Gracie Marie Zaunbrecher
November 5, 2009  -  September 24, 2018

Gracie Marie Zaunbrecher

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Ardoins Funeral Home
1301 W. Laurel Ave.
Eunice, LA  70535
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1:30 pm
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1301 W. Laurel Ave.
Eunice, LA  70535
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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1301 West Laurel Ave
Eunice, LA  70535
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
St. Anthonys Catholic Church
310 W. Vine Street
Eunice, LA  70535
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery
Eunice-Crowley Hwy
Mowata, LA  70535
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EUNICE~It is with the heaviest hearts that the family of Gracie Marie Zaunbrecher announces her passing in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 8 years old. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Lawrence Cemetery with Father Travis Abadie Celebrant.

Gracie, a third grade student at Iota Elementary was a girly girl that liked her bling and loved LSU gymnastics. She also was a tomboy who loved horses, farming, hunting and froging. Since her diagnosis 18 months ago she never complained and touched so many lives and brought people closer to God. She loved to go visit Sister Dulce and Father Manny. Gracie lives on in all her family, friends, and anyone who had the grace to be touched by her. She was a most loving daughter, sister, grandchild, niece and friend and will be missed dearly by everyone especially her parents, Byron and Maile Zaunbrecher of Mowata; her siblings, Zoie and Colton Zaunbrecher both of Mowata; her grandparents, Dale and Gwen Zaunbrecher of Mowata and Russell and Gina Douget of Iota; her great grandparents, Albert and Gracie Guillory of Mamou and Katherine Douget of Iota; as well as extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her great grandparents, Blaise and Bernardine Leonards and Frank and Hilda Zaunbrecher.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 1:30 pm until time of services on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Fr. Tran will lead a Rosary at 6:00 pm on Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Dreams Come True of Louisiana, INC (DCT), http://dctofla.com/contactus

Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Fonda Guillory
    Lafayette, LA

    To Gracie's family,
    Your indescribable pain is felt by parents like my husband and myself. Please please know she will never leave you. We were so blessed to be parents of God's angels whom he needed so soon. We are praying for you and with you every day.

  2. Tiffany Render
    Lafayette, LA

    Sorry for the loss of your precious Gracie. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  3. Dianne Janise
    Eunice, LA

    We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear sweet little Gracie. May you find comfort in special memories of her.
    Love to you from Cliff and Dianne Janise

  4. Someone Who Cares
    Crowley, LA

    Heaven has another angel

  5. Lisa Deshotel
    Basile, LA

    My sincere heartfelt sympathy to the family of Gracie at this time of deepest sorrow. It is just a wonder to me that such a small child has brought so many people together in prayer around this community and beyond. She has been an inspiration to me and has made an impact on my life that I cannot explain. I continue to pray for Gracie's family for comfort and continued faith that Gracie is with our Lord and Mother Mary. I know that she is dancing in the clouds. God bless all of you.

  6. Earlene Frey Lejeune
    Eunice, LA

    So sorry for your loss. There is nothing greater than to lose a child. They just beginning their journey of life. May god help yโ€™all through your loss. She is wrapped in gods hands

  7. Claire Matthews
    Blackpool,

    Iโ€™m so sorry to hear about Gracie , my thoughts are with you all at this time and sending my deepest condolences to your family

  8. SUE DARBONNE
    Eunice, LA

    May the Lord wrap his loving arms around Gracie and her family at this difficult time. May you rest in peace now Gracie.

  9. Jody & Patty Robertson
    Erick, OK

    We will be praying for you and your family, always remember we love you. God be with you

  10. Marion
    Bellerose, NY

    Gracie you are in my prayers and thoughts. You will never be forgotten. Forever in my heart. Prayers and comfort or all of the family and friends.
    Fly High Sweet Angel.
    Marion

  11. Jerry & Elaine Sonnier
    Eunice, LA

    We extend our prayers & heartfelt sympathy to the Zaunbrecher & Douget families. May you find comfort & strength in the word of our Father, God. May HE hold all of you in HIS Loving arms. God Bless!

  12. Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz
    Opelousas, LA

    May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.

