Bishop George Joseph Elias, 86, a native of Centerville and resident of Baton Rouge, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, at his residence.
George is survived by three daughters, Pamela Elias Daigle and her husband Darryl of Morgan City, Constance “Connie” Elias Van Horn of Morgan City, and Sandra Elias Brinegar and her husband Joe of Baton Rouge; one son, Cory Elias of Baton Rouge; one brother, Albert; two sisters, Sally and Jo Ann; six grandchildren, Sharon Daigle, Darryl Daigle Jr., Mitchell Van Horn, Thomas Van Horn, Victoria Elias and Helen Elias; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Aucoin Elias; his father, Abdullah Elias; his mother, Katie Aucoin Grundon; and three sisters, Rosanna, Mary Belle and Edna Mae.
George served in the Navy in World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10701.
The family requests that visitation be observed Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a memorial service being held at 7 p.m. at The Church of God of Prophecy in Belle River. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. at The Church of God of Prophecy in Belle River. Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery.