Francis Leighton Devillier

November 21, 1934April 16, 2013
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NEW IBERIA –Funeral services for Francis Leighton Devillier, age 78, will begin at 11:00 AM Friday, April 19, 2013 at Nativity of our Lady Catholic Church with Fr. Edward Duhon officiating. Entombment will take place in the church mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM with a Rosary recited at 7:30 PM. The funeral home will reopen Friday morning at 8:00 AM and visitation will continue until service time.

A native of Opelousas and a resident of New Iberia, Mr. Devillier died at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Iberia Medical Center. He was an air conditioning mechanic for 33 years and officiated with an oil field services company for 15 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Devillier is survived by one son, Stephen Devillier and wife Jessica of New Iberia; one daughter, Denise Devillier Hebert and husband Cory of New Iberia; one granddaughter, Erin Kathryn Hebert; one grandson, Cole James Hebert and one sister, Alma Marie D. Higginbatham of Lafayette. He was proceded in death by his wife, Kay Devillier; one infant son, Gregory Devillier and parents, Francis and Angela Devillier.

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Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Friday, April 19, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Rosary Service Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, April 19, 2013

Francis Leighton Devillier

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Chester & Shirley

April 19, 2013

Stephen "Bull", we are truly sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for you your family.
"Perhaps, they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy."
- Eskimo legend
With Deepest Sympathy & Much Love,
Chester & Shirley Blanchard

"Red" & Beverly Woods

April 19, 2013

Stephen and Denise,
We were saddened to learn of Leighton's passing. Could not help but think of all the wonderful neighborhood gatherings and the great times we all shared with him and your mom. He was such a good neighbor and friend. The death of a loved one is never easy, even when our minds tell us it is for the best. We hope you'll find comfort in the knowledge that he is finally reunited with your mom.

Julie & Tony Tauzin

April 18, 2013

Stephen and Denise,
My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time. Such great memories of your dad and the old Daspit Road gang.

Melissa McAnally

April 18, 2013

Denise and Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My prayers are with you all in this most difficult time.

Phyllis & Tony Fontenot

April 18, 2013

You and your family are in our prayers.

Lisa dela Houssaye

April 17, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

From the Staff of Evangeline Funeral Home

April 17, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.