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Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA

OBITUARY

Mabel Derouen Broussard

September 20, 1936August 12, 2020
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NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mabel Derouen Broussard, age 83, at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Fr. Keith Landry will officiate. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

A visitation will take place at Evangeline Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 9:00 am until the service time. A Rosary will be prayed by Fr. Landry at 1:00 pm.

A native of New Iberia and resident of Denham Springs, Mrs. Broussard passed away in the early morning hours on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Golden Age Nursing Home in Denham Springs.

Born on September 20, 1936 to the late Willis and Elaine Primeaux Derouen, Mabel was one of nine children. She was known as “Meb” to family and friends and as “Maw Maw T-Meb” by her grandchildren. Mabel taught her family to choose love always and not to hold onto grudges. Her humor was at sometimes dry and if you were not looking into her smiling blue eyes you would miss a special moment. Mabel was true sports fan of; Football, Baseball, and believe it or not Golf. She especially loved The Saints. She held a torch for Archie Manning and Championed for Drew Brees and the Saints team for their Super Bowl win- she even Announced Drew as an honorary family member.

Her loving family will deeply miss her. Sing loud and dance free!

She is survived by her son, Darrel Broussard and wife Burnella; Donna B. Brasseaux and husband Ronald, Sr.; brothers, Kenneth Derouen and wife Diane and Dean Derouen and wife Laura Dean; sisters, Carol Maturin, Mary Katherine Scott and husband Jim, and Sandra Buffington and husband Tony; four grandchildren, Kimberly Sibley and husband Kris, Ronald Brasseaux, Jr., Raina Angelle and husband Neal, and Ami Costley and husband Scott; and 3 great grandchildren, Kilah Rai Cormier, Brennan Marshall Sibley, and Emma Elizabeth Sibley.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Gerald Broussard; parents, Willis and Elaine Primeaux Derouen; son, Kevin Broussard; brothers, Russell Derouen and Al Derouen; and sister, Juanita White.

Pallbearers will be members and friends of the family.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Golden Age Nursing Home for their support and care for Mrs. Broussard during these difficult times.

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

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

  • FAMILY

  • Darrel Broussard (Burnella), Son
  • Donna B. Brasseaux (Ronald), Daughter
  • Kenneth Derouen (Diane), Brother
  • Dean Derouen (Laura Dean), Brother
  • Carrol Maturin, Sister
  • Mary Scott (Jim), Sister
  • Sandra Buffington (Tony), Sister
  • Gerald Broussard, Husband (deceased)
  • Kevin Broussard, Son (deceased)
  • Williis Derouen, Father (deceased)
  • Elaine Primeaux Derouen, Mother (deceased)
  • Russell Derouen, Brother (deceased)
  • Al Derouen, Brother (deceased)
  • Juanita White, Sister (deceased)
  • Mrs. Broussard also leaves behind to cherish her memory four grandchildren, Kimberly Sibley and husband Kris, Ronald Brasseaux, Jr., Raina Angelle and husband Neil, and Ami Costley and husband Scott; and 3 great grandchildren, Kilah Ray Cormier, Brennan Marshall Sibley, and Emma Elizabeth Sibley.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Pallbearers will be members and friends of the family

Services

  • Visitaiton

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Memories

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Nell Romero

August 30, 2020


To; Darryl & Donna,
So, very SORRY to hear about my BEST friend passing. Sending your family my LOVE and PRAYERS.
Nell Romero

Debbie (Norris) Auerbach

August 20, 2020

Darrel and Donna,
I was so saddened to hear the news of your Moms passing. I can still remember her hearty laugh and her beautiful voice echoing through the neighborhood. She was the Patsy Cline of Chris Street! Prayers to you both and your families.

Brigitte Lefebure

August 18, 2020

To Donna & Family , Mabel will always stick with me wherever I go in my nursing career. They say you will have patients you never forget and Mabel Was the one for me. She had a soul like no other always knew how to make you laugh and would tell you the best stories. I am so grateful to have had the chance to get to know her and care for her. She sure did love when her daughter Donna would bring her spaghetti for dinner. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest is peace Sweet “ Maybeline” 💜

Christine N. Breaux

August 18, 2020

Darrel, Donna and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Miss Mabel was a blessing to the old neighborhood. Enjoyed her laughter and her sense of humor. Sending peace and prayers to all of you. Chris & Lynn

Miranda Darby

August 18, 2020

I am truly going to miss Mabel! She would always make me laugh! I loved listening to her fuss about the saints when they played a bad game! I loved her cajun accent. She loved her family so much! She talked about you guys all the time. She will be truly missed.
💖 Miranda aka Matilda (as Mabel called me 😊)

Christine Leblanc

August 18, 2020

I am so sorry for your lost!!! Mabel was my all time favorite resident! She would make me smile at any moment. Listening to her and hearing her stories were priceless. She was the princess at Golden Age and she would never let anyone forget it 😊 Sending lots of prayers to the family during this time. Thanks for sharing Mabel with us at Golden Age!

Cindy Buffington

August 15, 2020

Meb,
I have missed you so much since the pandemic and now I will miss you even more now that you have gone home to our heavenly family. When I prayed nightly for God to send Angel's to talk to you so you wouldn't feel lonely, I didn't think you would ask them to go with them. I can surely see why you did. No more quarantine, no more talking on a phone to us, no more grief or loneliness. You are with Jesus and your family. I can see you hugging Gerald, Kevin who you have grieved for so long. All our siblings, Mom and Dad.
We all know you are in a better and much happier place. Now we are left to miss you. You will always be my "Wonder Woman", my super Hero. I love you Sister and look forward to the day when I can hug you right and see those beautiful blue eyes again.
Your baby Sister,
Cindy

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