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Beverly Butaud Leger

February 27, 1937 — November 3, 2023

New Iberia

Beverly Butaud Leger

New Iberia - Beverly Claire Butaud Leger, a beloved and devoted registered nurse for 50 years, has peacefully passed away at her residence on November 3, 2023. Her loss has left a void in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

 

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Pellerin Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rosehill Cemetery.

 

Rev. Xavier Torres, pastor of the First Methodist Church will officiate.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home.

 

Beverly was born on February 27, 1937, to the late Julian Charles Butaud and Halli Hanna Butaud. A graduate of New Iberia Senior High and the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Beverly's career was marked by dedication and compassion towards those under her care. She retired as the Director at Professional Home Health Services, where she made a significant impact on the lives of countless patients and their families. Her unwavering commitment to providing quality care will forever be remembered.

 

She was a longtime member of the First Methodist Church of New Iberia.

Outside of her profession, Beverly had a deep appreciation for nature. The beauty of flowers and the towering presence of large oak trees brought her immense joy. She cherished her flower potting station, lovingly built by her husband Jay, where she would spend hours nurturing and tending to her floral creations.

In addition to her love for nature, Beverly had a fondness for bluegrass music. The infectious melodies would fill her heart with happiness, but it was the Chicken Song that always made her smile. Amongst her favorite singers, Josh Turner held a special place in her heart.

The vibrant color green captured Beverly's imagination and was undoubtedly her favorite. It represented growth, renewal, and the vitality she carried throughout life. Green served as a reminder of how she embraced each day with hope and optimism.

Not only did Beverly possess an appreciation for artistry in nature and music, but she herself was an artist of movement. She found joy in tap dancing and immersing herself in the rhythmic world of clogging. Her graceful steps were a testament to the vitality and passion she exuded.

The family grew up with relatives, who moved to Kerrville, Texas. They would always spend holidays together. Becky Ross was like a sister to her. Traveling and visiting craft shows were also activities that brought Beverly great delight. Exploring new places enriched her spirit, while discovering unique handmade treasures sparked inspiration within her creative soul.

Beverly Butaud Leger will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Mrs. Leger is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jay Leger; children, Holland Jay Leger (Danielle), Michael Scott Leger (Lyn), and Chrys Leger Bouton; grandchildren, Hanna Lea Bouton and Trinity Renee Leger; and a brother, Julian “Bud” Butaud.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian Charles Butaud and Halli Hanna Butaud; and her in-laws, Sidney Jay Leger and Willa Lea Perry Leger.

 

Pallbearers are Billy Bouton, Bryan Hudson, Scott Leger, Holland Leger, Revine Broussard, Jr., and Roddy Barrilleaux.

 

Honorary pallbearers include Hanna Lea Bouton, Trinity Renee Leger, and Justin Decuir.

 

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Hospice of Acadiana, and to all of her doctors and caregivers, for their extraordinary care and compassion.

As we gather to say our final goodbyes, let us remember Beverly Butaud Leger for the remarkable woman she was. May her legacy live on through the lives she touched.

 

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560 (337.365.3331)

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Visitation

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

10:00am - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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