MATTIE MARTIN JUDICE
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at a 1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville, Louisiana for Mrs. Mattie Martin Judice who passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum in Centerville. Father Rubin Primor will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass, con-celebrated by Father O’Neil Landry and Father William Ruskoski. Lectors will be Margaret Judice Burke and Stacey Coreil Little. Gift bearers will be will be her godchildren, Marianne Martin, Joan Chauvin, Karen Martin, and Grant Little. Patrick Melancon will be the vocalist and organist, and Yang Yang Li, the violinist. Musical selections will be Pavane, Be Not Afraid, Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus and Pie Jesu.
Mrs. Judice was a native of Centerville and lived her life on her family’s farm. Survivors include her three children, Robert Judice Jr. and his wife, Carolyn; Carol Judice Coreil; and Kevin Judice; and her sister, Shirley Martin Robichaux. Also surviving are nine grandchildren including Sheri Higdon, Vincent Coreil III, Stacey Coreil Little, Sandra Adams, Margaret Judice Burke, Robert Judice III, John Coreil, Wilson Judice and Gregory Judice; and 14 great grandchildren, Carolyn and John Higdon Jr., Jacob, Aleksandra, Jamie and Nathan Adams, Anya and Robert Joseph Judice IV, Bennett and Mattie Judice, Cody and Landon Meyerholtz, Grant Little and Lance Coreil.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 69 years, Robert Judice Sr., her parents Frank and Elda Butaud Martin and her brother, Frank Martin Jr.
Mrs. Judice will be remembered for her deep faith, her devotion to her family and home, her generosity, her commitment to education and her love of gardening and genealogical research. Her pursuit of excellence in everything she did is known to all who knew and loved her.
The family invites visitors to call between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin. A Rosary Service will be prayed at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, July 11, 2014, from 11 a.m. until time of Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Vincent Coreil III, Robert Judice III, John Coreil, Wilson Judice, Gregory Judice and Leslie Martin.
The family is grateful to all who faithfully assisted our mother during her last years. Memorial contributions may be made to a religious or nonprofit organization, or educational institution of the donor’s choosing.