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Grace "Gmaw" Boullion Vinson

April 14, 1934 ~ May 26, 2024

Grace “Gmaw” Boullion Vinson, 90, of Lake Charles gracefully danced into eternity surrounded by the love of her family at 7:44 PM on Sunday, May 26, 2024 in a local hospice facility.

Mrs. Vinson was born on April 14, 1934 in Erath, was raised in Cameron and moved to Lake Charles in 2005. She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

She was a beacon of love, faith, and unwavering strength. She filled every moment of her life with boundless love, compassion, and devotion to her cherished family. She poured her heart into nurturing and supporting each member of her family. Mrs. Vinson was known for her gentle spirit and unwavering positivity that saw the goodness in everyone, never meeting a stranger. She was a woman of faith and a devoted prayer warrior who believed in the power of praying the rosary.

Mrs. Vinson had a zest for life that was evident in her love for cajun dancing, her passion for cooking delicious meals, and her enjoyment of adventurous cruises. She had an immense love for the beauty of rose bushes. Among many of her talents, she had a knack for canning.

May her spirit continue to dance among the stars with her loved ones in Heaven.

Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Raymond “RJ” Vinson, Jr. of Welsh, Becky Kershaw (Charles “Pnut”) of Lake Charles, Troy Vinson (Cheryl) of Deridder, and Chasity Griffith of Lake Charles; fourteen grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond Vinson, Sr.; son, Kevin Vinson; and siblings, Paul, Lewis, and Jewels Boullion, Mary Sauer, Irene Boudreaux, and Nellie Trosclair.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 30, 2024 in the Johnson Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in Our Lady Star of the Sea Cemetery in Cameron. Visitation will begin on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a rosary being recited at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 9:00 AM until the start of the service.

Services

Visitation: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Rosary: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
6:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Visitation: Thursday, May 30, 2024
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Funeral Service: Thursday, May 30, 2024
10:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


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  1. Can’t say enough about our GMaw. Loved her dearly. Enjoyed every moment we were with her. Loved Loved hearing all her past stories! And she could dance till the sun came up. Witnessed it with my own eyes. Even had to drive me and Becky home one night…..barely seeing over the steering wheel. I can go on and on!!!! She will be missed 😢 💔 love you G maw! Dance one for with Mr. RAYMOND! HUGS!

  2. Ms Grace was such a sweet soul. I loved when she was around, she lit up the place and made you smile. My prayers to Becky and the family. She will be missed.

  3. Candle 4Chasity, Becky, P’Nut and Family……….my thoughts and prayers are with all of you today as you
    lay your loved one to rest! G’Maw as she was affectionally known as, was always so kind to me and definitely a “hoot” to be around. May she rest in peace in her heavenly home! God bless and sending prayers! She’s dancing with God’s angels!

    Regina Guidry/Realtor

  4. I have so many memories of my Aunt Grace I only regret living so far away that I didn’t get to see her these last few years. Growing up we were close with our cousins and Uncles, Aunts so we would go in the summer to Cameron. Mom would ask where did we want to stay and it was always I wanted Aunt Grace. The last trip we took with her was to Florida it was Mom, me, Chastity and Aunt Grace it was a beautiful, blessed time together lots of laughs. Mom and her were attached at the hip. My prayers are with you all still can’t believe Kevin is gone too. Aunt Grace was the last sibling of the Boullions love my family and miss them all.

  5. Becky, it seems like an eternity since I last saw you and your family.. Of course, you and your family were one of my great memories of growing up in Cameron parish… I am so sad to hear of the loss of your mom, she was such a happy woman. Praying for you and all the rest of the family as you navigate this loss..


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