Elrina Schexnayder Barras

July 28, 1928June 23, 2018

DELCAMBRE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Elrina Schexnayder Barras, 89, at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Degeyter officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Readings will be done by Aubreigh Benintende and Nicole Benintende.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until 2:45 pm on Tuesday with a Rosary at 11:00 am.

A native of Delcambre and resident of St. Martinville, Mrs. Barras passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Landmark of Acadiana Nursing Home with her family by her side.

Elrina was born on July 28, 1928 to the late Odeonce and Fedora Menard Schexnayder. She was a deeply devoted and faithful woman who offered her services to those in need. Elrina would often volunteer with ministry organizations. With them, she would travel to nursing homes and prisons where she would visit with residents, sing, and spread her faith. Elrina was also a dedicated public servant and worked with the Council on Aging as assistant manager for 15 years from 1977-1992. She greatly enjoyed playing Bingo and Pokeno with the other residence at Landmark of Acadiana. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend - Elrina will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her children, Rosemary Delahoussaye and husband Larry of St, Martinville, Lillie Barras of Abbeville, and Kent Barras of KS; step-children, Darryl Barras of Abbeville, Gerald “T-Beb” Barras of Delcambre, and Anna Viator and Delcambre; brother, Maurice Schexnayder of TX; sister, Anna Mae Dore and husband Jules of St. Martinville; grandchildren, Stevie Barras, Nicole Benintende and husband Bobby, Kevin Delahoussaye and wife Kim, Jude Barras and wife Nina, Kimberly Barras, Jason Barras, Shawn Barras, and Chris Barras; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul Barras; sons, Vernon Barras and John Barras; step-son, Donald Barras; step-daughters, Mona Faye Barras and Belva Landry; grandchild, Keith Barras; brother, Joseph Schexnayder; sister, Theresa Trahan; and parents, Odeonce and Fedora Menard Schexnayder.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Delahoussaye, Larry Delahoussaye, Bobby Benintende, Jude Barras, Jules Dore, and Shawn Barras.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Watson Delahoussaye, Warner Delahoussaye, Ashton Benintende, Stevie Barras, and Aubreigh Benintende.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Landmark of Acadiana for their support and caring. They sincerely referred to Mrs. Barras as “Mom” and treated her like family. Appreciation also goes out to the staff and nurses of Grace Hospice who were there with Mrs. Barras until the end.

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Evangeline Funeral Homes of Delcambre is in charge of arrangements.


  • Rosemary Delahoussaye & Larry, Daughter
  • Lillie Barras, Daughter
  • Kent Barras, Son
  • Darryl Barras, Step-son
  • Gerald "T-Beb" Barras, Step-son
  • Anna Viator, Step-daughter
  • Stevie Barras, Grandchild
  • Nicole Benintende, Grandchild
  • Kevin Delahoussaye, Grandchild
  • Jude Barras, Grandchild
  • Kimberly Barras, Grandchild
  • Jason Barras, Grandchild
  • Shawn Barras, Grandchild
  • Chris Barras, Grandchild
  • Maurice Schexnayder, Brother
  • Anna Mae Dore & Jules, Sister
  • Paul Barras, Husband
  • Odeonce Schexnayder, Father
  • Fedora Menard Schexnayder, Mother
  • Vernon Barras, Son
  • John Barras, Son
  • Theresa Trahan, Sister
  • Jospeh Schexnayder, Brother
  • Donald Barras, Step-son
  • Mona Faye Barras, Step-daughter
  • Belva Landry, Step-daughter
  • Keith Barras, Grandchild

  • Kevin Delahoussaye
  • Larry Delahoussaye
  • Bobby Benintende
  • Jude Barras
  • Jules Dore
  • Shawn Barras
  • Watson Delahoussaye, Honorary
  • Warner Delahoussaye, Honorary
  • Ashton Benintende, Honorary
  • Stevie Barras, Honorary
  • Aubreigh Benintende, Honorary


  • A Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Rosary Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Elrina Schexnayder Barras

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Taylor Romero

June 28, 2018

To the family of miss elrina-
Landmark sends our love! We will miss her playing bingo and then staying to help pick up coffee cups afterward or doing whatever she could around the nursing home whenever possible. We will miss her singing gospel music and singing in French at special events. She loved everyone around her and was very caring. We could not be more blessed to have her touch our lives!

Ginger Delcambre

June 27, 2018

To all Mrs. Barras Family, Our hearts and prayers go out to you.
May you find comfort in the arms of God at this time.
Mrs. Barras was a beautiful neighbor with such a kind heart.
We grew up knowing her from Delcambre as a neighbor.
Then later in our lives God brought us all back together as
neighbors in Abbeville in the complex we lived in.
We will always remember her and the prayers she offered so freely
In our times of sickness. She was a woman of Great faith!
There will never be another woman like her.
She was very special to us and we will miss her but we will meet again
in the sweet by and by.
Family of Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Delcambre
Ginger & Clint Delcambre

Nancy Simmons

June 26, 2018

Mrs Elrina was kind, friendly and always looking to help in anyway she could. Precious lady.