Cleveland John Labit

May 19, 1948December 17, 2020

NEW IBERIA – A gathering of family of friends will be held for Mr. Cleveland “Cleve” John Labit, age 72, on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Evangeline Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Mr. Labit will be laid to rest at Beau Pre Memorial Park privately at a later date.

Mr. Labit was a native and resident of New Iberia, he passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Carpenter House in Lafayette.

Cleve was a loving husband, father, father in law, grandfather and brother who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was employed in the oilfield industry with Parker Drilling for 30 years and Diamond B Marine before his retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching ULL softball and football.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alice Harry Labit of New Iberia; two sons, Todd Labit and husband Brian Roy and Danna Labit and wife Nicole all of New Iberia; one granddaughter, Lashell Beers of New Iberia; three brothers, Gerald Labit and partner Mona of New Orleans; Michael Labit and wife Renee and Jeff Labit all of New Iberia; and three sisters Leona Racheal and husband Paul and Juanita Tyler all of New Iberia and Jenny Pierce of Carbon Hill, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Eula Duplantis Labit and four brothers, Edward, Wilton, Sammy and Roy Labit and two brother in laws, Lynn Tyler and John Allen Pierce.

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


  • Alice Harry Labit, Wife
  • Todd Labit (Brian Roy), Son
  • Danna Labit (Nicole Labit), Son
  • Granddaughter, Lashell Beers
  • Geral Labit (Mona), Brother
  • Michael Labit (Renee), Brother
  • Jeff Labit, Brother
  • Leona Racheal (Paul), Sister
  • Juanita Tyler, Sister
  • Jenny Pierce, Sister
  • Percy & Eula Duplantis Labit, Parents (deceased)
  • Edward Labit, Brother (deceased)
  • Wilton Labit, Brother (deceased)
  • Sammy Labit, Brother (deceased)
  • Roy Labit, Brother (deceased)
  • Lynn Tyler, Brother in law (deceased)
  • John Allen Pierce, Brother in law (deceased)


  • A Gathering of Family & Friends

    Saturday, December 19, 2020


Cleveland John Labit

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Mona & Perry Leleux

December 19, 2020

Alice, I’m so very sorry to hear this news. Please accept our deepest sympathies! Hugs & prayers for all ! 😥

Brenda Arnaud

December 19, 2020

So sorry to hear you lost your best friend! May God give you strength Alice! Love Brenda***

Corey Camacho

December 19, 2020

Alice and family, sorry for y’all loss our thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

Tyler Rembert

December 19, 2020

Mrs Alice, Todd, Bryan and all other family members. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Mr. Cleve was a very nice fun loving man. It was so obvious how much he loved his family and friends. He will surely missed by us all.

James and Paula Arceneaux

December 19, 2020

Mrs. Alice,Dana,Todd. So very sorry to hear of Mr. Cleves passing. May he rest in peace. May God almighty heal the pain in your hearts. He always had a smile and and could make us laugh. We are if you need. Love you all

Karen LaSalle

December 19, 2020

Juanita,Jeff and the Labit family- all of you are in my thoughts during this difficult time . With Deepest sympathy Karen LaSalle Sulphur, La

Brenda Griggers

December 18, 2020

Alice, Todd, Danna and all of the Libit family, I wish each of you peace in this time of loss. Pa was a special man and my entire family loved him dearly. He was kind, generous and always made you laugh. I am also thankful for the friend he was to my sister, Gloria, she loved him with all her heart and she always looked to him when she needed something and he was always there. RIP Pa love you and we will meet again. ❤️

Crisler Thibodeaux

December 18, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the Labit family

EJ Sonnier

December 18, 2020

Rest In Peace my friend

Gilbert Viator

December 18, 2020

I’ll sure miss seeing Cleve at the Get Wet Carwash. Seems like we would always run into each other over there. Of course we both went there almost every day lol. So many good times. Especially those nights glow bowling. Where he’d talk trash about how he’d beat me when he hadn’t bowled in 100 years. But he had confidence. But he’d always lose. Todd and Danna you know I just lost my dad. It’s not easy. But I’m here for y’all. Remember when your dad had his last episode. He said take care of your mom. Y’all got that I know. Mrs Alice I’m sure it’ll be tough , but he enjoyed going , he’d want you to enjoy life. Love y’all and my thoughts and prayers for y’all for peace and comfort.