The funeral will be on Wednesday September 22, 2021, with a Christian burial mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Erath, Louisiana, in honor of the life of Florine Montey Suire, 98, who passed away peacefully at her domicile Sunday, September 19, 2021. Readings will be given by Madeline LeBlanc and TJ LeBlanc. The bearers of the gift will be his great-grandchildren TJ LeBlanc, Charles Ed Turner, Madeline LeBlanc, Chris “Blaine” Turner, Jake LeBlanc and Peter LeBlanc. The singer will be Jodi Boich and the violinist Lauren Baker. She will rest in the cemetery of Erath with as co-officiants Father André Metrejean and Monsignor Charles Dubois officiating mass and services. Holders include TJ LeBlanc, Charles Ed Turner, Chris “Blaine” Turner, Jake LeBlanc, Peter LeBlanc, Eric Perrin and Tim LeBlanc. Ms. Suire was born in LeRoy, Louisiana, and resided in Erath for most of her life. She graduated from Indian Bayou High School and Southwestern Louisiana Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Ms. Suire was a home economics teacher with instructions and lessons taught to hundreds of students during her twenty-nine years at Erath, Meaux, Henry and Abbeville high schools. Ms. Suire was a talented, proud and stately lady – appropriate in every way. She was a gracious hostess with a lot of flair. Some of the talents mastered during his life included sewing, quilting, painting, decoupage, knitting, crochet, cooking, baking, and canning. She has never stopped researching and learning new techniques to express her creative gene. She was an extremely talented artist who created an impressive collection of hand-quilted blankets, pillows, draperies and oil paintings. His paintings and quilts are proudly displayed in all of his family’s homes, as well as at Erath City Hall and Hamilton Hall at the University of Louisiana. She and her husband, Johnnie, loved to travel to the United States, Europe and Mexico. The most memorable was a summer spent in France representing the Acadian region for CODOFIL. The most memorable time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren would be the hours spent reading little guest books, making wooden puzzles, and playing the battle card game to help teach Numbers. The most notable baked goods were his beloved fig cakes made from his canned figs with fruit from his fig tree and peanut butter fudge. A tradition passed down to his granddaughter Jeanne Perrin. During her lifetime, she was an active member of the Workers, the Demi Tasse Coffee Club, the Twelve and Go Club, the Catholic Daughters and Bible classes. She belonged to the Louisiana Teachers Association, the Louisiana Vocational Association, the Vermilion Parish, the Louisiana and American Home Economics Association, and the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society. Her daughter Rickey Domingues and her husband Ed. Two granddaughters, Mary D. LeBlanc and her husband, Tim, Jeanne Perrin, and her husband Eric and six grandchildren. TJ LeBlanc and his wife Sarah, Madeline, Jake and Peter LeBlanc and Charles Ed and Chris “Blaine” Turner. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of sixty-three years, Johnnie W. Suire as well as her parents Roy and Emelina Montey. Her four sisters, Anise “Nanoon” M. Comeaux, Famie M. Comeaux, Inez M. Primeaux and Rosie M. Meaux. Her older sister Nanoon was particularly close and influential in her life choices. She emphasized the importance of higher education and made sure she was exposed to experiences such as horseback riding, violin and other music lessons. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to their doctors -Lahasky, Fei and Leleux, as well as to their loving end-of-life assistants Valérie, Debbie, Mandy and Christine. Honorary bearers will be Dr Michael Foreman, David Sonnier, Harold Primeaux, Philippe Saunier, Chris Salvo and Lovelace Touchet. The family is asking those who wish to express their sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity or to St Joseph’s Seminary College, 75376 River Road, St. Benedict, Louisiana 70457, in memory of Florine Montey Suire. David Funeral home of Erath will take care of the arrangements. 337-937-0405, 209 East Putnam Street, Erath, Louisiana. Visitations will take place on Tuesday September 21, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. by the Catholic Daughters. Tours will resume Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. You can sign the guest register and express your condolences online at www.davidfuneralhome.org. To help the community stay safe, we will honor the Louisiana Mandates of August 1, 2021. All families and their guests are required to wear face coverings at the funeral home and at church. Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented period.
Published by The Acadiana Advocate September 20-22, 2021.