John Carrol Bergeron Sr.
Breaux Bridge – A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church for John Carrol Bergeron Sr., 71, who passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.
Visiting hours were observed at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
A rosary was prayed at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Rev. Stephen Pellessier wofficiated at the Memorial Service. Readers were Layton Berard and Jordan Bergeron. Gift bearers were Lydie and Channing Berard, and Kennedy Bergeron.
Interment followed at St. Bernard Mausoleum - No. 2 in Breaux Bridge.
Carrol was born in Church Point, La. to the late Belton Bergeron and Sable Wills Calais. He was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam Era while serving for the U.S. Army. In 1978 he founded Acadian Credit Plan, where his customers affectionately called him “Mr. B.” He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, and spending time at his camp in Holly Beach with Brenda. He loved his home in Butte LaRose, and he could often be found watching the deer in his deer pin and having a cold beer on his porch.
He always looked forward to an annual canoe trip on the Buffalo River with his sons and son-in-law. He took such pride in making a rough camping trip into a five star Cajun vacation with rice and gravy, steaks and adult beverages to feed anyone that passed by.
He was on the board at Farmers and Merchants for many years and was proud to be a part of his community. Carrol will be fondly remembered for his kind heart, his generous ways, and the love he had for his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Bernard Catholic School.
He is survived by his companion, Brenda Poirier; sons, John C. Bergeron Jr. and wife Karice, and Corey M. Bergeron and wife Patty; daughter, Callie B. Berard and husband Jason; stepdaughters, Tracey and Jeanee Comeaux; sister, Mary Jane Bellard; mother of his children, Judy Bergeron; grandchildren, Jordan Bergeron, Ezra Angelle, Kennedy Bergeron, Layton, Channing, and Lydie Berard, Trelyn, Trahe and Talia Bonvillian, and Gabriel, Analeigh and Milly Broussard.
He was preceded in death by his father, Belton Bergeron; mother, Sable Wills Calais; stepfather, Allen Calais; brother, Mickey Bergeron; and his sister, Terry Kate Roy.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge was in charge of arrangements