Cora Durbin "Mawmaw Cora" Theriot

Written by Cole Williams on . Posted in Obituaries

"So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you." John 16:22.

A wife, sister, mother and grandmother, and friend to many, Cora passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:18 p.m. at Baton Rouge General Mid-City. She was looking forward to celebrating her 80th birthday in October with her close family of 100+. A native of Waterproof, LA and a resident of Port Allen, Cora was a U.S. Census Bureau retiree and a homemaker. Visiting was Thursday, July 10 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at Noon, celebrated by Father Matt Lorrain, along with Father Paul Counce. Burial followed at the church cemetery where she was laid to rest beside her husband, "Pawpaw" Harry N. Theriot, Sr. Cora is survived by her children, Debra Davis and husband Bill of Ventress, Cindy Collins and husband Eric, Faith LeRoy and husband Jim, Cassy Brou and husband Robert and Harry Theriot, Jr., all of Port Allen; five siblings, Flo Sedita, Lilly "PeeWee" Peace, James "Butch" Durbin and wife Kay, Larry Durbin and wife Pat, Terry Guidry and husband Steve; a brother-in-law, Allen Theriot; eleven grandchildren, Rebecca Burdette and husband Damian, Chuck Acosta and wife Kelly, Charlie Davis and wife Ellen, Jean Brasseaux and husband Brandon, Jessica Burt and husband Jason, Mandy Burke and husband Donnie, Heather Collins, John LeRoy and wife Myriam, Tiffany Domingue and husband Jeremy, Logan and Madison Brou; and 15 great grandchildren. Cora was preceded in death by her grandson, Daniel LeRoy; her parents Lanius and Florence Mandart Durbin; four siblings, Marilyn Rife, Kate Craig, Lola LeBlanc and Barbara Brock and their spouses. Cora enjoyed traveling and cooking, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was the founder of the Brusly Teen Club, active in the Brusly Lions Club, and a dedicated volunteer at Brusly's St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Building Fund. Please share memories and sympathies at

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