Mrs. Carmen Broussard
December 2, 1922 — March 9, 2022
Adams announces the passing of Mrs. Carmen Falk Broussard, 99 who transitioned on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at her residence.
Adams announces the viewing of Mrs. Carmen Falk Broussard which will be held 4 PM - 6 PM, Friday, March 18, 2022 at the funeral home.
Carmen Falk Broussard was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Armand Falk and Stella Christophe. She was the youngest of six children. She grew up in New Orleans graduating from McDonough 35 High School and then went on to attend Xavier University in New Orleans.
Carmen had a beautiful soprano voice that was discovered while in High School. In college she was in many opera and musical productions. While at Xavier University, Carmen was a member of the Music Students League of the University which presented monthly musicals which were open to the public. She was pictured in a university publication featuring the Music Student League where she along with other members of the League were praised by the Metropolitan Opera Company of New York for its annual grand opera production on a nation-wide broadcast.
Amongst her performances, she played a leading role in Barbar of Seville and in the opera Martha . She also sang in the church choir of Corpus Christi for over 25 years under the direction of Mr. Washington.
In 1947 she married Staffas Broussard, the love of her life. They were married for 60 years until Staffas’ death in 2007. They made their home in New Orleans and had four children.
Carmen was a fervent Catholic and has been a parishioner of St. Vincent’s and Corpus Christi. While in Savannah, she became a member of St. Benedict The Moor Catholic Church.
She prided herself in volunteering at Corpus Christi, Neighborhood Watch and working with the NAACP. Carmen was part of a generation that paved the road to voting rights for African Americans. She thwarted attempts to deny her right to vote studying the constitution, passing the voting test being used to deny eligible voters their rights. When we vote today, we stand on her shoulders.
As a homemaker, Carmen was a talented seamstress, sewing clothes, draperies, and slipcovers.
Throughout her 99 years, she educated us through her memory of historical events recalling stories about the depression, the WPA. She loved New Orleans showing her strength by returning to New Orleans with her husband to rebuild their property after Katrina.
Carmen was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Staffas Broussard, her great grandson, Majik Broussard, her parents, and six sisters and brothers. She is survived by her four children: Staffas (Adreina), Angela (Alfred), David and Emmanuel as well as 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren
Funeral services will be held by Charbonnet Funeral Home of New Orleans, LA. https://charbonnetfuneralhome.com/
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