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Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA

OBITUARY

Gracie Michelle Brasseaux

January 7, 2006August 16, 2019
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NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Gracie Michelle Brasseaux will be he held at 12:00 pm Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Fr. Mark Derise will be the celebrant, with Fr. Alexander Albert delivering the Homily. Readers for the Mass will be Sister Mary Magdalene and Sister Mary Peter. Following the mass, Gracie will be laid to rest with her PawPaw Duke at St. Michaels Cemetery in St. Martinville.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church from 9:00 am until 11:45 am.

Gracie was born January 7, 2006 in Lafayette to Patrick Brasseaux and Lori Decuir Brasseaux, and passed away at the age of 13 Friday, August 16, 2019 in Baton Rouge. In her passing, Gracie will continue to live on in others who will receive the gift of life because of Pat and Lori’s decision to donate her organs.

At the very young age of 13, she has touched so many lives through her faith, friendship and her wit. She had a sense of humor that always left those around her laughing. Gracie was athletic and participated in soccer and cheerleading. And she had a love for fishing having spent many days on the lake with her special fishing buddy, Will Klentzman, eating her favorite treat of fried chicken and enjoying each other’s company.

Gracie also had a devotion to her faith in the Catholic Church. She was enrolled at Catholic High School and received the sacraments of baptism and First Communion at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Prior to her passing, Gracie was also confirmed into her faith at the hospital with her family at her side. Her beautiful smile and precious laugh will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Rest well Gracie until we meet again.

Those left to cherish her memory are her parents, Patrick and Lori Decuir Brasseaux; her brothers and sister, Lance Brasseaux (Godfather), Ali Klentzman Iossi (Godmother) and husband Ryan; and Grant Klentzman; her maternal grandmother, Carolyn Lasseigne Decuir; paternal grandparents, K.J. and Rosemary Brasseaux; her uncles and aunts, Albert “Dukey” Decuir, Chris Brasseaux, Debra Sams and Karen Schultz.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Albert A. “Duke” Decuir, Sr. who Gracie called PawPaw; and her grandmother, Margaret Strack.

Serving as pallbearers are Dukey Decuir, Will Klentzman, Ryan Iossi, Lance Brasseaux, Richard Gary and Will Gary.

Lori and Pat will establish an endowment in the near future in Gracies name that will address self-esteem and self-worth issues in that all girls will know that they are appreciated and loved by God. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to this endowment.

Lori and Pat would like to express their sincere gratitude to Ali and Ryan for staying by Gracie’s side the entire time. And to Fr. Mark Derise, Fr. Alexander Albert and to Sisters Mary Magdalen and Sister Mary Peter for their prayer and spiritual comfort. You are all appreciated and loved.

To view the online obituary and video tribute, and to share memories of Gracie, please visit her memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

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

  • FAMILY

  • Patrick & Lori Decuir Brasseaux, Parents
  • Lance Brasseaux, Brother & Godfather
  • Ali Klentzman Iossi & Ryan, Sister & Godmother
  • Grant Klentzman, Brother
  • Carolyn Lasseigne Decuir, Maternal Gramdmother
  • K.J. & Rosemary Brasseaux, Paternal Grandparents
  • Albert "Dukey" Decuir, Uncle
  • Chris Brasseaux, Uncle
  • Debra Sams, Aunt
  • Karen Schultz, Aunt
  • Will Klentzman, Special Fishing buddy
  • Albert "Duke" Decuir, Sr., Maternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Margaret Strack, Paternal Grandmother (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Memories

Gracie Michelle Brasseaux

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Jenna Purdy

September 20, 2019

Gracie. Such a beautiful name. I love her so much that words can’t even express. We would have Barbie marathons, scream to the top of our lungs singing Adele on the golf cart, everyday at school was better because of her. She is missed dearly and things still don’t seem real. I can still remember all the sleep overs we had and all the dance classes we had together.

Melissa Louviere

August 22, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to y’all. Hold on tight to God. Only He can give you peace and understanding. We pray that you find strength in Him. ♥️
Melissa, Scott and Jenna Louviere

Angela Bryson

August 21, 2019

You don’t know us but our family in Lafayette is offering prayers for yours. Sweet Gracie’s life and death has touched us all. May God’s grace cover you now and always!

