OBITUARY

Mildred Labit David Dobbins

July 31, 1927May 10, 2019
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NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mildred L. David Dobbins, age 91, at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. Gary Schexnayder officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Tuesday with a rosary being prayed at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Wednesday from 8:00 am until service time.

A native of Henry and resident of Broussard, Mrs. Dobbins passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at St. Joseph Carpenter House of Lafayette surrounded by her loving family.

Mildred had many accomplishments throughout her life. In the 50’s she graduated from cosmetology school in New Orleans, and together with her mother, Euphime Labit, owned and operated Babe’s Beauty Shop in New Iberia. In the early 60’s she was a competitive bowler and won first place in a competition. From 1975 to 1978, Mildred owned and managed Interior Décor Gift Shop. During that same time in 1975, she was crowned Mrs. Diet Workshop of Acadiana for her many recipes, personality looks, poise, and confidence. She was also later rewarded as Mrs. Diet Workshop of South Louisiana. Mildred was owner and in partnership with her late husband, Benny David, of Benny David’s Dirt Hauling Company for 40 years and managed their rental property for 65 years. Mildred will be remembered by many names; Mil, Millie, Aunt Mildred, Di Did, Nan, and most of all, Granny. Many will remember her hosting family and friend’s social events by preparing great Cajun meals and for her love of baking and sharing with family and friends. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Mildred will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband Bob Dobbins of Broussard, LA; daughters, Mary David Galleon and husband Joseph of Katy, TX and Tina David Mena and husband Salomon of Broussard; her special and only granddaughter, Mia Hoffpauir of Broussard; step-grandchildren, Clay David and Kim Lewis; and godchildren, Barbara Ann Labit, Sheryl Boudreaux Gaspard, and Karen Ann Bertelsman.

She is proceeded in death by her first husband, and father of her daughters, Maurice Joseph “Benny” David; parents, Adam and Euphime Rodriguez Labit; step-sons, Gayle Patrick David and Manuel Joseph David; and step-grandson, Ben Patrick David.

Pallbearers will be Mia Hoffpauir, Salomon Mena, Joseph Galleon, Frank Thibeaux, Gerald Gaspard, and Ricky Labit.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bernie Bertelsman and Harvey Werner

The family would like to thank Acadian Home Health for going through this journey with us. Thanks also to Mrs. Mildred’s home sitters, Liz, Ms. T, Vivian, Cathy, Tracy, and Angela for their love and compassion. Special thanks also to the Bertelsman family, Aunt Willa, Karen, and Bernie for always being there for mom.

To view the online obituary, view the video tribute, and share memories of Mildred, please visit www.evangelinenewiberia.com

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

  • FAMILY

  • Bobbie "Bob" Dobbins, Husband
  • Tina David Mena & Salomon, Daughter
  • Mary David Galleon & Joseph, Daughter
  • Mia Hoffpauir, Granddaughter
  • Maurice "Benny" David, First husband
  • Euphime Rodriguez Labit, Mother
  • Adam Labit, Father
  • Gayle David, Step-son
  • Manuel David, Step-son
  • Ben David, Step-grandson
  • Mildred also leaves behind to cherish her memory, step-grandchildren, Clay David and Kim Lewis; and godchildren, Barbara Ann Labit, Sheryl Boudreaux Gaspard, and Karen Ann Bertelsman.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mia Hoffpauir
  • Salomon Mena
  • Joseph Galleon
  • Frank Thibeaux
  • Gerald Gaspard
  • Ricky Labit
  • Bernie Bertelsman, Honorary
  • Harvey Werner, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Memories

Mildred Labit David Dobbins

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Clay David

May 15, 2019

Lyndsey Marino

May 14, 2019

Aunt Mary, Tina and family,
Di Did will be very missed. She was a very loving, generous women who did not take any bs. Di Did was always quick to smile and laugh. She is in heaven looking down on those that she loved probably making her homemade candies waiting until everyone is reunited. (Hopefully giving Lenis grief. Lol)
May you all remember her with smiles and laughter knowing that she touched many lives.
My prayers will be with each of you and your families as you grieve.
With all my love and sorrow,
Lyndsey Marino & family

