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Evangeline Funeral Home

415 E Bridge Street, St. Martinville, LA

OBITUARY

Brenda Boutte Smith

January 13, 1957October 21, 2019

COTEAU HOLMES- Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Elie Smith, the former Brenda Boutte, age 62, at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Coteau Holmes Full Gospel Church. Brother Jerod Robin will officiate. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 am until the service time.

A native and resident of Coteau Holmes, Brenda passed away in her home on the morning of October 21, 2019.

Born on January 13, 1957 to the late Alcibiade and Esther Bonin Boutte, Brenda was one of ten children. She was a kind and carefree woman who put family first. She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren with a passion. They were her everything. Brenda was member of Coteau Holmes Full Gospel Church and was devout in her faith. She enjoyed spending time outdoors and could often be found fishing in the basin or at their camp with family. She will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Elie Smith, Sr. of Coteau Holmes; children, Elie Smith, Jr. and wife Tiffany, Donny Smith and wife Lacey, and Amanda Smith and fiancé Jason Richard, Sr. all of Coteau Holmes; brothers, Louis Boutte and wife Angel of St. Martinville and Ronald Boutte both of Coteau Holmes; sisters, Terry Hayes and husband Shelton, Sr. of St. Martinville and Sylvia Smith and husband Milton both of Coteau Holmes; grandchildren, Colby Smith, Owen Smith, Gabrielle Smith, Alexis Smith and fiancé Justin Lege, Donny Smith, Jr., Gavin Smith, Kole Smith, Peyton Smith, Karter Smith, Damon Horton, Triston Horton, Rylan Horton, Jason Richard, Jr., Jaidyn Richard, and Destiny Richard; and great grandchildren, McKenzie Lege, Ellie Lege, and Declan Reed.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Errol Boutte and Donald Boutte; and sisters, Monica Boutte, Gail Patin, and Gloria Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Donny Smith, Jr., Damon Horton, Colby Smith, Owen Smith, Jason Richard, Sr., Gavin Smith, and Justin Lege.

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

  • Elie Smith Sr, Husband
  • Elie Smith Jr & wife Tiffany, Son
  • Donny Smith Sr & wife Lacey, Son
  • Amanda Smith & Fiance Jason Richard Sr, Daughter
  • Louis Boutte & wife Angel, Brother
  • Ronald Boutte, Brother
  • Terry Hayes & husband Shelton Sr, Sister
  • Sylvia Smith and husband Milton, Sister
  • Alcibiade Boutte, Father (deceased)
  • Esther Bonin Boutte, Mother (deceased)
  • Errol Boutte, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald Boutte, Brother (deceased)
  • Monica Boutte, Sister (deceased)
  • Gloria Johnson, Sister (deceased)
  • Gail Patin, Sister (deceased)
  • Brenda also leaves behind to cherish her memory, grandchildren, Colby Smith, Owen Smith, Gabrielle Smith, Alexis Smith and fiancé Justin Lege, Donny Smith, Jr., Gavin Smith, Kole Smith, Peyton Smith, Karter Smith, Damon Horton, Triston Horton, Rylan Horton, Jason Richard, Jr., Jaidyn Richard, and Destiny Richard; and great grandchildren, McKenzie Lege, Ellie Lege, and Declan Reed.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Memories

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Amanda Smith

October 29, 2019

Oh my sweet and amazing momma, how do I go through this thing called “life” without you here by my side. You were not only my mom, you were my world, my best friend! I feel so lost without you, I feel numb. When God called you home I know it’s because he needed another angel and he definitely has one, but he took a huge piece of my heart. This void will never be filled again. Your baby girl needs you momma! I’m trying my hardest to cope and just function but it’s taking everything I have to just do my normal everyday activities. Everyone says it’s going to get easier but I don’t know how that’s possible. Ohhhh how I miss you momma, and I must say, I’m one person that can truly say when it comes to our bond, our relationship as mother and daughter, I have NO regrets, not one at all!! I can’t remember even one argument with you, we never even got mad at each other AND that’s what’s keeping me going. God called you home because he needed you and I know you didn’t want to leave us all here hurting and drowning in this sorrow so I have to thank him for giving me 40 years with you, those memories I will treasure forever!! I love you my sweet momma, until we meet again, enjoy your happiness and Glory!!
Love “Your Baby Girl” FOREVER
Amanda (aka Put)

Mary Ann Boutte

October 23, 2019

So sorry. I have to say she was a happy person I remember when we would go to Branson for singing she was so fun I never laugh so much like I did with her. She will be missed. She was so proud of Lexie with her singing. My trips was never the same without her.

Donna Lasseigne

October 21, 2019

So loved going visit Brend and her family, which her Dad was my great uncle, when I was a kid, I felt like I was in heaven when I went visit them. This is where I learned how to cut potatoes and onions! You might not be here on earth anymore but you will always live in our hearts! Rip my sweet cousin 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Anne Theriot

October 21, 2019

Amanda,

My prayers are with you at this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY