Gertie Broussard Courville, age 90, a resident of Maringouin, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Lacour House Assisted Living and Memory Care in New Roads, Louisiana.
Gertie was born and raised in Gueydon, LA where she went to school and later married Allen J Courville at St Peter Catholic Church and school. They made their home and started their family in Jennings, LA. Married for 49 years, she worked side by side with Allen in their dairy business in Jennings in the early years, and later, on their soybean farm in Maringouin, where they raised their five children. After their children were grown, Gertie and Allen renewed their love of Cajun dancing, spending many weekends meeting friends at different locations across south Louisiana, and winning many trophies for their dancing. Several years after Allen passed away, Gertie married Dempsey Fusilier of Eunice and had 10 happy years together living in the country during the week tending to their big garden, and Cajun dancing on the weekends. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and looked forward to having family gatherings at her home in Maringouin. Gertie was loved by all who met her and will be dearly missed by her family.
Gertie is survived by her children Rodney J Courville (Fawn), Donald P Courville (Vicki), Catherine C Pottschmidt, Gregory K Courville (Penny), and Charles A Courville (Betty); sister Joyce Pond; grandchildren Rachel Hudson (Michael), Michelle O’rillion (James), Elizabeth Brown (Jaeson), Paul Courville (Lauren), Beth Crochet (Robbie), Chelsea Stage (Ben), Olivia Pottschmidt, Christian Pottschmidt, Dexter Courville (Jillian), Joni Courville, and Max Courville; and great-grandchildren Charlotte Hudson, Rebecca Brown, Sarah Brown, Robert Brown, Madeline Courville, Taylor Crochet, Ainsley Crochet, Charleigh Crochet, Henry Stage, William Stage, Kaitlee Courville, Nolan Courville, Zoey Courville, Talon Courville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen J Courville, of 39 years of marriage; Dempsey Fuselier of 10 years of marriage; parents Edward and Cloma Broussard; brothers Eugene Broussard and Alphonse Broussard; grandson Robert J Courville, and great-grandson Carey Spencer Blanchard.
Visitation will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home on Wednesday, 3/15/2023 from 9am until services at 11am. Burial will follow at Resthaven Garden of Memory.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice in her name.
The Courville family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Hospice Specialist of Louisiana, and to the staff at Lacour House Memory Care, especially, Cynthia James, Alexis Brue, Claudette Bridgewater, and Kawanda Mason.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.