July 8, 1936 ~ July 19, 2011

Mr. Nelson Thomas Labit Sr., 75, a native of Baltimore, Maryland and a resident of Berwick, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 3:30 a.m., at his residence.

Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hebert Labit of Berwick; five sons, Nelson Thomas “Tommy” Labit of Lafayette, Michael Ray Labit of Bakersfield, California, Sterling Lewis “Buck” Labit of Lafayette, Brian Allen Labit of New Orleans and Richard Labit of Centerville; two daughters, Constance Marie Labit of Garden City and Brenda Lee McCann of Jacksonville, Florida; 18 grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, stepmother, two brothers and four sisters.

The family requests that visitation be observed Thursday, July 21, from 10 a.m. until time of services, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin, with a rosary being prayed at 12:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 21, at 1 p.m., at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin, with Father Angelo Cremaldi officiating. Burial will follow in the Morgan City Cemetery in Morgan City, with the East St. Mary Veteran Funeral Squad presiding over military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to alleviate any doctor and funeral expenses.

To view this obituary online and leave the Labit family condolences, please go to

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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