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Emily Bertrand

March 11, 1929 — July 23, 2021

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Ville Platte, on Sunday, July 25, 2021, for Emily G. Bertrand, 92, who passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Pastor Kevin West and Reverend Joe Arnold will conduct services.

Burial will take place in Prairie Ronde Baptist Church Cemetery.

Emily G. Bertrand was born on March 11, 1929, in Prairie Ronde, LA to Elton and Evela Diaville Granger.  She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church.  She loved God and was very active in her church, having sang in the choir for over 46 years and served in the WMU at the church. In her younger days she sang on the radio with KSLO in Opelousas. Emily enjoyed cooking and canning figs.  She was known to be very generous.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.  Her greatest pride and joy was her family.  Taking care of her family and spending time with them was very important to her.

She is survived by her two daughters, Jenette LaFleur and husband, Vern of Ville Platte and Juanita Messer of Alexandria; sons, Earl Bertrand and wife, Kay of Chataignier, Ferran Bertrand and wife, Lynda of Pineville; and Ted Bertrand and wife, Pam of Ville Platte; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren; fifteen great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Emma Moreau of Eunice and Joyce Wakefield of Arizona.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Bertrand, parents, Elton and Evela Diaville Granger; grandchildren, Lucas Messer, Michelle Bertrand, Chad LaFleur, and Todd LaFleur; great grandson, Nathaniel Messer; brother, Sherman Granger and son-in-law, Earvin Messer.

At the request of the family, visitation will take place at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  Visitation will resume on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at First Baptist Church from 1:00 PM until time of service.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the Bertrand family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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