Interment followed at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2.
Reverend Robert Courville was the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass. Serving as Concelebrant was Reverend Neil McNeill, Associate Pastor of St. Bernard Catholic Church. Scriptures were read by her granddaughters, Angie Thomassee Doré and Anna Angelle. Gifts were presented to the Altar by her granddaughters.
Music was provided by vocalist Patrick J. Menard, accompanied by organist Beth Hebert and violinist Tommy Benoit. Musical selections included “Avé Maria,” “Be Not Afraid,” “Here I Am Lord,” “On Eagles Wings,” and “You Raise Me Up.”
Born on November 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Hilda Broussard Dauterive. Shirley married the love of her life, James Burton Angelle on February 27, 1949, together they raised nine wonderful and loving children. She supported Burt in his business and his career in public service and was active in her community of Breaux Bridge for many years to follow.
Shirley loved cooking and entertaining for her family and friends. She embraced life to the fullest and thanked God daily for the many blessings he bestowed upon her. Her husband, children, and grandchildren were the joy in her life and she cherished the many times they could all be together, no matter the occasion. Family meant everything to Shirley, she would leap for joy when the Lord blessed her with the birth of another child or grandchild. As her family grew and the dining room table got crowded, she always made room for one more chair.
A devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Shirley was so very proud of her husband, children and grandchildren and their numerous accomplishments in life. She was the matriarch of her family and will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege and honor of knowing and loving her.
Shirley was a devout Catholic and lifelong parishioner of St. Bernard Catholic Church where she served as a Lay Minister and was involved in many areas of religious education for numerous years. She was also an Adorer in the St. Bernard Chapel of Perpetual Adoration since its inception, a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Rosary Group, and Cursillistas.
She is survived by three sons, Glenn E. Angelle and his wife Jennifer, Brian B. Angelle, and Lieutenant Governor Scott A. Angelle and his wife Dianne, all of Breaux Bridge; four daughters, Sharon Thomassee and her husband Phillip of Lafayette, Brenda Garrett Layman and her husband Frederick, of Carefree, Ariz., Julie Theriot and her husband Neil of Houston, Texas, and Nanette Angelle of Lafayette; one sister, Lola McFaul of Breaux Bridge; her brother, Edward Dauterive of Lafayette; 23 grandchildren, one step grandchild, and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Burton Angelle Sr.; her daughter, Catherine Louise Angelle; her son, J. Burton Angelle Jr.; a grandson, Jarrod Bernard Angelle; a step grandson, William Holland Garrett; her parents and her sister, Lucille Campbell.
A rosary was recited by Wildie D. Roberts at 7 p.m. on Monday.
Pallbearers were Scott Angelle, Brian Angelle, Glenn Angelle, Neil D. Theriot, Phillip Thomassee, Frederick Layman and J. Burton Angelle III.
The family would like to extend special thanks to her many caregivers, including the staff of St. Martin Hospital and Dr. Debra Durham.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard School Foundation, 251 E. Bridge St. Breaux Bridge, LA 70517.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge was in charge of arrangements.
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