James Allen Boudreaux

June 23, 1948April 25, 2021

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for James Allen Boudreaux, age 72, at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Degeyter will be the celebrant and Fr. Buddy Breaux will be the concelebrant. James passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at his residence surrounded by the love of his family. Interment will follow at Nativity of Our Lady Mausoleum with full military honors conducted by the Iberia Parish Veterans Honor Guard.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church from 9:00 am until time of service. A rosary will be prayed at 10:00 am by the Men’s Rosary Group.

James Allen Boudreaux is the fourth of six children born to Edwin and Velma Field Boudreaux on June 23, 1948 in Coleman, Texas. He married the love of his life, Gloria Boutte Boudreaux. To this beautiful union came three daughters. They were committed to raising their children in a loving Christian home. His greatest joy was spending time with his wife and family at backyard barbecues, family vacations, and visits with his siblings. As “Poppa”, he cherished every moment with his precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially attending their special events and athletic games.

Furthermore, James was a veteran of the US Navy who served his country honorably during the Vietnam Era. He was employed in the oilfield as a production foreman and retired from Chevron/Texaco after many years of employment at Iberia Field at Tee Bayou. Outside of his career in the oilfield, James gave of his talents and leadership as a Sports Editor for the Daily Iberian, a member of the Iberia Parish School Board, and was instrumental with the forming of the Home Rule Charter Commission for Iberia Parish. He was a former member of the New Iberia Jaycees and active in his church parish of Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church where he was once a Eucharistic Minister, Religion teacher, and head of maintenance.

James was loved by many, especially his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Gloria Boutte Boudreaux of New Iberia; three daughters, Edie Pourciau and husband Chad of Broussard; Julie Romero and husband Jason of Durango, CO and Katie Boudreaux and husband Anthony Tuggle of New Iberia. He was “poppa’ to ten grandchildren, Joshua Boudreaux and wife Shavon; Jacque Boudreaux; Jean-Paul Boudreaux; Alexis Boudreaux; Chayse Romero; Abby Romero; Emmy Romero; Katelyn Landry; Benjamin Landry; Regan Hamilton; and a host of precious great-grandchildren. He was brother to Harold Boudreaux Sr. and wife Diane of New Iberia; three sisters, Jeannie Matthews of Lafayette; Gloria Burton and husband Johnnie of Columbia, TN and Pam Duhon and husband Butch of New Iberia, and his sister in law, Sue Boudreaux of Delcambre.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Velma Field Boudreaux; two brothers, Carroll Boudreaux and Henry Boudreaux; his in-laws, Inez Romero Bourque and Etienne Boutte; son in law, Bobby Boudreaux and his brother in law, Paul Matthews.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Boudreaux, Chayse Romero, Katelyn Landry, Abby Romero, Jacque Boudreaux, Ben Landry, Jean-Paul Boudreaux, Emmy Romero, Alexis Boudreaux, and Regan Hamilton.

The family would like to thank Dr. Siefker of MD Anderson, the staff and volunteers of Hospice of Acadiana, and especially Nativity of our Lady Parish for providing loving care, comfort, and spiritual support through James’ illness.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church, 130 N Richelieu Circle, New Iberia, LA 70560 and/or Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503.

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


  • Gloria Boutte Boudreaux, Loving wife
  • Edie Pourciau (Chad), Daughter
  • Julie Romero (Jason), Daughter
  • Katie Boudreaux (Anthony Tuggle), Daughter
  • Joshua Boudreaux (Shavon), Grandchild
  • Jacque Boudreaux, Grandchild
  • Jean-Paul Boudreaux, Grandchild
  • Alexis Boudreaux, Grandchild
  • Chayse Romero, Grandchild
  • Abby Romero, Grandchild
  • Emmy Romero, Grandchild
  • Katelyn Landry, Grandchild
  • Benjamin Landry, Grandchild
  • Regan Hamilton, Grandchild
  • Harold Boudreaux, Sr. (Diane), Brother
  • Jeannie Matthews, Sister
  • Gloria Burton (Johnnie), Sister
  • Pam Duhon (Butch), Sister
  • Sue Boudreaux, Sister in law
  • Edwin & Velma Field Boudreaux, Parents (deceased)
  • Carroll Boudreaux, Brother (deceased)
  • Henry Boudreaux, Brother (deceased)
  • Inez Romero Bourque & Etienne Boutte, In Laws (deceased)
  • Bobby Boudreaux, Son in law (deceased)
  • Paul Matthews, Brother in law (deceased)

  • Joshua Boudreaux, Active
  • Chayse Romero, Active
  • Katelyn Landry, Active
  • Abby Romero, Active
  • Jacque Boudreaux, Active
  • Ben Landry, Active
  • Jean-Paul Boudreaux, Active
  • Emmy Romero, Active
  • Alexis Boudreaux, Active
  • Regan Hamilton, Active


  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Rosary

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, April 29, 2021


James Allen Boudreaux

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John Berard

April 29, 2021

Your family has my deepest sympathy...I was so sorry to hear of his passing...I served on the Iberia Parish School Board for many years with James....he was always a dedicated public servant and an asset to his community....he loved his family....and know he will be missed.

Jeannine Morris

April 28, 2021

My deepest sympathy for the family. Our prayers are with y’all during this difficult time.

Thomas Falgout

April 27, 2021

My condolences thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Edie Pourciau

April 27, 2021

Your wish came true. Your prayers were answered. You died a happy death surrounded by your family, and you were not suffering when you passed. It was really beautiful to see you go so peacefully. You gained your wings on Good Shepherd Sunday. You were such a good good father & I will forever be grateful for you—Our Good Shepherd. My life here on earth will never be the same without you, but I know you will always be watching over me from heaven. Your spirit will always remain alive in my heart. I love you Poppa & I miss you so much already, but I am so happy for you too because your BEST life has just begun—HEAVEN ❤️❤️❤️