April 13, 1935 ~ July 22, 2014
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Verdunville for Lillian Gertrude Paul Fleming, 79 years old, a native and lifelong resident of Verdunville, who passed away at 10:55 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Our Lady of Lourdes in Lafayette. Fr. Thomas Vu will celebrate the Mass. She will be laid to rest in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Lawrence Broussard, Allen Pillaro, Jezer Martinez, Derrick Stewart, Rodney Landry, Rondell Landry and James Emanuel Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Bishop Charles Perry Jr., Ackoloy Paul, Richard Burgess, Arnold Pellerin, Cosmus Pellerin, Joshua Pellerin, Tony Paul, Kevin Pellerin, Terry Pellerin Sr., Althemus Pellerin, Tim Pellerin, Danny McKnight and Dennis Boudreaux.
Mrs. Gertrude was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She will be dearly missed by all.
Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Dennis J. Fleming Sr.; her daughter, Cheryl F. Perry and her husband, Bishop Charles Perry Jr.; her granddaughter, Ashlee Fleming Jones and her fiancé, Jezer Martinez; two great grandchildren, James Emanuel Jones and Lillian “Lily” Alise Martinez; two sisters, Vera Paul Thomas and Roberta Paul Landry; Allen Pillaro who was like a son to her; along with numerous other family members and friends who loved and adored her.
She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis “DJ” Fleming Jr.; one daughter, Mary Fleming; her parents, Acry and Marybell Guillory Paul; stepmother, Loretta Darby Paul; brothers, Acry Paul Jr., Edison Paul Sr. and Claude Paul Sr.; her sister, Bernadine Paul; her brothers-in-law, Lawrence Landry Sr. and Joseph Thomas; and her sisters-in-law, Gloria Paul and Althea Paul.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, at Immaculate Conception Church in Verdunville from 10:30 a.m. until time of service, with the rosary being prayed at 12:30 p.m.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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