Barbara H. Saintignan Robertson

Henderson – Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church for Barbara Himel Saintignan Robertson, 76, who died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 at her residence.

Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

Father Chanh Nguyen, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy, will officiate at the funeral Mass. Scriptures will be read by Charlotte Austin and Sandra Robertson. Offertory gifts will be presented to the Altar by Aftan Guidry and Hannah Guidry.

Barbara had so many enjoyments in life, such as traveling, camping, fishing, gardening, and trips to the casinos, but the times that she treasured the most, were those spent with her family and friends. She most especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Her nature was that of a caregiver, a genuine person with a big heart always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. She dearly loved her family so much and will be sadly missed by them, and all who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

Survivors include two sons, James Saintignan and his wife Martha A. of Parks, and Nelson Saintignan of Cecilia; three daughters, Debra R. Guidry and her companion Randall Lanclos, and Sheila Robertson, all of Henderson, and Monica Robertson Taha-Alaoui and her husband Izzy of Mississippi; two brothers, Webster Himel and his wife Nagatha of Albuquerque, N.M., and Ralph Himel and his wife Cindy of Sorrento; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and faithful companion, her dog, Furby.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Armond White Saintignan; her husband, Howard Robertson; her parents, Wilson and Irene Thibodeaux Himel; a brother, Douglas Himel; a sister, Vivian H. Peterson; one grandson, Sean Saintignan; and two great-grandchildren.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

A rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Jason Guidry, Josh Guidry, Kyle Lanclos, Bobby Guidry, Tony Robertson and Eugene Marchand.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Henderson was in charge of arrangements.

To view on-line obituary, sign guestbook and view video tribute, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com.

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