Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia for Eunice Touchet Benoit, 66, who passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New Iberia. Rev. Keith Landry will officiate.
Interment will be at a later date.
A gathering of family and friends will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Pellerin Funeral Home. A Rosary, led by the Men’s Rosary Group, will be prayed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Benoit was born on January 29, 1953. She was the “Queen” of babysitters and would spend all of her time watching and worrying about the kids. Mrs. Benoit would give back what she never had and loved every minute of it. She was well known for making boudin and would take charge of the kitchen or wherever it was being made. Mrs. Benoit never had a recipe for anything. She learned how to cook from her mother, father and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Stanley Benoit; son Neal Benoit of New Iberia; daughters Rachel Benoit of New Iberia and Natalie B. LeBlanc and husband, Damon, of New Iberia; brothers Whitney Touchet and wife, Lorena, of New Iberia, Wilton Touchet of New Iberia, Scotty Touchet of New Iberia and Michael Gary and wife, Lisa, of Coteau; sisters Patricia Dutile of New Iberia, Charlene Kern and husband, Merlin, of Bull Island, Julia Maturin and husband, Gerald, of New Iberia and Brenda Henry and husband, Walter, of Coteau; brothers-in-law Keith Benoit of Coteau and Scott Benoit of Cade; sisters-in-law Alicia Broussard and husband, Richard, of Loreauville and Marilyn Porter and husband, Alan, of Oregon; grandchildren Dezireé Suttoon, Destiny Sonnier, Mason Benoit, Jasmyne LeBlanc and Layne LeBlanc; and numerous nieces, nephews and little cousins that she spoiled and raised.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Touchet; biological mother, Lillie Mae Dore; mother, Beverly Alleman; in-laws Wavely and Eva Delle Benoit; brothers Douglas Touchet, Joseph Touchet, Keith Touchet and Wilson Touchet; nephew Jarred (JBird) Maturin; and brother-in-law Michael Morvant.
To view online obituary, sign guest book and view video tribute, please go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, 365-3331, is in charge of arrangements.