Faye Viator Gray

October 18, 1965October 11, 2018

NEW IBERIA – A memorial service celebrating the life of Elda Faye Viator Gray, 52, will be held at 2:00 pm on October 15, 2018 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Fr. Korey LaVergne will officiate. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 9:00 am until service time. A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 am by CDA Court of the Blessed Mother Teresa.

A native and resident of New Iberia, Elda, better known as Faye, passed away on October 11, 2018 at her residence.

She is survived by her daughter, Kacie F. Gray of New Orleans; father, Purlis J. Viator, Sr. of New Iberia; and sisters, Rachel Viator Sturlese (Tony) and Belinda Viator Simon (Glynn). She is also survived by her nieces, Skye Sturlese Fantaci (Matt) and Stacey Sturlese Davidson (Spence); and nephew, Shawn K. Simon (Erica).

She is preceded in death by her mother, Elda Rouly Viator; brother, Purlis J. Viator, Jr.; and Howard Gerard Gray.

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Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Kacie F. Gray, Daughter
  • Purlis Viator Sr, Father
  • Rachel V. Sturlese & husband Tony, Sister
  • Belinda V. Simon & husband Glynn, Sister
  • Elda Rouly Viator, Mother
  • Purlis J. Viator Jr., Brother


  • Visitation Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, October 15, 2018

Faye Viator Gray

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Charlotte Joplin (Wallis)

October 16, 2018

Sorry to hear of your loss of your mother , sweetheart. I am your second cousin . Perlis , Rachel and Belinda so sorry to you guys too that you havelost a beautiful sister and daughter . Charlotte Joplin (Wallis ) daughter of George and Annalee Wallis , God Bless you all .

Donna Wallus

October 16, 2018

To all My Cousins: Perlis, Rachel & Belinda & Faye's precious daughter - I'm so terribly sorry for the loss of your daughter, sister and mother ... Faye.

May Our Heavenly Father give you peace in know Heaven has just received a New Angle!

Faye, my dear beautiful cousin ... RIP - Sweaty may your loving smile bring joy to all in Heaven as it did here on Earth.

You will be forever remembered & missed!

Respectfully - your cousin,
Donna Lynn Wallis (Uncle George & Anna Lee Wallis - Youngest Child)

Bryan Gautreaux

October 14, 2018

Dear Casie.
My condolences.
Faye was intelligent, witty and spirited. There was fun, excitement and sometimes intrigue in the world she shared with friends. Above all, she had concern for others. Yes, of course, she was singular. We shall miss our friend. In sympathy. Bryan

Bill Elliott

October 13, 2018

Kacie, sorry to hear about your loss. Your Mom was a nice lady. I cherished all of your friendships. You, your Mom and your Dad. Take care. My Prayers are with you now and always.

Bill Elliott

Kitty Courts

October 13, 2018

Kacie and Family, My deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you, Faye and I were very close friends and we shared many wonderful happy times, Remember our adventures in Washington DC and all the adventures we had along the way, our times going to the camp and the time we picked all those gigs, and we crabbing and your Mom, Faye, hollering at us that we needed to rest!!!! We had many wonderful adventures!! Remembering All of You in my thoughts and prayers Love, Kitty