NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Marvis Barras, Sr., the former, Elsie Girouard, age 89, at 2:00 pm Friday, April 27, 2012 at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Langlois officiating. Interment will follow at Nativity of Our Lady Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Thursday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Friday until service time.
A native of St. Martinville and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Barras passed away at 10:53 pm on Monday, April 23, 2012 at Belle Teche Nursing Home.
Mrs. Barras loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and her husband catered weddings for family and friends for many years.
She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Mrs. Barras is survived by her children, Linda Dore and husband Phil; Debbie Burke and husband Tommy; David Barras and wife Julie and Elaine Ducote and husband Vince; daughter in law, DeWana Barras all of New Iberia; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
She is also survived by one brother, Antoine Girouard and wife JoAnne of Shreveport; one sister, Sadie Stokes and husband Richard of New Iberia and her sisters in law; Dot Girouard and Edal Girouard both of New Iberia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvis Peter Barras, Sr.; son, Marvis "Marc" Barras, Jr.; her parents, Alexander and Julia Broussard Girouard; three brothers, Clarence Girouard and his wife Laura; Lawrence Girouard and Alton Girouard and one sister, Mathilde Talley and her husband Abel.
Pallbearers will be Tod Dore, Jory Bonin, Cory Bonin, Farrell Bonin, Jr., Kris Barras, Dylan Ducote, Taylor Ducote, Melissa Endsley, DeEtta Leap, Amber Estave and Tiffany Bear.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to Heart of Hospice, 201 West Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501.
To view on-line obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.
Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.