Helen Gaspard

Helen Louise “Lou” Bellon Gaspard, 88, of Lake Charles, died Saturday, July 18, 2020, in a local care facility.

She was born in Lake Charles, where she lived all of her life and was a graduate of St. Charles Academy. In her earlier years she was a telephone operator for AT&T. She later worked as a placement representative for the Calcasieu Council on Aging. She was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church.

She is survived by her children, Joey Gaspard (Pam) of Maurice, Jackie McKnight (Dennis) of Oretta, Sheila Chapman (Joe) of Jennings, Paul Gaspard (Ethel) of Santa Fe, Texas, Deena Gotreaux (Jessie) of Iowa, and Shari Gaspard of Tomball, Texas; siblings, Stella Waits of Lake Charles, and Rose Marie Morris of Bastrop; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amery Joseph Gaspard Sr.; and four siblings.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, in the Johnson Funeral Home chapel. Deacon Anthony Pousson will officiate. Burial will follow in Prien Memorial Park. Visitation will begin on Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the start of the service.

In compliance with current COVID 19 order, we respectfully request gatherings be limited and all attendants wear face masks.