Therese C. Broussard Coles

Crowley - A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 12, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Therese C. Broussard Coles, 81, who died Friday, April 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. in Crowley.

Mrs. Coles was a native of Lyons Point and lifelong resident of Crowley. She was a longtime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church where she served as a lector, commentator and Eucharistic minister at church and homebound parishioners. She was a member of the Rosary Altar Society at Immaculate Heart. She enjoyed crocheting and donated items to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and Redemptorist Bazaar.

Fr. Jim Brady will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Sunday from 100 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to service time. A rosary was recited Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Lyons Point.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary B. Sonnier of Kingwood, TX, Brenda B. Guidry and her husband Laryman “Toad” of Estherwood; three sons, Ronald J. Broussard and his wife Christine of DeRidder, Joseph Wayne Broussard and his wife Elizabeth of Jennings, Duncan P. Broussard of Crowley; daughter-in-law, Bonnie A. Broussard of Crowley; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Coles was preceded in death by her parents, Roman and Austine B. Cormier; her husbands, J. B. Broussard and Lloyd V. Coles; one son, John B. Broussard; one sister, Bertha Garrie; two brothers, Ezra Cormier and Buford Cormier.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Broussard, Stephen Sonnier, Ryan Sonnier, Craig Guidry, Andrew Broussard and Bryan Broussard.

The family requests memorial contributions to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 904 East Elm St, Crowley, LA 70526.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, 301 N Ave F, Crowley.

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