Donna Giarrusso

Donna Buisson Giarrusso, 54, a native of Harvey, La., and resident of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Tennessee. Donna grew up in Harvey and relocated to Chattanooga 12 years ago. She worked as a substitute teacher at Harrison Elementary School in Chattanooga. The school was a very special place to Donna. The people there were like a second family to her. Donna loved her family and friends. She had a big heart and a huge smile that would light up a room. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband, Chris Giarrusso, of Chattanooga; son, Taylor Ryan Giarrusso, of Chattanooga; daughter, Jennifer Bouquet Tureau and husband, Steven, of Gonzales; parents, Robert and Betty Buisson, of Harvey; sisters, Loretta Buisson and husband Hylas, of Gretna, Cheryl Fontaine, of Harvey; brother, Robert Buisson Jr., of Harvey; grandchildren, Cooper and Jax Tureau; and nieces, Courtney, Sara and Jordan. Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Ourso Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at Ourso Funeral Home chapel, at 1 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, with Fr. Gerald Lefebvre officiating. Interment followed at Hope Haven Mausoleum in Prairieville. Family and friends served as pallbearers. To view on-line obituary and sign the guest register, please visit Ourso Funeral Homes of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.

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