OBITUARY

James "Jim" Travis Brice

October 11, 1949August 25, 2021
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NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be conducted for James “Jim” Travis Brice, age 71, at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Lighthouse Baptist Church. His son, Pastor Travis Brice, will officiate. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum.

Services for Mr. Brice will be livestreamed via Evangeline Funeral Homes Facebook page. Please join us for the stream 20 minutes prior to the service time by going to the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/Evangeline-Funeral-Home-New-Iberia-163724400323778/

A gathering of family and friends will take place at Lighthouse Baptist Church from 10:00 am until the service time.

A native of Sugarland, TX and longtime resident of New Iberia, Mr. Brice passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Iberia Medical Center.

Born on October 11, 1949 to the late Jack and Barbara Sandifer Brice, James was one of three children. Better known as “Jim” by family and friends, Jim was a hardworking and dedicated person, having worked in the Oil Field for just over 40 years, and always made sure to provide for his family. He was also an easy-going and fun loving man who enjoyed life to the fullest. One of Jim’s great joys was working on his 1964 Corvette Stingray car with his children.

In his younger days, Jim had an artistic streak and spent a lot of time painting and making art. Later in life, Jim discovered the joy of traveling. He and his wife made many trips - especially their “BBQ Roadtrips” where they would travel from state to state for some good eating!

Jim had many passions in life. He was a proud and patriotic man who strongly supported the 2nd amendment. Jim was a licensed firearms dealer and advocate for gun ownership. He absolutely loved going to the gun range with his children and grandchildren and teaching them to shoot.

Above all, Jim was a family man and his most proud achievement in life was marrying his wife Peggy Taylor Brice, who supported him in all he did, and lovingly supported him during their last days together. He was a loving father to his beloved children and of the many names that Jim went by, “Paw-Paw” was his favorite. He adored his grandchildren, as they were the light of his life.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend to all, Jim will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Taylor Brice; son, Pastor Travis Brice (Angela); daughters, Kelly Brice Reid (Jeffrey) and Fannie Brice Trahan (Wade); brothers, Larry Brice (Ann) and Garry Brice (Jeanette); grandchildren, Macy Elaine Hill, Lorelei Sonnier, Wyatt Sonnier, Jack Trahan, and Max and Leo Trahan; and great grandchildren Zoe Hill and two great granddaughters on the way.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be members and friends of the family.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

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

  • FAMILY

  • Peggy Taylor Brice, Loving wife of 52 years
  • Pastor Travis Brice (Angela), Son
  • Kelly Brice Reid (Jeffrey), Daughter
  • Fannie Brice Trahan (Wade), Daughter
  • Larry Brice (Ann), Brother
  • Garry Brice (Jeanette), Brother
  • Macy Elaine Hill, Grandchild
  • Lorelei Sonnier, Grandchild
  • Wyatt Sonnier, Grandchild
  • Jack Trahan, Grandchild
  • Max Trahan, Grandchild
  • Leo Trahan, Grandchild
  • Zoe Hill, Great Grandchild
  • Jack Brice, Father (deceased)
  • Barbara Sandifer Brice, Mother (deceased)
  • Mr. Brice also leaves behind to cherish him memory, two great granddaughters that are on the way.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Will be members and friends of the family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

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James "Jim" Travis Brice

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Mona & Perry Leleux

September 2, 2021

Peggy, I am so sorry to hear this news. I sincerely hope he didn’t suffer and that you are doing ok. Sending our sympathies, thoughts and prayers for you and your family! ❤️ My friend & classmate!

Tom , Lucy , and Tracy Monroe

September 2, 2021

We have such fond memories of Brother Jim. He was always such a good friend and church member and will continue to be a fine example to those of us who remain members of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Our deepest sympathy to Peggy and the children and grand children and our prayers be with you always.
Tom, Lucy, and Tracy Monroe

Bill & Cheryl Gonsoulin

September 1, 2021

Ms. Peggy - Our deepest sympathy to you, Travis, Kelly & Fannie on the “passing” of your husband & patriarch, & our brother in Christ, Brother Jim! What a faithful soul he exemplified in the sight of me & my family! His memory & walk in Christ will always be remembered! May the Lord comfort you all, knowing you’ll see him again in Heaven!

Brenda Reed

August 31, 2021

I have such sweet memories of time spent with Jimmy years ago. I remember him taking me to a funny car race one summer in Houston and wondering why anyone enjoyed it. His laughter was infectious, and he was so sweet to me as his younger cousin. Sincere condolences to Peggy and all family.

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