Joseph P.
“Cher” Broussard

Joseph P. “Cher” Broussard

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at The Shrine of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church for Joseph P. “Cher” Broussard, 88, who passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at his residence.
Fr. Richard Wagner, SSJ, will be the celebrant of the Mass. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
A native of Duson, Joe was a faithful member of Shrine of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Rayne for over 50 years, serving several years as an usher. He was one of the founding members of the A&O 21st Century civic organization and a member of the Knights of Peter Claver.
Joe operated The Blue Gardenia Club in Rayne for over 30 years and Joe’s Lounge in Rayne for over 20 years.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Betty Miller Broussard of Grand Coteau, to whom he was married for 49 years; children Joseph Deonne Broussard and Keasha Ann Broussard of Atlanta, Georgia, Dianne Carter of Carencro, and Theresa Broussard of California; brother Milton Antoine of Duson; sister-in-law Barbara Miller of Grand Coteau; brothers-in-law Alton Miller of Lafayette and Joe “Sonny” Eaglin of Carencro; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Luke and Antonia Antoine.
Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at Syrie Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The funeral home will reopen Saturday, Oct. 22, from  8 a.m. until departure for funeral services.
Condolences may be expressed online at
Syrie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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