OPELOUSAS-A Funeral Service will be held for, Lowell Anthony "Popsie" Sibille, Jr., on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Dean Rydbeck will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the St. Charles Cemetery in Grand Coteau.
Lowell, Jr., age 79, a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at his home.
Lowell, Jr. attended Commonwealth College of Sciences in 1960 receiving an associate’s degree in Mortuary Science. After graduating Lowell, Jr. and Sylvia moved to New Orleans, LA where he was employed with J.P. McMan and Son’s Funeral Home for 13 years. Lowell, Jr. and Sylvia decided to go into business for themselves in August of 1972 in Opelousas, LA; where they became the co-founders and owners of the Sibille Funeral Home. Following the opening of the Opelousas location they preceded to open three more locations in the towns of Port Barre, Grand Coteau and Washington. They were very successful in their profession and in 1990 built the current Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas which still exist today. Lowell, Jr. was a Funeral Director for 56 years; receiving an award from the Louisiana Funeral Directors Association for his years of dedication to the business in 2016. Lowell, Jr., at the age of 79 was still an active member in the funeral home upon his death.
Lowell, Jr. loved meeting and making friends; not only in his community but everywhere he traveled. His passion was poker, which he played every chance he could. He even went as far as writing a book on how to play the game. Lowell, Jr. enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing with family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Jill Sibille Manuel and husband, Mark, Lowell Sibille III and wife, Wendy, and Blane Sibille and wife, Kitty; former wife, Sylvia Dodge Sibille; step-children, David Doucet and wife, Jacinda, Chuck Doucet and wife, Melanie, Michelle Pavy and husband, Felix, and Nicole Dupre and husband, Ray; sisters, Josephine Kuntz and Juliette Kuylan and husband, Doug; grandchildren, Nicole Dupuis Omicioli and husband, Mike, Seth Dupuis and wife, Lorali, Allie Dupuis Schexnayder and husband, David, Aston Sebastien, Blair J. Sibille and wife, Muneera, Saxon S. Sibille and wife, JaNaye’, Blane Sibille, Jr. and wife, Angela, Kara Sibille and Ariel Sibille; great-grandchildren, Brach Minyard, Sophia Dupuis, Daimen Sebastien, Gabrielle Omicioli, Scarlet Omicioli, Mary Dupuis, Amelia Schexnayder, David Michael Schexnayder, Julia Dupuis, Rebecca Ann Sibille, Aven Sibille, Bruce Sibille, Dean Sibille, and Blane Sibille III.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lowell Sibille, Sr. and Monique Guilbeau Sibille; wife, Dolores Quebedeaux Sibille, daughter, Jeanine Sibille; and sisters, Camille and Elizabeth Sibille.
The family requests visitation be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. The Rosary will be prayed by Reverend James Brady at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Visitation will resume on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.
In memory of Lowell Sibille, Jr. the family request in lieu of flowers donations be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
My thoughts and prayers to the family, Mr. Lowell was the kindest person I've known, he helped so many, and he will be missed...GOD BLESS....
I will forever remember our conversations and his willingness to listen during my internship . He always checked to make sure I was doing okay. He was a great man that will be surely missed. All my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Noelani GuidryEunice, LA
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Sibille's passing. I had the privilege of getting to know him here at Bourque's. He was comical and serious all at the same time. I loved his visits! I will definitely miss talking with him. My prayers go out to his family.
Bliss Bourque HarbourPORT BARRE, LA
Dear Sibille family: please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of a truly fine gentleman. Lowell and Sylvia and little Lowell have shown our family so much kindness over the years and were truly appreciated. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Chalie BoudreauxPilot Point, TX
Such kind thoughts from my big brother’s numerous friends. He never met s stranger! And never failed to recognize a friend (sometimes more than one) wherever he happened to be.
Lu was a character!! He filled any space with happiness, laughter, joyous enthusiasm! One of our family’s exuberant storytellers, Lowell embellished tales with each telling, enhancing the details to suit his audience and his mood.
He was an avid outdoor sportsman. He hunted and fished from his early childhood. Uncle Lu taught my sons the details, excitement and joys of south Louisiana rabbit and squirrel hunting. My oldest son, Joshua, loves clearing the pecan trees in my yard of the pesky, creatures and makes a mean squirrel sauce piquant that would make his uncle proud.
