Iberia Parish Obituaries

 
                                                        

        

 

Mrs. P. E. Bergerie of New Iberia, died Sunday last at the age of 36 years. M rs. Bergerie was a daughter of Mr. George (Greig of Arnaudville and a sister of Mr. L. E. Greig of St. Martinville

Kizzie Lockett-Caesar was born July 14, 1872 to the union of Telesphore Lockett and Corrine Joudain-Lockett in Franklin, Louisiana. She was united in holy matrimony to Clabon Caesar February 15, 1888 and to this union, two children were born, Amelia Caesar and Jack Caesar. Kizzie and Clabon moved with their family to Port Arthur, Texas in 1915. Kizzie worked for many years as a Certified Mid-Wife and at the time of her death, she was one of very few African-American Mid-Wives in the city of Port Arthur, Texas. Kizzie departed this life January 19, 1941 in Port Arthur, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Clabon Caesar. She is survived by her daughter, Amelia Caesar of Port Arthur, Texas; her son, Jack Caesar (Retta) of Port Arthur, Texas; 6 sisters, Sadie Lockett, Jeanette Lockett, Clementine Lockett-Johnson, Carmelitte Lockett, and Phyllis Lockett-Johnson; 2 brothers, Lawrence Lockett, Sr. and Edward Lockett; and 10 grandchildren, Sedonia Jack-Williams, Robert Louis Caesar (Esther), Octavia Caesar-Hall (Richard), Clarence Charles Jack (Thelma), Sidney Joseph Jack, Donnie Jack, Mary Louise Caesar-Castro (Felix), Daisy Bell Jack, Anna Bell Caesar-Harris (Joseph), Ruby Caesar, and K.M. Caesar; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Burial: St. John Cemetery (Jeanerette, LA)

Maggie Hector-Colbert was born March 10, 1953 to the union of William Hector, Sr. and Georgianna Lewis-Hector in Olivier, Louisiana. She was educated in the Iberia Parish School System and was a 1971 graudate of New Iberia High School. Maggie was united in holy matrimony to Willie Ray Colbert and to this union, four children were born: Willie Ray Colbert, Jr., Michael Colbert, Janice Colbert, and Georgianna Colbert. Maggie departed this life February 28, 2012 at Atrium Medical Center in Stafford, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, William Hector, Jr. Those left to cherish her memories are, her husband, Willie Ray Colbert, Sr. of Orange, Texas; her children, Willie Ray Colbert, Jr., Michael Colbert, Janice Colbert, and Georgianna Colbert all of Orange, Texas; three brothers, Johnny Hector of Lafayette, Louisiana, Perry Hector (Gwendolyn) and Perkins Hector both of New Iberia, Louisiana; one sister, Pamela Hector of New Iberia, Louisiana; seven grandchildren, and an abundance of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Local arrangements handled by Calvary Mortuary of Beaumont, Texas; funeral directions handled by Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia, Louisiana.

 

 

Mr. Charles Delhommer, formerly a resident of Breaux Bridge, died at New Iberia Monday evening, June 24th after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Delhommer was the editor of the Valley of the Teche until the time he removed to New Iberia, about a year ago; was a forcible writer, and devoted most of his articles to the development of Breaux Bridge and vicinity. Mr. Delhommer was a good, true citizen, esteemed and respected by all who knew or came in contact with him. His mortal remains were brought to St. Martinville Tuesday evening and intered in the family tomb in the Catholic cemetery.

Preston Francis, Sr. was born July 26, 1926 to the union of Major Francis, Sr. and Victoria Johnson-Francis in Jennings, Louisiana. He was a resident of Houston, Texas for many years and was employed as a Truck Driver. Preston was united in holy matrimony to Celestine Paladore and to this union, one child was born, Preston Francis, Jr. Preston departed this life May 26, 1952 at 7:40 a.m. at Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston, Texas following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by one brother, Leonard Francis. His survivors include his wife, Celestine Paladore-Francis, his son, Preston Francis, Jr.; his parents; Major Francis, Sr. and Victoria Johnson-Francis; 2 sisters, Cotney Francis-Jackson and Ola Mae Francis; 8 brothers, Wilbur Francis, Courtney Francis, Major Francis, Jr., Rev. Dallas Francis, Sr., Caffery Francis, Emeal Francis, Sr., Benjamin Francis, Sr., and Sanders Francis, Sr.; his maternal grandmother, Clementine Lockett-Johnson; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Victoria Johnson-Francis was born June 8, 1894 to the union of Rogers Johnson, Sr. and Clementine Lockett-Johnson in Franklin, Louisiana. Victoria was united in holy matrimony to Major Francis, Sr. and to this union, 11 children were born: Wilbur "Poon" Francis, Cotney Francis, Courtney Francis, Leonard Francis, Dallas Francis, Caffery Francis, Preston Francis, Emeal Francis, Ola Mae Francis, Benjamin Francis, and Sanders Francis. Victoria departed this life June 15, 1970 in Jeanerette, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 son, Preston Francis, Sr.; 2 brothers, Benjamin Johnson, Sr. and Rogers Johnson, Jr.; and one sister, Sylvania Johnson-Archield. Her survivors include: her husband, Major Francis, Sr.; 10 sons, Wilbur "Poon" Francis, Courtney Francis, Leonard Francis, Major Francis, Jr., Rev. Dallas Francis, Caffery Francis, Emeal Francis, Benjamin Francis, and Sanders Francis; 2 daughters, Cotney Francis and Ola Mae Francis; 13 sisters, Ida Johnson-Marshall, Anna Johnson-Delasbour, Georgianna Johnson, Elnora Johnson, Laura Johnson, Sanra Johnson, Mable Johnson-Payton, Moore Johnson, Louise Johnson-Dorsey, Maude Johnson-Gabriel, Viola Johnson, Mattie Johnson-Robinson, and Dorothy Johnson; and an abundance of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Burial: St. John Cemetery (Jeanerette, LA)

