Ms. Helen A. Issac, 64, a native of Lafayette and a resident of New Iberia, died on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Journet & Bolden Funeral Home in New Iberia at 12 noon. Visitation will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the funeral home until time of services. Internment will follow at Beau Pre Cemetery in Jeanerette. The Rev. Ron Nicholas will officiate the services.

I leave to cherish sweet memories my son Derrick L. Issac (Victoria) of Phoenix; six grandchildren Kiera R. Tatum of Houston, Simone R. Issac and Derrick L. Issac II of Los Angeles, Dejah, Kiara and Ivan Icon Issac of Phoenix; four siblings Victoria Hypolite of Houston, Elizabeth Mitchell and Leroy “Buckett” Joseph of New Iberia and Dianne Mitchell of Tampa, Fla.; four nieces Angela Polk (Chris) of Houston, Nicole Sinette and her mother, Linda Sinette, of Dallas, Crystal Sampy (Jamison) of Phoenix and Stacy Joseph of New Iberia; two nephews Shayne Isaac Sr. (Diane) of Phoenix and Baron Hypolite of New Iberia; two great-nephews; and four great-nieces of Phoenix; one great-niece of New Iberia; one aunt Dorothy Isaac of New Iberia; four wonderful godchildren Tommy Pollard, Troy Allen and Millie Simon of New Iberia and most precious Christen Sampy of Phoenix.

Along with my first family, I have a second family who has always been there for me since I was 14 years old. I would like to say a special thank you for being there so many years for me, to the William and Maudry Nicholas family of New Iberia. I love all of you, and you have been a joy to my heart. May God bless and keep you! And last but surely not least, I leave behind a host of wonderful cousins and their spouses and children. Know that we grew up like sisters and brothers and my love for you has never diminished.

And, oh, my other wonderful family, the Louis and Marjory Alexander family. You are forever in my heart and prayers, Debra, take care of the family.

I am preceded in death by my mother, Nola Mae Isaac King; father, Edward James Mitchell; sister Edith Isaac Spencer; brothers Edward Sinette, Ben Mitchell, Allen Mitchell and Harold Joseph all of New Iberia.

A special acknowledgement for my beloved and recently departed cousin Betina Branham Mills and beloved and recently departed uncle Nolan Isaac.

I will be reunited with all of you in the heavenly realm of our Lord and Savior really soon.

Love You All

Dee Dee

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