Once upon a time, Joyce Peltier and George Romero met at a dance. They were married on October 7, 1950, and were inseparable from then on. Those that knew them loved them. Their love for each other was extraordinary. They were devout Catholics and would take to their knees every night to say their prayers. Both of their hobbies included being faithful Catholics saying their prayers daily and reciting the Rosary, gardening, canning vegetables, dancing and playing booray. Joyce especially loved cooking for her family and pulling weeds in the yard. George especially loved riding his lawnmower and drinking vitamins. Joyce retired from working in the cafeteria at Ridgewood Elementary in Port Neches. George retired from working all his life as a boilermaker at Gulfport Shipyard and Vessel Repair.
Joyce was born on May 1, 1932, to Edgar Peltier and Emerite Louvier in St. Martinville Parish, Louisiana. Joyce peacefully passed away on September 7, 2023, surrounded by family. George was born on July 14, 1929, to Clerphy Romero and Corinne Romero in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. George peacefully passed away on September 11, 2023. George had to wait four days for Joyce to make their place in heaven where they will continue their love story and spend eternal life.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents and 4 siblings. George is preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings and survived by his brother, Cebre Romero, of Erath, Louisiana.
They are survived by their sons, David Romero and his wife Sadie of Port Neches and Drake Romero and wife Renee of Groves; daughters, Darlene Homme and husband Thor of Georgetown and Danyel Marquardt and husband Bryan of Beaumont; and their bonus daughters, Suzette Kotz, and husband Paul of Port Neches and Renette Hebert and husband Rus of Port Neches. They are also survived by those who called them “Grandma” and “Pop”, grandchildren; Eric Homme and wife Megan, Justin Romero and wife Summer, Trey Romero and wife Leslei, Mallorie Capistran and husband Eddie, Nathan Romero and wife Chelsea, Blake Chatagnier and wife Jordan and Jessica Parkus and husband Dave; their great grandchildren; Harper, Sawyer, Payslee, Talon, Coy, Clara, Evyn, Elliana, Liam, Kodie, Ryann, Alessaundra, Ava and their newly great granddaughter, Rivie Joyce, who was named after Joyce, and a host of great nephews and nieces which include Brandon Miguez and wife Taylor, Chad Hebert and wife Shaye, April Vernon and husband Jacob, Cherie Wilbur and husband Justin, Jerry Romero and wife ReaAnn and Jason Romero.
Speaker/granddaughter: Mallorie Capistran.
Rosary will be said by family Darlene Homme, Renee Romero, Suzette Kotz, Renette Hebert, Taylor Miguez and April Vernon.
A special thank you to the sitters that have helped cared for our parents: Rosa, Scedonia, Lawanna, Janice, Patrice, and Sandra.
The pallbearers are family: Eric Homme, Justin Romero, Trey Romero, Mallorie Capistran, Nathan Romero, Blake Chatagnier, Brandon Miguez, Chad Hebert, Jerry Romero, Jason Romero, Eddie Capistran and Jacob Vernon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 14, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.
Rosary will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches at 6:30 p.m.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.