William Hector, Jr. was born December 15, 1951 in Orange, Texas to the union of William Hector, Sr. and Georgianna Lewis-Hector. He passed away on February 28, 2012 at his residence in Lafayette, Louisiana. Hector attended Jonas Henderson High School in New Iberia, LA; he later became employed in the offshore industry. He leaves to cherish his memory and in God's care five sons, William Hector, III, Marlon Hector, Michael Hector of New Iberia, LA, William Troy Polite of New Orleans, LA and Reason Volter of New Iberia, LA; one daughter, Michelle Hector of New Iberia, LA; three brothers, Johnny Hector of Lafayette, LA, Percy Hector (Gwendolyn) and Perkins Hector of New Iberia, LA; one sister, Pamela Hector of New Iberia, LA; eight grandchildren, his god children, Robert "Bo" White, Jr. and Sonya Godfrey and a host of aunts, and uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He now joins in glory with his parents William Hector, Sr., and Georgianna Lewis Hector; and one sister, Maggie Hector Colbert. Burial: Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery #2 (Loreauville, LA)

 

Amelia Caesar-Jack was born January 11, 1889 to the union of Clabon Caesar and Kizzie Lockett-Caesar in Jeanerette, Louisiana. She lived in Fresno, California for about 20 years. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Fresno, California. She was a "Mother," an honorary title bestowed on the senior women of the church, and a member of the Debra Circle social group. Amelia was united in holy matrimony to Joseph Jack and to this union were born five children: Sedonia Jack, Clarence Charles Jack, Sidney Joseph Jack, Donnie Jack, and Daisy Bell Jack. Amelia was preceded by her parents; her husband, Joseph Jack (passed away in 1957;) her daughter, Daisy Bell Jack; and her brother, Jack Caesar.Her survivors are: three sons, Clarence Jack, Sidney Jack, and Donnie Jack; her daughter, Sedonia Jack-Carter; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 1965 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Fresno, California. Burial will be in St. John Baptist Church Cemetery in Jeanerette, Louisiana at a later date. Local arrangements entrusted to Matthew B. Thomas Funeral Home.

Willie Joe, Jr. was born February 8, 1938 in Jeanerette, Louisiana to the union of Willie Joe, Sr. and Loveida Battle-Joe. He was a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana. Willie passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at River Oaks Retirement Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was a member of First Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jeanerette, Louisiana. He leaves to cherish his memory and in God's care his four sons, Brian Jenkins Joe (Theresa) of Broussard, LA, Mark Jenkins Joe (Shonda) of Jeanerette, LA, Billy Ray Joe of Jeanerette, LA, and Jackie Robertson (Aquilla) of Monroe, LA; three daughters, Cora Clay of Jeanerette, Jeannie Colbert (James) of New Iberia, LA and Keisha Joe (Barry) of Lafayette, LA; one brother, Leroy Joe, Sr., (Rose) of Jeanerette, LA two sisters, Gloria Joe Brown (Stafford) of Jeanerette, LA and Josie Joe Ridriguez of St. Martinville, LA; 30 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He now joins in glory with his wife Leola Jenkins Joe; his parents, Willie Joe, Sr., and Lovetta Battle Joe; two daughters, Doris Charles and Cheryl Robertson; one son, Lewis Joe; and one grandson, Damien Rideaux. Active pallbearers will be, Kevin Brown, Troy Ned, Leroy Joe, Jr., Chris Alexander, Bobby Joe and Kevin Blanks. Honorary pallbearers will be, Brian Jenkins Joe, Mark Jenkins Joe, Billy Ray Joe, Jackie Robertson, James Colbert, Barry Smith, Jason Joe and David Joe. Burial: Patoutville Cemetery (Patoutville, LA)  submitted by K C Joseph

