OBITUARY

Dalbert Joseph Burleigh

January 16, 1918May 14, 2019

Dalbert Joseph Burleigh, 101, of Lake Charles, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his residence. He was born to his late parents, Thelbert and Bertha Burleigh on January 16, 1918 in Sunset, LA. He enjoyed cooking and BBQ.

He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Gauthreaux and husband Ted of Lake Charles; one brother, Bill Burleigh and wife Evelyn of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Louise Holder and husband Cecil of Houston, TX, Barbara Sullivan of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren, Linda Boudreaux and husband Craig, David Gauthreaux and wife Daphne; four great-grandchildren; along with two great-great grandchildren.

Dalbert is preceded in death by his loving wife, Velma Burleigh; his parents; and one brother, Olen Burleigh.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Ave Maria Hall at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00am with Father Rommel Tolentino officiating. Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, with a Rosary at 6:00pm. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Saturday, from 8:00am until the procession to the Hall for the Mass.

The family would like to thank his wonderful sitters, Lorena, Warren, Tammy, and Paula for the wonderful care they provided. Also, a special thanks to St. Joseph Hospice for their compassion. Burial will follow at Prien Memorial Park Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Gauthreaux and husband Ted of Lake Charles; one brother, Bill Burleigh and wife Evelyn of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Louise Holder and husband Cecil of Houston, TX, Barbara Sullivan of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren, Linda Boudreaux and husband Craig, David Gauthreaux and wife Daphne; four great-grandchildren; along with two great-great grandchildren.

    Dalbert is preceded in death by his loving wife, Velma Burleigh; his parents; and one brother, Olen Burleigh.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 18, 2019

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