Gary Lee Morace

Published 12:31 am Monday, October 6, 2014

VIDALIA — Funeral services for Gary Lee Morace, 63, of Vidalia, who died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Natchez Regional Medical Center following a battle with cancer, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Vidalia with the Rev. Ron Ledford and the Rev. Kelly Tingle officiating.

Burial will follow in the New Era Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church.

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Gary Lee Morace was born March 27, 1951, in Ferriday, the son of Otis Lee Morace and Camille Morace. He was a resident of Vidalia and a lifetime member of Calvary Baptist Church for 34 years.

Gary was an employee of Ethyl Corporation for 27 year prior to its closure. He worked for the Concordia Parish Correctional Facility for the past 13 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, coaching softball, eating, garage saling, making others laugh and playing with his grandkids. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was a sincere Christian who truly loved his Lord and shared that passion with his loved ones.

Gary proudly served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his loving wife and best friend of 41 years, Kathy Morace; three daughters, Chassidy Morace Cole and husband Jason of Pineville, Chancie Morace and Michael Bourgeois of Waveland and Katrina Morace Tarver and husband Matt of Vidalia; one brother, Otis Lynn Morace and wife Sharon of Monterey; one sister, Jan Morace Freeman and husband Thomas of Vidalia; four grandsons, Caleb Lee Cole, Micah Caden Cole, Parker Matthew Tarver and Jace Michael Bourgeois, and two granddaughters, Gabrielle Luv Morace and Peyton Mackenzie Tarver.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Freeman, Kenneth Hedrick, James Paul, Darrell Ray Paulk, Henry Brown, Bryant Gauthier, Eric Gauthier and Seth Otis Sanford.

Honorary pallbearers will be his best friend, Larry Walker, and his co-workers at Concordia Parish Correctional Facility.

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