A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mrs. Virgil "U.U." Blanchard, the former Theresa Granger, age 69, at 11:00 am Wednesday May 9, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Fr. Joe will be the celebrant. Scripture Readers will be Claire Broussard and Thomasina Oliver. Gift Bearers are Pam B. Romero, Terri Lynn Broussard, and Dana Theriot. 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 1:00 pm and will continue all night until services on Wednesday. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday at 7:00 pm.
A native Coteau Holmes and resident of Catahoula Cove, Mrs. Blanchard passed away at 12:15 pm on Monday May 7, 2011 at her residence.
Mrs. Blanchard was a homemaker who enjoyed playing cards (especially bourae) with family and friends. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her 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; brother, Willie J. Granger, Sr. of Loreauville; and sisters, Grace G Bertrand of Coteau Holmes and Mary Francis G. Borel of Catahoula.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil "U.U." Blanchard; parents, Dewey and Paula Johnson Granger; brother, Laodice Granger; and sisters, Mae G. Broussard and Mildred G. Oliver.
Pallbearers will be Virgil Blanchard, Jr., Clifton Borel, Jr., Cole A. Blanchard, Sage deLaunay, Grant deLauney, and David deLaunay, Jr.
To view on-line obituary and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.
Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.