OBITUARY

Carol Berges Broussard

September 15, 1939December 22, 2018
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New Iberia – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Carol Ann Berges Broussard at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 27, 2018 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Fr. William Blanda, Pastor, will be the celebrant. Mrs. Broussard will be laid to rest at Holy Family Mausoleum following the Mass.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 6:30 pm led by Deacon James Davis. Visiting hours will resume on Thursday from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm.

Carol Ann Berges Broussard was born September 15, 1939 in New Iberia to the late George Henry Berges, Sr. and the late Mary Trahan Berges and passed away peacefully Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Iberia Medical Center. She was 79.

Carol was a 1957 Graduate of Mt. Carmel Academy and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education with a Minor in English from South Louisiana Institute (SLI) now ULL. She worked as a medical transcriptionist at the original Dauterive Hospital on Duperier Avenue for eleven years before joining her husband as the bookkeeper for their TV and stereo business, Wade’s Magnavox Home Entertainment Center. She later worked part-time with Iberia Orthopedic Group until her full retirement.

Carol dedicated her life to faith and family. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Iberia, where she received the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, and Holy Matrimony. She served as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion for many years, beginning with Msgr. Guy Lemoine. She faithfully spent every morning in prayer and began each day with a blessing from her husband, Deacon Wade. When her husband was called to serve as a Deacon in the church, Carol was by his side through five years of diaconate formation. She gave her love, support and prayers for the success of her husband’s ministry as an ordained deacon in the Catholic Church for nearly 20 years.

Along with her faith was love for her family. Her children have fond memories of the many little things she did for them with meticulous care. Carol enjoyed compiling genealogy and writing family history for her children and grandchildren to know about the people and times that preceded them, which they may never know otherwise. She will be remembered for mysterious card tricks, love of her many cats that each had a name, and the beautiful poetry she wrote. She leaves a legacy of love and faith that will be cherished forever by all who knew her.

Most of all, she cherished her role as “Granny Carol” to her eleven grandchildren and making them feel special with carefully thought out gifts and treats on their birthdays and holidays. Throughout the year, she enjoyed exchanging riddles and mini-jokes with her grandchildren and singing silly songs to them when they were younger.

One of Carol’s greatest joys outside of her four children, their spouses and her eleven grandchildren, was acquiring 12 prayer partners with whom she prayed by the power of united prayer, according to Matthew 18:19-20. She was also a member of the Come Lord Jesus bible study. Her faith in God was aided by a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Wade J. Broussard, Jr.; her children, Darrell J. Broussard and friend Crystal, Glenn M. Broussard and wife Jill, Monica B. Shoemaker and husband Aaron, Greg A. Broussard and wife Jennifer; eleven grandchildren whom she adored, Hannah Marie Broussard, Victoria Grace Broussard, Zachary Michael Broussard, Kolby Matthew Broussard, Grace Ann Shoemaker, Aaron Joseph Shoemaker, Jr., Abby Rose Shoemaker, Alex James Shoemaker, Lauren Ashlynne Broussard, Madelynne Lainey Broussard and Ella Lynne Broussard; and her twin sister and brother, Mary Ann Berges Dartez and husband Leon and Arthur James Berges.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother George H. Berges, Jr.

Serving as pallbearers are Darrell, Glenn, Greg, Kolby and Zachary Broussard, Aaron Shoemaker, Sr., Aaron Shoemaker, Jr. and Alex Shoemaker. Honorary pallbearers are Arthur Berges and Leon Dartez.

The family would like to express their heartfelt and sincere appreciation to Carol’s caregivers, Cathy, Debbie, Jalana, Jill, Lorraine, Odelia, Rosemary, Ruthine, Sue, Tina, and Waynetter for their care and compassion while caring for her.

To view the online obituary, video tribute and to share memories, please visit her memorial page at www.evangelinenewiberia.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia (337) 364-1881 is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Wade J. Broussard Jr., Husband
  • Darrell J. Broussard, Son
  • Glenn M. Broussard & Jill, Son
  • Monica B. Shoemaker & Aaron, Daughter
  • Greg A. Broussard & Jennifer, Son
  • Hannah Marie Broussard, Grandchild
  • Victoria Grace Broussard, Grandchild
  • Zachary Michael Broussard, Grandchild
  • Kolby Matthew Broussard, Grandchild
  • Grace Ann Shoemaker, Grandchild
  • Aaron Joseph Shoemaker Jr., Grandchild
  • Abby Rose Shoemaker, Grandchild
  • Alex James Shoemaker, Grandchild
  • Lauren Ashlynne Broussard, Grandchild
  • Madelynne Lainey Broussard, Grandchild
  • Ella Lynne Broussard, Grandchild
  • Arthur James Berges, Brother
  • Mary Berges Dartez & Leon, Sister
  • Mary Trahan Berges, Mother
  • George Henry Berges Sr., Father
  • George H. Berges Jr., Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Darrell Broussard, Active
  • Glenn Broussard, Active
  • Greg Broussard, Active
  • Aaron Shomaker, Sr., Active
  • Aaron Shoemaker, Jr., Active
  • Kolby Broussard, Active
  • Zachary Broussard, Active
  • Alex Shoemaker, Active

