Elodie "Sue" Mello Bourque

February 13, 1924December 28, 2010

ST. MARTINVILLE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Wade Bourque, the former Elodie “Sue” Mello, age 86, at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. Msgr. Douglas Courville will officiate at the services. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Wednesday with a Rosary at 6:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Thursday until service time. A native of Biloxi, MS and resident of St. Martinville, Mrs. Bourque passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Iberia Medical Center.

Mrs. Bourque was a member of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church and also the Catholic Daughters for more than 20 years. She was a loving and caring person who often tended to the sick and shut in. Mrs. Bourque leaves behind many fond memories for her family and friends to cherish. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by three sons, Nelson Bourque and wife Bertha of Coteau Holmes; Stanley Bourque of New Mexico and Chris Bourque and wife Nona of St. Martinville; five grandchildren, Darlene Bourg; Jessica LaGrange; Jeremy Bourque; Patrick Bourque and Tabitha Latiolais; seven great grandchildren, Colby Bourque; Chelsea Bourque; Caleb Bourque; Liam LaGrange; Aiden LaGrange; Faith Bourg and Nami LaGrange and three brothers, Horley Mello; Dennett Mello and Hyson Mello all of Franklin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ovay and Lodo Lasseigne Mello; husband, Wade Bourque; one daughter, Diane Bourque; two sons, David Bourque and Michael Wade Bourque; one grandson, Michael Bourque; one great granddaughter, Kristen Bourg and four brothers, John Broussard; Vincent “Coon” Blanchard; Anthony “NuNu” Blancahrd and Douglas Mello.

Pallbearers will be Chris Bourque, Eddie Bourg, Jeremy Bourque, Colby Bourque, Caleb Bourque and Ryan LaGrange.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nelson Bourque, Grayling Thibodeaux, Benjie Gardemal and Alfred Guillotte.

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


  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 30, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 29, 2010
  • Rosary Wednesday, December 29, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, December 30, 2010
  • Interment Thursday, December 30, 2010

Elodie "Sue" Mello Bourque

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January 4, 2011

I did not know she passed away. How ironic that she died the same day four years later as my momma. I know she and momma are catching up on their stories about the family. So sorry to hear of her passing. I will pray for her and the family.

Josie Dugas daughter of Lena L Latiolais

Anne Viator Theriot

December 30, 2010

Chris and Nona,
As a young girl I remember your Mother in church-She had great Faith- Rest assure she is being rewarded for her big heart and her great faith.All of you are in my prayers at this difficult time.

Jeanette & James Guidry

December 29, 2010

Sue ( Mom) ,she was a good neighbor and someone who had more strength that I knew,she will be missed in our neighbor hood,all my sympathies to all the family.
It was a pleasure to help her and to be able to cut her hair when she needed.
RIP my dear friend and neighbor.
The Guidry family

Cheryl D'albor

December 29, 2010

Colby, I,m very sorry for your lost. Remember that she'll always will be with you. You'll always have good memories with you to take for the rest of your life. Our prayers go out to you and your family. Love ya, The D'Albor's

megan bienvenu

December 29, 2010

Ms. Sue will be missed by many. I know she wad a very strong person with a big heart. Even though its been a while since we last seen her at Richies we miss her.