Castinia Polk-Joseph was born in September 1899 to the union of Washington Polk, Jr. and Rose Mitchell-Polk in New Iberia, Louisiana. She was a lifelong resident of New Iberia, Louisiana. Castinia was united in holy matrimony to Clarence Joseph, Sr. June 14, 1919 and to this union, one daughter was born, Lorenza Joseph. Unfortunately, Castinia came to her untimely death January 4, 1921 while pregnant with her second child. She died from septicemia due to death of a fetus and chronic rheumatoid arthritis. Those left to cherish her memories are: her husband, Clarence Joseph, Sr.; her daughter, Lorenza Joseph; her parents, Washington Polk, Jr. and Rose Mitchell-Polk; four sisters, Amelia Polk, Hattie Polk, Pearl Polk, and Elizabeth Polk; four brothers, Aristide Polk, Jackson Polk, Willie Polk, and John Polk, and an abundance of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

 

Viola Johnson was born March 12, 1918 to the union of Rogers Johnson, Sr. and Clementine Lockett-Johnson in Jeanerette, Louisiana. She was a resident of Port Arthur for over 50 years and was employed at Maymie's Beauty Salon as a Beautician. Viola departed this life August 21, 1976 at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents and several sisters and brothers. Those left to mourn her passing are her sisters, Mable Johnson-Payton (Leroy), Anna Johnson-Delasbour (Eugene), Louise Johnson-Dorsey, Maude Johnson-Gabriel, and Mattie Johnson-Robinson; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Burial: St. John Cemetery (Jeanerette, LA)

Lawrence Lockett, Sr. was born January 26, 1869 to the union of Telesphore Lockett and Corrine Joudain in Four Corners, Louisiana. He was united in holy matrimony to Elizabeth Mitchell in 1895 and to this union 14 children were born: Cora Lockett, Corrine Lockett, Victoria Lockett, Louis Lockett, TWIN GIRLS Eva Lockett and Evelyne Lockett, Robert Lockett, Doretha Lockett, Lawrence Lockett, Jr., Josephine Lockett, Irene Lockett, Forest Lockett, Edgar Lockett, and James Lockett. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elizabeth Mitchell-Lockett; 6 sisters, Sadie Lockett, Corrine Lockett, Kizzie Lockett-Caesar, Jeanette Lockett, Carmelitte Lockett, and Phyllis Lockett-Johnson; and 3 brothers, Peter Lockett, Millet Lockett, and Alex Lockett. Those left to cherish his memories are his children, Cora Lockett-Richardson (John), Corrine Lockett, Victoria Lockett-Matthews (Bethel), Louis Lockett (Leola), Eva Lockett, Evelyne Lockett, Robert Lockett, Doretha Lockett-Swan (Henry), Lawrence Lockett, Jr., Josephine Lockett, Irene Lockett, Forest Lockett, Edgar Lockett (Lillian), and James Lockett; 1 sister, Clementine Lockett-Johnson; 1 brother, Edward Lockett; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Burial: St. John Cemetery (Jeanerette, LA)  submitted by K C Joseph

Rev. Roland Joseph Matthews, the son of the late Bethel Matthews, Sr. and Victoria Lockett-Matthews, was born on March 6, 1930 in Mallard, Louisiana. He was the oldest child born to this union. As a child, he was christened at St. Peter Catholic Church. Rev. Matthews relocated to Port Arthur, Texas where he attended and graduated from school. At the age of 21, he found the Lord and was baptized. He served his country as a U.S. Merchant Marine and Coast Guard. After completing his service, he later went on to attend American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tenessee where he was renounced Rev. Roland J. Matthews. Rev. Matthews had the honor and pleasure of pastoring at East Mount Olive Baptist Church and St. Matthew Baptist Church of Beaumont, Texas. After returning to his hometown, he pastored St. Joseph Baptist Church of Franklin, Louisiana and St. John Baptist Church of Mallard, Louisiana. Rev. Matthews departed this earthly life on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 4:45 a.m. at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings. Those left to cherish his memories are: his wife, Mary Colomb-Matthews; two stepsons, David LaFleur (Jackie) and Earl Colomb; two stepdaughters, Earline Young and Liz Tolbert (Larry); eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and an abundance of nieces, nephews, other "

 

