Willie Duchesne was known as a friend and family man;
He met Miss Mackie and asked for her hand.
For sixty-five years they walked side by side
And reared a family where love did abide.
His family grew with Jeff, then Jeanie, his wife;
Their grandsons, Joshua and Jordi, brought joy to his life.
Then came great-grandson, Jace as a part
Of the family he loved with all of his heart.
Time spent with the boys was always fun;
Whether hunting, fishing, or hitting a homerun.
Willie was seen as a faithful man,
Who served his country in the military and protected our land.
He provided for his family as a hard-working man;
His loyalty to wife and family will always stand.
Willie was faithful in worship to God in his local church home;
Loving Bible study, preaching, and a great gospel song.
As a man of character Willie was seen to be
A quiet, gentle man who strived to live peacefully.
Saying goodbye to Willie is hard, but part of God’s plan;
Until we meet again in Heaven to be united once again.
A special granddaughter Ashlee, who at birth was taken home
And his beloved grandson Joshua will both welcome him near the throne.
Funeral services for Willie Eric Duchesne, age 90 of Hebert, LA, will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia, LA with Pastor Jo Mills and Bro. Marty Earnest officiating. A private family graveside service will follow. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home prior to the service beginning at noon and ending at 2:00 PM.
Serving as pallbearers will be Timmy Maxwell, William Duffey, Eddie Duchesne, Jordi Duchesne, Chris Strickland, and Steve Tucker. Honorary pallbearers include Jace Duchesne, Jimmy Adams, Cary Etier, and Scotty Maxwell.
The family would like to recognize special family and friends: Joy and Cary Etier, Alma Maxwell, and Junior Blackwell, and extend a special thank you to Genie Smead of Advanced Sitting and his hospice nurses, Angie and Pam.