Ivan Henry Burke

November 15, 1942November 7, 2021

NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be conducted for Ivan Henry Burke, age 78, at on 2:00 on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia. Deacon Chris Doumit will officiate. Interment will be held privately at a later date.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at the funeral home in New Iberia on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the service time.

A native of Morgan City and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Burke passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at his home surrounded by loving family.

Born on November 15, 1942 to the late Edwin. Sr and Eunice Dugas Burke, Ivan was one of six children. He was a kind and quite gentleman who liked the simple things in life. Ivan was an avid outdoorsmen who loved always being outside. He really enjoyed fishing and could often be found at Intercostal City with a line in the water feeding the gators and waiting for a Red Fish to bite. Ivan was a hard worker, having worked in the oil field for most of his lifetime. After retiring, Ivan opened his own lawn service business, Burke’s Lawn Care, and spent seven years doing what he loved. He found a sense of calm and peace tending to yards and happily spent hours moving grass and being outside. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Ivan will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Portia Grivat Burke; sons, Rene Burke (Rachel), Neal Burke (Wen), Scott Burke (Megan); daughter, Belinda B. Isbell (Mark); brother, Edwin Burke, Jr.; and eleven grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter Burke, Hardy Burke, and Norman Burke; and one sister Elaine Burke Long.

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


  • Portia Grivat Burke, Loving wife of 52 years
  • Rene Burke (Rachel), Son
  • Neal Burke (Wen), Son
  • Scott Burke (Megan), Son
  • Belinda B. Isbell (Mark), Daughter
  • Edwin Burke, Jr., Brother
  • Edwin Burke, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Eunice Dugas Burke, Mother (deceased)
  • Walter Burke, Brother (deceased)
  • Hardy Burke, Brother (deceased)
  • Norman Burke, Brother (deceased)
  • Elaine Burke Long, Sister (deceased)
  • Mr. Burke also leaves behind to cherish his memory, eleven grandchildren.


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Marvin Winfrey

November 12, 2021

To Belinda and family!! Please know that my prayers & condolences go out to you as you mourn the loss of your father. Know that God is in control, and may he continue to bless, and shine his light on each of you!!