Opelousas - Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas. The Reverend Monsignor Russell Harrington will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park.
Wilbur V. Reed, Jr., age 66 and a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at his residence.
Wilbur enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a man of many actions, but never a man for the spotlight. Wilbur will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Judy Ann Meche Reed; sons, Jerry Vincent Reed, Dion Blaine Lanclos and his wife, Paula and Joseph Raymond Lanclos, Jr.; daughters, Clara Ann Reed Langlois and her husband, Jewel, Jr., Angela Lanclos Fesser and her husband, Michael, Carol Lynn Lanclos Shipman and her husband, Robert and Carla Lanclos Marks and her husband, Spencer; sisters, Rita David, Evelyn Chustz, Beverly Vige, Connie Reed, Anita Barron and Joan Vidrine; brother, Henry Reed; grandchildren, Dalton, Anisa, Drena, Mia, Katelyn, Charlotte, Dyson, Luke, Cole, Grace, Teddy, Nathan, Abigail, Corbin, Rainey, Amber, Carla and Jack; and great-grandchildren, Raelynn and Aydon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur V. Reed, Sr. and Alice Goings Reed.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening by Deacon Dwayne Joubert. Visitation will resume on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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.
Judy, I know that Wilbur was a wonderful father and husband and will be missed by all who knew him.
It is so hard to say goodbye to those we love and hold dear but as I age I understand that life is all about memories. We constantly remember from our childhood until we leave our loved ones behind.
I know that Wilbur would want you to share all the memories of your life together. I know we don't see one another often but know that I love you very much.
Shari B GearhartDodd City, TX
Clara &family so sorry to hear about your Dad you and your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time may God bless each and every one of you and I'm so sorry we couldn't make the service's to be their for you but you all are in our thoughts and prayers. LOVE MAC& PRISCILLA
MAC & Priscilla EstilettePort barre, LA
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
Our heart are heavy that we could not be with all of you during this time. Knew that we were with you in spirit. Much love to all.
Paul and Zelda ChustzNew Roads, LA
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending my deepest sympathy and a comforting thought to the family of Mr. Wilbur Reed Jr. The Father of tender mercies and the GOD of all comfort, comforts us in all our tribulation. GOD made hope for the dead possible by sending His only begotten son Jesus Christ to die for us. And Jesus promised that the dead will live again. Read John 5:21, 28, 29.
Jean WilliamsPort Barre, LA
Carla, Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Love, Don & Patricia Armond
Patricia ArmondCarencro, LA
Penny and Connie I am so sorry to hear about the death of your brother. He and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. Cheryl Melancon Stoute
Cheryl StouteLafayette, LA
My deepest sympathy to the Reed family. It’s hard to believe. Prayers for all of you.
Dianne DelBueno DeJeanSunset, LA
Love you brother
Wayne MecheChurchpoint, LA