Services

  • VIsitation Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, December 27, 2018
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

Carol Berges Broussard

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Madeline & Kyle Viator

December 29, 2018

Wade: We were so very sorry to hear about Carol. We will keep your entire family in our prayers. Surely she will be greatly missed.

LouAnn Dugas

December 27, 2018

Dear Wade Jr and family,
Please accept my sympathies for the loss of Carol. Your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time. Remember all the fun times and cherish all the memories made over the years.

Sincerely, Lou Ann Dugas

Hannah Broussard

December 26, 2018

One particular moment about Granny Carol that stuck out to me was when I was in high school. Granny had been watching the show “Dancing with the Stars” and during a holiday she had asked me if I’d seen it. I had always heard about it, but never gave the show the time of day. Once I told her that I hadn’t seen it, she insisted that we watch a clip together. I remember immediately loving it and watching from that point on till the end of the season. We would continue to discuss the show every time we’d see each other, talking about our favorite dance pairs and who we wanted to win. It became one of the rituals I enjoyed the most. I remember how excited she would get whenever we would have our discussions. We both stopped watching the show about a year and a half ago and, to this day, it is one of the things I still really miss from our time together.

Kolby Broussard

December 26, 2018

I remember Granny would always visit us around Christmas and she brought us lots of presents. There were always a few joke gifts in the group.

Victoria Broussard

December 26, 2018

I remember when I was little we used to visit Granny and Papa on Halloween and she would give us candy ad tell us a bunch of jokes. Every time I saw granny she always had a new joke to tell and I would try to come up with jokes for her because I wanted to be as funny as her.

Patti Emminger

December 26, 2018

As I read the memories of Carol, I see that she continued her legacy of love & child-like joy for all the children (& children at heart) that were blessed to have "Ms. Carol" for some portion or much of their lives! Kids LOVE Carol! She had a magical, fun spirit and faith that knew no boundaries. All my time with her was like a day on a beautiful beach with the sparkling ocean stretched out before us. We walked so many times to the park & around the neighborhood & looked forward to EVERY walk together! Often with kids at out feet sharing in the magic of the moment. Just enjoying everyday life. Carol, with her jokes & tricks & antics. We also shared the most serious of conversations, realizing early on in our friendship that, although from different church backgrounds, there was SO much joy in loving our Christ, that sharing our differences simply gave us each a special gift for the other! I will always treasure our time together & mourn our time apart. She taught me one last lesson in leaving for the arms of Jesus. Life & time are ever so precious! Make those calls & visits happen, no matter how far apart you may live! I will always love you, Carol Broussard! Today I start walking again... for you! For us! Prayers & love for the Broussard family! I am so sorry & sad for your loss! God bless you all!

Zachary Broussard

December 26, 2018

Some of my earliest memories are from when I was little and Granny Carol would always come to celebrate Christmas with us. The memories are faint, but I still cherish them. The most clear thing I remember is probably when Granny Carol taught me how to raise my left eyebrow without raising my right eyebrow.

Aaron Shoemaker

December 26, 2018

Ever since the age of about 3 or 4, I picked up the talent to whistle. I loved doing it no matter where I was. At the park, school, and at home was where I mainly did it. I still love whistling to this day. Granny Carol also practiced whistling, and every time we called her over the phone or visited, she asked me to whistle. That always put a smile on my face. And whenever I went to visit, she and Papa always saved the Sunday Comics for me to read. Whenever I and everybody else visited, it was fun and good times with the distant sound of the train passing through town.

