OBITUARY

Noel Lee Soileau Sr.

December 4, 1938March 3, 2018
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Noel Lee Soileau, Sr. 79, a forty-four year resident of Lumberton, passed away on Saturday March 3, 2018 in Houston. He was born on December 04, 1938 in Crowley, Louisiana to his parents Joseph H. Soileau and Coda Perkins Soileau who preceded him in death.

Noel was a retired Machinist with UNOCAL. He was a Baptist by faith and a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Loeb. As mentioned he was a Machinist First Class who loved doing his craft. He especially enjoyed restoring Power King Tractors and also was an avid old car enthusiast. Noel was always up to the task of helping anybody, at any time with their respective repairs. He loved the Lord, his family, and his friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Nita Soileau of Lumberton; son, Noel Lee Soileau, Jr. and wife Kim of Lumberton; daughter, Lori Sell and husband Steve of Lumberton; sister, Rhinda Hooper and husband John of Canyon Lake; grandson, Private First Class Trenton Sell of the Marines; and two granddaughters, Breann Soileau and Haidyn Soileau.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 7, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Noel’s Life will be held at First Baptist Church of Lumberton on Thursday March 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Arthritis Foundation P. O. Box 96288 Washington, D.C. or online at Arthritis.org in honor of Noel Lee Soileau, Sr.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph H. Soileau, Father
  • Coda Perkins Soileau, Mother
  • Nita Soileau, Wife
  • Noel Lee Soileau Jr. and wife Kim, Son
  • Lori Sell and husband Steve, Daughter
  • Rhinda Hooper and husband John, Sister
  • Trenton Sell, Grandson
  • Breann Soileau, Granddaughter
  • Haidyn Soileau, Granddaughter
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Lenert Tiemann
  • Lynn Snowden
  • Willis Smith
  • Bob Allemond
  • Adam Baylor
  • John Hooper
  • Steve Sell
  • Trenton Sell
  • Robert Doucet

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • A Celebration of Noel's Life Thursday, March 8, 2018
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Britney Altman Culver

March 17, 2018

My favorite memory of Mr. Lee was from our time together at FBC Lumberton. He was always such a sweet and compassionate person, and I always had fun playing and joking with him at the evening choir rehearsals or when we would get together for lunch at their house. He was the first one to teach me about a tractor, and never got tired of showing them to me on visits. He will always hold a special place in my heart, and I know he is giving tractor lessons in heaven!

Love all of you! - Britney and Taylor

Kristin Torrez

March 17, 2018

The best memory I have is of Mr. Lee and Mrs. Nita. They were my Sunday School teachers when I was in 3rd grade. We were learning the books of the Bible. We would recite what we memorized each week. Well, Mr. Lee got a job in California. I only memorized through The Song of Solomon, then they moved. Thats all I have memorized to this day.
I remember when they moved back. I was so excited. Mr. Lee and Mrs. Nita have always lived me and been there for me. Mr. Lee, you are a wonderful man of God.

Brad Parsons

March 5, 2018

Lee, I am truly sorry for your loss, I know that your father was proud of the man you are. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Jo Pryne

March 5, 2018

It is so sad to lose a sweet friend. We know Heaven shines brighter with his arrival. Bless you, his loving family, in the days ahead. Love you all.

Mary Jo and Bill

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Biography

Noel was a retired Machinist with UNOCAL. He was a Baptist by faith and a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Loeb. As mentioned he was a Machinist First Class who loved doing his craft. He especially enjoyed restoring Power King Tractors and also was an avid old car enthusiast. Noel was always up to the task of helping anybody, at any time with their respective repairs. He loved the Lord, his family, and his friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Nita Soileau of Lumberton; son, Noel Lee Soileau, Jr. and wife Kim of Lumberton; daughter, Lori Sell and husband Steve of Lumberton; sister, Rhinda Hooper and husband John of Canyon Lake; grandson, Private First Class Trenton Sell of the Marines; and two granddaughters, Breann Soileau and Haidyn Soileau.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday March 7, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Noel’s Life will be held at First Baptist Church of Lumberton on Thursday March 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Arthritis Foundation P. O. Box 96288 Washington, D.C. or online at Arthritis.org in honor of Noel Lee Soileau, Sr.