Eddie Dean Veillon, Sr.

July 5, 1948 ~ February 14, 2011

Eddie Dean Veillon, Sr., 62, of Lake Charles died at 6:35 AM on Monday, February 14, 2011 in a local hospital.

Mr. Veillon was born on July 5, 1948 in Jennings, LA and lived most of his life in Lake Charles. He served in the U.S. Marines and was a Vietnam Veteran. Mr. Veillon was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion, W.B. Williamson Post #1 and belonged to St. Margaret Catholic Church.

He enjoyed life and had a love for many things including, motorcycles, wrestling, Cajun French music, visiting with friends and family, and his pet dogs and cats. But most of all, he loved his family which he expressed in his motto "my family comes first." Mr. Veillon was creative and could turn anything into a project and make it something useful.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Darlene Veillon of Lake Charles; four children, Eddie Veillon, Jr. and wife Carol and Missy Veillon all of Ragley, and Anne and Monica Veillon both of Lake Charles; two step sons, Tony Gibbs and Chris Gibbs and wife Tiffany all of Lake Charles; one sister, Dot Davidson and husband Chuck of Arizona; his twin brother, Edward Veillon of Lake Charles; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Ella Bertrand of Crowley; and two grandchildren, Kristian Veillon and Devin Richards.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice and Dudley Veillon.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at St. Margaret Catholic Church. The Rev. Alan Trouille will officiate. Burial will be in Maxie Cemetery in Maxie, LA under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a rosary being recited at 7:00 PM and an American Legion memorial service to follow. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM in the funeral home.

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  1. At this time of your loss there is not much words can be said, the entire family is in our prayers.Psalms:23…The Lord is My Shepherd…you will find strength.Our condolences goes to you at this time.Weeping endures for a night but Joy will come in the Morning..God BlessEdward Veillon Staff…Fernetta, Bridgette, Cheryl, Melissa Carlton

  2. But the just man, though he die early, shall be at rest. For the age that is honorable comes not with the passing of time, nor can it be measured in terms of years. Rather, understanding is the hoary crown for men, and an unsullied life, the attainment of old age. He who pleased God was loved; he who lived among sinners was transported, snatched away, lest wickedness pervert his mind or deceit beguile his soul; For the witchery of paltry things obscures what is right and the whirl of desire transforms the innocent mind. Having become perfect in a short while, he reached the fullness of a long career; for his soul was pleasing to the LORD, therefore he sped him out of the midst of wickedness. But the people saw and did not understand, nor did they take this into account.

  3. Darlene,I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of need. Please feel free to call me if you need to talk.May God bless you and your family.Opal

  4. Dear Darlene and family,Words cannot express my deeply felt sympathy of your loss of your beloved Eddie. May the thoughts and prayers of your family and friends help to ease the pain you must be feeling. Sincerely, Kathy

  5. Eddie Edward and I all went to laGrange Jr. high in the 60's. We were close friends in Boy Scouts Troop 10 as well. We went on lots of camping trips together. Eddie was always friendly. his Dad and Mom worked at La grange jr. as well good people. I am sorry for your loss. I know He will be missed. I Pray that God will grant you peace and comfort through this time. May you get strength and comfort from friends and family. God bless you all. Eddie was my friend.

  6. Eddie Veillon was my uncle, I didn't get to see him or the rest of the family as much as I would have liked. Arizona is a long way fron Lake Charles. When I was a kid, Uncle Eddie always had a lot of project cars and trucks at his house. He was a fun Uncle to be around. I, like the rest of the family will miss him. God speed.

  7. Mr. Eddie was a client of ours. He was a very nice man. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

  8. Revision to my previous post:I have no idea why Eddie came to mind at that very moment- other than the fact that at first glance he looked like a rough and tough biker-and remembering the so very kind words that he spoke of my father after his death- reminded me that just because someone looks tough on the outside doesnt mean he doesn't have a heart of gold.Eddie truely had a kind heart. I'm sure he will be greatly missed.

  9. This is from Eddie's first cousin, his mom and my dad were brother and sister. My family and I want to send our heartfelt condolences to his family. You have suffered a big loss and may Jehovah God's good graces be upon you and may you find help in prayer relying on his message from the bible. Sorry we were unable to attend, but you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Calvin, Betty and C.J. Robinson.

  10. To Eddies survivors:Im sure that most of you will not remember me, however; I am positive that you will remember my father, Chuck Rodenberry. On Tuesday morning I woke with a heavy heart. Something that had stood out in my bible study lesson was weighing on my heart and mind. we are all precious in His sight. I have no idea why Eddie came to mind at that very moment- other than the fact that at first glance he looked like a rough and tough biker-and remembering the so very kind words that he spoke of my father after his death- reminded me that just because someone looks tough on the outside doesnt mean he has a heart of gold. My thoughts then drifted to his son little mean boy as my father so nicknamed him and wondered how the rest of his family were doing. On my way to work I thought about all the Eddie stories Ive heard in my life. There is the famous wrestling story, so many Vietnam stories, rebuilding cars stories and family stories. In fact, the wrestling story was just recently told by my fathers brother at Christmas time. After thinking about Eddie and this scripture all morning it wasnt until after lunch that I read the paper and saw that he had passed away. It was a very somber moment.Eddie was one of my dads truest friends. I had no insight as to how close they were until my father passed away and Eddie broke down in tears at the funeral and again each and every time I saw him after. I saw him for the last time in June, as we said our final good byes to my mother. He told me then how much he loved and missed my father and could never repay him for all that my father had done for him. Little did he know that with his death, he would repay his friend, my father, by using his life as an example of Gods word and showing his friends daughter that we are all truly precious in his sight. Matthew 5:4 states Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted I hope that you may find comfort during this difficult time.

  11. Uncle Eddie was always someone that we looked up too. Because no matter how much pain he was in he always managed to have a smile on his face, you would have never known the pain he was in because he decided that instead of hiding away and giving in to it he was going to face it head on and be there for his loved ones. We will never forget the summer that Anna and Ronnie went to stay with you all. Even though he was in pain he went with them to the water park to spend time with them. That meant SO much to them, knowing how much pain he was in. But yet he still cared enough to get out there with them. He is someone for us to look to too, even in his passing we still look up to him. He will be missed dearly. An even though we are about 600 miles away we will always be here for anything and everything you need.Love,The Coleman Family

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