Ourso Funeral Home


Roger "Tilly" St. Pierre Sr.

March 12, 1942February 20, 2021

Roger “Tilly” St. Pierre March 12, 1942 – February 20, 2021

Roger “Tilly” St. Pierre passed away peacefully at his home on February 20, 2021 at the age of 78. He was a resident of Gonzales, Louisiana, and a native of Gramercy, Louisiana. Tilly was most passionate about his family. He enjoyed spending all his time since retiring from Frito Lay and Zapp’s Potato Chips with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Tilly loved camping, working in his yard, and spending time with family. He was most known for his love of music and dancing, and he was often called the “jitterbug king”. Tilly is survived by his loving wife, Marie Chauvin St. Pierre, and two sons, Jeff St.Pierre (wife Julie), and Jamie St. Pierre (wife Stacy), five grandchildren, Bree (Danny) Armand, Bliss (Austin) Zittrauer, Betsy St. Pierre (fiance’ Dillon Shiyou), Jade (Tyler) Schexnayder, Mason St. Pierre, as well as ten great grandchildren, Rylan, Reed, Reagan, Rynleigh, Karson (Armand), Dru, Emmy, Nolan (Zittrauer), Parks (Shiyou), Paisley (Schexnayder). Tilly was preceded in death by his parents, Enola and Larry St. Pierre, sister, Ruth “Mae” Stewart, sister, Dianna Lee and brother in-law, Allen Lee, brother, Gary “T-Boy” St. Pierre and many wonderful extended family members. The pallbearers will be Mason St. Pierre, Troy Lee, Travis Chauvin, Danny Armand, Austin Zittrauer, and Tyler Schexnayder. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 8:30 am until 10:15 am at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales, then continuing with a rosary for 10:30 am and an 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mark Catholic Church in Gonzales. Interment to follow at Hope Haven Garden of Memory Mausoleum in Gonzales. If you would like to offer the family condolences, please sign the online guestbook at


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Recitation of the Rosary

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021


Roger "Tilly" St. Pierre Sr.

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Rhonda Sutton

February 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. I worked at Zapp's potato chips and when Roger came into the office he would bring such joy to all of us. He talked about his wife Marie, his children, camping, and dancing, and he was smiling the whole time. Prayers for his family ... Heaven has gained a special man.

Paulette Morin

February 24, 2021

Marie I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers for you and your family.💕🙏🙏🙏💕

Annette West

February 23, 2021

Marie, I am so sorry to hear about Roger. Emerson always loved to watch him dance. I know he is dancing his way into heaven. ❤️

Deacon Sam Sammartino

February 23, 2021

Tracy and I send our deepest condolences and prayers. May the angels lead Tilly to paradise.

Lloyd & Sharon Hebert

February 22, 2021

Jeff and family, we are so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Our prayers to all of the family.

Winston Brignac

February 21, 2021

I remember you dancing with your girl (now wife) at the Gramercy Community Center. Everybody commenting on how well you two jitter-bugged. So sorry to hear of your passing my friend. May you rest in peace.