J. Calbert Latiolais

Church Point –– Funeral Services be wereheld at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2010, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Church Point for J. Calbert Latiolais, 80. Mr. Latiolais, a native and life-long resident of Church Point, died at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, on a fishing trip at Chicot Lake in rural Evangeline Parish.

Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc conducted the services with entombment following in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mausoleum, Church Point.

Survivors include his wife, Bertrella Jagneaux Latiolais of Church Point; two sons, Kent Latiolais and wife, Kalley, of Church Point and Raphael Latiolais of New York, N.Y.; a daughter, Catherine Latiolais Olivier and husband, Burt, of Church Point; three brothers: Leo Latiolais, Jr. and J. Roy Latiolais, both of Church Point and Hearthy Latiolais of Port Neches, Texas; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo, Sr. and Amy Jeanise Latiolais; two brothers, Aaron and Raphael Latiolais; and a grandson, Phillip Latiolais.

The family requested visiting hours be observed from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, and continue from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the services on Friday.

A recitation of the Rosary was held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Mr. Latiolais was a prominent businessman and civic leader in Church Point. The owner of Latiolais Furniture for 31 years, he served on the City Council and was a board member of Progressive National Bank.

He was enjoying retirement; doing what he loved, fishing and being with his grandchildren.

A U.S. Army veteran, Latiolais was honored with a Flag Presentation Ceremony before the services.

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