A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Wilson Pierre “Willie” Cavalier, Sr, age 77, on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 818 W 10th St, Donaldsonville, LA 70346 with Fr. Taylor Sanford as Celebrant. Graveside services will follow at 12:15pm at St. Martin Chapel Cemetery, 6821 LA-996, Belle Rose, LA 70341.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 9:00 am until 10:45 am at the church.
Wilson was a native of Brusly St. Martin was a sugar cane farmer and truck driver. He was the retired owner of Cavalier Farms and Trucking, a member of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, crawfish farmer and Chief Crawfish Boiler.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” Cavalier; daughters, Cynthia Cavalier Saucier, Stephanie Duplessis, Brandi Soileau Lewis (Kerry “Peewee” Lewis) and Inez Marie Cavalier Ainsworth (Marion “Bo” Ainsworth); sons, Terry Paul Cavalier and Mark Phillip Soileau (Jennifer Leblanc Soileau); sisters, Theresa Truxillo, Patricia “Pat” Blanchard; brothers, Ivy Cavalier, Sr, Michael Cavalier, Sr and Jerry “Pnut” Cedotal; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rene Cavalier; mother, Inez Sanchez Cavalier; step-mother, Manela Cavalier; brothers, Lawrence Cavalier, Russell Cavalier, Sr, Wilbert Cavalier, Sr, Wilson Cavalier, Jr, Billy Joe Cavalier; son-in -law, Keith Saucier;
Pallbearers will be Taylor Capello, Jace Babin, Jacobe Cavalier, Brent Cavalier, Hunter Soileau and Tristan Wickwire.
Honorary pallbearer will be Carter Wickwire.
To view Mr. Willie’s tribute video please click below: