Joseph "Joe" Paul Girard

January 11, 1937January 30, 2021

NEW IBERIA – Joseph Paul Girard, age 84, of New Iberia passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at his home with his children by his side.

A memorial visitation will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at on Friday February 12, 2021 at 1:30 pm followed by Memorial services at 2:00 pm with Fr. Dass officiating with burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Joseph was born January 11, 1937 to Olympe Dutil Gerard and Cleus Gerard. He was a kind, loving, and humble man that enjoyed the simple life. Joe, as he was better known, was a devout catholic and member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. He was dedicated to serving the church as an usher for many years and always attended the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday. Joe enjoyed being around people and would have coffee most morning with his buddies from church. He worked in the pest control business for several decades. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Joseph is survived by his son, Ron Girard; and daughter Rhonda Girard Schultz (Jeffrey); sister, Nola Girard Picard (Floyd); grandchildren, Derrick Girard, Ryan Girard, Ashlee Girard, Brody Landry and Kaylee Schultz; and eight great grandchildren.

Joseph was preceded in death by his loving wife, Martha Burrell Girard; mother, Olympe Dutil Gerard and father, Cleus Gerard; grandchild, Joseph Girard; and niece and godchild, Ursula Picard.

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


  • Ron Girard, Son
  • Rhonda Girard Schultz (Jeffrey), Daughter
  • Derrick Girard, Grandchild
  • Ryan Girard, Grandchild
  • Ashlee Girard, Grandchild
  • Brody Landry, Grandchild
  • Kaylee Schultz, Grandchild
  • Nola Girard Picard (Floyd), Sister
  • Olympe Dutil Gerard, Mother (deceased)
  • Cleus Gerard, Father (deceased)
  • Martha Burrell Girard, Loving wife (deceased)
  • Joseph Girard, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Ursula Picard, Niece/Godchild (deceased)


  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, February 12, 2021


Joseph "Joe" Paul Girard

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Erika Shirk(Young)

February 2, 2021

The world has lost a pure soul and the heavens open their arms for an angel... Mr Joe you were such a wonderful sweet loving man and I’ve known you my whole life I was your neighbor for my teenage years I babysat your grandson, Brody. Helped your daughter Rhonda when ever I was able. Shared thanksgiving leftovers a time or two. Our families knew each other many years so you were just like a grandfather to all us kids in the neighborhood and always gave us a quick laugh at the bus stop on your way to work. Ron & Rhonda (cricket) my deepest sympathy & condolences to you and your family. Heaven awaits with Joe’s wings... love u papaw joe ❤️❤️❤️ Love Erika & Kids

John Berard

February 2, 2021

Your family has my deepest sympathy....I was so sorry to hear of his passing...we met him years ago when he had Slug-A-Bug around 1967..he was always a nice person to do business with....always polite and professional...your family will be in my prayers.

Gerald Oubre

February 2, 2021

Ronnie, Rhonda and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Seems like yesterday when I first met your dad and mom next door to their house. I have nothing but good memories of your dad. He will be missed by all who knew him. May God give you strength and peace during your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kitty Courts

January 31, 2021

The Girard Family, My.deepest sympathy and condolences to All of you. I knew Joe for many years as he was my.pest control man and i.would always see him at 4 pm.Mass. Joe was always a very kind and gentle person. Remembering.Everyone in my thoughts and prayers

Sandra Benoit

January 31, 2021

I’m so sorry for y’all loss🙏🏼❤️I’m going to miss papaw so much.He called me his granddaughter. RIP Papaw