Coteau – Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, February 10, 2023 at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia, for Amanda Joy Derouen, 31, who passed away on Friday, February 3, 2023, at her home.
Rev. Allan Moore will officiate.
Entombment will follow at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery in Coteau.
Visitation will be at Pellerin Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and will continue on Friday from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm.
A resident of Coteau, Amanda Joy Derouen was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on December 28, 1991, and was a 2010 graduate of Westgate High School. She was an avid U.L. fan, and was very down to earth. She loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, camping, riding 4-wheelers and swimming. Her daughter, Faithlynn was her world; she loved to watch her swim and play baseball. Despite her many health issues, Amanda had a very strong will to live. She always spoke her mind. What she cherished most was time spent with her family, especially her daughter and siblings. She will be deeply missed.
Mandi is survived by her mother, Pamela Nunez Derouen; father, Scott A. Derouen (Christi); a daughter who was her pride and joy, Faithlynn Grace Derouen; a brother, Dustin Scott Derouen; half-brother, Brennan Scott Derouen; half-sister, Braylee Renee Derouen; maternal grandmother, Sharon Derouen Nunez; paternal grandmother, Sandra Schexnayder (Delton); step-grandfather, Alvin "Brud" Huval; godmother, Sandra Tran; godfather/ uncle, Kern Nunez; aunts, Connie Castille (Randy), Tisa Maturin (Mark), Heather Louviere, and Brandie Broussard (DeJean); nephews, Colton Thomas Derouen and Jude Fisher Derouen, and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Doris S. Nunez; paternal grandfather, U.L. Derouen, Jr.; and step-grandmother, Terri D. Huval.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Derouen, Brennan Derouen, Kern Nunez, Zachary Maturin, Johnathan Maturin, and Peter Derouen.
Honorary pallbearers are Faithlynn Derouen, Colton Derouen, Aubrie Delahoussaye, Sammie Jo Delahoussaye, Caty Prothro, and Lacy Dore.
The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to Mandi’s longtime primary care doctor, Dr. Hector Robles for extraordinary care over the years; and to Acadian Ambulance, Iberia Fire District 1, and Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331).