Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA


Clarence J. "Beb" Barrilleaux Jr.

April 6, 1924December 29, 2019

COTEAU -A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mr. Clarence Joseph “Beb” Barrilleaux, Jr., age 95, at 10:00am Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Marcellus Mausoleum in Rynella. Military graveside services will be conducted by Iberia Parish Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a rosary at 6:30 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Tuesday at 8:00 am until 9:30 am.

Mr. Barrilleaux passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 6:20 am at New Iberia Manor North Nursing Home.

Mr. Barrilleaux was retired from McIlhenny Company at Avery Island after many years of dedicated service. Mr. Barrilleaux proudly served in the Army in WWII with the 50th Field Artillery Battalion as a canoneer and rifle sharp shooter. He participated in the invasion of Normandy, the liberation of Reims and Verdun in France. His division was entered in the Golden Book of the Soldiers of Verdun by the city mayor. He also participated in the Battle of the Bulge in the southern flank and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He often told anyone who would listen, stories about his time in the war. He was affectionately known by his family and friends as “Beb” and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Barrilleaux is survived by his son, Allen Barrilleaux and wife Norma of Kilgore, TX; two daughters, JoEllen B. Perone and husband Nicola of Houston and Tracy B. Hulin and husband Naray of Coteau; six grandchildren, Randy Barrilleaux of Kilgore, TX; Sandy Keaton and husband Jerry and Paula Howard and husband Kim of Lake Cherokee, TX; Franco Perone of Houston, TX; Nicholas Perone and wife Juliette of Seattle, WA and Jamie Lopez and husband Rory of Coteau; thirteen great grandchildren; eleven great great grandchildren and one sister, Ann Smith of Buna, TX.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Hilda LeBlanc Barrilleaux; his parents, Clarence “Bing” Barrilleaux, Sr. and Helen Comeaux Barrilleaux; four brothers, Carroll, Charley, Russell, and Eldridge and three sisters, Odelle Walker, Emily Dutile and Elizabeth Antrikin.

Pallbearers will be Franco Perone, Nicholas Perone, Rory Lopez, Seth Esponge, Allen Corey Barrilleaux and Christian Howard.

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

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


  • Tracy B. Hulin (Naray), Daughter
  • Jo Ellen B. Perone (Nicola), Daughter
  • Allen Barrilleaux (Norma), Son
  • Randy Barrilleaux, Grandson
  • Sandy Keaton (Jerry), Granddaughter
  • Paula B. Howard (Kim), Granddaughter
  • Jamie Lopez (Rory), Granddaughter
  • Franco Perone, Grandson
  • Nicholas Perone (Juliette), Grandson
  • Ann Smith, Sister
  • Hilda LeBlanc Barrilleaux, Wife (deceased)
  • Helen Comeaux Barrilleaux, Mother (deceased)
  • Clarence "Bing" Barrilleaux, Father (deceased)
  • Russell Barrilleaux, Brother (deceased)
  • Carrol Barrilleaux, Brother (deceased)
  • Charley Barrilleaux, Brother (deceased)
  • Eldridge Barrilleaux, Brother (deceased)
  • Odelle Walker, Sister (deceased)
  • Emily Dutil, Sister (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Antrikin, Sister (deceased)

  • Franco Perone
  • Nicholas Perone
  • Rory Lopez
  • Seth Esponge
  • Allen Corey Barrilleaux
  • Christian Howard


  • Visitation Monday, December 30, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, December 30, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, December 31, 2019


Clarence J. "Beb" Barrilleaux Jr.

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Jenny Fitch Fuselier

December 31, 2019

I remember growing up across the street from Mr, Beb and Ms. Hilda on the island. They were an extra set of parents to us who lived on that street. Sending love and prayers to the family, Jenny

Mary Matthew

December 31, 2019

Mr. Beb was always so sweet to me. I enjoyed listening to his stories about growing up on Avery Island. His garden in the Tango was so interesting - especially his cotton plants! He was such a dear. Please know my thoughts are with his family at this time.

Michael Musumeche

December 31, 2019

Sherry and I (Mike) sat with Mr. Clarence at 7:00 Mass at Perpetual Help church for years. He was always so nice and caring. We will miss him.

Sherry/Mike Musumeche

Romona Comeaux Hebert

December 31, 2019

To all of Beb’s family, I am so sorry that I could not be there for all of you because this family were always special first cousins to all of us. You all have my deepest sympathy and may he Rest In Peace in the arms of our LORD.

Sarah Bourque

December 30, 2019

I forgot how many years ago it was he came visit and shared the story of getting his small Bible back that was lost doing the war. It was an amazing story of how someone went to the trouble to track him down after so many years. He was so great full.

Patti Comeaux

December 30, 2019

Mr beb was a very special person who we will dearly miss loved hearing his stories about the island prayers for his family

Cynthia Dutil

December 30, 2019

It was a pleasure getting to know Mr. Beb while he lived on Avery Island. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. It was amazing to hear his stories of the past. He should have written a book!
He will be missed