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Obituary: Andrea Kay Doucet Brodhead – September 10, 2015

Andrea Kay Doucet Brodhead

Andrea Doucet Brodhead 

 

Funeral service will be held on Monday, September 14th, 2015, at a 1pm Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lafayette for Andrea Kay Doucet Brodhead, age 56, who died peacefully on September 10, 2015 at her residence in Lafayette surrounded by her family.

Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.

Reverend Howard Blessing, Pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lafayette, will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Lectors will be Carleen Clement and Trae Fitzgerald. Giftbearers will be her granddaughters, Celie, EMmie and Preslie Richard and Brynnan Boyd Eulogist will be Deidre Toups and Jared Blanchard. MacKenzie Bourg, soloist, will sing for the services.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Garry Brodhead; her three children Ashley and husband Cullen Richard, Blair and husband Brad Boyd, and Beau Brodhead; four grandchildren, Celie, Emmie, and Preslie Richard, and Brynnan Boyd; siblings Trudy Blanchard, M Dale Doucet, Jodie Gerard, Damon Doucet and Deidre Toups, and her father and mother in-law Easton and Geraldine Marceaux.

She was preceded in death by her parents Roland and Mildred Doucet and maternal grandparents August and Angelle Simon and paternal grandparents Deluse and Mae Doucet.

Andrea was a lifelong resident of Acadiana, a community that she loved dearly and one that will be forever impacted by the legacy she leaves behind. Her passion and commitment to help others succeed in life became evident at a very young age. Her commitment to the man who would become her soulmate and husband for 37 years, Garry Brodhead, now the head coach of the UL Women’s Basketball team, actually began at 8 years old when they became childhood neighbors. She was not just instrumental in his success, she made this dream for both of them a reality.

At 18 years old, she became the owner of a specialty clothing boutique which she operated for 30 years. Andrea’s Fashions was well known, not for the clothing she sold, but for the exceptional level of personal service she provided to each of her customers. Later, she went on to become founder and director of Acadiana Stars AAU and Biddy Basketball Association. Andrea saw the need in our community to provide a place for young athletes to play the sport that had become so central to her family.

It wasn’t a love for the game of basketball itself that motivated her but rather a means for children to build confidence, excel and achieve their dreams. She sacrificed so much of herself to ensure every child would be granted this opportunity. She took them into her homes, she fed them, she drove across town to get them to and from games and practices…she taught them to see the greatness that lied within them. So many lives in our community have been forever changed because she believed in them when many times, no one else did.

While she left a profound impact on many lives within Acadiana, Andrea believed her most important role was the one she held within her home. Her unwavering support of her husband and her three children was the foundation behind the multitude of accolades earned by the Brodhead family. Although no trophy bears her name, no one could deny that she was the ultimate Champion.

Pallbearers will be Damon Doucet, Jared Blanchard, Brad Boyd, Cullen Richard, Tim Marceaux, Jim Marceaux, Ryan Randle and Deacon Jones.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the many athletes, past and present, whose lives have been positively impacted by Andrea.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille Funeral Home’s SOUTHSIDE location on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 3PM to 8PM and on Monday, September 14th from 8AM until time of service.

A Rosary will be prayed on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 6PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home’s Southside location.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made for a scholarship fund in Andrea Brodhead’s name to UL Lafayette Foundation, Post Office Box 44290 Lafayette, LA 70504-4290.

The family would like to give special thanks to Nursing Specialties Inc., especially Maria Olivier, and Dr. Bora Lim of MD Anderson for their compassionate care in our time of need.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

Martin & Castille-SOUTHSIDE-600 E. Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508, 337-984-2811

 

 

LAFAYETTE – Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 14th, 2015, at a 1pm Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lafayette for Andrea Kay Doucet Brodhead, age 56, who died peacefully on September 10, 2015 at her residence in Lafayette surrounded by her family.

Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.

