Opelousas- A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for, Harold Lynn Soileau, on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prairie Ronde. Fr. Ted Broussard will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Prairie Ronde
Harold, age 69, a resident of Port Barre, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at his home. Harold retired with the St. Landry Parish District 3 Fire Department of Opelousas. He owned and trained race horses and was a horse farrier (horse shoer).
He is survived by his companion/caregiver, Wendy Thibodeaux of Port Barre; mother of his children, Ivy Dale Soileau of Church Point; son, Robbie Soileau (Jean) of Prairie Ronde; daughter, Nicole Robinson (Louie) of Madisonville, LA; grandchildren, Morgan Blanchet (Ethan) of Prairie Ronde, Trey Soileau of Prairie Ronde, Jackson and Jolie Robinson of Madisonville; one great-granddaughter, Raeleigh Blanchet of Prairie Ronde; his best friend over 60 years Wilson Thibodeaux (Bonnie); brother, Carl Soileau (Paula) of Prairie Ronde; sister, Madeline Deshotels (John) of Prairie Ronde; and sister-in-law, Pat Soileau.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerar Peter (GP) Soileau and Patricia Reed Soileau; brother, Dale Soileau; and nephew, Daniel Gay.
Pallbearers will be Wilson Thibodeaux, Robbie Soileau, Trey Soileau, Keith Soileau, Louie Robinson and Mike Fontenot. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackson Robinson, Ethan and Chris Blanchet, Freddie Carrier, Hal “Nap” Franchebois and Christopher Verrette.
The family requests visitation be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. The rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The funeral home will reopen for visitation on Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Charlene Guidry and Donnie Tornblom of Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care for their kindness and support.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
SHARING YOUR LOSS
Williams FamilyDe Ridder, LA
Sympathy ,thoughts and prayers to family and friends during this difficult time , sorry I didn't know Lynn passed until Monday Morning,God Bless give You strength ,may he RIP 🙏🏻
Debbie GuidryOpelousas, LA
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA