September 6, 1932 – September 10, 2020
Alberta “Bert” Breaux was born on September 6, 1932 in Crowley, Louisiana and left this world on September 10, 2020, four days after joyfully celebrating her 88th birthday. “Grammy”, as many of her loved ones and close family friends called her, was married to Everett “Popeye” Breaux, Sr. until his untimely death in 1999. After living in Orange, Texas for more than 20 years, Bert and her husband moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where they remained until their deaths.
Bert was a devoted Methodist, serving the United Methodist Women in various roles and an active member of First United Methodist Church. Most Monday’s one could find Bert at the Faith and Friends Food Pantry, stocking and handing out groceries.
Gardening and cooking were two of her most important sources of joy, providing meals freshly collected from her vegetable and fruit gardens. Her happiest moments were when she was mowing her yard and tilling her garden—up until this last Spring. Bert was a creative person, who hand-made cards, jewelry, and innumerable shared objects.
Bert was a strong, loving, and compassionate wife, mother, sister, and grandmother and extended her heart to all those she met.
Bert is survived by her daughter, Dr. Carolyn Pickett, and her son-in-law, Dr. George Clum, of Blacksburg, Virginia; her son, Owen Denver Pickett, and her daughter-in-law, Patricia J. Pickett, of Lake Charles, Louisiana; her brother Jim Gray of Koontz, Texas; and granddaughters: Dr. Gretchen Clum, of New Orleans, Louisiana; Christina Clum of New York, New York; and Katie Pickett of Washington, District of Columbia.
A memorial will be held on a later date at First United Methodist Church of Lake Charles. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by Faith and Friends Food Pantry or First United Methodist Church.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
September 15, 2020
My dear Bert had a heart for taking care of others through her mission work at First United Methodist Church. Feeding the hungry at the Food Pantry was her passion. One of many gifts that she shared with so many. She was a beloved member of United Methodist Women and gave tirelessly to missions. She loved her family, her friends, and her Lord! She has left a hole in the hearts of many. A beautiful, sweet woman who I will miss.
With sympathy and love,