Reverend Howard Blessing, Pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lafayette, will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Lectors will be Carleen Clement and Trae Fitzgerald. Giftbearers will be her granddaughters, Celie, Emmie and Preslie Richard and Brynnan Boyd. Eulogist will be Deidre Toups and Jared Blanchard. MacKenzie Bourg, soloist, will sing for the services.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Garry Brodhead; her three children, Ashley and husband Cullen Richard, Blair and husband Brad Boyd, and Beau Brodhead; four grandchildren, Celie, Emmie and Preslie Richard, and Brynnan Boyd; siblings Trudy Blanchard, M Dale Doucet, Jodie Gerard, Damon Doucet and Deidre Toups, and her father and mother-in-law Easton and Geraldine Marceaux.

She was preceded in death by her parents Roland and Mildred Doucet and maternal grandparents August and Angelle Simon and paternal grandparents Deluse and Mae Doucet.

Andrea was a lifelong resident of Acadiana, a community that she loved dearly and one that will be forever impacted by the legacy she leaves behind. Her passion and commitment to help others succeed in life became evident at a very young age. Her commitment to the man who would become her soulmate and husband for 37 years, Garry Brodhead, now head coach of the UL Women’s Basketball team, actually began at 8 years old when they became childhood neighbors. She was not just instrumental in his success, she made this dream for both of them a reality.

At 18 years old, she became the owner of a specialty clothing boutique which she operated for thirty years. Andrea’s Fashions was well known, not for the clothing she sold, but for the exceptional level of personal service she provided to each of her customers. Later, she went on to become founder and director of Acadiana Stars AAU and Biddy Basketball Association. Andrea saw the need in our community to provide a place for young athletes to play the sport that had become so central to her family.

It wasn’t a love for the game of basketball itself that motivated her but rather a means for children to build confidence, excel and achieve their dreams. She sacrificed so much of herself to ensure every child would be granted this opportunity. She took them into her homes, she fed them, she drove across town to get them to and from games and practices…she taught them to see the greatness that lied within them. So many lives in our community have been forever changed because she believed in them when many times, no one else did.

While she left a profound impact on many lives within Acadiana, Andrea believed her most important role was the one she held within her home. Her unwavering support of her husband and her three children was the foundation behind the multitude of accolades earned by the Brodhead family. Although no trophy bears her name, no one could deny that she was the ultimate Champion.

Pallbearers will be Damon Doucet, Jared Blanchard, Brad Boyd, Cullen Richard, Tim Marceaux, Jim Marceaux, Ryan Randle and Deacon Jones.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the many athletes, past and present, whose lives have been positively impacted by Andrea.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille Funeral Home’s SOUTHSIDE location on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 3PM to 8PM and on Monday, September 14th from 8AM until time of service.

A Rosary will be prayed on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 6PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home’s Southside location.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made for a scholarship fund in Andrea Brodhead’s name to UL Lafayette Foundation, Post Office Box 44290 Lafayette, LA 70504-4290.

The family would like to give special thanks to Nursing Specialties Inc., especially Maria Olivier, and Dr. Bora Lim of MD Anderson for their compassionate care in our time of need.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

Martin & Castille-SOUTHSIDE-600 E. Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508, 337-984-2811 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=andrea-kay-doucet-brodhead&pid=175807728&fhid=20664#sthash.jEEPbqQD.dpuf

Andrea Kay Doucet Brodhead

LAFAYETTE – Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 14th, 2015, at a 1pm Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lafayette for Andrea Kay Doucet Brodhead, age 56, who died peacefully on September 10, 2015 at her residence in Lafayette surrounded by her family.

Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=andrea-kay-doucet-brodhead&pid=175807728&fhid=20664#sthash.ga5EXaku.dpuf

nterment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=andrea-kay-doucet-brodhead&pid=175807728&fhid=20664#sthash.ga5EXaku.dpuf
LAFAYETTE – Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 14th, 2015, at a 1pm Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lafayette for Andrea Kay Doucet Brodhead, age 56, who died peacefully on September 10, 2015 at her residence in Lafayette surrounded by her family.

Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=andrea-kay-doucet-brodhead&pid=175807728&fhid=20664#sthash.ga5EXaku.dpuf