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Pearl Mary (Rabalais) Duprie

March 5, 1927 ~ August 31, 2017 (age 90)
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Pearl Mary (Rabalais) Duprie, 90, of Orange, Texas, went Home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Dorman Funeral Home; Father Joseph Daleo of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Orange, Texas, will be officiating.  Rite of Committal and Interment will immediately follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the funeral service, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Dorman Funeral Home.

 

On Saturday, March 5, 1927, Pearl was born to parents Adolph and Ruth Rabalais, in Gueydan, Louisiana.  She was a devout Christian woman and member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Pearl was a resident of Orange, Texas, for over 60 years, after coming from Lake Charles, Louisiana, with her husband, Lee Roy Duprie, Sr.  Together, Pearl and her husband raised a beautiful family and Pearl worked hard to maintain her beloved home.  It was no secret that Pearl was a wonderful cook.  Pearl worked many years for the American Legion as Head Cook and is remembered by all who knew her for the meals she would cook; gumbo with potato salad, steak and gravy, and her famous chocolate bread.  In addition to being a wonderful cook, Pearl was an excellent seamstress, who made many of the school clothes for her children and also enjoyed tatting, creating angels at Christmas.  When time allowed, Pearl also loved to sit around the table with her friends, drinking coffee, and sharing stories.  Pearl was a mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend, who will be missed by all who knew her.

Preceding Pearl in death are her parents, Adolph and Ruth Rabalais; wonderful man and father of her three children, Lee Roy Duprie, Sr.; brothers, Preston LeBlanc, Adolph Rabalais, Jr., and Henry Rabalais; and grandson, Brent Duprie.

 

Those who will cherish Pearl’s memory most are her son, Lee Roy Duprie, Jr. and his wife, Cornelia, of Kirbyville, Texas; daughters, Carolyn Fenton of Orange, Texas, and Susan Skinner of Orange, Texas; grandchildren, Chad Fenton, Stephanie Brown, Brian Duprie, Kyle Skinner, and Kevin Skinner; 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous members of extended family.

 

Honoring Pearl as Pallbearers are Chad Fenton, Brian Duprie, Kyle Skinner, Kevin Skinner, Andrew Fenton, Cole Duprie, and Joseph Brown.


 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
September 12, 2017

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dorman Funeral Home
8808 Hwy 87 North
Orange, Texas 77632

Funeral Service
Tuesday
September 12, 2017

1:00 PM
Dorman Funeral Home
8808 Hwy 87 North
Orange, Texas 77632


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