dean Benoit Vanicor, 77 of Welsh, LA was called from her earthly body on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Bonnie was born in Welsh, LA on May 19, 1943 to Dallas and Esta Mae Benoit. She graduated from Welsh High School, Class of  1961.

On June 24, 1961 she married her high school sweetheart, Joe Ray Vanicor. On August 6, 1962 they welcomed one son, Kenneth Scott "Scotty" into the family.

She was a devoted Christian who led by example and cherished every moment that was presented to her during her life. She was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. She was a dutiful wife and mother to her family.  She and Joe Ray owned and operated Vanicor's Grocery together in their community for fourteen years. Then she began working at Calcasieu Marine Bank as a teller, and through her hard work and dedication she was offered and accepted a position as a manager, a position held for ten years. After thirty-one years of service, through the conversion from Calcasieu Marine Bank to Capital One, she retired.

If she was not working, she enjoyed traveling, working in her flower beds, birdwatching, reading and puzzles. Family was very important to her, she loved sharing her time and hobbies with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was welcomed into Heaven by her son; Kenneth "Scotty" Vanicor and her parents.

Those left to cherish her memory; her husband of 59 years, Joe Ray Vanicor, her daughter in-law, Leona Miguez Vanicor, two grand children; Clifton "Cliff" (Crystal) Vanicor, Lauren (Stuart) Bergeaux; Great Grandchildren; Colton Michael-Jace Bergeaux, Collier Joseph-Scott Bergeaux, Camden Matthew-Dean Bergeaux, Grant Henry Vanicor, Gabriel "Gabe" Scott Vanicor, a sister; Pat (Tom) Mills, three brothers DL (Gretchen) Benoit, Keith (Joan) Benoit, Randy (Naomi) Benoit, a host of nieces and nephews and her life long sister in Christ and faithful friend, Sister Louisa (Sybil) Derouen of St. Catharine, Kentucky.

The family will welcome friends at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 beginning at 9am. A Rosary will begin at 1pm led by the Welsh Catholic Daughters, with funeral services led by Deacon Wayne Chapman beginning at 2pm in the funeral home chapel. She will be carried to her final resting place by; Cliff Vanicor, Stuart Bergeaux, Colton Bergeaux, Zannie Leger, Aaron Benoit, Stephen Benoit, Jamey Vanicor and Josh Benoit.

Honorary pall bearers will be Collier and Camden Bergeaux and Grant and Gabe Vanicor.

You are welcomed to sign her digital register book, leave a favorite memory or sentiment of condolences on our website www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Memories

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Laurie Scott

September 9, 2020

Bonnie was such a special friend to my mother, Mary, and I know they have found each other in heaven.

Tara Phillips (Benoit)

September 9, 2020

I am so sorry for you loss. Aunt Bonnie was the kindest person! She was always so giving and selfless. I remember loving going to her house to spend the night when I was a kid. It was so fun on the farm. She would always teach me fun songs on the guitar. I will always think of her when I hear, "Take Me Home Country Road" by John Denver because she taught me the whole song one weekend at her house. I wish I could have been there with you all today to celebrate such a wonderful woman. I was thinking of all of you today. A donation in her honor was made to the Winston Salem Second Harvest Food Bank here in North Carolina!

GLENN MILLER

September 9, 2020

CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF THE WELSH
BANK MANAGER WHO SERVED ME SO WELL, AND HER MOM WAS MY NEIGHBOR IN WELSH NURSING HOME, BONNIE WAS SO CARING.

Gene Salassi

September 9, 2020

I can remember going into Vanicor's as a much younger person and then dealing with Mrs. Bonnie at Calcasieu Marine and later Capital One. She always had a smile and was one of the most helpful people I have had the pleasure of knowing. My prayers for Mr. Joe Ray, her family, especially my neighbor, Randy, and friends. She will be missed.

Jackie McGee Balmer

September 9, 2020

I was blessed to be able to work with Bonnie for many many years at Calcasieu Marine national bank. Bonnie had a beautiful heart of service. She was kind and patient and she was always willing to help fellow employees and her customers. Bonnie was so proud of her family. Her face would light up and she would smile the biggest smile when she talked about them. She leaves behind fond memories for all of us who knew her and loved her. ❤️

Brent McGee

September 9, 2020

We would like to express our deepest and most sincere condolences. No words can heal the hurt and loss that is felt when a loved one leaves us. The good news is that we will be reunited with them to live forever with our Heavenly Father!
With warm regards,
Brent and Bonny McGee

Patrick Guillory

September 9, 2020

We always met in line to pickup the children from school. I would pick up my children and she was picking up her grandchildren. When she was at the bank she help keep my account update and balanced. She always had a friendly smile. Good person.

Irma Garcia-Aguilar

September 9, 2020

Bonnie was the sweetest persons I have ever met. It was always a pleasure to meet her as I am her sister Pat’s friend. Always visiting her on our trips to Louisiana,I will miss her dearly. My condolences and prayers for her family!

Zachary Fuselier

September 7, 2020

It was always a pleasure to see Mrs. Bonnie at one of the Vanicor functions! Our condolences to Mr. Joe Ray and the Vanicor family, she will be dearly missed!

Sister Luisa Derouen

September 6, 2020

Bonnie and I both loved crayfish and I always tried to time my visits to LA during crayfish season, but that was hard to fine tune. One year when I was there they were still expensive, but she declared as we enjoyed our crayfish, ""We were going to have crayfish even if I had to take out a loan!" Bonnie's life among us was faith-filled and her death was also faith-filled. She showed us how to live and how to die. What a precious gift to give her family and all who knew her. I will miss her very much.

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