Henry L" Kenny" Ned Devoted Husband, Father, Son and Brother “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7 A Home Going Celebration Service for Mr. Henry Ned on Saturday January 9, 2010 at St. John Baptist Church in Big Four Corners with Rev. David Jones officiating. He will await the resurrection at St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, in Big Four Corners. A gathering of family and friends will be at the church on Saturday, 8 a.m. until the time of service. A resident of Jeanerette Mr. Ned passed on Friday, January 1, 2010, 8:55 p.m. at his residence. He leaves in God's care his loving wife, Mary Ann Alfred Ned; two sons, Roland Levlle Alfred and Nathaniel Lee Alfred; one daughter, Louise Marie Alfred; his mother, Gloria Joe Brown and step-father, Paul Brown; all of Jeanerette, LA; six brothers, Mickle Joe (Dora Sutton), Irvin Joe, Bobby Joe (SheKeitha) of Beaumont, TX, Troy Ned (Nelia) of Houston, TX, Kevin Brown (Vonda), Paul Brown III of Jeanerette, LA and two sisters, Veronica Ned and Danyelle Brown of Jeanerette, LA; uncles, Willie Joe Jr. and Leroy Joe; aunt Josie Lewis; step-brothers, Daniel Miller Sr., David Millier, Curt Miller and Steven Miller; step-sisters, Ida Lisa Miller, Charlen Provost and Alfreda Miller; his godfather, Taylor Bobb of Jeanerette, La; sisters-in-law Loretta (Paul) Clark of Franklin, Ida (Willie) Lewis, Paula (Alvin) Dorsey and Priscilla (Charles) Lostone all of Jeanerette, LA; mother-in-law Charlotte Alfred, father-in-law Junius Alfred (Frances); brother-in-law Michael Bob (Karie) of Frankli n, LA; five grandchildren; two godchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He now joins in glory with his father, Leroy Ned; paternal grandparents, Houston Ned and Emonia Ned; maternal grandparents, Willie Joe Sr. and Louvidea Joe; one daughter Michelin Marie Alfred; 2 nephews, Donielle Miller and Devin Howard. Active pallbearers are Paul Clark, Steven Miller, Willie Lewis, Jason Joe, Debert Alfred and Morman Alexander. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Joe, Mickle Joe, Troy Ned, Willie M. Alfred, Kevin Brown and Irvin Joe. Henry “Kenny” Ned was everyone’s favorite because he was always so warm and loving to friends and family and will be missed tremendously.

Roy Richardson was born May 30, 1931 to the union of John Richardson and Cora Lockett-Richardson in Four Corners, Louisiana. Roy departed this life November 27, 1948 in the ambulance on the way to the hospital following a stabbing incident. His survivors include his parents, John and Cora Lockett-Richardson of Jeanerette, Louisiana; 2 sisters, Mable Richardson and Gladys Richardson; 4 brothers, Freddie Richardson, Ulysses Paul Richardson, Hilton Richardson, and Louine Joseph Richardson, and an abundance of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Burial: St. John Cemetery (Jeanerette, LA)  submitted by K C Joseph

Roland Robinson was born December 22, 1917 in Jeanerette, Louisiana to the union of William Robinson, Sr. and Elizabeth Haynes-Robinson. He was united in holy matrimony to Mattie Johnson and to this union no children were born. He was employed with Texaco Refinery as a car bracer. Roland was involved in a gasoline explosion in his backyard that burned 70% of his body that claimed his life five days later at 7:30 p.m. at Park Place Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents. Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Mattie Johnson-Robinson of Port Arthur, Texas; 2 sisters, Berta Lee Robinson and Ida Robinson both of Jeanerette, Louisiana; 5 brothers, Bennie Robinson, James Robinson, Lionel Robinson, Raymond Robinson, and William Robinson, Jr. all of Jeanerette, Louisiana; his mother-in-law, Clementine Lockett-Johnson of Franklin, Louisiana; and an abundance of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Burial: St. John Cemetery (Jeanerette, LA) submitted by K C Joseph

Pamela Hector-St. Julien was born July 12, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana to the union of William Hector, Sr. and Georgianna Lewis-Hector. She passed away on April 9, 2012 at her New Iberia residence. She leaves to cherish her memory and in God's care her husband, Clifton St. Julien of New Iberia, LA; three sons, Kevin Deal (Sonia) of Youngsville, LA Donald St. Julien and Ronald St. Julien both of New Iberia, LA; three brothers, Johnny Hector (Karla) of Lafayette, LA, Percy Hector (Gwendolyn) and Perkins Hector both of New Iberia, LA; three grandchildren, Marissa Gregoire, Tarissa Deal and Larissa Deal; one great-grandchild, Kenzi Moore and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She now joins in glory with her parents, William Hector Sr., and Georgia Anna Lewis Hector; two sisters, Maggie Hector Colbert and Ethel Mae Placide; one brother, William Hector, Jr. Burial: Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery #2 (Loreauville, LA) submitted by K C Joseph

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