Sylvia Broussard Pete

November 9, 1949May 2, 2021
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Sylvia Broussard Pete passed away peacefully Sunday, May 2, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. A cancer survivor many times before, she fought a valiant battle.

Sylvia was born in New Iberia on November 9, 1949 to the late Clarence (C.L.) Broussard and the late Aureline Guidry Broussard. She was the youngest of four siblings and was 1967 graduate of New Iberia Senior High School. In 1968 she married the love of her life, William “Billy” Pete, and in 1970 became the proud mother of a beautiful baby girl named Lisa, their only child.

She began her secretarial career right after graduation starting in the oilfield industry, then as the principal’s secretary at Park Elementary, as the Directors secretary at Gulf States Research Institute, and lastly with a local home health company until her retirement in 1999.

Sylvia and Billy traveled the country back and forth several times and made many special friends along the way. They enjoyed all the cooking events at the nearby campgrounds and were blessed to have the grandchildren on many of those trips with them, and with their friends to play cards, dance to great music, and just having a good time. They were also blessed to be surrounded by wonderful neighbors, Kenny, Shari and Lester and family members. Always an adventurer, she enjoyed trout fishing in Arkansas and Branson Missouri, trekking a glacier Montana, riding a burro down the cliffs into the Grand Canyon, and fishing and kayaking the waters of her native state. She and Billy were once avid sailboat enthusiasts as well as horsemen. The have traveled the whole continent as well as cruised the Gulf of Mexico, the Carribean and Pacific Oceans.

Above all, Sylvia was a devout Christian and faithful member of St. Nicholas Catholic, and her proudest role, being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and friend to many. She leaves a legacy of faith and love that will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Pete is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 52 years, William “Billy” Pete; her daughter, Lisa Pete Kelly and husband Frank; her grandchildren, Jordan Kelly (Brittany), Shayla Kelly, Brock Kelly (Brianna, and Tatiana Kelly (Theron); eight great grandchildren, Beaux, Rioux, Croix, Avery and Brynnlie Kelly, Kenneth, Titus and Zechariah McGlothlin; her sister and brother, Helen Arceneaux and Clarence Broussard; step-brothers, Danny Bourque (Marian) and Teddy Bourque (Bridget); brother-in-law, Ray Pete (Ann); sister-in-law, Lucy Pete; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C.L. and Aureline Broussard; her stepmother, Cecilia Bourque; her sister, Irene (Merlin) Comeaux; brothers-in-law, Roy Pete, James “Jimmy” Pete, Karl Arceneaux; and her in-laws, Albert and Carmen Pete.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Sylvia’s life will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, May 6, 2021 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Fr. Randy Courville will be the celebrant. Following the mass, she will be laid to rest at Holy Family Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Thursday from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm, with the Rosary being led by the Men’s Rosary Group.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kim Boutte, Jordan Kelly, Brock Kelly, Theron Harrison, Glenn Comeaux and Tommy Romero. Honorary pallbearers are Raymond Pete and Kenny Hebert.

The family wishes to thank Heart of Hospice, especially Skyla, Meka and Doctors Spencer, George and Mata. A special thank you to her very dear friends, Mary Seale, Tommy and Boo Romero and Gloria Saintes. Also to Billy’s classmates from Catholic High who had a special group prayer, and to Fr. Manny, Fr. Schexnayder, Fr. Courville and Fr. DeBlanc.

Family and friends are encouraged to share their condolences and memories by visiting Sylvia’s memorial page at

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


  • William (Billy) Pete, Husband of 52 years
  • Lisa Pete Kelly (Frank), Daughter
  • Jordan Kelly (Brittany), Grandson
  • Shayla Kelly, Granddaughter
  • Brock Kelly (Brianna), Grandson
  • Tatiana Kelly (Theron), Granddaughter
  • Beaux Kelly, Great Grandson
  • Rioux Kelly, Great Grandson
  • Croix Kelly, Great Grandson
  • Avery Kelly, Great Granddaughter
  • Brynnlie Kelly, Great Granddaughter
  • Kenneth McGlothlin, Great Grandson
  • Titus McGlothlin, Great Grandson
  • Zechariah McGlothlin, Great Grandson
  • Helen Arceneaux, Sister
  • Clarence Broussard, Brother
  • Danny Bourque (Marian), Step Brother
  • Teddy Bourque (Bridget), Step Brother
  • Ray Pete (Ann), Brother in law
  • Lucy Pete, Sister in law
  • C.L. & Aureline Broussard, Parents (deceased)
  • Cecilia Bourque, Step Mother (deceased)
  • Irene Comeaux (Merlin), Sister (deceased)
  • Roy Pete, Brother in law (deceased)
  • James "Jimmy" Pete, Brother in law (deceased)
  • Karl Arceneaux, Brother in law (deceased)
  • Albert & Carmen Pete, In Laws (deceased)
  • and a host of nieces and nephews

  • Kim Boutte
  • Jordan Kelly
  • Brock Kelly
  • Theron Harrison
  • Glenn Comeaux
  • Tommy Romero
  • Raymond Pete, Honorary
  • Kenny Hebert, Honorary


  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Rosary

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, May 6, 2021


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Chip and Gloria Lopez

May 7, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Sylvia. Sending our condolences to you and your family,

Cheri Rushing

May 5, 2021

Deepest sympathies to the family, so sorry to hear Billy , Sylvia was a sweet, kind lady. So happy we met many years ago at homebound care - worked together. I was so happy to talk to her a few years back when my mom had her fireplace cleaned 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Tracey Hamilton

May 3, 2021

Sylvia, I have loved you from the moment I met you!! You were a fun, loving, and caring woman. We have partied together, danced together, but mostly enjoyed being family members. I hated to hear of your sickness, but I never felt you should suffer. I'm sure you gave life a run for the money, and you won....everlasting life. I love you and nothing can change that. I thank you for always checking on me, praying for me, but mostly letting me know that your love was real and genuine. I will meet you on the dance floor when my day comes, but until then, shake a tailfeather chic.....muah & hugz
....Tracey (Kathy's girl)

Barbara Johnson

May 3, 2021

From the first time I met Sylvia she was the same, sweet and friendly. She treated me like I was someone she had always known . I will miss her loving kindness.

( Lisa's sister-in-law )

John Berard

May 3, 2021

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