Catahoula - A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 17, 2022, at St. Rita Catholic Church in Catahoula for Doris "Mom Dot" Boutte, 90, who passed away on November 13, 2022.
A visitation will take place at St. Rita Catholic Church on Thursday from 12:00 PM to service time.
A rosary will be prayed at 1:00 PM on Thursday by the Men's Rosary Group.
Father Bill Melancon will officiate the memorial service. Readers will be Kylie Boutte, Hudson Cormier, and Calli Hebert. Euolgy will be read by Tiffany Hebert. Gift bearers will be Jacie Cormier, Kylie Boutte, Mattie Gautreau, Calli Hebert, and Angelle Boutte.
Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery.
Doris Marie Boutte was born January 10, 1932, in St. Martinville. It's hard to capture everything that could and should be said about Mom Dot. Married to T-Bout until he passed in 2010. A mother of five, grandmother of six and great-grandmother of seven. She treasured her family which made perfect sense to make her urn from wood from her mom and dad's house. She knew how to make each one special in their own way. Whether it be frying pistolettes, boiling "trees" aka broccoli or giving chocolate candy. She had her faults and paid for it by giving a quarter every time she said the "S" word. She was an icon, a movie star with her famous line "Drout la Bal" in Southern Comfort. She performed in the Catahoula Carnival plays, our favorites were Blue Eyed Cajun Girl (she made glasses with blue eyes on them that could be seen all the way in the back of the gym) and Marie Laveau where she screamed and sang " Another Man Done Gone". Recently she was able to meet Donald Trump, Jr. and had several other politicians and people lining up to meet her. She was a master quilter and was also featured in National Geographic Magazine and in the QuiltFolk book and met the owner, Mary Fons who was fascinated with mom's work. Mom had a love for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital and was a donor for several years. She collected pictures of the patients and would pray for them. She made several quilts which she donated to the patients and for fundraising events. Once Mom Dot was unable to walk the "Way of the Cross" she was always there to distribute cold water to those who were able to make the long journey.
If you were to visit her, you could find Mom working on a puzzle or a beautiful handmade quilts, playing Wahoo or cards with her sisters and friends or tending to her beautiful garden. Mom Dot had a record of 484 cucumbers in one season, which was proudly displayed on her fridge alongside pictures of family and friends. Her weekend ritual was to spend quiet time with God, social hour on the phone and spending time with the family. She never missed her chance to watch Chipper Jones, Joe Burrow, and Alex Bregman. She also has a signed ball from Antonie Duplantis.
Mom Dot accomplished so many things, including getting her GED in 1991 at 60 and recently placing second in the Christmas parade, which she was surrounded by her grandkids and great grandkids. She did many great things, but the thing that she did the best was loving her family. She never missed the opportunity to show us how much she loved us. Her love is what carried us through all our life's moments and her love is what we will hold onto. We love you Mom Dot, big like the universe.
She is survived by daughters, Carol Hebert (Scott) and Deanine Oubre (Tim); sons, Barry Boutte, Jay Boutte (Kim), Ken Boutte (Julie); brother, Micheal Bourque (Tina); sisters, Juanita Usie (John) and Elaine Soileau (Dave); grandchildren, Grant Hebert (Tiffany), Mattie Gautreau (Blake), Jacie Cormier (Chad), Tyler Boutte (Lindsey), Christian Boutte and Kylie Boutte; great-grandchildren, Calli Hebert, Brec Hebert, Jackson Cormier, Hudson Cormier, Grayson Cormier, Bentley Boutte and Angelle Boutte; fur-grandchildren, Lou Gautreau, Eli Cormier and Rico Oubre.
She is preceded in death by husband, Carroll Boutte; parents, Dozita Bourque and Lorena Boutte; sisters, Alice Theriot, Melba Thibodeaux, and Myrtle Huval.
Pallbearers will be Barry Boutte, Jay Boutte, and Ken Boutte.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Mike Bourque, Scott Hebert, Grant Hebert, Brec Hebert, Blake Gautreau, Chad Cormier, Jackson Cormier, Hudson Cormier, Grayson Cormier, Tyler Boutte, Christian Boutte, Bentley Boutte, and Tim Oubre.
Special thanks to her sitters, Melinda Lavergne, and Faye Broussard. Hospice nurses, Alyson Champagne, Amy Green, Lacy Guidry. Home health nurse and special niece, Lacy Bernard. Her personal nurse Tiffany Hebert.
In lieu of flowers or monetary donations, please send donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Ste. 200, Lafayette, LA 70503, in honor of Doris Boutte.
Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery - St. Martinville