Celia Devillier, left, was sworn in by Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia for the Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 seat at a special ceremony at the Anahuac Courthouse Wednesday morning. The day before at Commissioners Court, she was voted in unanimously to fill the seat. The seat was vacated when her husband, JP Yale Devillier, died March 29 after a battle with cancer. As she was sworn in, Celia Devillier held a photo of her husband when he was first sworn in for the seat in 2007.  She is expected to fill his seat until 2022. (Photo by Wade Thibodeaux)

At an emotional ceremony, Celia Devillier was sworn in as the Justice of the Peace for Pct. 1 in Chambers County, filling in for her husband, Yale, who died.

Justice of the Peace Yale Devillier died March 29 after battling cancer.

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