Joyce Malbrough Charpentier, 90, a native of Houma, LA and resident of Upper Little Caillou, LA, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022.
A visitation will be held in her honor on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 5pm until 8pm in Chauvin Funeral Home’s Magnolia Chapel. Her services will continue Saturday, October 1, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chauvin, LA from 9AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Burial will follow immediately in St. Elie Cemetery in Little Caillou.
Joyce is survived by her children, Sheila Cheramie and husband, Calvin Bourg, of Matthews, LA, Deborah Foret (Alden) of Chauvin, LA, Sharon Berger (Gerald) of Chauvin, LA, Donna Porche (Ricky) of Chauvin, LA, Darrell Charpentier and wife, Norma Martin, of Chavin, LA, and Sherman Charpentier and fiancé, Leah Lodrigue, of Chauvin, LA; siblings, Claude Malbrough, Bernice Lirette, and Theresa Landry; grandchildren, Brett, Monica, Katie, Katelyn, Megan, and Reagan; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Ashley, Dustin, Trent, Alex, Kade, and Rosemarie; great-great grandchildren, Kambree, Jax, Cohen, Charli, and soon to be welcomed, Baby Boudreaux; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 36 years, Edwin “E.J.” Charpentier, Jr.; parents, Augustine and Clementine Cadiere Malbrough; siblings, Ernest, Elphy “Red”, Raymond, and Rita Malbrough; and grandchildren, Chad Foret and Brittany Porche.
Joyce was a loving and caring mother who always put her family first. Known for her excellent cooking, Joyce would always make sure everyone else’s plate was full before she served herself. She took great pride in her appearance and would make sure her hair was in place and her signature red lipstick was perfectly applied before venturing out on her many adventures. Joyce’s guilty pleasures were the Bold and the Beautiful, Dancing with the Stars, Wheel of Fortune, Lawrence Welk, cooking shows and QVC, but she would put all that aside for the most important thing in her life: her family. Joyce borderline obsessively loved loved loved her freshly fried Church’s Chicken.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mike Marcello and staff of Ochsner Family Doctor Clinic for their compassion and understanding shown to Joyce throughout their 40-plus years of care, Ochsner St. Anne Emergency Room Dr. Wolfert and staff, Ochsner St. Anne Wound Care Dr. Marino and staff, The Medical Team home health agency, and the care team of St. Joseph Hospice, with special recognition for Cindy Dardar, who was an incredible caretaker and friend for Joyce, as well as caregivers Connie Oden and Leah Lodrigue. Additional Thank Yous are extended to the Terrebonne Council on Aging, Fr. Cody of St. Ann Catholic Church in Bourg, LA, and Fr. Philip from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chauvin, LA.
Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joyce Malbrough Charpentier.