Elsie Girouard Barras

October 16, 1922April 23, 2012

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Marvis Barras, Sr., the former, Elsie Girouard, age 89, at 2:00 pm Friday, April 27, 2012 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Langlois officiating. Interment will follow at Nativity of Our Lady Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Thursday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Friday until service time.

A native of St. Martinville and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Barras passed away at 10:53 pm on Monday, April 23, 2012 at Belle Teche Nursing Home.

Mrs. Barras loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and her husband catered weddings for family and friends for many years. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Mrs. Barras is survived by her children, Linda Dore and husband Phil; Debbie Burke and husband Tommy; David Barras and wife Julie and Elaine Ducote and husband Vince; daughter in law, DeWana Barras all of New Iberia; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Antoine Girouard and wife JoAnne of Shreveport; one sister, Sadie Stokes and husband Richard of New Iberia and her sisters in law; Dot Girouard and Edal Girouard both of New Iberia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvis Peter Barras, Sr.; son, Marvis “Marc” Barras, Jr.; her parents, Alexander and Julia Broussard Girouard; three brothers, Clarence Girouard and his wife Laura; Lawrence Girouard and Alton Girouard and one sister, Mathilde Talley and her husband Abel.

Pallbearers will be Tod Dore, Jory Bonin, Cory Bonin, Farrell Bonin, Jr., Kris Barras, Dylan Ducote, Taylor Ducote, Melissa Endsley, DeEtta Leap, Amber Estave and Tiffany Bear.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to Heart of Hospice, 201 West Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501.

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


  • Funeral Service Friday, April 27, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, April 26, 2012
  • Rosary Service Thursday, April 26, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, April 27, 2012

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June 2, 2012

Soo sorry for your lost Elaine. Frieda Lafont, Pearl Butler

Lillie Leap

April 27, 2012

My condolences to the family of Elsie, she always made me feel so welcome when I visited my son Troy, DeEtta and Karinne, the whole Barras family made me feel really welcome.

Lillie Leap and family Franklin In.

Tony Broussard

April 27, 2012

Family, So sad at the passing of Miss Elsie. I remember her as one of the sweetest people I'd ever met. Mama and daddy loved your parents. Now they're all together again along with Barbara. I will remember all of you in my prayers.
Tony Broussard
(Son of Albert and Mabel)

Paula Romero

April 26, 2012

My prayers are with all of you. Love my Chunnie Baby.

love always,
Paula, Spencer,Katie & Keith

Brenda Breaux

April 26, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed many nights at the Barras home with Linda. We learned to sew from 2 great Moms- mine and hers. We laughed alot and cried when we had to "rip" cause it wasn't right. I truly believe God has a special place for great Moms like ours!! She will be missed.

Mandi Landry

April 25, 2012

Elaine, you and your family will be in our prayers. Keep your spirits up and know that she is no longer suffering. God bless all of you.

John Berard

April 25, 2012

Your family has my deepest sympathy.

Cindy Frederick

April 25, 2012

Deb, Linda, Elaine, & David,I'am so sorry for your loss. Ya'll are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. She was always a special aunt, "Taunt Chun" with always a beautiful smile and will be missed deeply.

Sandy (Burke) Rich

April 25, 2012

Debbie, Linda, & family, My sincere condolences in the loss of your beloved mother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God bless and comfort each of you, especially during this time of great sorrow. I have lots of good memories of your mom and feel so honored to have known her. Love to all.


April 25, 2012

RIP my friend, you will be missed and I hope you know how many life's you have touched ?