Michael Lee Willett

December 15, 1946 ~ April 25, 2024

Michael Lee Willett, 77, of Lake Charles passed away at 7:02 PM on Thursday, April 25, 2024 in a local hospice facility.

Mr. Willett was born on December 15, 1946 in Lake Charles where he lived all of his life.  He attended St. Margaret’s Elementary School, graduated from Landry High School in 1964 as Valedictorian, and furthered his education at McNeese State University.  His 35 year career was as an operator for Citgo.

He enjoyed fishing and was an avid sports fan, especially of LSU, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Astros.  His favorite past time was sitting on the back patio talking to family and friends.  Mr. Willett will be remembered for ability to make people laugh and smile.  He was a family man and cherished his time at family gatherings and during the holidays.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Ginger Willett; mother-in-law, Verbie Gennuso; son, Eric Willett; daughter, Nicole Willett Skiehar (Shawn); grandchildren Hollin and Reid Skiehar; sister, Debbie Hall; nephew, Christopher Hall; and niece, Sarah Hall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Theresa “Tee” Willett.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 in the Johnson Funeral Home chapel.  Monsignor Jace Eskind will officiate.  Inurnment will follow in Consolata Cemetery.  A gathering of family and friends will begin at 11:00 AM and continue until the start of the service with a rosary being recited at 1:00 PM.


Gathering of Family & Friends: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Rosary: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
2:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. So very sorry for yall’s loss. May God’s angels surround yall for support, healing and peace. U always liked seeing him on his yearly visits to medical.

  2. Mike was a good friend. I met Mike from work around 1985. He was one of my mentors after going into operation. I will miss his calls every couple of weeks. God bless his family. Until we meet again Mike.

  3. Candle 1Dear Ginger, Eric,Nicole,Shawn Hollin and Reid: So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dear husband ,father ,father-in law and PawPaw. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time Memories are forever Sending love to all Dennis and Shirley Skiehar. Tara and Raj. Taylor and James :

  4. Candle 1Ginger, Eric, Nicole,Shawn,Hollin and Reid,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Husband,Father, Father-In-Law and Paw Paw. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Memories are Forever. Sending our Love.

    Dennis & Shirley
    Tara & Raj
    Taylor & James

  5. Candle 1Mike was a great co-worker and always a good friend. We always liked to visit and catch up on our children and grandchildren’s lives. I will miss my friend.

  6. Ginger, so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this time.
    Prayers for you & the family.
    Anne Domingue Bergeron

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