Opelousas- A Rosary Service and Celebration of Life will be held for, Bobby Woodson, on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Deacon Dwayne Joubert will pray the rosary.
Bobby, age 68, a resident of Sunset, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Lafayette General Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
Bobby enjoyed traveling in his RV with his wife, Jenny, and other members of the Cruisin Cajuns RV Club. He loved spending time outdoors fishing and cheering on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their sporting events. Bobby was a big supporter and advocate for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He and his wife enjoyed working together on their homebased business, “Jenny’s Jigs”. Bobby was well known and never met a stranger. He always knew how to make people laugh. He will be remembered as a great husband, father, and grandfather. Bobby will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Virginia “Jenny” Woodson of Ville Platte; mother, Javalie Woodson; daughters, Shannon Bergeron (Paul), Nikki Blair (Mike), and Michelle Pesnell; step-sons, Gary Soileau (Erica), Brian Soileau (Nicole), and Ted Soileau (Simonne); step-daughter, Mandy Smith (Todd); brothers, Dennis Woodson and Terry Woodson (Mona); sister, Connie Landreneau (Guy); grandchildren, Remy, Rhett, Rowen and Rose Bergeron, Bennett, Frankie, and Levi Blair, Anna Johnston, Lane Pesnell, Travis and Mallory O’Connor, Brandon, Josh, Lance, Lauren, Emily, Ethan, Elise and Owen Soileau, Danielle Vidrine, Mason and Cameron Smith; and 6 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father, Norris Woodson; and his brother, Roger “Brother” Woodson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of Bobby to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Bobby was one of a kind. We did business together for many years and when he told me he was coming to Houston and lets do lunch it was more than a lunch it was pure laughter. I haven't seen him since he has retired but think about him and keep up with him thrua mutual friend. I am going to miss him but I know he is at peace and making people laugh. So long for now my friend.
Mark HansenHouston, TX
Our heart goes out to you and your family. Some of mine and Jerry’s best times were spent with you and Bobby at the Crusin Cajun rally’s truly wonderful friends. We send you our love and support.
Greta and Jerry AskinsTexarkana, AR
Jenny, We are so shocked and saddened by Bobby’s passing. He was such a great man and he will be dearly missed! We are praying for you and all of your family!
Love, Terry and Sharon Peeples
Terry and Sharon PeeplesGulf Shores, AL
May the God of comfort and peace give you the strength that you need to endure the loss of your loved one and for encouragement please read Revelation 21:4. I am so sorry for your loss.
NinaBaton Rouge, LA
Jenny you and your family have my deepest sympathy My prayers are going out to you
Betty FontenotOpelousas, LA
Our fondest condolences to you and your family. We really enjoyed Bobby as a friend and will sincerely miss him.
Jerry and Evelyn LandryMorgan city, LA
Jenny, Karen and I are remembering you and all the family prayerfully during these hours. We are so sorry for your loss.
Pat PattersonVictoria, TX
So, so sorry for your loss, Jenny and family......Bobby was indeed "one of a kind" loved by all who met him. He will be missed at our Cruisin' Cajun rallies for sure.
Ferdie & Mary Jane HebertNEW IBERIA, LA
Bobby will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Loved to watch him and Jenny dance. Full of life. Praying we all remember the goods times.
Emma JohnsonKiln, MS
So sorry for your family's loss! I did not know Bobby but did know Brother and I worked with Connie many years ago at the Daily World. Praying for your family.
Linda ReedVille Platte, LA
So sorry for the family's loss.Another one of my OHS Tigers graduation class of 1967 gone from this world . God Bless you and comfort you now and days ahead
Emma Gay BertrandMelville, LA
My condolences to the entire Family. Bobby and I worked together off and on for years in the Fishing Tools Services. He was a great man, friend and mentor. He enjoyed making people laugh for sure. Our society has lost a great man. He must now do the work that God has for him in Heaven.
Jerry P Comeaux
Jerry P ComeauxTomball, TX
Aunt Jenny and family
Know that you are all surrounded by much love and prayers. Lifes journey brings much change. My condolences and prayers. His loving and full of life memory will live on through all of you love you Anzia
Anzia T. MooreLake Charles, LA
I am so sorry to hear this. Bobby was quite the character! My heart is broken for you all. If I can do anything, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
Susan DominelloCarencro, LA
Mr Bobby was one of a kind and will be dearly missed. So very sorry for your loss. Lots of love!
Ross DuPréFranklin, TN
I'll always remember the last time I saw you. You made Roy and I feel right at home and you made us some of the best fish I had ever ate. I love you, Cruz! R.I.P.
Kay (Woodson) CombsDayton, OH
My prayers are with you Connie. I was thinking about Bobby the last time I saw you. He was so much fun.
Billie Jean Duhon
Billie Jean DuhonOpelousas, LA