Lea Esponge Broussard

January 14, 1964January 6, 2021
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Lea Esponge Broussard, a devoted wife and beloved mother, grandmother, sister, friend and "Nana" to so many, gained her heavenly reward of eternal peace at the young age of 56. She is reunited with her loving parents, Robert and Carolyn Dubois Esponge; her grandparents, Fernest and Verna Dubois and Lorris and Olive Bertrand Dubois; and her nephews, Joshua Brett Esponge and Jon Cade Clemons.

Those left to cherish her memory is her husband, Gil Broussard; her daughters, Kallie Migues Moneaux (Lucas Gautreau) and Lanie Broussard Boyle (Patrick); her grandchildren whom she adored and loved beyond all measure, Kalob (girlfriend, Sam), Kahlin and Isaac Moneaux, Adley and Beckett Boyle; her brothers, Robert Joseph Esponge, Jr. (Tina), Brett Esponge (Monica) and Andre' Clemons (Dawn); nephews and niece, Robert Esponge, III (Katelyn), Seth Esponge (Leah), Cameron Esponge, Tyler Clemons (Tori) and Lauren Clemons; great nieces, Kinlee, Clara, Caraline and great nephew, Kade; her aunts and uncles, Linda Jabbia (Peter), Norma Lee Gaspard (Donald), Trois Dubois (Janet) and Roland Esponge (Barbara); and her brother and sisters-in-law, numerous cousins and dear friends.

Lea, affectionately known as "Nana", was born January 14, 1964 to Robert and Carolyn Dubois Esponge. She was a proud graduate of Delcambre High School Class of 1982, where she was recently working in administration. Prior to this, Lea worked in various positions with the Delcambre Police Department, Fruit of the Loom, McIlhenny, Caneview Elementary, Action Specialties and as a personal caregiver. She was the type of person to bring a smile to your face and left a lasting impression of kindness, love, and generosity.

Some of her favorite pastimes was dining out at restaurants and shopping with the girls. Above all, her best times were spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Rest peacefully Lea. We love you always.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Saturday, January 9 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Buddy Breaux will be the celebrant. Following the mass, Lea will be laid to rest with her parents at the church mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home of Delcambre on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, with the Rosary being prayed that evening. On Saturday, visiting hours will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church from 9:00 am until time of mass.

Serving as pallbearers are Kalob and Kahlin Moneaux, Robert Esponge, III, Seth Esponge, Patrick Boyle and Chris Bowen. Honorary pallbearers are Isaac Moneaux, Beckett Boyle, Cameron Esponge, Jhy, Tren and Trey LeBlanc, and Jacob Broussard.

Please honor Lea's memory by making a contribution in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories and condolences by visiting Lea's memorial page at

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Gil Broussard, Husband
  • Kallie Migues Moneaux (Lucas Gautreau), Daughter
  • Lanie Broussard Boyle (Patrick Boyle), Daughter
  • Kalob Moneaux, Grandson
  • Kahlin Moneaux, Grandson
  • Isaac Moneaux, Grandson
  • Adley Boyle, Grandson
  • Beckett Boyle, Grandson
  • Robert Joseph Esponge, Jr. (Tina), Brother
  • Brett Esponge (Monica), Brother
  • Andre' Clemons (Dawn), Brother
  • Robert Esponge, III (Katelyn), Nephew
  • Seth Esponge (Leah), Nephew
  • Cameron Esponge, Nephew
  • Tyler Clemons, Nephew
  • Lauren Clemons, Niece
  • Kinlee, Clara, Caraline, Great Nieces
  • Cade, Great Nephew
  • Linda Jabbia (Peter), Aunt
  • Norma Lee Gaspard (Donald), Aunt
  • Trois Dubois (Janet), Uncle
  • Roland Esponge (Barbara), Uncle
  • Robert Esponge, Father (deceased)
  • Carolyn Dubois Esponge, Mother (deceased)
  • Fernest and Verna Dubois, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Lorris and Olive Bertrand Esponge, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Joshua Brett Esponge, Nephew (deceased)
  • Jon Cade Clemons, Nephew (deceased)

  • Kalob Moneaux
  • Kahlin Moneaux
  • Robert Esponge, III
  • Seth Esponge
  • Patrick Boyle
  • Chris Bowen
  • Isaac Moneaux, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Beckett Boyle, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cameron Esponge, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jhy LeBlanc, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tren LeBlanc, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Trey LeBlanc, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jacob Broussard, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 8, 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, January 8, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, January 9, 2021


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Bethany Semar

January 11, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your lovely wife. You have our deepest sympathy. She was such a sweet person. You and the family will be in our prayers.

