Niva Theresa Theriot

August 18, 1943 ~ February 9, 2024

Niva Theresa Theriot, 80, passed away Friday February 9, 2024. Niva was born August 18, 1943, to Pete and Lucy Messina.

Niva graduated St. Charles Academy in 1962. She was a teachers aid for more than 30 years for Calcasieu Parish HeadStart program. She was a devout catholic woman.

Those left to cherish her memories are sons; Michael Theriot (Yan) and Thomas Theriot (Donna); grandchildren, Hunter, Thomas, Mason Johnson, and Brooke Whitaker; sister, Mary Hester; best friends, Pat Perry and Ginger Raferty.

She was welcomed into heaven by her parents, Pete and Lucy Messina; grandson, Gabriel Theriot; siblings, Roy, Morris, Geneva, Charles Messina and Rosalie Tyrone.

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday February 15, 2024, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will begin on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. A rosary will be said at 11:00a.m. Following the service will be burial at Graceland Cemetery.


Visitation: Thursday, February 15, 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Rosary: Thursday, February 15, 2024
11:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Mass: Thursday, February 15, 2024
1:30 pm

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
935 Bilbo St.
Lake Charles, LA 70602

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  1. Candle 1Many Prayers 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 going out to the Theriot family. Sending my condolences to the entire family!

  2. Candle 3We will miss you so much. I remember visiting you on Dixie Drive and all the laughs we had sitting around talking about the old days. I’m glad you will be with your precious grandson who you missed so much. I hope we will see each other again with all the friends we had in the old days. I’m sure that those who have left us are there to greet you now. We will miss you ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🧓

  3. She was the best Aunt,sister,friend,mother,grandmother and prayer warrior ever! She will be greatly missed in this broken world we live in! Hug and kiss all our relatives there in Heaven! So blessed to have spent the last hour with you I hope you know that I was there and how much I loved you ❤️

  4. Candle 4Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Teresa was one of my favorite people. She was such a sweet soul. She will be missed by many! I will not be able to make it to the funeral, as I have Covid and strep throat. But I will be praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. God bless, Karen, Scott, Camille, and Parker Nyboer

  5. Candle 1I was told many years ago that God sends angels to live among us…to live as examples of pure love and kindness..she was one of his angels here…

  6. Candle 1Only met her a couple times and that’s all it took for me to realize she was such a sweet lady. I’ll keep the rosary she gave me as a blessing forever.❤️

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