Doris Glynn Musemeche

July 25, 1922March 28, 2021

Doris Clair Glynn Musemeche, a lifetime faithful servant of the Lord, answered God’s call to come home and peacefully passed into His presence March 28. Doris, born in Avery Island and a longtime resident of New Iberia, was 98.

Though diminutive in statue, Doris was the rock upon which solid family and community ties and values were built. Her nightly prayer list included family and often others added because of her unique ability to feel a person's need for special guidance. At a time when such activities were usually reserved for men, the young Doris participated in a circuit ministry that covered several parishes and led to the founding of Baptist missions and church.

Doris was one of the first woman managers of a Montgomery Ward retail store and transformed her New Iberia store into one of the chain's top performers. Later she went into life insurance sales and for several years was recognized as one of her company's most productive agents. Upon retiring, Doris stayed busy. At age 79, she started a Tai Chi class at First United Methodist that proved so popular it had to be moved to larger quarters and wound up being the topic of a full page newspaper article. At 81 Doris began a water aerobics class that was soon filled to capacity. She later gave up many of her activities to take care of her husband who became bedridden in his last seven years.

Doris was a wonderful cook and as “Gi Gi”, as she was called by her great and great great grand kids, attained a bit of notoriety on social media for her recipes for roasts and Italian dishes. She once received a plaque for making her 10,000th meatball for her son's Spaghetti Open Golf Tournament.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Rocco, with whom she traveled to each of the original 48 states plus Canada and Mexico. She was the main support line for Rocco as he gathered the multitude of facts and stories he used in his weekly newspaper column, Rocco was dubbed New Iberia's “Mr Google” in a story written at his passing. Also preceding Doris in death was her daughter in law, Rita Glade Robin Musemeche, with whom she was very close.

Doris was the youngest of four sisters and a brother in her dad, Patrick Glynn’s, first family. Her mother, Bertha Kieff Glynn, died when Doris was 18 months old. Sisters Melba Glynn Dartez, Mae Glynn Kristoff, Mable Ann Glynn Stirewalt, and Mary Louise Glynn Aucoin, and brother James are also deceased. Her dad and stepmother, Eliza Walker Glynn, have both passed as have Glynn half-brothers Harold,Charles Dean, Gerald, Howard, Donald, and Carlton and half sister Mary Alice.

Survivors include son John Musemeche of Baton Rouge, daughters Diane Musemeche Hearn and husband, Jim, of New Iberia, and Margaret Marie Musemeche of Youngsville, half-brother Tommy Glynn and wife Rosary and half-sister Bobbi Glynn Richard, both of Houma, grandchildren Rob Musemeche and Amy Underwood of Baton Rouge, Barry Musemeche and wife Karon, of Watson, Leah Hearn Touchet and husband, Glen, of New Iberia, Greg Hearn and wife, Dawn, of Baton Rouge, Beth Hearn Cosker and husband, John , of Seattle, Washington, great grandchildren Brett Musemeche of Watson, Maci, Maxx, Trey and Tyler Musemeche and Taylor Touchet, all of Baton Rouge, Morgan Touchet of New Iberia, and great great grandchildren, Connor and Colby of Watson, and Maddie of Baton Rouge and “adopted” daughters Fay Gregory of Henderson, NV, and Judy Curtis of Alexandria.

Pallbearers will be Rob Musemeche, Barry Musemeche, Greg Hearn, Glen Touchet, Trey Musemeche, Tyler Musemeche, Maxx Musemeche, and Connor Musemeche. Honorary pallbearers are Simon Waguespack, Brandon Breaux, Chas and Aiden Duffield, and Travis Touchet. Readings will be by Taylor Touchet and Rob Musemeche.

Visitation and services will be Saturday, April 3 at Evangeline Funeral Home, 314 East St Peter, New Iberia. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. To 2 p.m. followed by services conducted by Rev. Chris Fuselier of First Baptist Church of Youngsville. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery on Admiral Doyle Drive. Special thanks to Kristen Molbert, Latisha Viltz, and Ashley Cordray of Traditions Hospice for their love and care during this last year.