Ronda and Steve Trahan

January 11, 2021

Gil, We are so sorry and sad to hear about the loss of your precious wife. We just recently found out otherwise we would’ve tried to go and pay our respects at the funeral. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We send our deepest condolences. We are sincerely sorry for your loss.

Sister Ameline Theriot

January 11, 2021

Dear Gil Lucille Johanna and all family. Keeping all of you in prayer as you grieve you loved one Lea. My love to all. St ameline

Sheryl Dartez

January 9, 2021

My sincere sympathy to Gil, Kallie, Robbie, Brett, Lainy, Linda, Norma, Trois and your families. On the loss of your previous Lea. She was such a great person, always smiling, willing to help anyone at any time. She Loved all of you so very much. Will always remember our trips to Orange Beach, shopping and our lunch dates. You are all in my prayers. She is celebrating Carolyn’s Birthday with her today. Love to all of you!

Adley Boyle

January 8, 2021

Nana would always take us eat at Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Or her favorite place, Carabba’s. She couldn’t go to a store with out buying us something. She was a giver not a taker. We’ll love you always love you Nana. Rest easy. You’ll never be forgotten ever.

Kalob Moneaux

January 7, 2021

Nana, I’ll never forget all of the things you did for us. You always went above and beyond to make sure we never went without. I’ll always remember the shopping trips we went on and looking back into the stands for football and baseball games to see you sitting there with that beautiful smile on your face. Your love was always felt no matter the circumstance. I’ll never forget you. I love you beautiful and may you Rest In Peace.

Marie Champagne

January 7, 2021

Mrs. Lea was one of the most generous and kindhearted people I have had the pleasure to know. She was more than just a coworker, she was someone who could brighten your day when you may not have been feeling your best. She always had words of encouragement or little jokes to help cheer you up. Her willingness to help with anything she could and anytime she could made her a rare jewel in this world. She was someone I always enjoyed seeing everyday, and all she had to do was say my name with that cajun accent and I would smile. I still can't believe I will not see her everyday. I will cherish every memory, laugh, and conversation we shared. My heart breaks for her family, because if my heart hurts this much I can't even fathom their pain. I thank God that I had the pleasure of working with her for all these years, and thank her family for sharing her with us. Rest in peace Mrs. Lea you meant more to all of us than you could have ever known.

Robbie LeBlanc

January 7, 2021

My Sincere Condolences to Gil and His Lovely Family. As a Retired School Board Member of Many Years , A Tragic Lost for The Educational Community of Delcambre. As An Avery Island 🏝 Native, I remember Gil from his working Days At the Salt Mine and His Friendship with my Dad, Moonie LeBlanc. Gil, I know Moonie is praying for You and Lea in Heaven. Peace and Blessings to You and Your Family. Robbie J LEBLANC AKA TMOON

Lindsey Boudreaux

January 7, 2021

Mrs. Lea will be missed by the staff at Arceneaux Ford. It was always a pleasure to visit with her any time she came in for service. Always had a smile on her face that would light up the room. I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Lea‘s passing.

Dahrie Koenig

January 7, 2021

As so many others, loved Lea so much! A former student that turned into an incredible friend! Memories of Lea will always hold a Special place in my heart. The time Lea spent on this earth enabled her to share so much love with so many! If you had her in your life you were Blessed! Heaven gained an amazing Angel and I know her work is not done! Rest easy my friend. Thoughts, hugs and Prayers to Kallie, Kalob, Kahlin, Issac, Gil, Lanie , Brett, Robbie and all of her family and friends💕🙏