Wilbert A Viator

January 13, 1925June 10, 2021

Wilbert A. Viator, a native and lifelong resident of New Iberia passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 10, 2021. He lived a full and wonderful life of 96 years.

Wilbert was born January 13, 1925 in New Iberia to the late Claude Viator, Sr. and Wilda Bourque Viator. As a young man, he learned the value of hard work and kept that ethic throughout his lifetime. He farmed with his father and learned carpentry as a skill. He worked with many construction companies in the area and was known for his great work as a carpenter.

Outside of his work, Wilbert had many pastimes that brought him joy. He loved tending to his garden and sharing his vegetables with family and friends. But his favorite time was barbequing and visiting with family. Many great meals were had, and more memories were shared with family. His daughters shared that he was a simple man that enjoyed the simple things in life. His legacy will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Lorraine Viator, Caroline Viator Veazey (Keith), and Bonnie Viator Laux (Bob); a son-in-law, Wayne Romero; his grandchildren, Jake Viator (Mel), Keisha Veazey, Keegan Reeves (Dustin), Katie Veazey, Alanna White, Winifred Romero, Dwayne Romero (Freda), Juanita Sonnier (Roy) and Ashly Burks; and a host of great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joyce Trahan Viator; his son and daughter, Stanley James Viator and Brenda Viator Romero; and his sisters and brothers, Xavier Viator, Pearly Richard, Edmar Viator, Wilda Primeaux, Delta Boudreaux and Claude Viator, Jr.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday June 15, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his beloved wife. Fr. Ed Degeyter will officiate.

Family and friends are encouraged to share the condolences and memories with the family by visiting Wilbert’s memorial page at

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


  • Lorraine Viator, Daughter
  • Caroline Viator Veazey (Keith), Daughter
  • Bonnie Viator Laux (Bob), Daughter
  • Jake Viator (Melanie), Grandson
  • Keisha Veazey, Granddaughter
  • Keegan Reeves (Dustin), Granddaughter
  • Katie Veazey, Granddaughter
  • Alanna White, Granddaughter
  • Winifred Romero, Granddaughter
  • Dwayne Romero (Freda), Grandson
  • Juanita Sonnier (Roy), Granddaughter
  • Ashly Burks, Granddaughter
  • Wayne Romero, Son-in-law
  • Joyce Trahan Viator, Wife (deceased)
  • Brenda Viator Romero, Daughter (deceased)
  • Stanley James Viator, Son (deceased)
  • Wilda Bourque Viator, Mother (deceased)
  • Claude Viator, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Xavier Viator, Brother (deceased)
  • Pearly Richard, Sister (deceased)
  • Edmar Viator, Brother (deceased)
  • Wilda Primeaux, Sister (deceased)
  • Delta Boudreaux, Sister (deceased)
  • Claude Viator, Jr., Brother (deceased)


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Wilbert A Viator

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Charlene Viator Touchet

June 16, 2021

Lorraine, Bonnie, and Caroline, I'm so sorry that I missed your dad's funeral but I'm fighting some health issues right now. Please take care of each other right now and know that I'm so sorry for your loss.

Judy (Viator) Leleux

June 13, 2021

I remember shelling his butter beans with my cousins. It took a day but I remember it fondly.

Bonnie Viator Laux

June 13, 2021

DAD, just one more minute, I wish, I could hear your voice. Unfortunately life hasn't Given me that choice. I feel sad and choked up for my lost.
In our memories, I seek beauty Dad, your hugs and kisses will forever
Be my happy place.

Your daughter, Bonnie Viator Laux.

Wilbert A. Viator with Bonnie Viator Laux and Caroline Viator Veazey

June 13, 2021

Wilbert A. Viator with Bonnie Viator Laux

June 13, 2021

Caroline Veazey

June 12, 2021

Caroline Veazey

June 12, 2021

Susan Gibson

June 11, 2021

I'm very sorry for the loss of your father,Lorriane,Caroline,An Bonnie,an those who passed,Aunt Joyce,Brenda,an Stanley. He was one of my favorite Uncles I'm sad to see him go.
I wanted to go visit him but wasn't able to. Please accept my condolences for his passing.I know how you feel for losing my Dad ,Xavier Viator, Oct.4,1916 -April 21,1984.Im praying for yall at this time,for peace comfort an Gods presence with yall.Love yall my cousins!!!