Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Theriot Oubre
St. Martinville – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 3:00 pm on Monday, December 21, 2020, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church for Barbara Theriot Oubre, 84, who passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice.
Bobbie will be laid to rest on the celestial event known as the “Christmas Star of Bethlehem,” which occurs at night once every 800 years. A balloon release will be held by family and friends at sunset in her honor.
Msgr. Keith Derouen will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Readers will be Anne Michelle Oubre and Lanie Boudreaux. A eulogy will be read by her 12-year-old great-granddaughter, Addison Dupuis, prior to interment at the cemetery. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville.
Barbara, known to many as “Bobbie,” was born April 30, 1936, in St. Martinville. She was a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy High School and loved to attend the class reunions held annually for all Mercy graduates. Bobbie was a member of The Neighborhood Rosary Group and a parishioner of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church.
Barbara enjoyed helping those in need, visiting residents at the nursing home and driving around town having coffee with her friends. Bobbie was affectionately known by many in her community and was a “one-of kind” person. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her two sons, Alton J. Oubre Jr. and Mark Oubre, both of St. Martinville; three daughters, Juliette “Pulette” and her fiancé Harold “Key Key” Louviere, Louisette and her husband Harold “T-sue” Hulin, and Linda and her husband Randy Currier, all of St. Martinville; brother, Charles Theriot Jr. and wife Dianne of St. Martinville; sister-in-law, Lucille Theriot of St. Martinville; seven grandchildren, Lanie Boudreaux, Courtney Boudreaux, Cody Hulin, Chelsie (T.J.) Bonin, Jordan Currier, Anne Michelle Oubre (Bryce Vizena) and Jeffery Oubre; and her six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton “White” J. Oubre Sr.; parents, Charles and Luna Castille Theriot Sr.; and brother, Ramsey Theriot.
Pallbearers were Jordan Currier, Cody Hulin, Cameron Hulin, Mark Oubre, Alton Oubre Jr. and Jeffery Oubre.
Honorary pallbearers were Roland Talley, Randy Currier, Harold “T-sue” Hulin, Harold “Key Key” Louviere, Wayne Hornsby, Darrell Theriot and Wayne Theriot.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nursing staff at Lourdes ICU, The Carpenter House, and her caregivers, Stephanie Lasseigne, Gina Douet, Brenda Desoto, Tamika Vital and Becky Crochet for the exceptional care given to Bobbie.
Also, a sincere appreciation given to her granddaughter, Courtney Boudreaux, for checking on her daily and being there for the family during this difficult journey.
A very special thank you to our brother, Al, for always being there for our mom, especially at night.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude, a local animal shelter of choice, or helping a needy family during this Christmas Holiday in Bobbie’s memory.
Pellerin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.