Debra Blanchard Savoie

February 25, 1962 — September 6, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. today, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson for Mrs. Debra Blanchard Savoie, 51, a native of Cottonport and a resident of Patterson, who passed away unexpectedly Friday morning at Teche Regional Medical Center. She was laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Father Herb Bennerfield officiated the services.

Debra was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends and was always considered the life of the party. She was also a caring and compassionate person, always putting the needs of others before her own. Debra’s passion in life was her family, especially her grandchildren, who were her world. She will be deeply missed by all.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Keith P. Savoie; one son, Keith Michael Savoie and his wife, Rodessa; one daughter, Karyn Savoie Blakeman and her husband, Joseph; four grandchildren, Thane Taylor, Tia Estay, Alli Jo Blakeman and Bali Dru Blakeman; her parents, Ryan and Genevieve Armand Blanchard; four sisters, Liz Blanchard, Gloria Causey and her husband, Jeff, Sharon Adams and her husband, Terry, and Michelle Blanchard; two brothers, Larry Blanchard and Craig Blanchard and his wife, Jessie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a niece, Melissa Berger, as well as by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

A gathering of family and friends was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson, with the rosary being prayed at 6:30 p.m. Visiting resumed today, Monday, Sept. 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson at 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.

Serving as pallbearers were Keith Michael Savoie, Joseph Blakeman, Thane Taylor, Kory Savoie, Brandon Berger and Dustin Vaughn.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting

Arrangements were entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia St., Patterson, LA 70392; phone, 985-395-7873.

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