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February 15, 1937 – February 10, 2019
Funeral services for Grace Hebert Boudreaux will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Baldwin during a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Following the Mass, she will be laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Cedric Sonnier will be the Celebrant for the Mass and conduct the services.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, February 12, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m. Visitations will resume Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. at the church.
Grace was a native and lifelong resident of Franklin. She was born on Monday, February 15, 1937, one of four children and the only daughter born to the late Junius P. Hebert Sr. and the late Gracie Verret Hebert. She married the love of her life Eugene Joseph Boudreaux on June 20, 1954 and the two were blessed with three children, Leon, Angela, and Tammy. She passed away peacefully at the age of 81 in the early afternoon hours of Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Franklin Foundation Hospital surrounded in love by family.
Grace retired from the St. Mary Parish School System after 20 years of dedicated service. She volunteered her time at the Franklin Health Care Center helping coordinate the weekly Mass. She also worked many summers at the Franklin Recreation Center teaching Ceramics, belonged to the Happy Glazers Ceramic Club, and also enjoyed many other types of crafts. She enjoyed riding her Gator around their garden helping her husband in whatever way she could. But her passion was spending time with her family, especially cooking for and feeding anyone and everyone.
Her memory will forever live in the hearts of her husband of 64½ years, Eugene Joseph “Gene” Boudreaux; three children, Leon Boudreaux and his wife Missy, Angela Boudreaux “Sissy” Punch and her husband Camile, and Tammy Boudreaux Guillotte and her husband Dwayne; six grandchildren, Bambie B. Segura and her husband Shane Sr., Brandie B. Sauce and her husband Carlton, Jacob Punch and his wife Kera, Ashley Punch, Emily G. Boudreaux and her husband Ryan, and Mackenzie Guillotte; one step grandchild, Taryn Mayea and her husband Nick; six great grandchildren, Brandon Sauce, Carlie Sauce, Shane Segura Jr., Briana Segura, Charlotte Boudreaux, and Nathan Punch; three step great grandchildren, Cameron Mayea, Sterlyn Mayea, and Grayson Mayea; one great great grandchild, Gabriella Sauce; two brothers, J.P. Hebert, Jr. and his wife Mary Ann, and Jacky Hebert and his wife Barbara; one sister-in-law, Anita Hebert; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Theresa “Teta” Champagne Boudreaux; one brother, Melvin Hebert Sr.; one sister-in-law, Lucille Hebert; and one nephew, Melvin “Lil Bubba” Hebert Jr.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jacob Punch, Carlton Sauce, Ryan Boudreaux, Shane Segura Sr., Tyler Istre, and Abdiel Macias. Honorary pallbearers will be Leon “Bubba” Boudreaux, Camile Punch, and Dwayne Guillotte.
A heartfelt thank you is extended by the Boudreaux family to Dr. Roland Degeyter and staff and the staff of Franklin Foundation Hospital for their loving and compassionate care given to Grace in her final days.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.