Amy Borel

August 21, 2019

To the family,
My family and I are lifting you up in prayer during this tragic time. May the angels take Gracie into paradise.

keith barrett

August 21, 2019

Dear family, especially Will and Grant,
May the Lord provide many special memories to treasure. We are praying for each of you.
Loving Jesus, Aninha and Keith

TIM SENSLEY

August 20, 2019

I will always remember her witty personality and our conversations in the hallways. She always had a way of making you smile.

She will always be in our hearts and the family in our prayers.

Prayerfully,
The Sensley Family

Grant Klentzman

August 20, 2019

When around the people she knew, she was the life of the party. However, when she was around those she didn’t know, she was shy. In the presence of people she knew, she was the most extroverted and witty person in the room.
If she was happy, everyone was usually happy. However, our household became the dungeon when she lost her spark.
Gracie was the jack of all trades and had many different talents. If you were special enough, she would use her artistic talents to make you a handmade card for your birthday.
When I think of dancing machines, Gracie immediately comes to mind. If you were at your middle school dance party and saw Gracie, she was probably rocking out to all the songs and having the jolliest of times.
Although Gracie normally came across as strong and invincible, she was also sensitive. She cared a lot about what people thought of her and would doubt if people really liked her. Gracie also had the keen awareness for those who nobody valued.

Deanna and Cliff Stuart

August 20, 2019

Dear Patrick,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter, our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
We remember you from Simoneauds where you always saw to it that my dressing mix was as I wanted and we delivered the greenhouse tomatoes.

Paula Brown

August 20, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. She look like a ray of sunshine. My prayers and love go out to the family.

MARGARET GONSOULIN

August 20, 2019

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST.YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.REST IN PEACE GRACIE.





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Biography

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Gracie Michelle Brasseaux will be he held at 12:00 pm Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Fr. Mark Derise will be the celebrant, with Fr. Alexander Albert delivering the Homily. Readers for the Mass will be Sister Mary Magdalene and Sister Mary Peter. Following the mass, Gracie will be laid to rest with her PawPaw Duke at St. Michaels Cemetery in St. Martinville.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church from 9:00 am until 11:45 am.

Gracie was born January 7, 2006 in Lafayette to Patrick Brasseaux and Lori Decuir Brasseaux, and passed away at the age of 13 Friday, August 16, 2019 in Baton Rouge. In her passing, Gracie will continue to live on in others who will receive the gift of life because of Pat and Lori’s decision to donate her organs.

At the very young age of 13, she has touched so many lives through her faith, friendship and her wit. She had a sense of humor that always left those around her laughing. Gracie was athletic and participated in soccer and cheerleading. And she had a love for fishing having spent many days on the lake with her special fishing buddy, Will Klentzman, eating her favorite treat of fried chicken and enjoying each other’s company.

Gracie also had a devotion to her faith in the Catholic Church. She was enrolled at Catholic High School and received the sacraments of baptism and First Communion at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Prior to her passing, Gracie was also confirmed into her faith at the hospital with her family at her side. Her beautiful smile and precious laugh will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Rest well Gracie until we meet again.

Those left to cherish her memory are her parents, Patrick and Lori Decuir Brasseaux; her brothers and sister, Lance Brasseaux (Godfather), Ali Klentzman Lossi (Godmother) and husband Ryan; and Grant Klentzman; her maternal grandmother, Carolyn Lasseigne Decuir; paternal grandparents, K.J. and Rosemary Brasseaux; her uncles and aunts, Albert “Dukey” Decuir, Chris Brasseaux, Debra Sams and Karen Schultz.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Albert A. “Duke” Decuir, Sr. who Gracie called PawPaw; and her grandmother, Margaret Strack.

Serving as pallbearers are Dukey Decuir, Will Klentzman, Ryan Iossi, Lance Brasseaux, Richard Gary and Will Gary.

Lori and Pat will establish an endowment in the near future in Gracie’s name that will address self-esteem and self-worth issues in that all girls will know that they are appreciated and loved by God. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to this endowment.

Lori and Pat would like to express their sincere gratitude to Ali and Ryan for staying by Gracie’s side the entire time. And to Fr. Mark Derise, Fr. Alexander Albert and to Sisters Mary Magdalen and Sister Mary Peter for their prayer and spiritual comfort. You are all appreciated and loved.

To view the online obituary and video tribute, and to share memories of Gracie, please visit her memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

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