Virgil "U.U." Blanchard

November 11, 1935February 28, 2011

ST MARTINVILLE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mr. Virgil “U.U.” Blanchard, age 75, at 11:00 am Wednesday March 2, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Fr. Joe will be the celebrant. Scripture Readers will be Lorie B. Gesaldi and Christine G. Migues. Gift Bearers are Angel Delaunay, Tracy Blanchard and Bernadette Girard. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville on Tuesday from 12:00 noon on until service on Wednesday. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Tuesday evening. A native and resident of St. Martinville, Mr. Blanchard passed away at 5:02 am on Monday February 28, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Lafayette.

Virgil was born November 11, 1935 in St. Martin Parish to Anthony and Bernadette Bourque Blanchard. He has had a passion for horses and was a trainer for many years. His family was most important to him and he cherished the time spent with them. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Theresa Granger Blanchard f St. Martinville; son, Virgil “T-U” Blanchard and wife Tracy of Broussard; daughter, Angel Blanchard Delaunay and husband David Jr. of Catahoula; grandchildren, Cole Anthony Blanchard, Sage James Delaunay, and Grant David Delaunay; and brother, Dieu Donne “D. D.” Blanchard and wife Sandra of Catahoula; and sisters, Eula Mae B. Dauphine and husband Paul of Parks, and Shirley B. Champagne and husband Whitney of Parks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Bernadette Bourque Blanchard; and brothers, Nollis Blanchard, Raymond Blanchard, and Ronald Blanchard, Sr.

Pallbearers will be Virgil “T-U” Blanchard, Sage Delaunay, Grant Delaunay, David Delaunay, Cole Blanchard, and Kenneth Bertrand.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70503 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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


  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 2, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • Rosary Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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March 8, 2011

May God Bless you and your family from Mrs. Paul Daigle

Jon Wickersham

March 4, 2011

Virgil & Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Deane Jones and Mark Vestal

March 3, 2011


We are so very sorry for your loss. Words can't express the right words when losing a part of our family. I will say a prayer of comfort for you and your family.

David & Kellie Wickersham

March 2, 2011

We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless . . .

Josh Prewett

March 2, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Josh Prewett B&P Enterprises

March 2, 2011

So sorry to hear about your loss. Earth has no sorrow heaven cannot heal. I am praying for you and your entire family. Trust God and he will carry you through.

Barbara A. Williams 218 Dewey Street Lafayette, La. 70501

Lillie Breaux

March 2, 2011

To the Blanchard family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am Norille Menard's daughter Lillie.

Denise Broussard

March 2, 2011

So sorry to hear about your father. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Ronnie Gondron

March 2, 2011

Ms. Theresa, You're in my thoughts and prayers. Not sure if you remember me, but my dad is Earl Gondron. God Bless.


March 2, 2011

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.