  13. Roy, Patti Welsh, Heather Thomas
    Washington, LA

    God has a most perfect new little Angel sitting by His side

  14. Langley Family
    Montgomery, TX

    Lifting you all up in our prayers! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  15. Langley Family
    Montgomery, TX

    Lifting you all up in our prayers! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  16. Dave and Nikki Johnson and family
    Eunice, LA

    We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. Gracieโ€™s, as well as your familyโ€™s , Faith throughout this time has been such an inspiration to our own family, especially to our children. We are praying for you and hope that you realize that we are thankful to you and herโ€” she put her little touch on our lives even though we did not know her.

    Nikki, Dave, Andreโ€™, Luc, and Julee Johnson

  17. Vicky Landry
    Franklin, LA

    I met Gracie's great -grandmother 2 years ago at the Chrism Mass and by chance and we had a spiritual connection. She asked me to pray for Gracie. I have never met this adorable child yet I feel a closeness to her in spirit. Gracie please pray for us and may you rest in peace. My prayers are with the family.

  18. Becky Cart
    Iota, LA

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Zaunbrecher family.

  19. Kenneth & Monica Fabacher
    Iota, LA

    Gracie carved a niche in many peopleโ€™s hearts and we feel great loss at her death. We want you to know that we share your grief and our prayers and our love are with you always. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ข Fly high sweet Gracie!

  20. John R & Glenda Young, Family and Staff
    Eunice, LA

    Deepest sympathy. May fond memories comfort you as you journey without Gracie in your midst. May God bless you all at this time and in days to come.

    John R and Glenda Young, Family and Staff

  21. Amanda
    Pickering,

    My thoughts and prayers goes to Gracie and her beautiful family Iโ€™m so sorry for your lost of your gorgeous beautiful angel daughter Gracie will always be remembered in our hearts God Bless you all

  22. Kathy Hawthorne
    Alexandria, LA

    I am so sorry! Praying for comfort and peace!+ Rest in Peace sweet Angels!+

  23. Becky Gauthier
    Lake Arthur, LA

    So sorry for your loss - thoughts and prayers for this sweet child -RIP - heartfelt condolences to the family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

  24. Stacy Gotreaux
    Eunice, LA

    My deepest sympathy for the Zaunbrecher family. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you during this difficult tome. rest in peace sweet angel.

  25. Brent & Jackie Broussard
    Eunice, LA

    Our deepest sympathy to the Zaunbrecher family. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May Gracie Rest In Peace.

  26. Laurie Doucet
    New Braunfels, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    God Bless you all!

  27. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lege'
    Beaumont, TX

    It is always hardest when a child is returned to GOD. My family prays for your family in this most trying hour. Faith will get you through. My deepest sympathies for this over whelming loss.

  28. Kathleen Blanchard
    Katy, TX

    Sending my most sincere condolences to all of Gracie's family during this most difficult time! Prayers, big hugs & lots of love! RIP Angel

  29. Becky Johnson
    Jennongs, LA

    I'm so very sorry about your sweet baby girl. I prayed for her everyday. She's an angel now. No words will make you feel better. I lost my son last Nov., I will pray for you.

  30. Mary Faye Hardy
    Kaplan, LA

    Thoughts and prayers for the Zaunbrecher family at this most difficult time. May God Bless You.

  31. Cathy Romaine Wildman
    Iota, LA

    Praying for all๐Ÿ™

  32. Ellen Arrant
    bell city, LA

    Sooo sorry for your loss. Lord wrap your loving arms around this family and give them peace, comfort and understanding that only You can give at this time of loss Amen

  33. Brandi Arabie
    Broussard, LA

    Gina, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless and fill all of your hearts with strength, courage and peace in this difficult time.

  34. John and Rhonda klein
    Basile, LA

    We are so sorry for your loss, may god wrap his loving arms around all of you at this time.

  35. Gabrielle Reed
    Eunice, LA

    Gracie, I never met you, but I know many of the people who loved you and will miss you. Your fight was inspiring, and your spirit uplifting. Your smiles will brighten the heavens. Rest in peace sweet girl.

