New Iberia - Beatrice Bradley Broussard, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 28, 2023, surrounded by her family and holding the hand of her husband of 69 years. She was born December 25, 1932, in Delhi, LA to John and Beatrice Bradley.
Bea’s legacy lives on through her family. Bea is survived by her husband, Cecil Broussard Sr; daughter Beth Broussard Allison and her husband Don of Baton Rouge, LA, son Bart Broussard and his wife Tracy of New Iberia, LA, daughter Beatrice “Teenie Bea” Broussard Reddeck and her husband Tony of Orlando, FL, son Brumby Broussard and his wife Misti of Baton Rouge, LA, daughter-in-law Kathleen Breaux Broussard of Lafayette, LA; sister Susie Bradley Burnett of Midland, TX, sister-in-law Henri Frazier Bradley of Frisco, TX, brother-in-law Tim Broussard and his wife Faye of Youngsville, LA; grandchildren Ashley Allison Bugea and husband John, Amber Allison, Aubrey Allison and husband Adam Waggenspack, Caroline Broussard Carroll and husband Alex, Andrew Broussard and wife Alaina, Matthew Broussard, Carter Broussard, Webb Broussard, Cole Broussard, Avery Reddeck, Jack Reddeck, Brogan Broussard and Bronson Broussard; great-grandchildren Charlie Bugea, John Luke Bugea, Thomas Bugea, Gray Carroll, Kate Carroll, Molly Broussard and Lucille Broussard.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John Bradley Sr and Beatrice Hanks Bradley; sons Cecil Broussard Jr. and Bradley Broussard; granddaughter Mary Kathryn Broussard; brothers John Bradley Jr and Tommy Bradley and brother-in-law Gary Burnett.
Bea was an amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and daughter. While most of her career was raising her children, she was available to anyone who needed her. She graduated LSU, where she met and married Cecil on September 3, 1954. Her family is so proud to celebrate their 69 years of marriage this weekend. After college she was a teacher and, being an athlete herself, loved teaching Physical Education. After raising her children, she began a career in real estate and was instantly successful. She enjoyed family, friends, Lake Bruin, visiting north Louisiana, playing tennis and golf, card games such as bourré, blackjack or gin, and her fortnightly group. Bea had a sharp mind and enjoyed watching LSU football and baseball.
Bea thrived in the presence of her cherished family and friends. She enjoyed her family celebrations and guests were welcomed and included like family. Holidays were always a joy when Bea was in charge. Bea had an authentic interest in others and fostered connections that her family and even their friends will cherish forever. Her wisdom and gift for listening made her a favorite for those who knew her.
She introduced her children and husband to Lake Bruin, LA. Bea and Cecil took their family often from the time they were first married and then, in the early 70s, built a family lake house that served as a fun retreat for all family and friends to enjoy. For over 30 years, the stories created leave a legacy that even her grandchildren enjoy today. Anyone who visited this camp or her home was well-fed, shared laughs, and couldn’t wait to return. Bea had a gift for making anyone feel welcome and comfortable.
‘Well done, good and faithful servant!’ Matthew 25:23
90 Wonderful Years! She will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 31 from 10:30am until 1:30pm at Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd, New Iberia, LA. A rosary, led by her son-in-law Deacon Don Allison, will be prayed at 11am. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at First Methodist Church, 119 Jefferson St, New Iberia, LA, officiated by Rev. Scott Bullock and Rev. Xavier Torres. Entombment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her seven grandsons Andrew Charles Broussard, Bradley Carter Broussard, Charles Webb Broussard, Jack Phipps Reddeck, John Cole Broussard, Matthew Joseph Broussard and Brogan Tosser Broussard.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Beatrice B. Broussard to First Methodist Church of New Iberia.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560 (337.365.3331)