Nelton Thomas Myers
January 2, 1929 – March 2, 2021
Nelton Thomas Myers, a lifelong resident of New Iberia and retired businessman, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at his residence at the age of 92.
Nelton was born January 2, 1929 in Iberia Parish to the late Peter Myers and Enola Broussard Myers. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Nelton worked for Shell Oil for ten years, before starting his business, Myers Grocery located at 501 S. Lewis street in New Iberia. For over 20 years, he and his family provided residents of New Iberia a place to shop locally, all while taking on his role as a rural mail carrier.
At the age of 49, Nelton retired and took advantage of he and his wife's hard work. He spent his free time tending to his garden and doing carpentry work. He and Betty bought a camp at Cypremort Point, which they redid three times. There they would enjoy fishing and trolling for shrimp and crabs. His son recalls going out every May and August on those trolling runs. Nelton and Betty also spent a great deal of time traveling the United States, often leaving for a month at a time, and having the best time. Above all, he cherished his time spent with family and will be missed dearly.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Steve Thomas Myers and wife Debbie and Dave Peter Myers; ten grandchildren, Chris Clayton Myers, Heather Myers Frith, Jason Thomas Myers, Devon Myers Gary, Casey Myers, Raven Myers, Casie Myers, Abby Myers and Paige Myers; eight great grandchildren; his sisters, Joyce Thibodeaux and Janell Fonte and husband Jim; and his brother, Calvin Myers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Hebert Myers; his son, Chris James Myers; his grandson, Craig Myers; his parents, Peter and Enola Myers; and his brother, Russell Myers.
In keeping with their father's wishes, private services will be held and Mr. Myers will be laid to rest with his wife at St. Peter's Cemetery.
Family and friends are encouraged to share the memories and condolences by visiting Nelton's memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
- Steve Thomas Myers (Debbie), Son
- Dave Peter Myers, Son
- Chris Clayton Myers, Grandson
- Heather Myers Frith, Granddaughter
- Jason Thomas Myers, Grandson
- Devon Myers Gary, Granddaughter
- Casey Myers, Grandson
- Raven Myers, Granddaughter
- Casie Myers, Granddaughter
- Abby Myers, Granddaughter
- Paige Myers, Granddaughter
- Joyce Thibodeaux, Sister
- Janell Fonte (Jim), Sister
- Calvin Myers, Brother
- Betty Hebert Myers, Wife (deceased)
- Chris James Myers, Son (deceased)
- Craig Myers, Grandson (deceased)
- Enola Broussard Betty, Mother (deceased)
- Eutna Peter Myers, Father (deceased)
- Russell Myers, Brother (deceased)
- Also survived by8 great grandchildren
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Nelton Thomas Myers
March 16, 2021
I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Ned's passing, he was a very kind and loving man. He and my Dad, Sterling were neighbors and friends and we always brought Mr. Ned holiday meals. He will be missed very much. Cindy Kight and Sterling frederick
March 13, 2021
So sorry for your loss Dave. I have many memories with your Dad that were good and enjoyable. He was an innovator in his day. I am still amused by the clothes line he made with a pulley system on the upstairs porch so Mrs. Betty could put her clothes out and take them off the line without having to go downstairs. He is gone but won't ever be forgotten on my end.
March 4, 2021
So sorry for your loss Steve and Dave. I remember as a child going to Uncle Nelton’s store. When I would send Uncle Nelton a card I new in a few days I would get one from him. Rest in peace Uncle Nelton.
March 4, 2021
The Myers Family, My deepest sympathy and condolences to All of You. My family and I knew Mr Nelson from being neighbors at Cypremort Point and we were very Blessed with Wonderful neighbors. Remembering Everyone in my thoughts and prayers
March 3, 2021
Mr Nelton and Mrs Betty were friends with my parents and lived next door to us. Mr Nelton still walked across the yard and visited with my mom up until a couple of years ago. They would exchange books and she knew his love for red beans and rice so she would always share when she cooked a pot. Overtime, as a little girl, my daughter developed a friendship with Mr Nelton. She helped him rake leaves and he would help her pick pecans. He keep a bucket in his shed and put some aside for her for when she wanted some. Such a sweet man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Love, The Meche’s.
Alfred Barbara Touchet
March 3, 2021
We so sorry for the passing of you’re father may he Rest In Peace