Graveside services for Nancy Gallien will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Cemetery in Campti, LA with social distancing observed. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a holy rosary at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 in the chapel of Blanchard – St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches, LA. Due to the limitations in place from Covid-19 a private Mass of Christian burial will be held for family only.
Nancy Carol Lloyd Gallien, 73 years of age, and a resident of Natchitoches passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents George and Katie.
She is survived by her husband, James Roy Gallien, Sr.; siblings, Alvin Roy Lloyd (Kathleen) of Friendship, LA, Mildred Lloyd Gates (Frank)of Creston, LA, Ladelle Lloyd of Coushatta, LA; stepchildren, James R. Gallien, Jr. (Veronica), Matthew F. Gallien, Michelle Gallien Jordan (Chip), Nicholas E. Gallien (Angela), Daniel A. Gallien (Rhonda); adoptive grandson, Thomas (Tac) Colley, as well as numerous step-grandchildren, step-great and step-great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Nancy was the oldest of four children, born December 31, 1946, to George William and Katie Vinzant Lloyd, in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She was raised and lived most of her life in the Natchitoches Parish area. While she was never blessed with children of her own, her brother and two sisters had many nieces and nephews, and grandson Tac, that she considered to be her children, loving on them, and spoiling them as often as she could.
When she met Jim Gallien in 2001, she wrote in her journal that she “had met the love of her life”. She had no idea that not only did she meet the love of her life, she was also marrying into a huge family that would soon love her back just as much.
Nancy had a passion for her family, reading, cooking, and taking care of her loving husband. She was always busy in the kitchen preparing everyone’s favorite dish for the family gathering, or the holidays, and loved to try new recipes.
Everyone was truly blessed by having Nancy in their lives. Nancy will be missed, but we know she has her wings and is flying high in the heavens looking over all of us with a smile.
Nancy was a member of the Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Campti. She served as the president of the Ladies Auxiliary Society for many years. Nancy was a member of the church choir and served on the finance committee.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Chris Gates, Thomas Colley (Tac), Josh Lloyd, Micah Lloyd, Luke Gallien, Matthew Gallien. Honorary pallbearers will be John Gallien, Mark Gallien, Daniel Gallien, Nicholas Gallien, Conner Gallien, and Sam Lloyd.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Ladies Auxiliary of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 119 Talley Street, Campti, LA 71411.