A Mass celebrating the life of Gregory Michael Savoy, Jr. will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 in St. Anne's Catholic Church, Mamou with Father Bob Courville officiating. Interment will be private under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale. Savoy, 47, of Oakdale died Sunday, June 22, 2008 in his residence with his family near his side.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Dr. Frank Savoy, Sr. and Edna Robin Savoy; maternal grandfather, Harry Hawkins, Sr. and one aunt, Joycelyn Savoy Prescott.
Those left to mourn his loss but cherish his memory are his loving wife of one year, Christel Savoy of Oakdale; one son, Gregory Michael Savoy, III of Modesto, California; one daughter, Allison K. Savoy of Modesto, California; his father, Dr. Gregory Michael Savoy, Sr. of Mamou; his mother, Shirley Hawkins Savoy of Oakdale; his step-mother, Vickie Savoy of Mamou; two brothers, Dr. Patrick S. Savoy of Oakdale and Christopher P. Savoy of Mamou; two sisters, Angela Savoy Zelada of Woodland Hills, California and Robin Savoy Bellard of Eunice; his maternal grandmother, Edaise Guidry Hawkins of Lawtell; two uncles, Dr. Frank Savoy, Jr. of Eunice and Harry Hawkins, Jr. of Opelousas; one aunt, Brenda Fletcher of Houston; seven nephews; two nieces and one great niece.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 22 Battery Street, Suite 612, San Francisco, CA 94111. The website and telephone number are: www.braintumor.org and 1-800-934-2873.