Rose Mae G. Wiltz
Lafayette – A Mass Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Lafayette for Rosie Mae G. Wiltz, 97, who passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.
Visiting hours were observed at the funeral home from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday and continued on Tuesday at 7 a.m. until 9 a.m.
A rosary was prayed at 7 p.m. on Monday.
Father Sebastian Myladiyil, S.V.D., officiated the Mass.
Interment followed at St. John Cemetery - Lafayette.
The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:21New International Version (NIV)
Rosie was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lafayette. She worked as a salesperson in both the cosmetics and insurance industry.
She loved praying with her rosary in hand and you never left her home empty handed. Spending time with her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of which she adored and cherished bought her great joy. In addition, she had two pet parakeets, Tommy and Tammy, who she spoke to and cared for daily. Her faith kept her strong to the end of her illness and was known as a soldier of GOD, leaving us all with fond memories and now watching over us.
Survivors include her only son, Paul D. Wiltz Sr. and his wife Cynthia (Lafayette, La.) one daughter, Betty L. Wiltz (Lafayette, La.); five grandchildren, Angela P. Benoit, Sonia L. Smith (Jacksonville, Fla.), Paul D. Wiltz Jr. and his wife Kelsha Wiltz, (Lafayette, La.), Brittany Alfred, (Lafayette, La.) and Erika Alfred (Norcross, Ga.); and 13 great-grandchildren, Vanity Morin and her husband Evanson Morrin (Jacksonville, Fla.), Paige Williams (Jacksonville, Fla.), Sidney Smith III (Jacksonville, Fla.), Trinity Byers and her husband Rashod Byers (Jacksonville, Fla.), Colyn Wiltz, Cole Wiltz, Landon Wiltz, Liam Wiltz, Laken Wiltz, (all in Lafayette, La.) Cameron Alfred, Sidney Alfred (Norcross, Ga.), Kaela Alfred (Lafayette, La.), and Ryan Alfred (Norcorss, Ga.); five great-great-grandchildren, Sidney Smith IV, Seleyah Smith, Savannah Smith, Logan Morin, Braylen Harris (all of Jacksonville, Fla.); two nieces, Maketha St. Julian and her husband Anthony Senegal (Duson, La.) and Samantha St. Julian Bellard (Lafayette, La.); two nephews, Mark St. Julian and Francis St. Julian (both in Lake Charles, La.); eight great-nieces, Peggy Bellard and her husband Christopher Bellard (Duson, LA.), Keisha Landry and her husband Cirrell Manual (Duson, La.), Langcola Mouton (Lafayette, La.), Laversia Landry (Lafayette, La.), Christina Landry (Lafayette, La.), Victoria St. Julian (Duson, La.), Octavia Etienne and her husband John Etienne (Lafayette, La.) and Amber St. Julian (Lake Charles, La.); three great-nephews, Christopher St. Julian (Youngsville, La.), Markus St. Julian (Lafayette, La.) and Brandon St. Julian (Lafayette, La.), and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Francis Wiltz Jr.; daughter, Peggy Elaine Wiltz; her parents, Demoville Guidry and Opilga Guidry; brother, Adam Guidry; sister, Mary Guidry;, step-sister, Theresa Guidry; grandson, Sidney Smith Jr.; great-great-grandchild, Zoe Paige Morrin; and one great-niece, Lencola Cooke.
Pallbearers were Paul Wiltz Jr., Sidney Smith III, Rashod Byers, John Williams, Kendall “Red” Lawrence and Charlie Wiltz.
Honorary pallbearers were Paul Wiltz Sr., June Wiltz, Francis St. Julian, Mark St. Julian and Keith Brown.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge was in charge of arrangements.
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