Cecilia - A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cecilia for Rita B. Semere, 78, who passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021.The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home in Cecilia from 7:00 am until 10:30 am on Saturday.A rosary will be prayed at 8:30 am on Saturday.Deacon Ken Soignier will officiate at the funeral service. Interment will follow at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Cecilia. Rita, affectionately called, "Nana", was born May 30, 1943, in Cecilia. She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She was a loving and caring woman who loved her family dearly. She was an excellent cook and would make the most perfect turkey. Rita will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her brother, Jeffery Broussard Jr. (Mylina) of Breaux Bridge; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Semere; parents, Jeffery Broussard, Sr. and Hilda Jolivette Broussard; and sister, Renella Chevalier. Pallbearers will be Jeffery Broussard Jr., Courtney Broussard, Steven Broussard, Edgar Broussard, Edward Chevalier, Aaron Roberts, and Aaron Chevalier.Honorary pallbearers will be Cooper Broussard and Carter Broussard.Pellerin Funeral Home of Cecilia, 2238 Bushville Hwy., Cecilia, LA 70521, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.