Irvie M. LaVergne McFarlain, age 87, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011, at her residence in Lake Charles.
She was a member of The VFW Ladies' Auxillary and the CFMA. She retired after several years of service as a cafeteria worker at College Oaks Elementary School. Ms. McFarlain enjoyed life to the fullest and will be missed by her family and friends. Preceding her in death was her husband, William Lee McFarlain, Sr., a son, William Lee McFarlain, Jr., and her three sisters, Verley Theriot, Alice Gaspard, and Edith LaVergne.
Survivors include her two sons, Nelson McFarlain and Malcolm McFarlain and wife, Denise all of Tallahassee, FL; her daughter, Belva McFarlain of Lake Charles; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Bethany, Barrett, and Malcolm McFarlain, Jr.; and four great-grandchildren, Tori Papania.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Christ The King Catholic Church. Father Wayne LeBleu will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 18, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, from 8 a.m. until time of service. A rosary will be prayed Friday evening at 7 p.m.