In memory of
Dervine "Dee" (Benoit) Higginbotham
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In memory of
Dervine "Dee" (Benoit) Higginbotham
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in Martin & Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel in Lafayette for Dervine "Dee" Benoit Higginbotham, age 94, who died on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at her residence in Lafayette. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Michael Keith Landry, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in New Iberia, will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Lector will be Judy Laister. Giftbearers will be Brooke and Reagan Benoit. Jodi Bollich, organist and soloist, will sing for the services, "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman", "Ave Maria", "On Eagles' Wings" and "Amazing Grace." Survivors include two daughters, Patsy B. Martin and her husband, Junior and Judy B. Laister; one son, Larry Benoit and his wife, Dixie; five grandchildren, Pennye Huval, Alan Huval, Sherie Laake, Dr. Lonny Benoit and Jamie Benoit; and nine great grandchildren, Austin Huval, Brooke Benoit, Reagan Benoit, Lexington Benoit, Porter Benoit, Kaleb Broussard, Dillan Laake, Harli Laake and Chelcy Broussard. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ulysse and Victoria Savoie Baudoin; her first husband, Linex Benoit; her second husband, Percy P. Higginbotham; her sisters, Elodge Baudoin, Alzina Boudreaux, and Oceana Benoit Hollier; her brothers, Eno, Thead, Gladu and George Baudoin; her paternal grandparents, Adelar and Azema Vallot Baudoin; and her maternal grandparents, Hypolite and Aurelia Dartez Savoie. Dervine Baudoin Benoit Higginbotham was a native of Milton, Louisiana and a resident of Lafayette for most of her life. "Dee" as she was known to friends and family, worked as a seamstress for Hub City Cleaners and was also employed at Our Lady of Fatima School. She was a parishioner of the St. Pius X Catholic Church Community in Lafayette. Dee enjoyed shopping, walking in the Mall with her friends and spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all, and will be dearly missed. Pallbearers will be Dr. Lonny Benoit, Warren Baudoin, Jamie Benoit, Alan Huval, Austin Huval, Tommy Duhon and Lynwood Dronet. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Benoit and Carroll Benoit. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE Location. The family requests that visitation be observed on Sunday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and will continue on Monday from 8:00 AM until time of service. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com. Martin & Castille-SOUTHSIDE-600 E. Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508, 337-984-2811
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