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Sophie R. Savoy

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Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 12:00 am

CATAHOULA – A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Junius Savoy, the former Sophie Robicheaux, 94, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at St. Rita Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Fabre officiating. Visitation will be at the Dion Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, beginning at 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. with a recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at the Dion Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, from 8 a.m. until the time of the services. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery.

A native of Catahoula and a resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Savoy died at 5:20 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Lafayette General Medical Center. She loved her family which was the pride of her life, enjoyed working in her yard, especially in her flower beds and was a devout Catholic and active member of St. Rita’s Altar Society. Mrs. Savoy was the 2009 Sugar Queen and first maid to the Mardi Gras Queen at Iberia Manor North. Her and her husband were past members of the Actors Guild; appeared in a Chevy Truck commercial that ran during the NFL games for one year; and appeared in the movie Southern Comfort.

She is survived by two sons Roy Savoy Sr. and his wife, Juanita, and Leonard Savoy both of Catahoula; five daughters Gereline Frederick of Breaux Bridge, Joyce Romero of New Iberia, Bernette Thibodeaux of Catahoula, Sarah Dupuis and her husband, Keith, of Cypress Island and Gladys Catyb of Gretna; one sister Cecile Smith of Catahoula; 23 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Junius Savoy; her parents, Carlos and Edna Melancon Robicheaux; a brother Euclide Robicheaux; and two sisters Ursula Lasseigne and Luce Boudreaux.

Serving as pallbearers will be Roy Savoy Jr., Randy Frederick, Troy Romero, Lane Savoy, Ray Rebert and Cody Dupuis.

Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Brent Romero.

You may sign the guest register book and express condolences online at

David Funeral Home of New Iberia at 1101 Trotter St., 369-6336, will be handling the arrangements.

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