OBITUARY

Vernice Laperouse Derouen

May 19, 1933October 20, 2020
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NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Vernice Laperouse Derouen, age 87, at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Degeyter will officiate. Interment will follow at the church mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church on Friday from 10:30 am until the service time. A Rosary will be prayed at 11:30 am by the Ladies Altar Society.

A native of St. Martinville and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Derouen passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in St. Martinville with her loving daughters by her side.

Born on May 19, 1933 to the late Expadie and Adele Boudreaux Laperouse, Vernice was one of twelve children. She was a devout Catholic and faithful parishioner of Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church. Vernice dedicated her time serving the church and was a member of the Ladies Altar Society. She was a dedicated mother and loved her family deeply, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom she adored. Vernice liked to spend her free time working in the yard or in her flower garden and had enjoyed time fishing with her late husband. A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend, she will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her children, Georgette Durand and husband Edgar of St. Martinville and Wanda Trahan of Maurice; brothers, Kenny Laperouse and wife Linda and Expadie Laperouse, II. and wife Linda; sisters, Mildred Reed and Marie Hebert; daughter-in-law, Yvonne Derouen; grandchildren, Nicole Eastin, Jeffery Derouen, Michael Durand, Koby Trahan, Victoria Marcantel, and Trisha Durand; and five great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Perry James Derouen; parents, Expadie and Adele B. Laperouse; sons, Michael Derouen and Timothy Derouen; son-in-law, Wendell Trahan; brothers, Tony Laperouse, Francis Laperouse, and Jim Laperouse; and sisters, Madeline Chamento and Rita Fuselier.

Pallbearers will be her loving grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearer will be Edgar Durand.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice of Acadiana, Allison Champagne, and Mellissa Vital for their dedication and care for Mrs. Derouen.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

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

  • FAMILY

  • Georgette Durand (Edgar), Daughter
  • Wanda Trahan, Daughter
  • Kenny Laperouse (Linda), Brother
  • Expadie Laperouse, II. (Linda), Brother
  • Mildred Reed, Sister
  • Marie Hebert, Sister
  • Yvonne Derouen, Daughter-in-law
  • Nicole Easton, Grandchild
  • Jeffery Derouen, Grandchild
  • Michael Durand, Grandchild
  • Koby Trahan, Grandchild
  • Victoria Marcantel, Grandchild
  • Trisha Durand, Grandchild
  • Perry James Derouen, Loving husband (deceased)
  • Michael Derrouen, Son (deceased)
  • Timothy Derouen, Son (deceased)
  • Expadie Laperouse, Father (deceased)
  • Adele Boudreaux Laperouse, Mother (deceased)
  • Wendell Trahan, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Tony Laperouse, Brother (deceased)
  • Francis Laperouse, Brother (deceased)
  • Jim Laperouse, Brother (deceased)
  • Madeline Chamento, Sister (deceased)
  • Rita Fuselier, Sister (deceased)
  • Mrs. Derouen also leaves behind to cherish her memory, five great grandchildren.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mrs. Derouen's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers
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Marlene Leleux Dartez

October 22, 2020

Wanda & Georgette, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mother. My heart and prayers are with you. May she Rest in Peace 🙌🌷❤

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