Jerry Ann Melancon, 65, of Lake Arthur, LA, passed away Aug. 21, at St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles.

Funeral services will be TuesdayAug., 26, at 10:00 a.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-10:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Oct. 1, 1948, she was the daughter of Reginald David Young and Dora Ruth (Menard) Young. Jerry was a fun-loving, very caring, and kind woman. She loved to play bingo and the slots machines with the handles at the casino. She loved spending her days, coffee in hand, watching her stories and game shows.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her grandson, David Melancon.

She is survived by her children, LeRoy Melancon Sr., and wife Diana of Orange, Sherry Melancon of Moss Bluff, Shirley Rougeau and husband Tony of Sulphur, and Alice Istre and husband Pat of Lake Arthur; grandchildren, Destanie Melancon, LeRoy Melancon Jr., Dameon Morris, Johnny Morris, Doris Morris, Zane Pitre, Blaine Pitre, Vidalia Pitre, Cody Melancon, Clint Melancon, Chasity Newman, Chandler Hicks, Kelsie Hicks, Gabriell Landry and Marlena Istre; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Zane Pitre, Blaine Pitre, LeRoy Melancon Jr., Chandler Hicks, Cody Melancon and Clint Melancon. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Morris and Dameon Morris.