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Bernice Melancon Hebert

February 18, 1932 — February 9, 2023

St. Martinville

St. Martinville - A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville, Louisiana, on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. for Bernice Melancon Hebert, age 91, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at her home in Sugar Land, Texas.

Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Pellerin Funeral Home in St. Martinville from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the Funeral Mass.

Reverend Ted Broussard will officiate the Funeral Mass. Homilist will be Bernice's son-in-law, Deacon James "Whitey" Anderson. Readers will be Keith Hebert and Megan Anderson. Musicians will be Raymond Hebert and Patrick Melancon.

Bernice was born on February 18, 1932, in Catahoula, Louisiana. She graduated from St. Martinville High School where she played volleyball. After marrying the love of her life, Harvey, on Valentine's Day in 1953, she began her life as a full-time wife and mother. Together they resided in New Iberia where they raised their four children.

In 2005, she courageously made the move to Sugar Land, TX to be near two of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her family meant the world to her, and she cherished the time she had with them. Bernice was candid, strong-willed, and feisty, but also the most loving and devoted matriarch of her family. She will be missed profoundly by her family, friends, and the many lives she has touched.

Bernice is survived by her children, Barney B. Hebert (Suzy) of Hattiesburg, MS, Marcel J. Hebert (Milissa) of Sugar Land, TX, Carla H. Anderson (James "Whitey") of Sugar Land, TX, and Harvette H. Ortego of Lafayette, LA; seven grandchildren, Bevan Hebert (Stephanie) of Sugar Land, TX, Josh Hebert (Megan) of Houston, TX, Joel Hebert (Tanya) of Duson, LA, Benjamin Hebert of Hattiesburg, MS, Megan Anderson of Providence, RI, Cody Ortego of Prairieville, LA, and Adam Ortego of Lafayette; eight great grandchildren, Cayden, Blake, Charlotte, Meredith, Samantha, Hayes, Hadley, and Noah; sister, Betty Melancon Doucet; and her sister-in-law, Clara Hebert Kleinpeter.

Bernice is preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Edmonia Robicheaux Melancon; husband, Harvey B. Hebert; siblings, Hubert Melancon, Roland Melancon, Stanley Melancon, Claudia M. Lasseigne, Mazel M. Vaughn, and Beverly M. Doucet.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to HomeWell Care Services of Sugar Land, TX, Masters Homehealth, Vantage Hospice & Palliative Care, and her notably excellent caregivers, Katreena Jackson and Erica Alvarez, for giving Bernice the utmost compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bernice's honor to Catholic High of New Iberia   or Mass intentions.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.


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Service Schedule

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

8:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - St. Martinville

112 N New Market St, St. Martinville, LA 70582

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church

133 S Main St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

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