Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA


Betina "Tina" Noel Viator

October 18, 1958March 11, 2020
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COTEAU – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Michael Viator, the former Betina “Tina” Noel, age 61, at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church with Fr. Brian Harrington officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia on Sunday from 1:00 pm until 10:00 pm. A rosary will be prayed on Sunday at 7:00 pm by the Men’s Rosary Group. The funeral home will re-open on Monday at 8:00 am until the service time.

A native of Lafayette and resident of Coteau, Mrs. Viator passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Iberia Medical Center after a hard fought battle with Cancer. She was surrounded by her loving husband, children, and family members.

Born on October 18, 1958 to the late Wilfred and Doris Badon Noel, Betina was one of four children. Better known as Tina to family and friends, She was a kind and caring woman who enjoyed the simple life of country living. Tina was first and foremost a wife and mother. She gave her everything to raising a family and taking care of her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was also universally known as “The Coteau Cake Lady.” For over 40 years she baked the cakes from scratch and decorated them. Tina also enjoyed fishing, camping, shopping, and words-with-friends (which she was very good at), and her dogs, Kaili and Sasha. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Tina will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Michael Viator of Coteau; children, Eric Viator of Coteau, Jacob Viator (Kelly) of New Iberia, and Jennifer Viator Breaux (Dalton) of Coteau; grandchildren, Shelbie Richard, Carlie Viator, Adalyn Breaux, and Kamden Viator; and brothers, Randell Noel (Mona) of St. Martinville, Rayland Noel (Sally) of Cecilia, and Michael Dwayne Noel (Ramona) of Rayne.

She is preceded in death by her parents; maternal grandparents, Dudley and Mable Badon; paternal step-grandfather, Preston Daigle; paternal grandmother, Lula Daigle; and paternal grandfather, Edwin Noel.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Viator, Eric Viator, Dalton Breaux, Randell Noel, Rayland Noel, and Jared Viator.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jude Viator and Michael Dwayne Noel.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Michael Viator, Husband of 42 years
  • Jacob Viator (Kelly), Son
  • Eric Viator, Son
  • Jennifer Viator Breaux (Dalton), Daughter
  • Randall Noel (Mona), Brother
  • Rayland Noel (Sally), Brother
  • Michael Dwayne Noel (Ramona), Brother
  • Kamden Viator, Grandson
  • Adalyn Breaux, Granddaughter
  • Shelbie Richard, Granddaughter
  • Carlie Viator, Granddaughter
  • Wilfred Noel, Father (deceased)
  • Doris Badon Noel, Mother (deceased)
  • Dudley and Mable Badon, Maternal Grandparents (deceased)
  • Preston and Lula Daigle, Paternal Grandparents (deceased)

  • Jacob Viator
  • Eric Viator
  • Dalton Breaux
  • Randall Noel
  • Rayland Noel
  • Jared Viator
  • Jude Viator, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael Dwayne Noel, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Sunday, March 15, 2020
  • Rosary Service Sunday, March 15, 2020
  • Visitation Monday, March 16, 2020
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 16, 2020


Betina "Tina" Noel Viator

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Skeeter Mouton

March 15, 2020

To the family of Tina, your wife, mom, grandma , sister, friend ... she was a special lady! Always so kind and helpful in any way she could. Live on those special memories of a special lady.

Tony and Lisa Melancon

March 15, 2020

Our deepest condolences to you, Mike, and your family! We will always remember her kind heart and infectious smile! Rest easy, Tina! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Ronda & Steve Trahan

March 15, 2020

We felted very blessed when Tina came into our lives. At the time we were looking for someone “Special” to make our only daughters wedding cake. This was in 2015. Needless to say Tina was amazing.
She gave our daughter her dream wedding cake that not only looked perfect in every way that our daughter visioned it, but it was absolutely delicious. Following that, Tina made cakes for us for special occasions including birthday cakes for my elderly father. Each cake was always delicious and unique. Following the wedding cake, Tina and I became friends. She was truly a beautiful lady with a warm smile always on her face. She touched so many peoples lives including mine. I will miss her and my prayers will be with her family, because she was deeply loved!

Phobe Boutte

March 13, 2020

Tina was my best friend in high school and the godmother of my eldest son. I have so many wonderful memories of a sweet, kind, caring, funny girl who became a great wife and mother. She made wedding cakes and birthday cakes for my children. Heaven has another angel now.

Carlie Viator

March 13, 2020

This women was not only my grandma but she was also my best friend. If I needed someone to talk to she was the one to go to. She understood me. Even though she couldn’t help me in some stuff she was still there for me. When I told her I was starting college this year in January her face grew so bright. And when I told her that I had scheduled my summer and fall classes she wrote on a paper, “ I love you. Do good.” I will cherish every moment I’ve had with you from fishing, sleeping at your house, and best of all camping. We were 2 peas in a pod. We loved and did everything the same. I wish she didn’t have to leave us but I know she’s no longer hurting and she’s at peace. All I gotta say is this is all for you that I’m continuing going to school. I know that is what you would want me to do. To strive at something in life. And every time I asked if she wanted something I could make she would say. “ you better not bring me no squid or octopus.” All I could do was laugh. And to this day I loved hanging with you and just talking. I love you grandma or shall I say what we called her “granna” even though your gone your still in my heart. I miss you already.

Nancy Smith

March 12, 2020

Tina was beautiful inside and out. She always had a smile on her face before and after she was sick. I will miss her so much. I feel lucky to have known her.

Pamela Peltier

March 12, 2020

Every time I would see Tina, I’d ask her how she was doing. She’d tell Me the same thing. “I’m fine, pray for others who are worse off than me”.
Such a beautiful, talented person who loved everyone.
Her positive ways gave me strength and reassurance.
She’s going to be missed by so many people.
She’s in Heaven now and out of pain and walking again.
Thank you Tina for showing me how to be strong.

audrey romero

March 12, 2020

sorry for y,all loss i was always at there house cause i would babysit them we would go to mim,s house is one would want to pump water love them so much they realy great kids

Carla Sonnier

March 12, 2020

I will always remember her sense of humor and laughter. She was always smiling, so positive and cheerful. She brought joy with her wherever she was. Her loss leaves behind a gaping hole in all our hearts. I could never find a better and more caring friend. 💛.

Samantha Landry

March 12, 2020

We use to be neighbors. Loved her cakes, use to love watching her decorate cakes.
She was a big influence on me to be cake decorator at Walmart.
She made a lot of cakes for my family.
She also was a good friend
She will be missed
My thoughts and prayers are with Mike, Jennifer, Eric and Jacob. Also her grandchildren