A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at St. Peter Catholic Church in New Iberia for Valerie Alexander Louis, 54, who passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Entombment will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery.
Rev. William Blanda will be the celebrant.
A gathering of family and friends will be Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia. A Rosary, led by Deacon Durk Viator, will be prayed at 7 p.m. on Friday. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.
A resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Louis was born on March 31, 1964, in St. Martinville, to the late Dennis and Myrtle Chambers. She was a teacher in Iberia Parish and St. Martin Parish Schools and was very involved her in children’s lives and the community, including ESA Volleyball and the New Iberia Film Festival. Mrs. Louis was also very active in St. Peter’s Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. An avid learner, she believed in learning as much as possible.
Survivors include her children Elizabeth A. Louis of New Iberia, Mary Catherine Louis of New Iberia, David Paul Louis Jr. of New Iberia and Bradley Louis of New Iberia; sisters Sheriba Menard and husband, Edward, of St. Martinville, Resteray Alexander of St. Martinville and Sybil Jordan and husband, Clifton, of Baton Rouge; brothers Christopher Alexander of St. Martinville and Danny Kately and wife, Sydnie Mae, of Lafayette; her godchild Cherie Fontenette; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Louis Sr.; mother, Myrtle Chambers Alexander; and her father, Dennis Alexander.
Pallbearers include Dennis Menard, Chandler Chretien, Devanté Weston, Justin Chretien, Marcus Calligan II and Bradley Louis.
To view online obituary, and sign guest book, please go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, 365-3331, is in charge of arrangements.