Tina Mena

May 14, 2019

To my mom
There are not enough words to express the loss I will have without you in my life ; but you are in a better place and at peace, with all our family in heaven. Please give dad a big kiss for me. You will live on in our memories . I love you
Your daughter Tina

Sal Mena

May 13, 2019

Granny always received me with a smile. From my first visit to her last days. She gave me love and affection no matter what. She invited me into her family with open arms and I’ll always be grateful.
I will miss her the most during the holidays when she, Tina and Mary used to cook for an army even if it was only 6 of us.
Granny was always looking out for me; the first one to celebrate in good times and quietly worried in bad times.
Granny, Mom I love you
Sal

Clay David

May 13, 2019

Clay David

May 13, 2019

Reunited in heavenly splendor. Watching over us, smiling and enjoying a good cup of coffee. Peace and love to you all.

Lula Mena

May 12, 2019

WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS MY SORROW FOR YOUR LOSS
will pray for you so that God will strengthen you And your family
Love you!!!rest in peace❤️😘

Clay David, Mary Galeon and Tina Mena

May 12, 2019

Clay David and Ruby Palmer

May 12, 2019

Mary Galleon

May 12, 2019

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Biography

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mildred L. David Dobbins, age 91, at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. Gary Schexnayder officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Tuesday with a rosary being prayed at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Wednesday from 8:00 am until service time.

A native of Henry and resident of Broussard, Mrs. Dobbins passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at St. Joseph Carpenter House of Lafayette surrounded by her loving family.

Mildred had many accomplishments throughout her life. In the 50’s she graduated from cosmetology school in New Orleans, and together with her mother, Euphime Labit, owned and operated Babe’s Beauty Shop in New Iberia. In the early 60’s she was a competitive bowler and won first place in a competition. From 1975 to 1978, Mildred owned and managed Interior Décor Gift Shop. During that same time in 1975, she was crowned Mrs. Diet Workshop of Acadiana for her many recipes, personality looks, poise, and confidence. She was also later rewarded as Mrs. Diet Workshop of South Louisiana. Mildred was owner and in partnership with her late husband, Benny David, of Benny David’s Dirt Hauling Company for 40 years and managed their rental property for 65 years. Mildred will be remembered by many names; Mil, Millie, Aunt Mildred, Di Did, Nan, and most of all, Granny. Many will remember her hosting family and friend’s social events by preparing great Cajun meals and for her love of baking and sharing with family and friends. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Mildred will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband Bob Dobbins of Broussard, LA; daughters, Mary David Galleon and husband Joseph of Katy, TX and Tina David Mena and husband Salomon of Broussard; her special and only granddaughter, Mia Hoffpauir of Broussard; step-grandchildren, Clay David and Kim Lewis; and godchildren, Barbara Ann Labit, Sheryl Boudreaux Gaspard, and Karen Ann Bertelsman.

She is proceeded in death by her first husband, and father of her daughters, Maurice Joseph “Benny” David; parents, Adam and Euphime Rodriguez Labit; step-sons, Gayle Patrick David and Manuel Joseph David; and step-grandson, Ben Patrick David.

Pallbearers will be Mia Hoffpauir, Salomon Mena, Joseph Galleon, Frank Thibeaux, Gerald Gaspard, and Ricky Labit.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bernie Bertelsman and Harvey Werner

The family would like to thank Acadian Home Health for going through this journey with us. Thanks also to Mrs. Mildred’s home sitters, Liz, Ms. T, Vivian, Cathy, Tracy, and Angela for their love and compassion. Special thanks also to the Bertelsman family, Aunt Willa, Karen, and Bernie for always being there for mom.

To view the online obituary, view the video tribute, and share memories of Mildred, please visit www.evangelinenewiberia.com

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