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Victoria "Nell" Broussard Turner

April 8, 1930 — February 17, 2023

New Iberia – Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia for Victoria “Nell” Broussard Turner, 92, who passed away on Friday, February 17, 2023 at Consolata Nursing Home.

Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Rev. Keith Landry will officiate.

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

A rosary, led by the Men’s Rosary Group, will be prayed at 11:00 am Wednesday.

A native and resident of New Iberia, Victoria Nell Broussard Turner was born on April 8, 1930 to the late St. Julien and Theodia Richard Broussard. Nell had the honor of being Miss Iberia in 1951 and then went on to compete for the title of Queen Sugar. She worked as a telephone operator for Southern Bell, where she met the man that would become her husband, Russell. Shortly after her marriage, she left the phone company to become a devoted housewife, mother, and caretaker for other family members and friends. A cat lover since early childhood, she had a hand in raising and rescuing countless animals and passed on that love to her children and grandchildren. Nell was a member of the Louisiana Volunteer for Family and Community (formerly known as the Homemaker's Council) for 50 years. During that time, she attended many conventions and competitions, both as a participant and judge, and won awards for her crocheting, all while making life-long friendships. Nell, alongside her husband Rusty as a coach, competed in a women’s softball league as a catcher for many years. She played an active role in her children’s and grandchildren’s school lives, including attending PTA meetings, chaperoning field trips, making costumes, and cheering on her youngest child in the Special Olympics. She also had a great love of gardening and shared that with her children. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Turner is survived by a son, Russell Turner, Jr. (companion Kathy Broussard), two daughters, Adrienne McCarthy (Robert) and Victoria Anne Turner; a sister, Julienne Halphen; grandchildren, Tiffany Turner Crochet and Jacqueline McCarthy; step-grandchildren, Brandy Broussard and Tyler Broussard (Chancy); and step-great-grandchildren, Selina, Hunter, Esmae, Blaise, and Gage.

The family would like to thank her sitters and caretakers over the last few years: Amanda Migues, Chaney LaBiche, Crissy Wesley, Sheila Legnon, and Belinda Suire. Your kindness to her and Vickie means the world to her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Turner, Sr.; and four sisters, Lillie Hebert, Thelma Broussard, Lucille Blakeman, and Helen Moreland.

Pallbearers will include Tyler Broussard, Elizabeth Bourque, and Kohen Bourque.

Memorial Donations may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70503; or SNIP (Spay Neuter Iberia Project), 216 Frisby St., New Iberia, LA 70563 or via PayPal (username is @spayiberia).

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

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

11:00 - 11:45am (Central time)

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502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

1:30 - 2:00pm (Central time)

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502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Burial

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

2:00 - 2:15pm (Central time)

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