Madelynne Broussard

December 26, 2018

One of my favorite memories of the many I have of granny carol was when she would come and babysit us. She would play card tricks with us and board games and always made us laugh with her jokes. She made very special gifts for the each of us and she even taught me how to wiggle my eyebrows. I had a very favorite song that I would always sing with her and it was “who’s that doggy in the window” . I will miss her very much but it brings me peace to know that she is in a happier place with her mother. I miss you granny and hope you’re enjoying heaven.
Love,
Madelynne

Grace Shoemaker

December 25, 2018

One of the many fond memories I have of my grandmother took place when I was maybe five or six years old. Granny Carol was spending a few days at our house to visit. The first morning after her arrival, she was getting ready in the bathroom mirror. I remember sitting behind her, watching while she curled her hair and powdered her face and got ready for the day. At some point she turned around and let me put on the same red lipstick she wore and helped me to curl my hair. We were matching for the day; I felt so grown up with my hair all done and excited to be able to spend time with her. I feel very blessed to have so many wonderful memories of Granny singing songs, playing cards, telling jokes and stories, and caring about all of us so very much.

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Biography

New Iberia – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Carol Ann Berges Broussard at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 27, 2018 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Fr. William Blanda, Pastor, will be the celebrant. Mrs. Broussard will be laid to rest at Holy Family Mausoleum following the Mass.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 6:30 pm led by Deacon James Davis. Visiting hours will resume on Thursday from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm.

Carol Ann Berges Broussard was born September 15, 1939 in New Iberia to the late George Henry Berges, Sr. and the late Mary Trahan Berges and passed away peacefully Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Iberia Medical Center. She was 79.

Carol was a 1957 Graduate of Mt. Carmel Academy and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education with a Minor in English from South Louisiana Institute (SLI) now ULL. She worked as a medical transcriptionist at the original Dauterive Hospital on Duperier Avenue for eleven years before joining her husband as the bookkeeper for their TV and stereo business, Wade’s Magnavox Home Entertainment Center. She later worked part-time with Iberia Orthopedic Group until her full retirement.

Carol dedicated her life to faith and family. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Iberia, where she received the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, and Holy Matrimony. She served as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion for many years, beginning with Msgr. Guy Lemoine. She faithfully spent every morning in prayer and began each day with a blessing from her husband, Deacon Wade. When her husband was called to serve as a Deacon in the church, Carol was by his side through five years of diaconate formation. She gave her love, support and prayers for the success of her husband’s ministry as an ordained deacon in the Catholic Church for nearly 20 years.

Along with her faith was love for her family. Her children have fond memories of the many little things she did for them with meticulous care. Carol enjoyed compiling genealogy and writing family history for her children and grandchildren to know about the people and times that preceded them, which they may never know otherwise. She will be remembered for mysterious card tricks, love of her many cats that each had a name, and the beautiful poetry she wrote. She leaves a legacy of love and faith that will be cherished forever by all who knew her.

Most of all, she cherished her role as “Granny Carol” to her eleven grandchildren and making them feel special with carefully thought out gifts and treats on their birthdays and holidays. Throughout the year, she enjoyed exchanging riddles and mini-jokes with her grandchildren and singing silly songs to them when they were younger.

One of Carol’s greatest joys outside of her four children, their spouses and her eleven grandchildren, was acquiring 12 prayer partners with whom she prayed by the power of united prayer, according to Matthew 18:19-20. She was also a member of the Come Lord Jesus bible study. Her faith in God was aided by a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Wade J. Broussard, Jr.; her children, Darrell J. Broussard and friend Crystal, Glenn M. Broussard and wife Jill, Monica B. Shoemaker and husband Aaron, Greg A. Broussard and wife Jennifer; eleven grandchildren whom she adored, Hannah Marie Broussard, Victoria Grace Broussard, Zachary Michael Broussard, Kolby Matthew Broussard, Grace Ann Shoemaker, Aaron Joseph Shoemaker, Jr., Abby Rose Shoemaker, Alex James Shoemaker, Lauren Ashlynne Broussard, Madelynne Lainey Broussard and Ella Lynne Broussard; and her twin sister and brother, Mary Ann Berges Dartez and husband Leon and Arthur James Berges.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother George H. Berges, Jr.

Serving as pallbearers are Darrell, Glenn, Greg, Kolby and Zachary Broussard, Aaron Shoemaker, Sr., Aaron Shoemaker, Jr. and Alex Shoemaker. Honorary pallbearers are Arthur Berges and Leon Dartez.

The family would like to express their heartfelt and sincere appreciation to Carol’s caregivers, Cathy, Debbie, Jalana, Jill, Lorraine, Odelia, Rosemary, Ruthine, Sue, Tina, and Waynetter for their care and compassion while caring for her.

To view the online obituary, video tribute and to share memories, please visit her memorial page at www.evangelinenewiberia.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia (337) 364-1881 is in charge of arrangements.