  36. Rowena Ardoin
    West Plains, MO

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you.. Gracie is now your special Angel she'll be with you forever, just reach out and you'll know she's there. She accomplished her goal, she brought family, friends and strangers together to pray what an accomplished for a little lady.

  37. Rowena Ardoin
    West Plains, MO

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you.. Gracie is now your special Angel she'll be with you forever, just reach out and you'll know she's there. She accomplished her goal, she brought family, friends and strangers together to pray what an accomplished for a little lady.

  38. Adrienne
    EUNICE, LA

    God Bless Her precious Soul, Condolences to the family. God Bless

  39. Laura Nusbaum
    Hathaway, LA

    I am so sorry to hear about Gracie. I didn't know your family, but I learned about Gracie on Facebook. Our church has prayed so hard for Gracie to get well in this life. I don't know why God did it this way, but I do know this is not the end, and I know Gracie is healthier now than she has ever been. One day I will be glad to meet Gracie. May God comfort your hearts and give peace to your minds.

  40. Laura Nusbaum
    Hathaway, LA

    I am so sorry to hear about Gracie. I didn't know your family, but I learned about Gracie on Facebook. Our church has prayed so hard for Gracie to get well in this life. I don't know why God did it this way, but I do know this is not the end, and I know Gracie is healthier now than she has ever been. One day I will be glad to meet Gracie. May God comfort your hearts and give peace to your minds.

  41. Leonard Corbett
    Vernon, AL

    A memorial Bible will be placed by the Gideons of the Lamar County Camp in honor of you and your sharing life. From a Fighting Tiger fan to an LSU Hero.

  42. Danyelle acclise
    Ville Platte, LA

    Praying for y'all..RIP ๐Ÿ‘ผ

  43. Ben Marcantel and Hollie Guillory
    Vidrine, LA

    Please know that we are thinking of all of you and praying for peace and comfort. Someone as special as Gracie will never be forgotten.

  44. Adam, Courtney, Austin, and Aubrey Fontenot
    Eunice, LA

    God blessed such a sweet caring and loving young girl with true unconditional love, this love has been given by Gracie to the town of Iota and surrounding towns.

  45. Millie lee plauche
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Im so sorry for your loss. She reached so many people. Jesus little angel. Hes got a beautiful little angel by his side now. Rip and fly high angel no more pain. I bet shes flipping running all over heaven. My love and prayers millie

  46. John G
    Mamou, LA

    Such a beautiful young child, ๐Ÿ˜‡touched so many lives. Many prayers for the Zaunbrecher Family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‡โค๏ธโœ๏ธ

  47. Byron and Marion Klumpp
    Iota, LA

    Maile and Byron,
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of Gracie. She was a beautiful young lady, inside and out, and will be greatly missed. She touched our granddaughter's life and made a huge impact that is a blessing to us. I wish there were words to help the hurt, but I know nothing will fill the void your experiencing at this time. Everyone always had something positive to say about Gracie-she was well loved. Gracie's faith in God was amazing-and that can only come from a loving family and great parents. God bless you and your family and we will pray for your continued strength in your time of grief and loss.
    Marion, Byron, and Ava Klumpp

  48. Dee Fontenot
    Lebanon, TN

    Prayers for everyone - Gracie touched many lives with her strength and courage.

  49. Donna Darnell
    Tucson, AZ

    Saddened to hear of the loss of your much loved daughter. <3 hugs <3

  50. Oliva Dodd
    Eunice, LA

    My prayers go out to all the family . May God continue to give you the graces and strength needed at this very sad time ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  51. Ava Klumpp
    Iota, LA

    I will miss you Gracie and I will always remember you. You have a place with God now. I love you.

  52. Mary & Bill Graboski
    Crowley, LA

    May flights of angels sing Gracie to her rest while our Lord receives her in His Arms and His Everlasting Love as she comes face to face with Him in His Heavenly Home and He whispers welcome home my dear, dear child....... May Godโ€™s Love comfort and surround the family of this precious child in their time of sorrow. Our prayers are with all of you.

  53. Gina Sharpe
    Turkey Creek, LA

    Weโ€™re so sorry for the loss of your sweet lil girl ! Heaven gained a beautiful angel ! Our prayers are with her family & friends !

