A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church for Norman “Johnny” Vincent, 74, who passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Father Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, will officiate the ceremony. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Gardens in Lake Charles, LA.
Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Patricia Vincent of Lafayette; one son, Paul Vincent of Missouri City, TX; one daughter, Stephanie Vincent of Missouri City, TX; his mother, Eulon Vincent of Jennings, LA; two sisters, Kathy DiMari and her husband Eric of Baton Rouge, LA, and Lisa Doucet and her husband Gerald of Roanoke, LA; three brothers, David Vincent of Milwaukee, WI, Gene Vincent and his wife Nita of Baton Rouge, LA, and Keith Vincent and his wife Yoka Watty of Eureka Springs, AR; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Emily Vincent of Missouri City, TX.
He was preceded in death by his father, Cleveland Vincent; and one brother, Stephen Vincent.
Mr. Vincent was a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, where he served on the Building and Finance Committee and helped develop the Ulster Project. He was the first commissioner of the Acadian Pony League baseball organization, and also served as President of the Carencro High School Band booster club. Norman served proudly in the United States Air Force, and went on to be employed at Domingue & Szabo Associates, Inc. for 42 years.
In his free time, he loved being with his family, and was always involved in his children’s lives and all that they participated in.
Pallbearers are Brandon Vincent, Charles Vincent, Chris Owen, Brett Stutes, Derek Stutes, Jeffrey Doucet, and Ryan Pharr.
The family requests that visitation hours be observed on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and resume on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. A rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Donations can be made in Norman Vincent’s name to Miles Perret Cancer Services, 2130 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette LA, 70508.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Michael S. Cain and his entire staff, as well as the 8th floor Oncology Staff at Lafayette General Medical Center.