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Emilie Rapp

VIEW VIDEO TRIBUTE New Iberia - A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, September 17, 2010 at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia for Emilie Rapp, loving wife of Felix Rapp, who died peacefully at her residence on September 15, 2010. Born Emilie Lampman in rural Vermilion Parish, she attended Erath High School and married Douglas de la Houssaye, with whom she owned and operated Gus and Doug's Cleaners in New Iberia for over 30 years. She was a lifelong learner, with a passion for living life to the fullest and spread her enthusiasm for living with both young and old through volunteerism, serving as an adult leader of youth with the Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, and Woodmen of the World Lodge 1147, New Iberia. In 1998 she married Felix Rapp, and together they traveled the world, spending winters in Puerto Vallarta, MX, and tirelessly volunteering as disaster relief volunteers with the American Red Cross and as Court Appointed Surrogate Advocates for CASA. An avid organic gardener, she also enjoyed sewing and dancing of all kinds, and with her husband served as president of the Hoedowners Square Dance Club in New Iberia and members of the Seesaws, Lafayette. Also an accomplished artist, she was past member of the Bayou Art Guild, New Iberia and recently the Lafayette Art Association. She leaves behind her beloved husband and constant companion Felix Rapp, a son, Marcus de la Houssaye, Lafayette, her joys in her life, granddaughters Autumn dela Houssaye, Lafayette, and Christina Brown, Baton Rouge, four sisters, Marie Louise Lampman, Lafayette, Mrs. Al Johnson (Ruth), Lafayette, Mrs. William Riggins (Rita), Memphis, Mrs. Carl de la Houssaye (Judy), New Iberia, one brother Martin Van Lampman III and wife Caroline, Jasper, AL, and stepdaughter Mrs. James Adamson (Tina) and step-grandchildren Michael and Tommy Adamson and Elizabeth Rapp. She is preceded in death by her first husband Douglas de la Houssaye, mother Mary Bourque Lampman Comeaux, father Martin Van Lampman II and stepson Steven Rapp. Her ashes will forever remain on the land she loved, on which she was raised. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or CASA. A gathering of family and friends will be Friday from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd, in New Iberia. Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd, New Iberia, LA 70560, 337.365.3331, is in charge of the arrangements.

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I am deeply saddened at your loss and send my condolences to you and your family. I would also like to share with you a comforting scripture from the Bible at John 5:28,29 ??Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice [the voice of Jesus

Bethany Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

Judy,Louise and family, I offer my condolences. Emelie was such a joy to be around. I will always remember her enthusiasm for life in general. My prayers are with you.

Inez L Barras Mar 15 2013 12:00 AM

Dearest Felix, Tim and I are filled with sympathy for you and your family. Emily shared a brightness with everyone and that will surely be missed. Fortunately there are many moments of joy in memories of Emily. I spent time in my garden today with thoughts of honor for a fellow gardener. Thank you Felix for sharing your Emily so graciously with the EFL community and me. Sincerely, Ruth Casey

Ruth and Tim Casey Mar 15 2013 12:00 AM

Emily was such a wonderful ray of sunshine to all that came in her presence. The world will miss such an optimistic soul who never knew a stranger and always had a hug to share. My life was richer when Emily was around.....her big smile and kind words will really be missed. Felix take care of yourself.Sharane

Sharane Gott Mar 15 2013 12:00 AM

My condolences to you and your family. When I saw Emilie's photo I remember the times I saw her at various meetings and her beautiful smile. She had a glow about her that was inviting and loving. Her light will shine on in our hearts!

Kathy Abshire Mar 15 2013 12:00 AM

From all the Barras family we wish to express out sympathy to all Emilie's family.Isabelle Barras Credeur and syblings

Alberta Barras Dore Mar 15 2013 12:00 AM

I want to send my condolonces to Felix and the family. I got to know Emily at the town meetings in Lafayette and found her to ba a joy to be around. She will be missed!

Ronnie Dugas Mar 15 2013 12:00 AM

Our condolence to everyone..Emillie with Doug and our family goes back many years with the WOW. We spend many good weekends together.Sorry we can't make it today.. Voorhies and Elbie

Voorhies Begnaud Mar 15 2013 12:00 AM

Mrs Emilie has touched so many people in her life, I have always admired her. Such a wonderful person will be sadly missed. My deepest sympathy to her family.Lisa Guillotte

Lisa Guillotte Mar 15 2013 12:00 AM

I have always admired Mrs. Emilie for her warm, loving personality and her zest for life. She was truly a wonderful woman. My prayers go out to Mr. Felix and family.

Holly Husband Mar 15 2013 12:00 AM

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