Catherine Verna Killingsworth Barousse

Catherine Verna Killingsworth Barousse passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the age of 83.  She was the longtime companion of Charles Colon and previous wife of 56 years to Eugene J. Barousse, Jr. Beloved mother of Cathy Coyle (Tyrone), Karen Brakel (Robert), Debra Bouterie (Alan), Barry Barousse (Robbin), Daniel Barousse (Laurie), Sharon Barousse (Ron) and the late Eugene Barousse, III (Fran). Daughter of the late Otho and Ethel Killingsworth. Sister of Maxine Smith, Pete Killingsworth and the late Sonny Killingsworth, Sr. Proud grandmother of Tyrone Coyle, Jr.; Eugene Barousse, IV; Amanda Barousse; Jason Brakel (Magdalena); Benjamin Brakel; Alan Bouterie, Jr. (Shelley); Dustin Barousse (Michelle); Jacob Barousse; Melissa Duplechine; Jennifer White (John); Daniel Barousse and Adam Barousse. She is also survived and fondly remembered by her 16 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Catherine was born in Chase, LA and was a longtime resident of Chalmette, LA before settling in Bogalousa, LA following Hurricane Katrina. She enjoyed a career in caring for others as a medical secretary with Mercy Hospital in New Orleans. She was a devoted “sports junkie” who loved her Saints football, LSU Tigers and just about anything on ESPN. She was well loved and will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and a friend of many, who loved her sports and treasured her family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – noon, followed by a celebration of her life beginning at noon. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit