Genevieve Roberts Latiolais

Breaux Bridge – Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, for Genevieve Roberts Latiolais, 75, who passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at St. Martin Hospital in Breaux Bridge.

Interment followed at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2.

The Rev. Allen Breaux, associate pastor of St. Bernard Church, conducted the services. Her grandchildren and great-grandchild will serve as gift bearers.

Mrs. Latiolais loved camping, sewing, and cooking. She enjoyed her girl time at the casinos. She enjoyed working in her flower beds, especially her African violets and watching hummingbirds. She also worried about her dogs. She would keep people laughing with her sense of humor and never met a stranger. She will be missed by her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was “The Best Mom in the World.”

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Meonce Latiolais of Breaux Bridge; her son, Eddie Latiolais and his wife Cheryl of Lafayette; her daughter, Sharon Latiolais Mertz and her husband Ron of Lafayette, Yvette Latiolais of Broussard and Jeanese Latiolais Carriere of Lafayette; her sister, Thelma Betancourt of Cecilia; her grandchildren, Valerie Mertz, Grant Mertz and his wife Esther, Riley Latiolais, Nickolas Carriere and Alysse Carriere; her great-grandhchildren, Mia Desormeaux and Baby Credeur.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Elia Hebert Roberts; her son, Jimmy Dale Latiolais; and her brother, Melvin Roberts.

A rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Pallbearers were Eddie Latiolais, Riley Latiolais, Grant Mertz, Ron Mertz, Troy Latiolais and Lester Betancourt Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were her children, sister and niece.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge was in charge of arrangements.

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