OBITUARY

Frank Russell Courts

September 15, 1919April 20, 2018

NEW IBERIA – Funeral Services will be conducted for Mr. Frank Russell Courts, age 98, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2018 at Episcopal Church of Epiphany. Rev. Matt Woolett will officiate the services and Rev. Ed Degeyter. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 with a Masonic ritual at 7:00 p.m. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday until the time of service. A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Courts passed away during the early morning hours on Friday, April 20, 2018 at his residence. A retired Sugarcane Farmer, he was a proud New Iberian native who was involved in numerous events and organizations. Some of his many honors included LSU pre-med alumni, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity alumni, 1969 King of the Krewe of Iberians and WW2 Air Force Veteran. He enjoyed all 78 years of his Freemason work as he was honored to a 32nd Degree Master Mason and active brother of both the Iberia Aurora Lodge and the Jeanerette Lodge. He is survived by his daughter, Katherine “Kitty” Courts; two granddaughters, Jackie Johnson Marsh and husband Tommy and Jenni Johnson Ducote and husband David and three great granddaughters; Ruby Ducote, Lily Ducote and McCartney Marsh. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Deslatte Courts; parents, Dr. Frank Field Courts and Henrietta Sarah Russel Courts; one sister, Katherine Sarah Courts Ferrrero and maternal grandmother Kate Fitzhugh Russell. Pallbearers will be Billy Gesser, Leigh McGowen, Ricky Gravois, Sherwood Latour, Eugene Olivier, Honorable Keith Comeaux and Dr. Ken Brown, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lester Boutte, Dr. Donald Pavy, Dr. Paul Gulotta, Harold Weber, Jacque Cousin, Tommy Marsh, David Ducote and all of his masonic brothers. The family would like to thank friends, doctors and Hospice of Acadian for all their love and support. To view on-line obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Katherine "Kitty" Courts, Daughter
  • Jackie Johnson Marsh & Tommy, Granddaughter
  • Jennifer Johnson Ducote & David, Granddaughter
  • Ruby Ducote, Great Granddaughter
  • Lily Kate Ducote, Great Granddaughter
  • McCartney Marsh, Great Granddaughter
  • Ruby Deslatte Courts, Wife
  • Henrietta Sarah Russell Courts, Mother
  • Dr. Frank Field Courts, Father
  • Katherine Sarah Courts Ferrero, Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Billy Gesser
  • Leigh McGowen
  • Ricky Gravois
  • Sherwood Latour
  • Eugene Olivier
  • Honorable Keith Comeaux
  • Dr. Ken Brown, Jr.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Masonic Service Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, April 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 23, 2018
REMEMBERING

Frank Russell Courts

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Ginger Schexnayder

April 24, 2018

Sending sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Courts. He was a southern gentleman . Kitty, I know you will miss your Dad forever.

Ginger Schexnayder

April 24, 2018

Sending sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Courts. He was a southern gentleman . Kitty, I know you will miss your Dad forever.

John Albert Landry

April 22, 2018

Kitty and Family. Frank was one of the first people Elaine & I met when we moved to New Iberia in 1961- one of the most congenial and delightful, I might add. Together with Miss Henrietta, Ruby and Kitty , a charming group. Frank made a lasting impression on all he met and will be missed by all. Love to you and family, Sorry I won't be able to attend the service. Al

Kathleen Robbins

April 22, 2018

Cousin Frank Russell was a true southern gentleman. I have wonderful memories as a child of Sunday lunch with Frank Russell and his wife, Ruby, and daughter Kitty at my aunts' home, Theda Murray Ewing and Marietta (Peg) Murray. Fond memories of days past. Frank Russell will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY