Sept. 25, 1929 ~ Jan. 16, 2014
A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, January 20, 2014, at 1 p.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Baldwin for Juanita Abshire Benoit, 84, a native of Port Acres, Texas and a longtime resident of Baldwin, who passed away peacefully Thursday, January 16, 2014, at her home with her family at her side. A gathering of family and friends began at 10 a.m. at the church, with the rosary being prayed at 11 a.m., followed by the eulogy. She will be laid to rest in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Louis Benoit III, Chad Martin, Michael Vice, Terry Abshire, Harry (Pino’) Hebert, Donnie Chauvin and Reggie Case. Father Gregory Cormier officiated the services.
Juanita was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister who loved gardening and collecting bird figurines. Her passion in life was all of her grandchildren. She was also a faithful member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.
Survivors include five children, Julia Martin and her husband, Kippy, of Centerville; Gwen Vice and her husband, Steve, of Baldwin; Paulette Chauvin and her husband, Donnie, of Franklin; Tamie Gunn and her husband, Tom, of Orange, Texas and Louis Benoit II and his wife, Regina, of Baldwin; one sister, Edith Romero of New Iberia; 20 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Benoit I; three children, Roberta Dartez Hebert, Robert Dartez Jr. and Margaret Dartez Lachney; three great grandchildren, Casey Martin, Alexis Hebert and Tad Hebert; her parents, Lodias P. Abshire and L’Nola Marie Breaux Abshire; two siblings, Nathan Abshire and L. J. Abshire.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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