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In Memory of

Joyce Nickens Broussard

June 18, 1931 - January 5, 2018

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Mrs. Joyce was born on June 18, 1931 in Galvez, LA. and passed away on Jan. 5, 2018 in McComb, MS. at the age of 86. Joyce dedicated her life to three things: Family, faith, and the Ascension Parish School System. She began her career as a speech teacher at Gonzales High School. Then moved on to be a parish supervisor at the school board office. Throughout her over 40 year career she impacted the lives of many in Ascension Parish. Hardly a day goes by without someone saying "How's Mrs. Broussard?" followed by a...

Mrs. Joyce was born on June 18, 1931 in Galvez, LA. and passed away on Jan. 5, 2018 in McComb, MS. at the age of 86. Joyce dedicated her life to three things: Family, faith, and the Ascension Parish School System. She began her career as a speech teacher at Gonzales High School. Then moved on to be a parish supervisor at the school board office. Throughout her over 40 year career she impacted the lives of many in Ascension Parish. Hardly a day goes by without someone saying "How's Mrs. Broussard?" followed by a story of her classroom or her influence. She was also a founding member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Gonzales, LA. Mrs. Joyce is survived by her 2 sons and daughters-in-law; Duane and Sondra Broussard and Brent and Runnette Broussard. Grandchildren: Joy Lamb, Juli (Ron) Frank, John (April) Broussard and Marigny Broussard. 7 great grandchildren: Collin, Jacob, Sam, Maeve, Jay, Wyatt, and Toby. Mrs. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband: Carnie Ray Broussard and her parents: Isaac and Eunice Nickens. Visitation will begin on Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Gonzales, LA. at 8:30 am until a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Carpenters Chapel Cemetery in Galvez, La. The family would like to give a special thanks to Gerald and Sheryl Williams for their care and support throughout the last few years. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements by Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales, LA. To offer condolences to the family you may visit our website atwww.oursofh.com. Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.