Opelousas – A Mass of Christian Burial for Henry Andrew Myers, Sr., known to many as “Blue" will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas. Reverend Fr. James "Jim" Brady will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in the Holy Sepulcher Mausoleum in Opelousas.
Blue, age 98, was a native of Pecaniere and a longtime resident of Opelousas. He passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran who proudly served his country during WWII. Blue served on the USS Hope Hospital Ship during the Pacific Campaign.
Blue was a local business owner. He loved spending time at his camp on Bayou Courtableau and was an avid sportsman. As a member of the Elks Lodge and the Woodmen of the World, he also volunteered for many community services. Blue always put his family first and cherished his time spent with family and friends. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by Mary Fontenot Myers, his wife of 77 years; son, Andrew Myers; daughter, Judy Myers; six grandchildren, Tim and Holly Myers, Andre' and Monica Myers, Crystal Guidry, Denise Hollier, Will and Alyssia Hollier, and Drew and Nicole Hollier; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Antoine Myers and Aline Devillier Myers; and eight siblings.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017, in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. On Saturday, visitation will continue from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
A Rosary Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening in the funeral home.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Sorry for y'all loss!!! I loved Mr. Myers, I enjoyed taking care of him and Mrs. Mary!!!
Crystal Thomas BrownOpelousas,
Mister Blue was a dear and he will be missed at Prompt Succor. We shared the same birthday and it was always fun to be teased by him. My prayers are with his ever-faithful wife and family.
Sr. Kay Virllion, MSCOpelousas, LA
Please accept my sincere condolences in this time of bereavement.
Carol J Ortego, Sr
Carol J. Ortego, SrOPELOUSAS, LA
My earliest memories of Uncle Blue were him stopping at Moms for coffee while making his rounds selling merchandise to local residents. This was a very regular event.. And then there were countless trips hunting, fishing, crawfishing, bbq's , sauce piquants , gumbos and other events at the camp on bayou courtableau, square dancing events at his home on King St. The waterskiing lessons and countless waterskiing events on bayou courtableau, the French music, the accordian..So many many good times with extended family and friends..I cant put into words the depths of my love and admiration for my Uncle Blue and his wife Aunt Mary..
Hubert and Marci SavoySeymour, TN