Sherise Lee Sylve was called home to glory on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the age of 46. She was born on October 28, 1973. She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her loving mother, Pauline Alice Sylve; her brother, Chimas (Ramona) Sylve, Jr.; three sisters, Lizzie (Barian) Robinson, Sr., Julie (Keith) Ingraham and Crystal (Cecil) Myers; five nieces, Britney, Bianca, Peyton, Khloe and Sydney; two nephews, Kory and Barian, Jr. She also leaves to cherish seven aunts, five uncles, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was the godchild of Anthony Phillips and the late Margaret Phillips. She was preceded in death by her father, Chimas Sylve, Sr.; grandparents, Louis and Gladys Sylve and Edgar and Pauline Barthelemy. Relatives and friends of the family, priest and parishioners of St. Patrick Catholic Church attended a Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick Catholic Church, LA-23, Port Sulphur, LA on Monday, March 16, 2020. Interment: Salem Cemetery, Walker, LA. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil Street.
John Emmett “Ted” Sylve, Sr., departed this life peacefully on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at his home in Jesuit Bend, LA at the age of 85. He was born on May 23, 1934 in Diamond LA, and was a retired oyster fisherman. Son of the late Celestine and Helen Ancar Sylve. Beloved husband of the late Loretta B. Sylve. Devoted father of Karen Sylve, Raven (Lorraine) Sylve, Monique (Steven) Bennett, John (Leonor) Sylve, Marcus (Lisa) Sylve and Bridget (Woodrow) Wilson. Grandfather of Keyshell, Emmette, Reneka, Regina, Sharda, Kimberly, Regina, Myra, Javonda, Quintin, Chenille and Justin. Brother of the late Hilda, Frances and Enal Sylve. Ted is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends. He was also predeceased by his grandson Cordell C. Parker, Jr. Family and friends attended a private viewing and funeral service on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Robinson Family Funeral Home, 9611 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse LA 70037. Officiant: Father Gerald Stapleton of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Port Sulphur. Interment: Barthelemy Cemetery, Diamond LA. For online condolences, please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Smith Lafrance, departed this life on Thursday, March 20, 2020 at her home in Algiers LA at the age of 100. She was born in Potash LA, on August 17, 1919 to the union of the late Mitchell and Amelia Sias Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Lafrance Sr., sons Thomas M. Lafrance, Clarence Lafrance Jr. and James Patrick Lafrance, her grandsons Thomas M. Lafrance II and Clarence Lafrance III. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Carol E. Lafrance, a grandson Michael R. Lafrance (Lisa), two great granddaughters Julia and Claire Lafrance, a devoted nephew David Smith (Dorothy), three Godchildren Quiana Gibson, Elton Edgerson and Albert Ragas as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends attended a viewing on Thursday March 26, 2020. A private funeral service was held on Thursday March 26, 2020 at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 182 West St. Peter St., Oakville, LA 70037. Officiant: Dr. Darnell Smith Sr. Interment: Fisher Cemetery, Port Sulphur, LA. Special acknowledgement to St. Peter Missionary B.C., Greater Macedonia B.C., First Asia B.C. and all neighboring churches. For online condolences, please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Landry Broussard of Lafayette, LA, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2020 at Pelican Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Maurice, LA at the age of 89. Dot led a full life. Born in Freeport, TX her parents moved to Port Sulphur, LA It was there she attended and graduated from Port Sulphur High School, married Lindsay J Broussard and raised a family. She worked many years for Delta Bank and Trust Company (now Regions Bank) and St Patrick’s Catholic Church. Upon retirement Dot moved to Lafayette, LA where she enjoyed making new friends, cajun dancing and playing bridge. Her favorite moments were those spent with family, especially being “GiGi” to her 10 great-grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Gary Paul Broussard (Mary) of Youngsville and Todd Michael Broussard (Sharon) of Derby, KS. Grandchildren include Cullen Paul Broussard (Laura), Matthew Broussard, Kyle Broussard (Kelsey), John Broussard (Sarah), Emily Belden (Roman). Also, 10 great-grandchildren; Reagan, Beau, Benjamin, Jacques, Kade, Karter, Jolie, Khloe, Henry, and Liam. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindsay J Broussard; parents, Curley J and Inez Vallot Landry; brothers, CJ Landry, Huey Landry, and Carroll Landry. The Broussard family expresses their heartfelt appreciation to Sheila Robeaux and Susan Gilbeau for their love and guidance. Also, to Dot’s Pelican Point “family” and Grace Hospice for the compassionate care and support they provided. A private graveside service was held on March 24, 2020 at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. To view the guestbook online, visit www.mourning.com. Martin & Castille of Lafayette handled the arrangements.
Lona Boudreaux Blackwell passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Colonial Oaks retirement home in Katy, TX, attended by her devoted daughter, Jacqueline; at the age of 89. She was born in Abbeville, Louisiana, and was the daughter of the late Duprelie and Zona Boudreaux. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Haywood “Woody” Blackwell and her son, Toby Blackwell. Lona was the last surviving sibling of a family of nine children. Lona held a B.A. in education from Southeastern Louisiana University, and was a teacher in the South Louisiana public school system. She retired from teaching and devoted herself to her family which included six children and world travel with her husband for work, including residing in Egypt for many years. She settled in Belle Chasse and lived there for many years until Hurricane Katrina. She is survived by her children, Jacqueline Taylor of Katy, TX; Chris (Norma) of San Antonio, TX; Zona Wainwright (William Roe) of New Orleans, Kent (Cecilia) of New Orleans, LA; and Tod (Casey) of Belle Chasse, LA, along with ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Lona was a deeply devoted Catholic and held a life-long faith in God and her family and loved family gatherings, especially involving grandchildren. Services will be private and a grave-side remembrance will be held at a later date. Family and friends may offer condolences at mothefunerals.com.