Judy Derouen Bernis
Catahoula – A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted for Mrs. Burton J. Bernis, the former Judy Derouen, 70, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at St. Rita’s Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Fabre officiating.
Interment followed at St. Michael’s Cemetery in St. Martinville.
Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Dion Hall in Catahoula. The hall reopened at 8 a.m. on Tuesday until service time.
A native of New Iberia and resident of Catahoula, Mrs. Bernis passed away at 9:43 a.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at her residence.
Mrs. Bernis was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharisitc Minister. She was a very spiritual woman with strong faith. She was a member of the prayer group, Ambassadors for Christ and taught religion in Catahoula and Coteau Holmes. She also volunteered her time tutoring at Catahoula Elementary and St. Martinville Senior High.
Mrs. Judy loved spending time with her family, working in her flower beds and art.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Burton J. Bernis of Catahoula; three daughters, Patricia Broussard and husband Bryan “Flash” of Catahoula, Juanita Dore and husband Cliff of Catahoula, and Crystal Capritto and husband Corey of Cypress Island; eight grandchildren, Colby Bourque; Chelsie B. Huval, Caleb Bourque, Shawn Dore, Brittany D. Benoit, Hope Dore, Cameron Capritto and Cicily Capritto; two great-grandchildren, Olyvia Bourque and Olivia Benoit; one sister, Jean D. Poche and husband Shelley Boudreaux of Delcambre; and one brother, Cagle Derouen and wife Paula of New Iberia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustave and Louise Trahan Derouen.
Pallbearers were Caleb Bourque, Colby Bourque, Bryan Broussard, Corey Capritto, Cliff Dore and Shawn Dore.
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Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.