Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.
Fr. Augustinus Seran, SVD, officiated at the funeral Mass. The readers were Trish Gaddison, Caroline B. Jean Batiste, Tiffany Gaddison and Regina Campbell.
Mrs. Barras enjoyed shopping, traveling and playing Bingo. She loved to cook for her family and looked forward to any opportunity she had to take care of her grandchildren – they were her pride and joy. She will long be remembered for her little sayings, such as,“Hand Come and Hand Go” and “Don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.”
Survivors include three sons, Ronnie Davis of Alexandria, Wilmer Davis (Fanette) of Los Angeles, Cal., and Terry Davis of Alexandria; six daughters, Gailar Barras Gaddison (Terry) of New Iberia, Gina Barras Campbell of Lafayette, Franca Barras Francis (Ronald) of St. Martinville, Mia Barras Brown (Don) of Pittsburg, Cal., Caroline Barras Jean Batiste of Lafayette and Edmonia Barras Taylor (Jimmy) of Tampa, Fla.; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Anthony Barras Jr.; her parents, Leonard and Carolyn Mason Ledet; an infant son; four grandchildren, Anne Marie Gaddison, Dwayne Michael Roy, Gerrel Anthony Jean Batiste and Mary Marie Gaddison; and several brothers and sisters.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Pallbearers were Terry Gaddison Jr., Tramon Gaddison, Francis Barras, Dwight Roy, Ronnie Davis Jr. and Louis Ledet.
Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Taylor, Terry Gaddison Sr., Ronald Francis, Don Brown, Richard Simon, Deron Jones, Dwight Roy, Roderick Campbell, Garland Jean Batiste, and her sons, Ronnie Davis, Wilmer Davis and Terry Davis.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville was in charge of arrangements.