Emile "E. J." Doucet

  • Born: August 9, 1921
  • Died: May 16, 2013
  • Location: Jeanerette, Louisiana

Ibert's Mortuary

1007 Main St.
P. O. Box 236
Franklin, LA 70538

Tel. (337) 828-5426

Tribute & Message From The Family

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Beau Pre Cemetery in Jeanerette for Mr. Emile Joseph "E. J." Doucet, 91, a St. Mary Parish native and a longtime resident of Jeanerette, who passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 4:00 PM at Iberia Extended Care Hospital in New Iberia. Father Jody Simoneaux will officiate the services.

Mr. Doucet was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II in the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of Omaha Beach. He was a member of the VFW Post 4201 in Franklin. E. J. loved music. He played the accordian in the Golden Age Band, playing at numerous area nursing homes. Most recently he sat in with a local band at Landry's Seafood while celebrating his 91st birthday.

Survivors include three children, Patricia D. Fulton of Arkansas, Edwin J. "Boo Boo" Doucet and his wife Tammy of New Iberia, and Judy D. Trahan and her husband Todd of Jeanerette; one sister, Betty May and her husband Ivy of Franklin; six grandchildren, Brandi Fulton Ringler, Jennifer Doucet Folse, Alyse Doucet, Madeline Doucet, Joshua Trahan, and Jacob Trahan; five great grandchildren, Nicholas Ringler, Gracie Ringler, Garrett Folse, Carson Folse, and Mallorie Smith; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Philomine Pillaro Doucet; his former second wife, Julie Derouen Doucet; his parents, Eloie Doucet, Sr. and Effie Parrah Doucet; two brothers, Eloie "Boobie" Doucet, Jr. and Edwin Doucet; and five sisters, Cecile D. Freeman, Elnora D. Bernard, Gloria D. Frederick, Hazel D. Theriot, and Audrey D. Caro.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, May 20, at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, with the rosary being prayed at 7:00 PM. Visiting will resume Tuesday morning at Ibert's at 8:00 AM until time of dismissal at 10:30 AM.

Serving as pallbearers will be members of the family and friends.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to AAA Home Health, Dr. Carl Ditch, Dr. Stephen Boudreaux, and Smith & Honey Adult Day Care, where he was affectionately known as "Deuce."

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., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337)-828-5426.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Judy , Joshua , Jacob : your dad and grandfather was more than a father in law to me , he was a dear friend to me . He would always brighten up my da when I would return from work and he'd greet me with ( hey Todd-O or silver ).Often you hear rest in peace I prefer play in peace , Go my friend and play your Accordion before God and may his angels spreed they're wings and dance to your beautiful music . You'll always be in my heart and memory i will deeply miss you my friend . Todd

Posted by Todd - jeanerette, LA - Son in law   May 22, 2013

Boo Boo, Judy & family. I'm sorry to hear of Mr Doucets passing. Last memory I have of him was visiting at your house around Easter time. He was sitting on the back porch conversating with us. He was filled with interesting stories about the war. He watched the kids play in the yard & it looked like he enjoyed himself. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Ron & Tessa Champagne - New Iberia, LA - Friend   May 20, 2013

I am so sad if hear of Uncle Doucet's passing away! God needed another angel. Pat , Boo and Judy my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Posted by Cindy ( Boudreaux) Borel - New Iberia, LA - Neice   May 20, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Uncle EJ will be greatly missed by all.

Posted by Dawn Charpentier - Chauvin, LA - Niece   May 19, 2013


My deepest & most heartfelt sympathy is with the family & friends. May God rest & bless your sweet soul. We love you.

Posted by Jennifer Frederick - New Iberia, LA - great niece   May 18, 2013


it saddens me to my core to have lost such a wonderful part of our family. But though we are saddened the angels in heaven are rejoicing for they have another beautiful soul to join them. Paw paw Doucet , as you watch down over us , shining down your love from the heavens above , know that we all miss you dearly and you will forever remain in our hearts.

Posted by Jennifer Folse - Jeanerette, LA - Grand-daughter   May 18, 2013

To the Doucet family:
Please accept our deepest condolences & heartfelt prayers on your loss of Mr. Emile.
He and the family will be in our prayers...may he rest in peace.

Posted by EFFRON & PATSY SAVOY - Baldwin, LA - fFRIEND   May 18, 2013