Paul Minos Sonnier

January 13, 1926August 12, 2018

Delcambre – A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Paul Minos Sonnier will be held 12:00 pm Saturday, August 18 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Buddy Breaux will be the celebrant. Mr. Sonnier will be laid to rest following the Mass at Our Lady of the Lake Mausoleum. Military honors will be rendered by the United States Navy.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:00 am until time of the Mass with the Holy Rosary will being prayed at 10:45 am.

Paul Minos Sonnier was born January 13, 1926 in Delcambre to the late Orgar and Ida Broussard Sonnier and was the fifth of ten children. He passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his residence in Mississippi, with his family at his side. He was 92.

Paul was a patriot of his beloved country and proudly served in the Navy during World War II. He served aboard the USS LCI (G) 458 and was found worthy of membership in The Ancient and Sacred Order of the Golden Dragon, as well as the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep. He received two battle stars as well as a Presidential Unit Citation and was Honorable Discharged from his duties May 21, 1946.

After his military service Paul worked for Freeport Sulphur Company in Port Sulphur and later became a tugboat captain until his retirement. Those days of his retirement were spent doing the things he loved best, spending time with family and friends and enjoying life. He will be remembered for his kind words and inviting smile and for treating everyone as a friend. He leaves a legacy of love that will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Ida Sonnier, Donald J. Sonnier (Cathy), Annette Gardemal (John), Patrick M. Sonnier (Kimberly), Joni Sonnier (Stephen); his daughter-in-law, Zyra Sonnier; 15 grandchildren, Haley Spahr, Jamie Hebert, Zyra Randolph, Trisha Guyon, Charlotte Lee, Jessica Prather, Jeremy Sonnier, Brooke Millien, Brock Sonnier, Bryce Sonnier, Brenda Owen, Samantha Owen, Jodi Sonnier, Brett Sonnier; numerous great grandchildren; and his brother, Irving J. Sonnier.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ralph Sonnier; his grandson, Patrick Sonnier, Jr.; and his brothers and sisters, Ed Wilfred Sonnier, Edgar “Bee” Sonnier, Thelma “Sis” Delahoussaye, Loveless “Love” Saunier, Percy Sonnier, Edia Dubois Geoffroy, Ophelia Schexnayder and Elma “Noon” Crawford.

Members of the family will serve as pallbearers.

To view the online obituary and to share memories of Mr. Sonnier, please visit his memorial page at

Evangeline Funeral Home of Delcambre is in charge of arrangements.


  • Ida Sonnier, Daughter
  • Donald J. Sonnier & Cathy, Son
  • Annette Gardemal & John, Daughter
  • Patrick M. Sonnier & Kimberly, Son
  • Joni Sonnier & Stephen, Daughter
  • Haley Spahr, Grandchild
  • Jamie Hebert, Grandchild
  • Zyra Randolph, Grandchild
  • Trisha Guyon, Grandchild
  • Charlotte Lee, Grandchild
  • Jessica Prather, Grandchild
  • Jeremy Sonnier, Grandchild
  • Brooke Millien, Grandchild
  • Brock Sonnier, Grandchild
  • Bryce Sonnier, Grandchild
  • Brenda Owen, Grandchild
  • Samantha Owen, Grandchild
  • Jodi Sonnier, Grandchild
  • Brett Sonnier, Grandchild
  • Irving J. Sonnier, Brother
  • Ralph Sonnier, Son
  • Patrick Sonnier Jr., Great Grandson
  • Ida Broussard Sonnier, Mother
  • Orgar Sonnier, Father
  • Thelma "Sis" Delahoussaye, Sister
  • Ed Wilfred Sonnier, Brother
  • Edgar "Bee" Sonnier, Brother
  • Loveless "Love" Saunier, Brother
  • Percy Sonnier, Brother
  • Edia Dubois Geoffroy, Sister
  • Ophelia Sonnier Schexnayder, Sister
  • Elma Sonnier Crawford, Sister
  • Numerous great grandchildren


  • Visitation Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Rosary Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 18, 2018

Paul Minos Sonnier

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August 17, 2018

From our Family to yours-

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Family. I know he will be greatly missed.

Cameron, Lori & Louie Butz
Brittany & AAron Fischtziur

Sarah CooperNorris

August 14, 2018

Paul come from a generation that knew how to treat people. His kindness was always a welcoming touch of years past. He had a good heart and a smile on his face and you could tell he loved his family and friends completely. My heart and prayers go out to the Sonnier family. Joni, Brenda, Sam, and Judy I'm here if you need me.

Mitchell Prince

August 14, 2018

Paul was a good and loving person he made friends ever were he went I in joyed being around his ever time i seen him He was A Blessingi to be with I in joyed the last i got to see him you could not ask for A better person . He was kind to ever one he seen thank you for being a great friend he will be well missed REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER

Dorothy Broome

August 13, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Mr Paul was a sweet caring person. He will be missed.