January 4, 1933 – May 1, 2019
Victor Balancier passed peacefully on May 1, 2019. Born in Slidell, Louisiana on January 4th, 1933 to Joseph & Felicia Balancier. He was brother to Velma, Josephine and Paul. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving his country for 22 years and retired as a Chief Petty Officer (CPO). Victor married LaNell Faciane in 1958 and had two children, Monica (Henry) and Michael (Christie). LaNell passed away in 1968 leaving Victor to raise two little children with the help of his sister and in-laws. God blessed Victor by introducing him to Ruby Lytle in 1971. Ruby had five children, Marlene, Jeannie, Butch (Lisa), Mike (Debra) and Lee (Krissy). Victor and Ruby now had a blended family of seven children and shared 44 years together before Ruby passed away in 2015 and Michael in 2016. Victor loved fishing, especially at Clear Lake. He took his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren out on the paddle boat to fish for blue gill. Victor taught them to use blue gill as bait for catfish (game warden frowned at this practice). He loved spending time with his family and always was true to his Louisiana heritage by loving rice & beans, gumbo, fried chicken and Mom’s potato salad. Victor taught his children to study and learn as much as possible. He would say whatever you learn cannot be taken away. His motto was to work smarter not harder. Victor was strict but instilled in all of us to be respectful, responsible, caring and to love each other. He is survived by his children, grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Daddy, Dad, Pop’s; Job Well Done. We Love You.
- Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
- Rosary Service Friday, May 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019
- Burial Saturday, May 11, 2019
May 10, 2019
Dad, I have so many wonderful memories of you. From that very, VERY early morning when Mike first introduced me to you and Mom at 4am to go fishing, to the last phone call we shared chatting about tomatoes, the weather and getting older. I fell in love with your son and you and mom opened your hearts fully to Melia and I. I could not have been more blessed with better in-laws. Your smile and secret side eye twinkle is etched in my heart forever. Together you and Mom created a family that is strong both in will and in love. We all love you and will miss you terribly but I know you're now with Mom and Mike and your heart is full and at peace. Your journey here may have come to an end but you will live on in the memories we created with you.
Love you always,
Beverly Wills HuLL
May 10, 2019
Cousin Monica, It is with respect and sadness that we have learned about the loss of your father and our uncle. We know how our parents as siblings (Velma and Vic) loved and cared for one another. Please know you are cherished and loved. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Beverly Wills Hull, Diane Wills Garner, Cletus Alan Wills
May 10, 2019
I already miss you so very much. I miss looking at you closing you eyes on the couch. You telling me, “I’m not napping, I don’t nap, I’m resting my eyes.”
Daddy, I miss you asking what we are having for dinner, pizza or chicken. Then we decide chicken tonight and pizza tomorrow. I miss you asking me if I’ll make spaghetti, pulled pork and meat with gravy.
Daddy, I already miss our nightly 8:00pm calls. Talking about Jeopardy and the guy winning and winning and winning. Talking about the person who won on Wheel of Fortune that night.
Daddy, I miss our talks. I miss giving you a hug. I miss kissing your forehead as we say goodnight.
Daddy, I miss you already.
Daddy, I Love You so very Much.
May 9, 2019
May 9, 2019