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Sybil Achee Darby Maturin

April 2, 2018

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Iberia for Sybil Achee Darby Maturin, 82, who passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Lafayette.

Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery.

Rev. Bill Melancon will be the Celebrant.

A gathering of family and friends will be Monday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia. A Rosary, led by the Men’s Rosary Group, will be prayed at 7 p.m. Monday. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Mrs. Maturin was born in Franklin on February 27, 1936 to the late Emmet and Louise Pontiff Achee and was a longtime area resident. She enjoyed singing opera and Latin music, gardening, and taking care of her family.

Survivors include her sons Paul J. Darby III and wife, Regina, of Lafayette, Charles Darby and wife, Denise, of Lafayette; daughters Maria Darby LeJeune of Liberty, Texas, Catherine Darby Alexandrian and husband, Hiro, of Lafayette, Charlotte Darby Hebert and companion, Cayetano Jasso, of St. Martinville, Elaine Darby Cerna and husband, Carlos, of Lafayette, Rachael Darby Gunnells and husband, Art, of Carencro, Madeline Darby of Lafayette; stepson Joseph Maturin of New Iberia; sisters Sandra Achee Darby and husband, Bernard, of Franklin, Donna Achee Dupre and husband, Bryan, of Scott; brother Timothy Achee and wife, Brenda, of Toledo Bend, Texas; 29 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and two due to arrive later this year.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul J. Darby Jr. and Claude Maturin, and a brother Reid Charles Achee.

To view on-line obituary, sign guest book, and view video tribute, please go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, 365-3331 is in charge of arrangements.