Cecile Lombas Grow, 88, a resident of Morgan City, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 13, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Cecile was born on May 28, 1933 in Patterson, Louisiana the daughter of Tete Lombas and Eva Boudreaux Lombas.
Cecile or Mrs. Grow as most people knew her was a warm, caring and loving person that always seemed to put others needs before her own. She devoted her entire life to her family with endless love. Dearest to her heart was her husband Ira and their four children. Whether it be a shoulder to cry on or a lap to sit on she was always there, her heart was her family.
As most people knew her, she never met a stranger, if she saw you, relative or friend a talk was sure to follow and well worth the time. She wore her heart on her sleeve and was always willing to help in any way she could. Her life as a mother and homemaker were always busy to say the least. She was a great cook and seamstress but her true passion was her green thumb. There was never a day you would go in her backyard and not see beautiful flowers blooming everywhere. She also loved reminiscing about her childhood, being born and raised in a tiny houseboat on Bayou Teche with her nine siblings. Cecile was also a member of the local genealogy society for years. She contributed many hours of her time searching, verifying, and recording gravesites in the tri city area and others within St. Mary Parish. All the information she compiled was used in the books titled Sleeping Residents of Morgan City and Six In One. Her life was full and she will be greatly missed by all that loved and knew her, rest in peace Aunt Cake!
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by three children, Ira J. Grow Jr. of Morgan City, Terry Grow and wife, Theresa of Bayou Vista and Cheryl Grow Carpenter of Morgan City; 10 grandchildren, Laura, Amanda, Liberty, Ira, Amy, Terry, Colt, Asa, Thomas and Iry; 11 great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter.
Cecile was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ira J. Grow Sr.; one son, Gary Dean Grow; one grandson, Travis Wayne Grow; four brothers, Albert Lombas, Sidney Lombas, Junius Lombas and Houston Lombas; five sisters, Mary Linville, Leona Higgins, Lillian Lombas, Betty Theresa Clark and Virginia Myers.
A memorial visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Twin City Funeral Home with a memorial service being held at 8:00 p.m., officiated by Monsignor J. Douglas Courville. Internment in the Morgan City Cemetery will be held at a later date.