Donna Dauphine Talley

April 22, 1963January 9, 2018
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ST. MARTINVILLE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Donna Dauphine Talley, age 54, at 10:00 am Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church with Rev. Rusty P. Richard officiating. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Visitation will take place on Thursday from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm with the rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Friday at 8:00 am until service time.

A native and resident of St. Martinville, Donna passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at her daughter’s residence.

Donna, known as Nanny to all of her nieces and nephews and Nana to her grandchildren, will be missed dearly by all of her family and friends. She was employed for many years by Martin Mills and Wal Mart. She enjoyed music, playing cards and loved Pokeno.

She is survived by her daughter, Teri Lynn Talley and her companion William Lavergne of St. Martinville; three grandchildren, Cailyn Latiolais, Tahj Talley and Collin Lavergne; her father, Paul Dauphine of Parks; two sisters, Paulette D. Buford and husband David of Catahoula and Tina D. Laviolette and husband Carroll of Parks and three brothers, Morris “Yogi” Dauphine and wife Kerry; Kenny Dauphine and wife Kimberly and Tony Dauphine all of Parks.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Eula Mae “Catan” Blanchard Dauphine and one brother, Dennis Dauphine.

Pallbearers will be Tahj Talley, Will Lavergne, Morris “Yogi” Dauphine, Cal Laviolette, Mike Morvant, Kody Landry, David Buford and T-Mitch Patin. Collin Lavergne, Kenny Dauphine and Kyle Dauphine will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to Bridgeway Hospice, 2014 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70508.

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

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Rosary Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Mass of Chrisitan Burial Friday, January 12, 2018

Donna Dauphine Talley

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Sherry Blanchard Guillot

January 14, 2018

Where do I begin? Although we are cousins I've always felt you and your siblings were more like sisters and brothers to me. When we were young we spent lots of time together. Life won't be the same without you. We will all miss you. Teri Lynn, Taji, Kayelyn and Colin and your siblings, nieces and nephews have lost one of the most selfless persons I know. You gave all without thinking of yourself first. You are a real god giving person. Well, I guess you get to see Holden first. We will be meeting him in a few weeks. Rest in peace Lil cousin/Lil sister. I will love and miss you forever.
Prayers for all who will miss her

Raye Ann "Tiger" Comeaux

January 10, 2018

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Clyde & Tammy Lasseigne

January 10, 2018

To the family and friends of Donna, please accept our sincere condolences. She was such a loveable lady. May God bless everyone as we mourn the passing of Donna.

Sandra Blanchard

January 10, 2018

She was an angel on Earth always caring for everyone, now she is our Angel in Heaven. She is still caring for us
as she always did. Donna you will be so greatly missed.

January 9, 2018

To nanny
you touched so many people in different ways. You never held your tongue and stood up for what was right. Growing up you were the aunt any of us could talk to about anything. I pray you went in peace. Until we meet again love you always and forever