Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for James Breaux, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Reverend Austin Leger will conduct the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. James, age 90, a resident of Opelousas passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Opelousas General Health System. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. James was a dedicated and hard working employee with Schlumberger for many years up until his retirement. Following his retirement he and his wife, Rita enjoyed yearly crabbing trips to Grand Isle. They also enjoyed dancing together at the Southern Club. James enjoyed tending to his garden, cutting his grass and raising chickens; but most of all he loved his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Jody Anderson of Phoenix, AZ, Candice Breaux and husband, Scott Daigle of Breaux Bridge, Jared Breaux and wife, Megan, of Havana, FL, Joshua Breaux of Lawtell, Jessica Brinkhaus and husband, Brandon of Lawtell; great grandchildren, Gavin Lavergne, Logan Lavergne, Madison Breaux, Jace Breaux, Zane, Collin, Liam and Kasen Brinkhaus; his brother, Lloyd Breaux and wife, Fern and his sister, Lucille Manuel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Breaux; his parents, Walter and Uranie Noel Breaux; two sons, Michael and Larry Breaux; his siblings, Robert Breaux, Charles Breaux, Curly Breaux, Orci Breaux and Bernice Robert.
The family requests visitation be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017. A rosary will be prayed by Reverend Austin Leger at 7:00 p.m. The funeral home will reopen on Friday at 8:00 a.m. until time of service.
Pallbearers will be Harry Doucet, Joshua Breaux, Jared Breaux, Jody Anderson, Brandon Brinkhaus and Scott Daigle. Honorary pallbearer will be Courtney Carriere.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort sustain you as you await the promises found at John 5:28,29 and Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death here on the earth forever. (Psalm 37:29) It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.
May God bless you all RIP LEROY AMEN.
Felix & Millie NoelOpelousas, LA
My prayers are thoughts are will the Breaux family. He will always be Uncle Leroy to me. I am
A childhood friend of Pam and grew
Up knowing two sweet people
as Uncle Leroy and Aunt Rita. Please know that all of you are definitely in my heart and prayers ❤️❤️
Eileen clavier HollingsworthZachary, LA
So sorry for you'll lost, He was a wonderful man .He was very proud of his grandchildren
Vicky VidrineOpelousas, LA
Candice, the only comfort I can find right now is knowing Mr Leroy is with your dad right now. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers for all.. Love you Nanny
Tammy LavergneOpelousas, LA