Mildred Viator David
July 17, 1921 – June 16, 2019
DELCAMBRE - A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Clement David, the former Mildred Viator, age 97, at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Fr. Buddy Breaux officiating. Readers will be Mrs. David’s grandchildren. Immediately following the mass, Mrs. David will be laid to rest beside her husband at Migues Cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends will take place at Evangeline Funeral Home in Delcambre on Wednesday from 8:00 am until the service time. The Rosary will be prayed at 1:30 pm.
A native and resident of Iberia Parish, Mrs. David passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Landmark of Acadiana Nursing Home in Cade, LA.
Mildred was born on July 17, 1921 to the late Edmond and Elina Delcambre Viator in the shadow of a large oak tree on the north shore of Lake Peigneur in Iberia Parish. She was the fifth of six children, reared to work hard to survive the depression years. She and her husband, Clement, were married on January, 21, 1939 and were share croppers on tenant farms for 14 years. In 1953 they moved to New Iberia where she worked as a waitress at Del’s Restaurant for almost 14 Years. They later moved to the farm Mildred was reared on, and raised cattle, chickens, and a large garden. Mildred loved the outdoors and had beautiful flowers. She will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Mildred leaves behind to cherish her memories her children, Flodry A. Giles, Joseph Lernex David and wife Laura, and Mary Nell D. Bouy; 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren.
Mildred was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clement David; parents, Edmond and Elina Delcambre Viator; sisters, Verdice V. Bourque, Lucette V. Dutil, and Lucy V. Lopez; brothers, Cleor J. Viator and Cleus J. Viator; and sons-in-law, Robert C. Giles and Kenneth Bouy.
Pallbearers will be Mrs. David’s grandsons.
Mrs. David’s family would like to extend thanks to the management and staff of Landmark of Acadiana Nursing Home in Cade and for the special care given by Lourdes Hospice of Lafayette. A very special thanks to Lorie Dukes and CNA Cyndie Darby for their loving and tender care.
To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.
Evangeline Funeral Home of Delcambre is in charge of arrangements.
- Clement David, Husband
- Joseph Lernex David & wife Laura, Son
- Flodry Ann D. Giles, Daughter
- Mary Nell D. Bouy, Daughter
- Edmond Viator, Father
- Elina Delcambre, Mother
- Robert C. Giles, Son-in-law
- Kenneth Bouy, Son-in-law
- Mrs. David also leaves behind to cherish her memory 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren.
- Visitation Wednesday, June 19, 2019
- Rosary Wednesday, June 19, 2019
- A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Mildred Viator David
June 17, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the family...Ms Mildred was a devoted catholic and was able to recite the rosary in French through the years especially at our St. Anne mass. She did a beautiful job..I will always remember her sweet smile and hug waiting for me after mass...Rest in peace Ms. Mildred..You have earned your angel wings!
Love and Prayers