OBITUARY

Anna Belle Landry Bayard

May 26, 1941August 29, 2021
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Mrs. Anna Belle Landry Bayard, 80, of New Iberia entered eternal rest on August 29th at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 26, 1941 in New Iberia, the daughter of Roy and Rose Mae Fremin Landry.

She is survived by her children, Ernest J. “Ernie” Romero, Jr. (Jan) of Baldwin, Phyllis R. Hebert (Norris Jr.), Melissa B. “Missy” Hill (Shelly) and Phillip “Phil” Bayard (Jennifer) all of New Iberia; and her brother, Harold Landry (Mildred) of New Iberia.

MaBelle was a loving grandmother to Brandon Romero, Renee Romero, Kenneth Hill, Staci Hebert Swan, Dr. Kristi Hebert Gill, Trey Hebert and Grant Hebert; and great grandmother to Brant Romero, Gavin Romero, Brianna Romero, Alexis Romero, Courtney Trosclair, Taten Trosclair, Tyrese Richard, Devin Tabb, Brycen Hill, Silas Swan, Atigun Swan, Annelise Hebert, Pierce Hebert and Carter Gill; and Godmother to Monica H. Boatright. She leaves behind a large community of extended family and friends who will miss her vibrant personality.

Along with her parents, Anna Belle was preceded in death by her husband of over 53 years, Gerald “Butch” Bayard; her sister, Belinda Landry Peltier; brothers-in-law, Baron Bayard and Donald “Don” Bayard; and her sisters-in-law, Alicia Bayard and Lois Bayard.

Anna Belle was best known for her zeal and spice for life and her many loves including road trips, local high school sports, and line dancing. She found the most joy in being out and about with people both young and old. She was a devoted fan and adopted Granny to many New Iberia Senior High School softball players for over 20 years. She also volunteered her time visiting and sharing laughs with residents at local nursing homes. She used her humor and her outgoing nature to share her joy with people. She will be spreading smiles in heaven, certainly bringing her famed polka dot bikini along.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Anna Belle’s life will be held 10:00 am Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Fr. Keith Landry will be the celebrant. Following the mass, Mrs. Bayard will be laid to rest alongside her husband at Holy Family Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Saturday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Brandon Romero, Trey Hebert, Grant Hebert, Kenneth Hill, Brycen Hill, Shelly Hill and Aneel Gill. Honorary pallbearers are Ernie Romero, Jr., Phil Bayard, Norris Hebert, Jr. and Harold Landry.

The family would like to give a special thanks and sincere appreciation to Anna Belle’s caregivers, Theresa and Angie, for their care and companionship. They would also like to thank the staff of Amedisys Hospice for the services given to our mom and the much needed reassuring support given to us by Vicky and Brittany. Last, but certainly not least, our sincerest gratitude to Gardenview Assisted Living in New Iberia, especially to the current management as well as the support staff, for creating a welcoming and lively community for our mom. Thank you for being her home away from home.

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

The family has requested that all guests wear masks while in attendance. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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

  • FAMILY

  • Ernest J. "Ernie" Romero, Jr. (Jan), Son
  • Phyllis R. Hebert (Norris, Jr.), Daughter
  • Melissa B. "Missy" Hill (Shelly), Daughter
  • Phillip "Phil" Bayard (Jennifer), Son
  • Harold Landry (Mildred), Brother
  • Brandon Romero, Grandchild
  • Renee Romero, Grandchild
  • Kenneth Hill, Grandchild
  • Staci Hebert Swan, Grandchild
  • Dr. Kristi Hebert Gill, Grandchild
  • Trey Hebert, Grandchild
  • Grant Hebert, Grandchild
  • Brant Romero, Great Grandchild
  • Gavin Romero, Great Grandchild
  • Brianna Romero, Great Grandchild
  • Alexis Romero, Great Grandchild
  • Courtney Trosclair, Great Grandchild
  • Taten Trosclair, Great Grandchild
  • Tyrese Richard, Great Grandchild
  • Devin Tabb, Great Grandchild
  • Brycen Hill, Great Grandchild
  • Silas Swan, Great Grandchild
  • Atigun Swan, Great Grandchild
  • Annelise Hebert, Great Grandchild
  • Pierce Hebert, Great Grandchild
  • Carter Gill, Great Grandchild
  • Monica H. Boatright, Godchild
  • Gerald "Butch" Bayard, Husband of 53 years (deceased)
  • Belinda Landry Peltier, Sister (deceased)
  • Baron Bayard, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Donald "Don" Bayard, Brother
  • Alicia Bayard, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Lois Bayard, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brandon Romero
  • Trey Hebert
  • Grant Hebert
  • Kenneth Hill
  • Brycen Hill
  • Shelly Hill
  • Aneel Gill
  • Phil Bayard, Honorary
  • Ernie Romero, Jr., Honorary
  • Norris Hebert, Jr., Honorary
  • Harold Landry, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 3, 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, September 3, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 4, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, September 4, 2021

