OBITUARY

Myrtis Lopez Thomas

August 6, 1942August 28, 2021

Because of COVID, the funeral mass and visitation for Mrytis Thomas will be held privately for her immediate family. Following the mass, all extended family and friends are invited to prayers at her burial site. The family appreciates your understanding.

Myrtis Eve Thomas passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 28, 2021 with her loving family at her side. She was 79.

Mrytis, known affectionately as “Maw” to all, was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her greatest joy was a house filled with her family and cooking Sunday dinners for them. Her love for nurturing and caring for everyone made her special and she was the most selfless woman known. No holiday or birthday went without Maw’s special touch whether it was baking birthday cakes, sewing and crafting or long talks with us. She attended every special event for everyone in the family and was so proud of each one of us.

She was without a doubt a Godly woman and a mentor to all. You never felt judged and she always saw the good in everyone. She would even nurture our dying plants back to life, which gardening was a passion of hers. She had a special touch on anyone that met her which left a positive effect on them. She loved saying her rosary and had an undying devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary. Her family says she was a mother Mary to all of us. She was one of a kind and her legacy will live on forever.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Toby Thomas and wife Simonne, Dina Dore’ and Andrea T. Broussard and husband Chris; her grandchildren, Kimberly Quibodeaux (Zach), Tucker Landry (Danielle), Garrett Thomas (Kailey), Tailor Broussard and Rhen Broussard; seven great grandchildren, Ann Katherine Reaux, Peyton Reaux, Caroline Thomas, Brooks Thomas, Oakland Thomas, Rikken Landry and Knox Landry; her brother, Carroll Lopez; two aunts, Yvonne Hebert and Lucy Trahan; a sister in law, Venola Bernard; and her Godchildren, Corey Lopez and Julie Hebert.

She is reunited in Heaven with her husband, Huey P. Thomas; her parents, Maxie and Nora Lopez; and her son in law, Mike Dore’.

A Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Myrtis will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Buddy Breaux will be the celebrant. Myrtis will be laid to rest in the church mausoleum following the mass. The immediate family will gather at 9:00 am and pray the Blessed Rosary at 10:00 am before the mass.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Chris Broussard, Toby Thomas, Garrett Thomas, Tucker Landry, Zach Quibodeaux and Peyton Reaux. Honorary pallbearers are Brooks Thomas, Oakland Thomas, Rikkin Landry, Knox Landry and Carroll Lopez.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Robyn for her care and physical therapy, Concepts of Care, Bridgeway Hospice. And to her sitters, Peyton Reaux, Darlene LeBlanc, Danette Delahoussaye and Bonnie Leleux. We are grateful for all the prayers.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made to St. Joseph Diner in Lafayette. We thought this would be the perfect way to honor our mom since she had a love of cooking for family and friends. If you prefer that the family take care of the donation, please not this in your contribution.

Family and friends are encouraged to share the memories and condolences with the family by visiting Mrytis’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

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

  • FAMILY

  • Toby Thomas (Simonne), Son
  • Dina Dore', Daughter
  • Andrea T. Broussard (Chris), Daughter
  • Kimberly Quibodeaux (Zach), Grandchild
  • Tucker Landry (Danielle), Grandchild
  • Garrett Thomas (Kailey), Grandchild
  • Taylor Broussard, Grandchild
  • Rhen Broussard, Grandchild
  • Ann Katherine Reaux, Great Grandchild
  • Peyton Reaux, Great Grandchild
  • Caroline Thomas, Great Grandchild
  • Brooks Thomas, Great Grandchild
  • Oakland Thomas, Great Grandchild
  • Rikken Landry, Great Grandchild
  • Knox Landry, Great Grandchild
  • Carroll Lopez, Brother
  • Yvonne Hebert, Aunt
  • Lucy Trahan, Aunt
  • Venola Bernard, Sister in law
  • Corey Lopez, Godchild
  • Julie Hebert, Godchild
  • Huey P. Thomas, Husband (deceased)
  • Nora Lopez, Mother (deceased)
  • Maxie Lopez, Father (deceased)
  • Mike Dore', Son-in-law (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Broussard
  • Toby Thomas
  • Garrett Thomas
  • Tucker Landry
  • Zach Quibodeaux
  • Peyton Reaux
  • Brooks Thomas, Honorary
  • Oakland Thomas, Honorary
  • Rikkin Landry, Honorary
  • Knox Landry, Honorary
  • Carroll Lopez, Honorary

Services

  • Family Visitation

    Saturday, September 4, 2021

  • Rosary

    Saturday, September 4, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, September 4, 2021

Memories

Myrtis Lopez Thomas

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Arkene D. Menard

September 9, 2021

Mrs. Myrtis was a sweet, lovely lady and will be missed. Although I had not seen her in many years, her kindness will not be forgotten. RIP+

Dahrie Koenig

September 2, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Myrtis! Anyone who knew her has been Blessed to have been on the receiving end of her kind heart and love of life. May she Rest In Peace.

Stacey Terrebonne

September 1, 2021

So heartbreaking hearing this sad news
Maw was the sweetest kindest caring loving woman I have ever met! I don’t think I have ever heard a bad or ugly thing come out of her mouth. She treated everyone so kindly. She was so sweet kind accepting and loving to my family that I know none of us will ever forget her! She brought many happy moments into our lives! Sure will miss this beautiful smile and soul! Sending many hugs much love and plenty of prayers to all her love ones she leaves hehind🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼
Sha Maw!💔🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Devon Sam

September 1, 2021

One of the sweetest I’ve ever met on this earth! Every time we’ve ever saw each other you made my heart smile! I’ll miss seeing your smile Maw!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY