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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Pearl Barrios

Pearl Barrios

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Golden Meadow for Pearl Marie Lirette, Barrios, 89, a native of St. Charles Community and resident of Golden Meadow, who passed away on September 8, 2014.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. service at the church with burial at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery in Golden Meadow.

She is survived by children, Maggie Barrios Grigsby, Randy Barrios and wife Toni and Ray Barrios; grandchildren, Rushelle Barrios Fitzgerald and husband Allen, Russell Barrios Jr. and wife Kim, Verna Grigsby Thietje and husband Brian, Sgt. Major William Grigsby and wife Dana, Randy J. Barrios, HM2 Ryan Barrios, Rachel Bouzigard, Desirae Barrios and Sarah Barrios; step grandchildren, SFC Travis Johnson and Larry Johnson; great grandchildren, Erin Fitzgerald, Shawn Fitzgerald, Brody Barrios, Ally Barrios, Ian Naquin, LCPL Tyler Grigsby, Brianna Grigsby, Rhea Grigsby, Hannah Grigsby, Will Grigsby and Alicia Bouzigard; step great grandchildren, Christopher Johnson, Alexis Johnson, Natalie Johnson and Nicole Johnson; great great grandchild, Mila Rose Fitzgerald. Her beloved God child and nephew who have been her devoted caretakers for more than two years, Darlene Lirette Cheramie and Sullivan Cheramie; numerous other nieces ad nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Nolan J. Barrios; son, Russell Barrios, Sr.; grandson, Troy David Grigsby; parents, Charlie Lirette and Juanita Guidry Lirette Rogers; brothers, Irvin Lirette, Sr., Sullivan Lirette, Sr. and Calvin Lirette; sisters, Verna Lirette Falgout and Rose Marie Lirette.

Ma Pearl embodied the spirit of the greatest generation. She was a Rosie the Riveter as well as a Higgins boat welder during WWII. She was creative, imaginative and in possession of elaborate and delicate skills. She made do with what she had and had great fun along the way! She could do anything she put her mind to and set an example of courage and willingness to try that has reached through the generations to her great grandchildren. She was married to the love of her life Nolan Barrios for 56 years. We will miss her liveliness, quick wit and quicker laughter but look forward to a grand reunion with her in heaven. Yes, heaven.