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“The end of quite an amazing chapter. We didn't know Ms. Esther but understand she faced many tough challenges in her lifetime. She obviously managed...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Becky and Ned Smith - Franklin, LA

“i love you momo esther you will always be in my heart you were a wonderful woman and you brought joy to all our heart . you always made me laugh when...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Grace Nicole Moneymaker - baldwin, LA

“Dear Paul, Mary Lynn, Marion and grandchildren, I do so have good memories of Ms. Esther's faith in Jesus and her special spiritual gifts. Her...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Donna and Steve Lancon - Franklin, LA

“Paul, Mary Lynn & Family, We were sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Our prayers are with all of you at this sad time in your life. She...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jimmy & Jamie L. Chauvin - LA

“Always in our hearts xxx ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Gillian Daigle - Franklin, LA

“I have known Ms. Esther since I came to Louisiana. It has been a joy to know her and many of her family. Rest in peace; you will be there with my mom...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Gillian Daigle - Franklin, LA

“To Marion, Carolyn and all other family members. Dwayne and I are saddened at the loss of your loved one. May God strenghten you daily as you grieve...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Wanda Ramsey - Timbo Valley, AR

“Paul, Mary Lynn and Family, So very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you through this most difficult...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Gail Bergeron (LaJaunie) - LA

“So sorry for yall loss. We will keep your family in our thougjts and prayers. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jennifer LeBlanc & Creig Ronsonet - LA

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, January 11, 2013, at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Assumption in Franklin for Ms. Esther Miguez Buteaux Richard, 90, a native of Baldwin and a longtime resident of Franklin, who passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at the Franklin Health Care Center. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Fr. Lloyd Benoit will officiate the services.

Ms. Esther was a devout member of the Church of the Assumption and was a member of the Ladies Altar Society.

Survivors include one daughter, Marion B. Talbot of Baldwin; one son, Paul D. Buteaux, Jr. and his wife Mary Lynn of Franklin; 11 grandchildren, Clint Talbot, Dawn Flores, Carolyn Moneymaker, Lance Talbot, Roxane Theriot, Cherish Menard, Marshall Robicheaux, Jr., Bradley Robicheaux, Neil Robicheaux, Bridgette Spires, Paul "Trey" Buteaux, III; 31 great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul D. Buteaux, Sr.; her daughter, Dorothy M. Robicheaux; two grandchildren, Reginald Robicheaux and Joseph Robicheaux; three brothers, Henry, Robert, and Herman Miguez; and three sisters, Rita Hood, Lorena Buteaux, and Eula Mae Harrison.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday at the Church of the Assumption from 9:30 AM until time of Mass at 11:00 AM.

Serving as pallbearers will be Paul "Trey" Buteaux, III, Alex Fontenot, Nick Fontenot, Marty Robicheaux, Kevin Theriot, and Bobby Moneymaker.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337)-828-5426.