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“I would like to extend my condolences to Joe's family. His father and I were friends for our entire lives. I know you will be missed by all that knew...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Don Stiel - FRANKLIN, LA

“Heather,Please know you and your girls are in our thoughts and prayers.Cindy and Tim Hebert ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Cindy Hebert - Jeanerette, LA

“Prayers and condolences. He will be missed. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Barrett Lejeune - Gillett, TX

“Joe you were a good friend i Will miss you we just talked on the phone with me last week ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Michael Lejeune - Jennings, LA

“My thoughts and prayers goes out to all. Lisa, I love you cuz. I pray God eases your pain. RIP Cuz ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Angela LeBlanc berthelot - LA

“Heather and family, I'm so sorry to hear of the death of Joe. I didn't know him but I do remember you Heather and your mother and dad. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Sarah Belle Minor - Thibodaux, LA

“So sorry for your loss he was always happy and smiling he surly be missed. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Michael Mikie Prados - AR

“Sending my condolences and prayers to the family at this difficult time. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Andrea Guy - Pearland, TX

“So sorry for you and your Family's loss Heather. Sending my love and prayers to all. May God grant you peace. Keep the Faith.Deepest Sympathies...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Janet Marcotte Marcotte - LA

“Heather I am truly sorry of your loss. My God grant you and the girls peace in this difficult time. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Kylie Schrock - Franklin, LA

“I still can't believe this , I'm so sorry to hear and sending many prayers and hugs for the entire family. Indeed he was an awesome father, husband...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Leah Barrilleaux - Jeanerette, LA

“I am so sorry for you loss. May God wrap is arms around you and hold you on this difficult journey you are facing. I will Continue to pray for all...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Danielle Ward - New iberia, LA

“Joe was a softspoken guy,very kind hearted gone way to soon my condoleances to the family. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Chris Vaccarella - BALDWIN, LA

“Sending my deepest sympathy Joe kept us laughing in school ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Francene Brown - LA - Classmate

“Prayers and condolences to his family ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Bridget Spain - Franklin, LA

“Heather, I am saddened to hear of your husband's passing. I remember meeting him at Winn Dixie. He was a very sweet guy. Please know that you and...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Tammy Segura Himel - Franklin, LA

“Prayers for the family ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Jonathan Jones - Franklin, LA

“Sending my deepest condolences to Heather, Zowie and Emma. Eternal rest grant unto them, O, Lord And let the perpetual light shine upon them.And may...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Tracey Charpentier - Franklin, LA

“Well keep all of you in my prayersI will miss visiting with him ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon Caviness - Franklin, LA

“Our sincere and deepest condolences. Ron and Geneva ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Ron Turner - Evergreen, LA

“Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. May Joe rest in God's eternal peace and may our...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

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Ernest J. Romero Jr., a native and lifelong resident of Franklin, passed away unexpectedly at his home at the age of 41 on Monday, May 7, 2018. Joe, as he was better known, was a devoted husband and father whose family was his world. Some of his favorite pastimes included cooking, fishing, and spending time with his girls who he always doted on. He was also a big Saints and LSU fan. Joe worked for the past five years as a field technician for Boardwalk Pipeline. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his wife of nearly 13 years, Heather Verrette Romero; their two daughters, Zoie and Emma Romero; his mother, Lisa Legnon Romero; two brothers, Russell Romero and his wife Rosalyn and Chase Romero; father and mother-in-law, Theo and Lecia Verrette; brother-in-law, Sean Verrette and his wife Kristie; ten nieces and nephews, Katelyn, Reagan, Robyn, Russell Jr., Ryan, Russia, Jayden, Easton, Meagan, and Alec; and two great nieces, Ma'Kinley and Paizlee.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest J. Romero Sr.; as well as by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, May 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Father Ruben Primor as Celebrant. He will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Serving as pallbearers will be Chase Romero, Russell Romero, David Gibson, Stephen Buckner, Chase Bourgeois, Brandon Bourgeois, Sean Verrette, and Travis Clements.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.