Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA


Louise McClain Romero

August 30, 1931June 28, 2020

NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Joseph “Joe” Romero, the former Louise McClain, age 88, at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Brother Jim McGlasson of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses will officiate. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery where Louise will be buried with her husband.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 11:00 am until the service time.

A native of Cleveland, MS and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Romero passed away at her home in the early morning hours on Sunday, June 28, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Born on August 30, 1931 to the late Husie and Claudie Gorrell McClain. Louise was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She dedicated her time to raising her family and enjoyed every moment spent with them. She was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness and served as a devoted member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Louise liked spending time in her garden tending to her flowers and reading. She will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her children, James M. DeLaney and wife Karen of Huttig, AR, Jeanne Romero of New Iberia, and Kellie L. Romero of New Iberia; grandchildren, Heather Russo, Derek Myers Chad Breaux, Christopher DeLaney, Kimberly DeLaney, Shayna Romero, and Rayven Romero; and numerous great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph “Joe” Romero; sons, Ernest Romero, William DeLaney, Jr., and Joseph “Tony” Romero; grandson, Joseph Anthony Boutte; parents, Husie and Claudie McClain; brothers, Billy, Husie, Jr., Kenneth Robert, and David McClain; and sister, Rosaleigh McClain.

Pallbearers will be members and friends of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to help defer the cost of the funeral.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Hope Hospice for their kindness and support in caring for Mrs. Romero.

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

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


  • James DeLaney (Karen), Son
  • Jeanne Romero, Daughter
  • Kellie Romero, Daughter
  • Mrs. Romero also leaves behind to cherish her memory, grandchildren, Heather Russo, Derek Myersm Chad Breaux, Christopher DeLaney, Kimberly DeLaney, Shayna Romero, and Rayven Romero; and numerous great grandchildren.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Louise McClain Romero

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John Berard

June 30, 2020

Your family has my deepest sympathy......I was so sorry to hear of her passing....your family will be in my prayers.....

Heather Russo

June 29, 2020

Maw maw, I love you, and will miss your sweet soul! I will always remember how kind, and loving you were. I will always remember waking up at your house with the smell of coffee, and honey in the air on early mornings. Your suffering is over, and for that I am glad, but I will miss seeing your face, and giggling at your spicy personality! Rest in peace! Love you!