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Mercedes "Pal" Terrell

November 5, 1937 — December 17, 2022

New Iberia

Mercedes "Pal" Terrell


New Iberia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at St. Peter Catholic Church for Mercedes "Pal" Terrell, 85, who passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2022.


Entombment will follow in Beau Pre Cemetery in Jeanerette.


Msgr. J. Douglas Courville will be the Celebrant.


Visitation will be Tuesday from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home.


A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Terrell was born on November 5, 1937, to the late Leonard and Mercedes Borne Vuillemot, and was a graduate of Mt. Carmel Academy. She was a former member of the St. Peter’s Church Choir and various Mardi Gras Krewes over the years. Mrs. Terrell enjoyed gardening, going to the beach and travels with her late husband, Eddie.


Survivors include her sons, Michael Terrell, Edward Terrell, IV, and Tim Terrell (Diane); sister Patsy "Bitty" Denny; grandchildren, Andrew Terrell, James Terrell, Benjamin Terrell, Nicholas Terrell and Alaina Terrell Tucker (Dylan); and a great-grandchild Skylar Terrell.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Eddie Terrell, III; son, Tommy Terrell; daughter-in-law, Judy LeBlanc Terrell; sister, Mary Jane "Chubby" Leete; and a brother, Emile Vuillemot.


Pallbearers will be Andrew Terrell, Nicholas Terrell, James Terrell, Ben Terrell, Dylan Tucker and Andy Schmitz.


In lieu of flowers, please offer donations in Pal’s memory to the Carmelite Monastery at 1250 Carmel Drive, Lafayette, LA 70501.


Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331).

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Past Services


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

8:30am - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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