Lucille Lyons Becnel, 94, a native of Jeanerette and 72-year resident of Franklin passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at 11:44 a.m. at her daughter's home in Thibodaux..
Burial was in Franklin Cemetery with the Rev. Lloyd Benoit officiating.
Brian DeGravelle, Craig DeGravelle, Eric DeGravelle, Ben Talbot, Josh Pickell and Grant DeGravelle will serve as pallbearers.
Becnel is survived by his two daughters, Judy Becnel DeGravelle and her husband, Cam, of Thibodaux and Sheila Becnel Fox Granger and her husband, Ronnie, of Sulphur; eight grandchildren, Debbie D. Pickell, Brian DeGravelle, Eric DeGravelle, Craig DeGravelle, Cindy D. Dwyer, Teri Fox Talbot, Shannon B. Trahan, and Nicole B. Deslatte; 17 great-grandchildren, Josh and Claudia Pickell, Grant, Olivia, Sarah, Caroline, Laura and Camille DeGravelle, Sean, Colin and Morgan Dwyer, Benjamin Talbot, Meredith, Rive and Beck Trahan and Madeline and Paige Deslatte; special niece and nephew, Linda Lee and Tommy LeBlanc as well as other numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John S. Becnel; one daughter, Deborah E. Becnel; one son, Michael P. Becnel; her parents, Felix Joseph Lyons and Valerie Deslatte Lyons; five brothers, Lee, Luke, F.J. Jr., L.P. and Felix Lyons; and four sisters, Eunice Olivier, Mae Lyons, Inez Lyons and Rena LeBlanc.
Lucille was a loving wife and mother who truly enjoyed life and loved God and her family. Her biggest joy was when her eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren came home for visits.
She also looked forward to her visits with her family in Thibodaux and Lake Charles. She loved to cook, play cards, bingo and pokeno. In her later years she also enjoyed "hitting the slots" at any casino her family would take her to.
Lucille was a longtime member of the Church of the Assumption in Franklin, as well as the Ladies Altar Society of which she was a member for 29 years.
The family would like to express their most sincere gratitude to the doctors and staff at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospice for the loving care given to Lucille.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc.