Carmen Price Cheramie DeRoche

February 11, 1934 — July 23, 2013

Carmen Price Cheramie DeRoche, 79, died surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Amite, after a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Morgan City. She was the daughter of Oren J. Price and Margaret Olivier Price.

She left Morgan City at an early age to study nursing at Touro in New Orleans and continued her passion to nurture and help people throughout her life. She returned to Morgan City and dedicated her life to raising her children and serving her community. She was active in her churches in Morgan City, Patterson and Lafayette, and was much loved by her spiritual families as well.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Leonard Anthony Cheramie III; and her husband, Ronald DeRoche.

She is survived by her daughters, Jan Cheramie King and Michelle Cheramie Bellavia; her sons-in-law, Walter A. King and Kelly C. Bellavia III; her grandchildren, Katie Anne King, Zachary Paul Bellavia, Emily Camille Bellavia and Zoe Claire Bellavia; her great-granddaughter, Zelia Maurine Bellavia; her siblings, Barbara Price Aucoin (Newton), Richard “Dickie” Price (Frances), and Sally Price Herman (Gary); nephews and niece, Shawn Price, Barry Price, Beau Herman and Heather Herman Breaux. She is also survived by former husband, Dr. Leonard A. Cheramie.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, is in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

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