My brother lived his life to the fullest. He did what he wanted, when he wanted. When congestive heart failure and open heart surgery challenged him, he took his lick then responded with a fighter’s mentality, eventually regaining enough strength to show up at his office to “check up” on the business to which he’d devoted much of his life. He found time to travel short distances and NOTHING prevented him from the weekly poker gathering. He loved his immaculate home ,showplace yard and the ducks in “his” pond. He loved both of his beautifully delightful wives. His three children were a source of pride and joy. His stepchildren only added to that happiness as did his grandchildren and great children. He was greatly,, wonderfully blessed and blessed many in return. His life, measured by the yardstick of love, was grand. I will miss his sweetness and remember him most fondly in the depths of my heart! Je t’aime plus, mon cher frère !!
Le roi est mort, Vive le roi!!
Josephine Sibille KuntzKingsland, TX
We were so sad to learn about the passing of Lowell! He was so nice, fun and full of charm! Our prayers are with Lowell, Wendy and his entire family. RIP, Lowell !! Carolyne & Felix DeJean
Carolyne & Felix DeJeanOpelousas, LA
Our sincere condolences to on Mr. Sibille's passing. Had the privilege of meeting and visiting with Mr. Sibille a couple of times. He even visited with my now 93 year old father. He would always ask me for my dad after that. Truly enjoyed our visits with him. On behalf of all of us Darling Mouser Funeral Home in Brownsville, TX
Juan Jose GallegosBrownsville, TX
Our sincere condolence and deepest sympathies to family, friends and love ones!
Jerry & Marie QuebedeauxArnaudville, LA
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Mr. Sibille's family and friends during this most difficult time.
Liz HicksMeridian, MS
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and will be missed beyond measure! From your family at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home
Lafond-Ardoin Funeral HomeOpelousas, LA
Griffin Funeral Home is sorry to hear of your loss. We are keeping the family and friends in prayer.
Griffin Funeral HomeHobbs, NM
I never had a chance to meet Lowell Jr. but talked to him several times. Just nice and genuine person. My thoughts are will Lowell III and the rest of his family.
Diane UnruhDeer Park, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
With our love,
Emken-Linton Funeral Home
Ben DiazTexas City, TX
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of one of our Legacy family members. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Jani Ross and the staff of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home
Jani RossTulsa, OK
So sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family.
Larry and Wanda CaillierOpelousas, LA
TO THE FAMILY AND STAFF OF MR. LOWELL, I EXTEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY. HE WAS A VERY FRIENDLY PERSON AND ALWAYS HELPED PEOPLE AS MUCH AS HE WAS ABLE TOO. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. I WILL KEEP ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MAY HE REST IN PEACE..DOLLY MOREAU
DOLLY MOREAULAWTELL, LA
My deepest sympathies, condolences, and prayers go out to family and friends.
Donald L. WybleOpelousas, LA
Lowell was a great brother in law. I always admired his love and care for his children. My thoughts are with you Jill, Little Lowell and Blane.
Eddie DodgeAntigua, LA
My heart is crushed at the passing of Daady Rabbit May he Rest In Peace 💔
Barbara Charlie ThibodeauxWashington, LA
So sorry for the family's loss. Another kind and compassionate gone from this old evil world. He was one of my favorite people to wait on and check out at Palace Café for years . Sure did like that Corn Beef and Cabbage on Thursdays . I retired in Dec 2003. May The Good Lord comfort you all now and days ahead
Emma Gay BertrandMelville, LA
Great gentleman! Always put a smile on my face when I saw him! Gonna miss my poker buddy.
Dave LaVergneChurch Point, LA
very sorry for your lost of your dad. If I can help in anyway let me know.
james & joyce doucetEunice, LA
To the Sibille family. I want to send my deepest sympathy to each and every one of his family members. I went to school with Jill at AIC or OC back in the days 1970&&1980. Mr Lowell helped me in many individual instances financially when I was low on. Cash with no insurance. I want to thank you once again for my son Dustin Smithey whom you were si kind enough to give me a casket for when he four killed at 21 yrs old 8 yrs ago. That I
Will never forget and I thank you from the bottom of my heart . You make a difference in the way my son was. Sent home and that in itself was just one time you have helped and so many more times also. May your soul rest in peace and your family be given the peace that they will need to go through their loss. May God let you fly fhigj above the. Others that u you were able to make beautiful one last time. My God Rest Your Soul. In peace and the soul of your family members rest along in peace with you . I was honored to have known you Mr Lowell. Thank You so very much.
Jennifer Gil SmitheyOpelousas, LA
So sorry for your loss Lowell was a very fine man with a heart of gold always trying to help people.I worked for him for awhile he was a good boss .He will be missed by many .RIP .I will be praying for the family
Paul & Bonnie BabineauxPort Barre, LA