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Corinne Higgason Bontemps

September 8, 1926 — August 9, 2022

Corinne Higgason Bontemps, age 95, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. She was born in New Orleans, LA on September 8, 1926. Corinne was married to Irwin “Bo” Bontemps in Picayune, MS on May 12, 1957. She was a devoted and loving wife until his passing in 1967.  She is preceded in death by her parents Robert R. Higgason and Viola Tureaud Higgason; her husband, Bo Bontemps; her brother, Fred Higgason; and her sisters, Miriam Stewart Van Scoter and Helen Higgason Block. She is survived by her loving sons; Joseph Bontemps and Fredrick Bontemps; daughter-in-law Jennifer Bontemps; grandson Jeremy Bontemps; and numerous nieces and nephews.

As a young adult, following her religious beliefs and strong spiritual influence Corinne entered into the Carmelite order of nuns. Due to health reasons, she eventually left the convent but remained a Lay Carmelite for life. After Bo’s passing, she opened a preschool for young children in her home. This not only enabled her to provide an early education for many children while raising her own 2 young sons, it also enabled her to share with them her loving Christian beliefs.

Corinne was a devoted member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay Saint Louis, MS for many years before relocating to the home of Fredrick and Jennifer Bontemps in Cary, NC.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay Saint Louis, MS from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Bay St. Louis, MS. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Transitions LifeCare Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607, 919-828-0890, transitionslifecare.org; Resources for Seniors, 110 Navah, Drive, Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27603, 919-872-7933, resourcesforseniors.org; Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 73530 River Road, Covington, LA 70435, 985-898-0923, Covinton, LA 70435.

Edmond Fahey Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms. Corinne Higgason Bontemps.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church

228 S Beach Blvd, Bay St Louis, MS 39520

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Mass

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church

228 S Beach Blvd, Bay St Louis, MS 39520

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Burial

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

12:15 - 1:15pm (Central time)

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