Geraldine “Gerry” DeCuir Landry
Published 4:19 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Geraldine “Gerry” DeCuir Landry, 77, a longtime Bridge City resident, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2019 from Alzheimers disease. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend who lived a Christian life.
Gerry, the first child of Denis “Dan” DeCuir, Sr. and Eula Hollier DeCuir, was born on August 17, 1941 in Port Arthur, Texas. She lived in the Lakeview area and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was educated at St. James School and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, class of ‘59. She attended Port Arthur Business College where she studied to be a secretary while excelling in shorthand. She worked at various businesses over the years with CA Turner being the one that held the fondest memories.
Gerry’s passion in life was dancing. She loved listening to the golden oldies of the 50’s and also cajun music. Over the years, she also enjoyed sewing, embroidery, cake decorating, tending the flowers and photography. She loved animals and got real pleasure being around children. Her enthusiasm, silliness and fun behavior made her a delight to be around. She had a heart of gold and was always thinking of others.
She was an active member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City and helped with the social and decorating committees, CYO, attended the ACTS retreat and her most favorite, being in the church choir.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband of 55 years, Theodore “Teddy” Landry, Jr.
Survivors left to cherish her memory include her children Jeffrey Landry and wife, Debra of Greensburg, PA; Richard Landry and wife, Bethany of Rowlette, TX; and Laurie Landry DeRouen and husband, Brent of Spring, TX; siblings Denis “Danny” DeCuir, Jr. and wife Rosie of Friendswood, TX; and Linda DeCuir McFadden and husband Murphy of Lumberton; ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
A graveside service officiated by Reverend Steven Leger will be held under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home of Groves on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:00 am in the Tranquility Mausoleum at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Henry Bereavement Committee, PO Box 427, Bridge City, TX 77611 or to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to send our heartfelt thanks to those who devoted their time in making our “Gerry Berry” feel special in her last years: staff from Estia Care Assisted Living in Humble, TX; Krystle, Keara, Diane and George and also the staff of Altus Hospice.