Velva Suire Barrilleaux

January 31, 1927January 20, 2011

“Best Mother in the World”

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Sandy Barrilleaux, the former Velva Suire, age 83, at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Fr. Mark Derise will be the celebrant for the service. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Saturday until service time.

A native of Delcambre and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Barrilleaux passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 10:10 am at Iberia Medical Center.

Mrs. Barrilleaux is survived by her children, Corny Barrilleaux and wife Estelle; Dalton Barrilleaux and wife Jennifer; Percy Barrilleaux and wife Patsy; Sandra B. Theriot and husband David and Carol B. Greer and husband Len all of New Iberia; ten grandchildren, Tricia LeBlanc and husband Lonnie; Paul Sandy Barrilleaux and wife Jewel; Devlin Barrilleaux and wife Gemma; Troy Barrilleaux and wife Kiomi; Heather Dore; Erica Dore; Christine B. Derouen and husband Chet; Sarah B. Colson and husband Paul, Jr.; Scott Mendoza; Caleb Barrilleaux; Seth Barrilleaux; Michael Theriot and wife Keely; Danny Viator and wife Simion and Olivia Greer and thirteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Presley Suire of New Iberia; one sister, Ella Mae Trahan and husband Ralph of New Iberia and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sandy Barrilleaux; Parents, Alexis and Edna Bourque Suire; granddaughter, Jennifer Theriot; grandson Garland Barrilleaux; daughter in law, Sylvia D. Barrilleaux; two brothers, Percy Suire and Wilmer Suire and one sister, Rose Mae Delcambre.

Pallbearers will be Paul Sandy Barrilleaux, Devlyn Barrilleaux, Troy Barrilleaux, Michael Theriot, Danny Viator and Ty Shaw.

Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb and Seth Barrilleaux.

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


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 22, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, January 21, 2011
  • Rosary Friday, January 21, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, January 22, 2011

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Rex Beachum

January 15, 2012

I am very sorry for your loss.

John Berard

January 25, 2011

Corny and Estelle , You and your family have my deepest sympathy. She will be in our prayers.

Peter & Bertha Reaux II

January 25, 2011

To the Barrilleauxes, Our sincere prayers, warmest thoughts and heartfelt sympathy to you all.

Deedy Francois

January 23, 2011

Dear Corny,Dalton and Family:
Darrell and I were so sorry to hear about your Mom. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.


January 23, 2011


Anita "Addie" Plummer

January 22, 2011

To Corny,Estelle and all the Barrilleaux family. My deepest sympathy,thoughts and prayers to all of you in the loss of your Mom.

kitty courts

January 22, 2011

The Courts sends their deepest sympathy and condolences on the death of Sandra's mother, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time,

Chris Fridley

January 22, 2011

I'm so sorry for your loss. She will be remembered as a great woman.

Joy Rita & Bobby Artigue

January 22, 2011

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We are celebrating my mother's 90th birthday on the 31st. We are so lucky to have her and she is so healthy.

Love you'll!
Joy Rita & Bobby Artigue

January 22, 2011

Corny and Estelle, my prayers are with all of your family. Laural Bass