Memories

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Marcia Patout

September 8, 2021

I only met Anna Belle once when I worked at City Hall under Mayor Hilda Curry, but we got to know her a bit through her many phone calls. As you might imagine, the Mayor's office is generally inundated with phone calls from "concerned" citizens. Anna Belle's calls were like a breath of fresh air! She was always so upbeat and positive and left us smiling after each call. She was a real joy and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Kelly Kinler

September 5, 2021

We were very saddened by the news of Anna Belle’s passing. She spread such joy and happiness to everyone she met and came across in life. Will never forget her “spark” and VIBRANT energy she infused into every softball and volleyball game we played at NISH. She cheered the LADY Jackets on faithfully! If you had 2 strikes on you, she was vigorously cheering you on to get a hit! She would give those umpires heck if they got the call wrong! She loved taking road trips with the team and we will always savor that chicken salad she made!! She was dedicated to her family, her grandchildren and the teams she supported! Love you always Mrs. Anna Bell!
Love, Kelly and family ❤️ 🙏🏻❤️

Germaine Comeaux

September 4, 2021

I have such fond memories of Ms. Anna Belle when she volunteered for school activities, sometimes accompanying my students on our field trips. Phyllis, Kristi, and your family are in my prayers.

karen Saunier

September 3, 2021

Dearest Phyllis and family, your loving Anna Belle never met a stranger. She was a loving and beautiful lady. Cherish all the precious memories forever.
With love,
Karen Saunier

Madeline Viator

September 2, 2021

Was very sorry to hear about Ms. Anna Belle. I worked at St. Francis Diner with her years back. What a character she was! Such a joy! She brought so much life where ever she went. Really, really enjoyed working with her. Prayers for all.

Chris Boatright

August 31, 2021

It’s been a pleasure knowing Nannie belle for the last 13 years. She was always so sweet to me. She loved when Monica and I went bring her gifts just because. She was definitely a social butterfly and she will be missed by many. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Chris

Cindy Chataignier

August 31, 2021

Phyllis, Missy, Ernie, and Phil…
The lost of a mother is one of the most profound losses there is! It is one that no one ever truly gets completely over! We learn to survive it and live thru it, relying on the memories we hold near and dear to us! Mrs Anna Belle will live on in the memories of many, many people! She was a light to many people who knew her, having never met a stranger! My deepest sympathies on your loss! She was a special person! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Nikki Bayard Poirrier

August 31, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Aunt Belle was such a special lady, we will miss her tremendously!

Love You All
Nikki Bayard Poirrier

Beth Rivet Williamson

August 31, 2021

Phyllis, Ernie & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. You are all in my prayers.

Love, Beth

Monica Boatright

August 31, 2021

Where do i begin, my nanny was an amazing, kind, caring, loving woman. I remember in my younger days her taking me to astro world with her family because my mom couldn’t afford vacations, once i was in high school she was so proud that at the age of 17 I had my first job. We couldn’t afford a vehicle so my nanny stepped up and made sure I got to and from work on time. She always told me how proud she was of me and how much she loved me and my lil brothers. Once my mom passed away she stepped up as her role and was not only my aunt or nanny but she became my second mom. I’m so grateful for all the memories her and I had over my 46 years but i will be forever grateful for our last visit which was August 9, 2021. Nanny was so excited to see Tori and I her face lit up like the sky on the Fourth of July, we had a good visit that day & that is how i will remember her. I will miss you so much nanny and it will not be the same with you gone, but i know you’re in a better place. No more suffering or having to worry about covid and not being able to see your family. Give mom, maw and paw hugs and kisses for me. Take your rest my Angel, you deserve it.
P.s hopefully one day I’ll be small enough to wear that polka dot bikini. Love your Godchild, Monica.

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