February 11, 1926May 31, 2017

Lula Cecilia Braud Gautreaux, born on February 11, 1926; died on May 31, 2017, at 4:19 p.m. at St. Joseph Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. Visitation will be at St. Theresa Church from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Hope Haven Mausoleum in Gonzales. She is survived by the family she was not ready to leave: Her children, Monica Gautreaux Graham and husband, Bernis Harrison Graham; Carla Gautreaux Rutherford; Ruckle Gautreaux, Jr. and wife, Loretta Babin Gautreaux. Her grandchildren, who never left their Granny’s house without a ‘snack for the road’: Terri Graham Erwin (and husband, Chris Erwin), Mark Graham (and wife, Becky McAninch Graham), Milly Brenn Bordelon (and husband, Ronald Bordelon), Jason Rutherford (and wife, Stacy Jeansonne Rutherford), Courtney Rutherford Pourciau (and husband, Pat Pourciau), Corey Gautreaux (and wife, Ashlee Whann Gautreaux), Scott Gautreaux (and wife, Sandra Richardson Gautreaux) and Tiffany Gautreaux. Her great-grandchildren who taught her to facetime, and who rarely left without receiving a hug and a back-scratch from their ‘Angel’ or Granny: Townes and Adley Erwin; Evelyn Graham; Justin, Ronald, Jr., Dylan and Kelsee Bordelon; Rachel and Alexis Domingue; Tyler and Brent Rutherford; Emma and Lilliann Pourciau; Jansen, Annabella, Ethan, Luke and Owen Gautreaux. Her great-great grandchildren, whose very names always brought a smile to her face: Bryson, Randy and Morgan Rutherford. She graduated from Gonzales High School in 1943. She schooled herself in specific areas of interests: sewing, gardening and health information. She was preceded in death by her parents, Christophe and Lydia Blouin Braud; six sisters and five brothers; her husband, Ruckle L. Gautreaux, Sr.; her daughter, Deborah Gautreaux; and grandchildren Shelly Brenn Domingue and James Brenn. She leaves her prayers and blessings with Maci Gautreaux, her yet-to-be-born great grandchild; and with Kolynn Bordelon, her yet-to-be-born great-great grandson. She was a vibrant woman, and a devoted mother and grandmother, whose greatest love was her family. She loved music and loved to dance. Many who knew her will remember her words of wisdom: ‘If they can live with it, I can live around it’. ‘No place looks better to me than (home)’. ‘Take those babies to Church’. ‘Be Good to Each Other’. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to her sitters, who helped her live at home; to St. Joseph Hospice who helped her transition through palliative care, and the Staff of St. Joseph Carpenter House, who provided end-of-life care with joy and dignity. To offer condolences to the family, please visit Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 3, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 3, 2017


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June 11, 2017

God understands your loss and is near to all those calling on him in prayer. Psalms 145:18,19

June 7, 2017

Lula and i were friends for 37 years. She was a loyal and faithful friend and a great listener. We had wonderful times together. i loved her with all my heart. She was the mom i never had. I will miss her terribly. Praying for all of you during this time.

June 4, 2017

Mikie, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Jerri (Graham) Lambert

Chuck & Sharon LeBlanc

June 4, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers go to the Gautreaux family. May she rest in peace.

June 3, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mrs.Lula was a very sweet and loving person. She loved all of you so much. I will always remember our little talks in the bank.

Wanda Schexnayder

Tammy Lee

June 3, 2017

Prayers are with you and the family. Love Rod and Tammy Lee

Pam Rushing Richardson

June 2, 2017

So sorry to hear about our precious Aunt Lula. She always made me smile. I loved her style, her sense of humor and her kindness. She always reminded me of my grandmother, Norma Bea Rushing who loved her baby sister dearly. I am reflecting on the good times we all shared when we were little. Love, Pam

Elaine & Michaael Rutherford

June 2, 2017

Carla, Jason, Courtney, Mikie,Terri & All the Gautreaux family.
We were all so sorry to hear about Ms. Gautreaux. She was a special lady.
Always remember her with a smile for everyone and a heart full of love for her
Payers for all the family.

The Michael Rutherford family

Woody and Peggy Gautreau

June 1, 2017

Mikie,Carla,and Ruckie Peg and I were sorry to hear about Aunt Lula she was such a gracious lady and she will be missed by all who knew her we are praying for the family.

Dana & Dowell Brenn

June 1, 2017

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
I have to work Saturday, so I won't be able to make the service, please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.

Love yall,