  54. Jeri, Dallas, & Preslie Welch
    Morse, LA

    Gracie is a beautiful child and touched many lives. She has touched so many lives and in only so little time. May her soul shine bright for God and be a wonderful guardian angel to her dearest ones. Sending m th deepest condolences to your family.

  55. Denise Guidry
    Eunice, LA

    My prayers are with each and every one of Gracie'sFamily. I'm praying for strength and a love that surpasses all of our understanding. Rest in Peace our Lil Angel.

  56. Valerie Lejeune
    Eunice, LA

    May god provide comfort and healing for this family

  57. Emily & Carl Bischoff
    Austin, TX

    Our family is lifting you up in prayer right now and will continue to do so each day. Sending you love.
    Love, Emily and Carl and kids

  58. Lila Davis
    League City, TX

    So sorry for your loss. I didnโ€™t see this till 10 PM Monday night. May you all find peace in Christ and know your little girl is in his arms now.

  59. Gretchen Leger
    Egan, LA

    Thinking and praying for the family and friends of Gracie. I am so so sorry. May she Rest In Peace with the Lord. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  60. Lisa Bishop
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Prayers for god's newest angel and her family!

  61. Danielle fall
    Eunice, LA

    So sorry for your loss, she is a beautiful little girl..Sending prayers , and I know she is in gods loving arms right now.. God bless.

  62. Tina LeJeune
    Eunice, LA

    You know Iโ€™ve never met Gracie,although Sheโ€™s been in my nightly prayers ever since I learned about her. I donโ€™t even know her but I feel a piece of my heart went with her. Ive been following the prayers and updates on Facebook for about a year and I feel like I knew her. My heart goes out to her family and all who were touched by her as I was. RIP sweet Angel. ๐Ÿ’—

  63. Martha Williams
    Crowley, LA

    Praying for strength for you and your family Mrs.Malie. Remember earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  64. Spencer Frey
    Lacey, WA

    Praying for the entire family we all love you and yall are on our thought. Put a good cheer in the heaven for all of us ๐ŸคŸ Geaux Lil tiger ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ•Š

  65. Jamie and Jason Babineaux
    Branch, LA

    Our condolences to the Zaunbrecher family for the loss of Gracie. Heaven gained another beautiful little angel. Prayers for the family.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

  66. Cindy bollich
    Opelousas, LA

    RIP Sweet ๐Ÿ‘ผAngel - you were Loved by Many of Us and Made a Beautiful Difference In so many More by Bringing Us together in Thought Love and Prayer . Thank you so much for being All that you were and Continue to be as you Live on in the Hearts of Many of Us ! Blessings and a Love to you and All that a Love You ! โœ๏ธ

  67. Benny & Dana Goutierrez
    Delcambre, LA

    Sending prayers to all Gracieโ€™s family and friends. Rest In Peace sweet girl.

  68. Julie Cart
    Eunice, LA

    Baby girl you will truly be missed. Iโ€™m so very blessed to have known you little angel. Bravest strongest little girl Iโ€™ve ever known #graciestrong โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

  69. Alex & Michalea Lee
    Eunice, LA

    "God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.โ€ย We love you all so much!

  70. Jackie Bischoff Pitre
    Huffman, TX

    So sorry for the loss of your sweet angel Gracie . Prayers for your family & thinking of you all at this difficult time ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ
    Mitch(Beaver) Jackie & Drody Pitre

  71. Dwight Seaux
    CHURCH POINT, LA

    Byron so sorry for yall loss. Will be praying for you and your family. I know in this time of need prayers is the only thing that can help. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  72. Mandy Fontenot
    Eunice, LA

    You are all in my prayers at this time. Gracie was such an inspiration to so many of us. Fly high sweet angel.

  73. Rachel johnson
    Pine prairie, LA

    Praying for you all..

  74. Scott Richard
    Crowley, LA

    On behalf of the Acadia Parish School Board & School System - our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family & friends of Gracie.

    Sincerely,
    Superintendent Scott Richard
    Acadia Parish School System

  75. Kelly Broussard
    JENNINGS, LA

    I'm so very heartbroken for all of you my prayers and love I send to you and yours. May Gracie fly high with all the angels.

  76. Stacy Gotreaux
    Eunice, LA

    My sincere condolences go out to the Zaunbrecher family. Rest in peace sweet angel.

  77. Wendy Terry
    Eunice, LA

    R. I. P sweet baby girl. For we have gained yet another angel, may god be with your mom and dad in this time of great saddnes. Fly high sweet angel.

  78. Peggy
    Iota, LA

    "So, sorry your loss."My thoughts and prayers are with ya'll at this difficult time"

  79. Dwayne & Patricia Manuel
    Eunice, LA

    Our sympathy & prayers go out to the entire family of Gracie. May she Rest In Peace. And may her family lean on god for peace & comfort.

  80. Cindy (Benoit) Knight
    BatonRouge, LA

    Fly high Sweet Angel, Gracie! You had our hearts and prayers! Now you are with your Loving Jesus! Praying for your whole family! Rest in heaven Lilโ€™ cousin!

  81. Leslee Picou
    Eunice, LA

    Iโ€™m so heartbroken by this! She was beautiful in every way, strong and so positive through this process. I know she is dancing in the sky with no more pain! She will always walk beside yโ€™all and you will always know sheโ€™s there. May your hearts cope with this and I will forever be thinking of you guys! #teamgracie

  82. Linda Marshall
    Jennings, LA

    Heaven gained another angel today may the Zaunbrecher family be comforted by knowing she is now painfree and in Gods arms tonite

  83. Sandra McKinney
    Lafayette, LA

    My heart goes out to your family. God has definitely gained an angel today. We have been praying for her, now we pray for those she left behind.

  84. Lindsay Andrus Giachelli
    Indianola, MS

    Completely heartbroken for your family. Wish there were words to provide comfort and understanding. Thoughts and prayers for peace now and in the days to come.

  85. Nikki, Steve. Sadye, an Dylan Taylor
    Kinder, LA

    Continues prayers for Malie, Bryon, Zolie, Colton an family. Yall are all in our thoughts an prayers. Gracie is resting in arms of God an flying an flippin wth rus Angels. She is teaching them all her skills. Prayers for comfort, strength, an peace.
    Love, Nikki-Steve-Sadye-Dylan Taylor

  86. Kevin and Diana Gotte
    Iota, LA

    Our sincere thoughts and prayers for all โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœ๏ธ

  87. Jillian Manuel
    Eunice, LA

    Never in my life have I seen such a tiny person touch so many in such tremendous magnitude! Gracie, u were Heaven sent & now Heaven bound. We sure do love u & cherish the time we had u on loan from Above! Until we meet again!โค๏ธ

  88. Charlotte & Donald Darbonne
    Eunice, LA

    Byron, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Gracie is resting and at peace now with Jesus Christ. Amen

  89. Darlene Richard
    Basile, LA

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless your family with the strength and courage to carry through these difficult days ahead. Love, Darlene and Ronnie ๐Ÿ™

  90. Carrie Pyzalski
    Romeoville. Formely from Iota, IL

    My condolence to the Zaunbrecher family for the loss of Gracie. Heaven Gained another little angel. Prayers for the family

  91. Connie Bielstein an Anna an,Alex and Scott Lee
    Eunice, LA

    RIP SWEET LIL ANGEL, SENDING PRAYERS

  92. Glenn and Julie Johnson
    Jennings, LA

    Our hearts go out to the family of Gracie. Sending our sympathy and prayers.

  93. Larry and Rosemary Mattingly
    Louisville, KY

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the family, now! Gracie is in the Arms of the Lord but we are so sorry for your loss.

  94. The Loves
    Shreveport, LA

    Fly high angel.. sorry for ur loss she was a beautiful lil girl

  95. Jennifer Brooks
    Stuarts Draft, VA

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  96. Angie Gravot
    Iota, LA

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will never forget Gracie!!
    Chris and Angie Gravot

  97. Betty and Jim Hite
    Staunton, VA

    We are so very sorrry! All our love to Maile, Byron, Zoie and Colton!
    Love Jim and Betty

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