Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA


Effie Duhon Romero

July 17, 1932January 12, 2020

COTEAU - A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Junius “Neg” Romero, the former Effie Duhon, at 11:00 am Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Degeyter as celebrant and Father Brian Harrington as concelebrant Mrs. Romero will be laid to rest at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery alongside her husband.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Tuesday at 4:00 pm and remain open until time of services. The Men’s Rosary Group will be leading the Rosary at 6:00 pm on Tuesday.

A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Effie passed away peacefully Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on July 17, 1932 to the late Essay Duhon and the late Eronic Hulin Duhon, Effie was one of ten children. She was a kind and loving woman who enjoyed the simple life of country living. Effie was a people person and loved having company. She would always keep her door open for anyone who wanted to stop by and enjoyed coffee and conversation. She never met a stranger and took care of everyone. Effie was a wonderful cook. She often cooked for family and friends and was always happy to share a meal. Most of all, Effie was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, and friend. She will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She survived by her, children Leroy Romero and wife Brenda Romero of Coteau, Douglas Romero and wife Melba Romero of New Iberia, Linda Good of New Iberia, Brenda Choate and husband John Choate of Coteau, and Connie Chataignier and husband Jude Chataignier of New Iberia; grandchildren, Angela Guilbeau, Jill Guillot, Clayton Good, Jack Romero, Robert Good, Joy Guillory, Eric Picard, Dustin Picard, Seth Collet, Orie Romero, Haley Chataignier, Kelly Viator, Zachary Choate, and, Layla Choate; and numerous great and great great grandchildren.

She preceded in death by her loving husband, Junuis Romero; parents, Essay Duhon and Eronic Hulin Duhon; son, Michael James Romero; grandchild, Leland Good (Baby Angel); and siblings, Mable, Minos, Dalton, Clarence, Grace, Lawrence, Newton, Susie, and Gerald.

Pallbearers will be Jack Romero, Clay Good, Robert Good, Eric Picard, Dustin Picard, Seth Collet, and Orie Romero, Billy Maturin, Chris Maturin, and Zachary Choate.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jude Chataignier, John Choate, and Jerry Maturin.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to her niece and caregiver, Casey Maturin, and to the staff of Heart of Hospice, especially Ginette Pommier, for their care and compassion shown to Effie.

To view the obituary online and to share memories please visit Mrs. Romero’s memorial page www.evangelinenewiberia.com

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


  • Leroy Romero (Brenda), Son
  • Douglas Romero (Melba), Son
  • Linda Good, Daughter
  • Brenda Choate (John), Daughter
  • Connie Chataignier (Jude), Daughter
  • Angela Guilbeau, Grandchild
  • Jill Guillot, Grandchild
  • Clayton Good, Grandchild
  • Jack Romero, Grandchild
  • Robert Good, Grandchild
  • Joy Guillory, Grandchild
  • Eric Picard, Grandchild
  • Dustin Picard, Grandchild
  • Seth Collet, Grandchild
  • Orie Romero, Grandchild
  • Haley Chatagnier, Grandchild
  • Kelly Viator, Grandchild
  • Zachary Choate, Grandchild
  • Layla Choate, Grandchild
  • Junuis Romero, Husband (deceased)
  • Essay Duhon, Father (deceased)
  • Eronic Hulin Duhon, Mother (deceased)
  • Michael James Romero, Son (deceased)
  • Leland Good, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Mrs. Romero also leaves behind to cherish her memory, numerous great and great great grandchildren.

  • Jack Romero, Pallbearer
  • Clay Good, Pallbearer
  • Robert Good, Pallbearer
  • Eric Picard, Pallbearer
  • Dustin Picard, Pallbearer
  • Seth Collet, Pallbearer
  • Orie Romero, Pallbearer
  • Billy Maturin, Pallbearer
  • Chris Maturin, Pallbearer
  • Zachary Choate, Pallbearer
  • Jude Chataignier, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Choate, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jerry Maturin, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Rosary Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Effie Duhon Romero

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Casey Maturin

January 14, 2020

It has been a privilege and an honor to be loved and cared for by you. You taught me so much about life and the capacity to live it. Being included in your legacy is a blessing from God. I will carry you in my heart until we meet again in that paradise we always talked about.


Tuttie Champagne

January 14, 2020

Nannie I loved u so much. U took care of me all my life. U always made me home made bread and figs and had parrain Neg bring it to me.

So glad u are with everyone now. U missed them so much. No more suffering. Rest In Peace.

Diane Russo

January 14, 2020

My dear sweet Nanny. I will miss our trips to the Dollar Store and sitting in the parking lot of Cool Scene and eating a hotdog and a coconut snowball. You were always so loving and kind and I loved our visits. You were like a Mother to me. I will see you again in Heaven until then I will cherish my time with you . I love you 😘

Brenda Choate

January 13, 2020

Mama, I miss you already. Give daddy hugs for me. Thank you for being such a wonderful mother. I love you!

John Berard

January 13, 2020

Your family has my deepest sympathy.....Linda , I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing......you all will be in my prayers....

Carolyn Duhon

January 13, 2020

I was married to her baby brother, Gerald for 45 years before he passed away.
She loved her family, and always made you feel welcome when you went to visit their home.
We did not get to visit as often as we wanted, but they were always in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.
I will miss Effie, but I know she is at peace, and not suffering any more.
Love to the family.
One of my favorite things that she made was a coconut cake.
RIP my friend and sister in law.