Charlene "Cherie" Currie Greer

July 17, 1936April 26, 2013
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NEW IBERIA – Funeral Services and a Celebration of Life will be held for Charlene “Cherie” Louise Currie Greer at Noon on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in New Iberia, LA with Pastor Scott Bullock officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 am until time of service at 12 noon.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Cherie loved and lived life to the fullest! She never met a stranger and always had a bright beautiful smile for everyone. Cherie was gifted by God with a great passion for music and an incredible singing voice, having enjoyed a few years of entertaining in the music industry as a member of the Lawrence Welk Show chorus and singing in Las Vegas, NV and Palm Springs, CA before meeting and falling in love with her beloved husband of 54 years, Bill. Together Cherie and Bill shared a beautiful life, having lived in San Mateo, CA then moving to Covington, LA and ultimately moving to New Iberia, LA and making it their home for 50 years. Cherie was a remedial reading teacher with the Iberia Parish ESEA Title 1 Reading program in the 1960’s and 1970’s, a radio advertising account executive with KDEA/KNIR and KANE Radio Stations in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and a deputy with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Department in the 1990’s and through the turn of the century, dealing with Social Service Concerns for the department as well as representing the Department in Elderly Citizens Services, until the time of her retirement.

Cherie is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Dr. William E. “Bill” Greer of New Iberia; their one and only child, daughter Shelley Greer Hebert and husband, Paul R. Hebert of New Iberia; 3 grandchildren – Currie W. P. Rankin and wife, Missy and Davis K. T. Rankin and wife, Megan all of New Iberia, and Shanie E. G. Rankin and fiancé’, Joshua Farnsworth of Lafayette, LA along with 5 “Bonus” grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 2 “Bonus” great grandchildren. Cherie is also survived by her broth-in-law, Col. George D. Greer of Avondale Estates, GA and sister-in-law, Anne G. Townsend of Mt. Holly, NJ; 2 nephews; and 6 nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth G. Currie and James “Jim” Currie; her sister, Betty J. Mazzari and her husband, Ernest “Ernie” Mazzari; mother and father-in-law, Alma Davis Greer and Frank H. Greer; sister-in-law, Mary D. Greer; brother-in-law, John Townsend; and numerous aunts and uncles.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ditch, Dr. Stokes, Dr. O’Brien and the wonderful staff at Iberia Extended Care/IMC for their loving care of Cherie throughout her illness.

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

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


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 4, 2013
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Paul Hebert

May 11, 2013


You are truly Loved by many.In your earthly walk you have touched many hearts and lives.I promise to Love, protect and care for your Lovely daughter Shelley!

Save us a good spot in Heaven
Love Paul

May 9, 2013

Mr. Bill Greer,

I am so sorry for the loss of your "other half" !! What a beautiful lady, I know you will miss her tremendously. Remember always you will see her again...
It feels like it was yesterday, running into both of you at my business and you were talking about retirement years. From : Tammy Luke (Hardee's)

Darlene Leblanc

May 5, 2013

Shelly,Shanie,Curry,Davis,Doc,& all the Family. We were so sad to hear about your loss. I know there are no words to help you at this sad time, but know we are praying for you all. Our pray is for God to comfort you and give you peace. Mrs. Greer was such a nice lady. She will be missed by a lot of people. She will always be with us in the hearts of those who loved her.
Johnny & Darlene Leblanc

Michael Badeaux

May 5, 2013

Cherie's passing is a great loss to her family, friends and the community. For that you have my deepest sympathy. It was an honor for me to have escorted Miss Cherie, or "Driving Miss Daisy" as she called it, to countless houses in her quest to protect the elderly. I will miss my friend....

Linda Lassalle

May 5, 2013

Doc and Shelly, I just returned to New Iberia from Houston, Tx. I was reading past newspapers and found the beautiful picture of Ms.Cherie in the obituaries. I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed knowing and working with Ms. Cherie very much. She was such a sweet, caring, lovable lady. We had many long talks. I know ya'll will miss her so. I am so sorry I missed the Celebration of her life. She is with Jesus now. May God Bless. With sympathy, Linda Lassalle Boudreaux

May 4, 2013

Dr.Greer,you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.I worked with Mrs.Cherie at the Sheriff Dept.Her personality and smile always brightened my day!I know she will be missed by everyone who knew her. Karen LaSalle Sulphur,La

Keith Barrett

May 4, 2013

Shelley and Paul, and family,
May the Lord be your comfort as you walk through this valley. May each memory be a treasure to cheer you.
Loving Jesus, Keith and Aninha

Darryl Walker

May 3, 2013

Shelley, Doc Greer and family, i send my deepest sympathy during this most difficult time. Miss Cherie was a very sweet and pretty lady, so glad to have known the Doc & Cherie for many years. I just loved when your Mom & Dad would come to the Ice Cream Parlor, me and my Mom always looked forward to seeing & visiting with them alway's such a pleasure. May God bless you all, as i know the pain from losing a parent, for me both of mine. If at any time, you all need anything, i'm just a phone call away.....Peace be with you and your family, in Christian Love...Darryl Waker & Family

Joe and Marcy San Salvador

May 3, 2013

Jesus said to his disciples "In my Father's house there are many mansions...." John 14:2-3 Cherie when you see Jesus ask Him for a place by the water and save us a place at the table. We miss you now,but will see you again!
Love and Kisses
Joe and Marcy

May 2, 2013

Doc, Shelly, My thoughts, are with you during this most difficult time.
We (Humanity) have lost a lovely person.God gave her to us for a time, now He wants her back.
Richard (Dick) Gale