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

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


  • John Musemeche, Son
  • Diane Musemeche Hearn (Jim), Daughter
  • Margaret Musemeche, Daughter
  • Rob Joame Musemeche, Grandchild
  • Barry Musemeche (Karon), Grandchild
  • Greg Hearn (Dawn), Grandchild
  • Leah Hearn Touchet (Glen), Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Hearn Cosker (John), Grandchild
  • Brett Musemeche, Great Grandchild
  • Trey Musemeche, Great Grandchild
  • Maci Musemeche, Great Grandchild
  • Tyler Musemeche, Great Grandchild
  • Maxx Musemeche, Great Grandchild
  • Taylor Leigh Touchet, Great Grandchild
  • Morgan Alexis Touchet, Great Grandchild
  • Connor James Musemeche, Great Great Grandchild
  • Colby Crane, Great Great Grandchild
  • Maddie Musemeche, Great Great Grandchild
  • Tommy Glynn (Rosary), Brother
  • Barbara "Bobbie" Richard, Sister
  • Simon Wagespack (Mandy), Step Great Grandchild
  • Travis Touchet (Layla), Step Great Grandchild
  • Chas Duffield, Step Great Grandchild
  • Aiden Duffield, Step Great Grandchild
  • Rocco J. Musemeche, Loving husband (deceased)
  • Rita Glade Musemeche, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
  • Patrick Francis Glynn, Father (deceased)
  • Bertha Kieff Glynn, Mother (deceased)
  • Liza Walker Glynn, Step-Mother (deceased)
  • Melba Dartez, Sister (deceased)
  • Mae Kristof, Sister (deceased)
  • Mabel Stirewalt, Sister (deceased)
  • Harold Glynn, Brother (deceased)
  • Carlton Glynn, Brother (deceased)
  • Dean Glynn, Brother (deceased)
  • Gerald Glynn, Brother (deceased)
  • Howard Glynn, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald Glynn, Brother (deceased)
  • Mary Alice Chauvin, Sister (deceased)
  • Louise Aucoin, Sister (deceased)
  • James Glynn, Brother (deceased)

  • Will be members and friends of the family.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 3, 2021


Doris Glynn Musemeche

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Tommy and Gale Shepard

April 3, 2021

We will miss your mom greatly. Her vigor and wit were contagious. I got to know her more deeply during Maw Maw’s time in Ollie Steele. She kept us laughing with her stories.
Please know that our love and prayers are with all of you today.
Tommy and Gale

Gary Moore

March 30, 2021

Dear Musemeche Family,
I was saddened to hear of Doris’ passing! She and Rocco were treasured friends of my growing up years in New Iberia. Rocco remains one of the true “characters” of my life. Witty, brilliant, gifted, and unique doesn’t BEGIN to describe him! I loved him like a doting uncle! MANY adventures with the Roc! Most memorable was visiting with Mahalia Jackson and the ensuing Daily Iberian article he wrote about it. Priceless!
Doris was the true Rock of the family! Matching every gift Rocco had and balancing out all of his “foibles”! Solid and steady, but with intelligence and dry humor in equal portions, she was the PERFECT match for Rocco. Such a great spiritual and warm and solid lady.
I was blessed beyond measure to have them in my life in those formative college years!
Gary Moore
Senior Associate Pastor
Second Baptist Church
Houston, Texas

Michael & Sherry Musumeche

March 30, 2021

So sad for your loss. We would like to send our sympathies to all of the family. Your Mom was a wonderful person who will be missed by all.

Sherry & Mike

Kitty Courts

March 30, 2021

The Musemeche Family, My.deepest sympathy and condolences to Everyone. I knew MissDoris for many years and she was always a very sweet kind caring Lady, who.will be greatly missed. Remembering. Everyone in my thoughts and prayers

Chris & Bev Brady

March 30, 2021


Chris and I were so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I love that I had the opportunity to become acquainted with both of your parents, and I'm glad for you that you have had your mom with you in your home for the past year. We pray that the Lord will comfort you and your family as you grieve her loss, but will ultimately bring you to a place where her memory will bring you happiness and joy.

Love and comfort to you, our dear friend!

Bev & Chris

William H Elliott

March 30, 2021

My thoughts, prayers, and love are with my “family” this week; far in physical presence, you all are frequently in my thoughts. Love, William.

Gerry Romero Baird

March 29, 2021

Doris and Rocco were dear friends of my parents, Roy and Pearl Romero. I remember them with sweet memories. So sorry for your loss

Carol Keeter

March 29, 2021

Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a special lady. I so enjoyed visiting with her when she was doing the food demonstrations in the super markets. She always shared memories from First Baptist of my sister Elaine.❤️

John Berard

March 29, 2021

Your family has my deepest sympathy....I was so sorry to hear of her passing...Diane , your mom and dad were the best of friends to me I visited with them many times ...we all will miss them they were wonderful and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers....and old friend John Berard