A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Iberia for Ussay “Honi” R. Viator Creech, who died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Lafayette.
Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Rev. Mark Derise will be the Celebrant.
A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, 365-3331. A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Visitation will continue Thursday from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.
A native of Erath, “Honi” was a dental assistant at Iberia Dental Associates for 35 years. Her hobbies included gardening, and cooking, however her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her great grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Creech, of New Iberia; daughters Paula Viator Derouen and husband, Cagle, of New Iberia, PaulLynne Fortin of Phoenix, Ariz.; son Paul “Joey” Viator and life partner Carig Manuel of Scott; stepdaughter Cindy Kay Creech of Pine; sister Earline R. Bourque of New Iberia; grandchildren Lynn Broussard of Phoenix, Lon Ray Broussard of Tacoma, Wash., Andrea “AJ” Menard of New Iberia; 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents, Onezipe and Andrea Lopez Romero; first husband, Paul Viator Sr.; brothers Ewell Romero, Freddie Romero, Stanley Romero; sister Eunice Romero Gary; grandson-in-law Daniel W. Menard.
Pallbearers include Lon Broussard, Dustin Broussard, Cagle Derouen, Pete Derouen, Mark Bourque and Gervis “Butch” Bourque.
Honorary pallbearers include Paul “Joey” Viator, Craig Manuel, Dylan Menard, Ryan Menard, Tristan Menard and Curtis Romero III.
To view online obituary, video tribute, and sign guestbook, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com
Pellerin Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.