March 29, 1931 ~ Sept. 16, 2011

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 18, 2011, at 4 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charenton for Mr. Norris J. Simoneaux, 80, a native and resident of Charenton, who passed away Friday, September 16, 2011, at 1:55 p.m., at his home with his family by his side.

Entombment followed in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum. Fr. Gregory Cormier officiated the services.

Mr. Norris was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, of 56 years, Mary Ida Clements Simoneaux of Charenton; four children, Cynthia S. Buteaux and her husband, Bobby, of New Iberia; Gisele S. Durocher and her husband, Robert, of Charenton; Harvey Simoneaux of Charenton; and Melissa S. Cestia and her husband, David, of New Iberia; 11 grandchildren, Robby Buteaux and his wife, Nichole; Rebekah McGee and her husband, Sean; Zachary Buteaux and his wife, Katrina; Zebulon Buteaux and his wife, Rebecca; Rusty Durocher and his wife, Angela; Lindsey Landry and her husband, Brandon; Jimi Kae and her fiancé, Justin Sonnier; Aaron Simoneaux, Kara, Cestia, Magen Smith and her husband, Ricky; and Slade Cestia; 16 great grandchildren; one brother, Melvin Simoneaux and wife, Theresa, of Charenton; and one sister, Lucinda S. McElfresh and her husband, Wallace, of Charenton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wibry Simoneaux Sr. and Ludy Landry Simoneaux; two brothers, Harvey “Dee Dee” Simoneaux and Wibry “Tut” Simoneaux Jr.; and one great grandson, Jaden Thomas Buteaux.

Standing as pallbearers were his six grandsons.

A gathering of family and friends was held Sunday at the church, from 12 p.m. until service time.

The family extended their deepest gratitude to all the wonderful people with Heart of Hospice, especially Elnora Washington who was with the family from the beginning.

To view the online obituary and memory book, please visit

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

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