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Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA

OBITUARY

Verne Lawrence Thibodeaux, Jr. MD

February 15, 1935June 16, 2020

Dr. Verne Lawrence Thibodeaux, Jr., a longtime resident of Morgan City and current resident of New Iberia, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 16, 2020. He was 85. Verne was born February 15, 1935 in New Iberia to the late Verne L. Thibodeaux, Sr. and Alberta Decuir Thibodeaux.

Dr. Thibodeaux practiced medicine in Morgan City for 31 years, before his retirement and subsequent move back to his hometown of New Iberia. Although he was retired, he remained active professionally serving Catholic charities and consulting with local clinics in need.

Outside of his practice, Dr. Thibodeaux was an avid hunter and fisherman and traveled extensively with his wife Mary. They were able to visit many destinations in the US and abroad, but enjoyed cruises the most.

Survivors include his three children, Verne L. Thibodeaux, III, PhD (Paula), Andre P. Thibodeaux (Christy) and Simone Thibodeaux Guillot; and his grandchildren, Catherine Guillot, Matthew Guillot, Jacob Guillot, Pierre Thibodeaux, Claire Thibodeaux and Gabriel Thibodeaux.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years. Mary Livingston Thibodeaux, and his sister, Lucille “Susie” Pharr.

Private services will be held for Dr. Thibodeaux and he will be laid to rest with his wife at St. Michaels Cemetery in St. Martinville.

Those wishing may contribute to a charity of their choice in memory of Dr. Thibodeaux.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting Dr. Thibodeaux’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

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

  • FAMILY

  • Verne L. Thibodeaux, III PhD (Paula), Son
  • Andre P. Thibodeaux (Christy), Son
  • Simone Thibodeaux Guillot, Daughter
  • Catherine Guillot, Granddaughter
  • Matthew Guillot, Grandson
  • Jacob Guillot, Grandson
  • Pierre Thibodeaux, Grandson
  • Claire Thibodeaux, Granddaughter
  • Gabriel Thibodeaux, Grandson
  • Mary Livingston Thibodeaux, Loving wife of 58 years (deceased)
  • Alberta Decuir Thibodeaux, Mother (deceased)
  • Verne L. Thibodeaux, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Lucille "Susie" Pharr, Sister (deceased)

Services

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Myrtis Mixon

June 26, 2020

Larry was seven months older than I and he and Suzie were treated as brother and sister in our big family. I don't know why, but his mother, "Nan", used to tell me to take care of Larry when we wandered around in the country near our house on 'highway' 90... and around the old family home up the dirt road where great-aunt Elodie Landry Romero lived. I especially remember Nan telling me to help him "cross the cattle guards'.
One night, probably when we were 8, he and I dared to escape the babysitter, and leave their house on Dodson St. We climbed the fence into the pool in the city park and were happily swimming in the dark when Nan suddenly stood at the fence, and said, "Get out of the water". Of course we had to re-climb the metal fence. Larry was in REAL trouble; Tibby was a bit hard on him. I called my Mamma and said, "Come get me."