Mamou – Funeral services will be held at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou on Saturday, September 29, 2018, for Wilvis James Espree, 73, who passed away on September 25, 2018 in Alexandria, LA.
Father Matthew Hebert will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct funeral services.
Burial will take place in New St Ann’s Cemetery.
Wilvis was born on July 5, 1945 to Sandrus “Tee-Toe” Espree and Vernice Allen Espree. He was a truck driver for Charles Holston out of Jennings for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, driving around buying lottery and Powerball tickets, sitting on the front porch with his dogs drinking Bud Light and most of all, spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his two sons, Randy Espree of Clarissa, MN and Timothy Espree and Wife, Shaney of Church Point; one daughter, Antoinette Espree of Connecticut; seven grandchildren, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Kylie, Ashton, Apryle, Callah and Cobie Espree; one great grandson, Killian Henderson and three sisters, Verna Guillory and husband Amos of Swords, La, Rose Guillory of Lake Charles and Margaret Espree of Crowley.
He is proceeded in death by his parents; his wife, Hazel Deculus Espree; two brothers, Gurvis Espree and Andrus “Beau Jocque” Espree.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Mamou on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. A rosary will be recited on Friday evening at 7:00 PM by Deacon Gary Gaudin. Visitation will resume on Saturday from 8:00 AM until time of service.
Family and friends may leave condolences for the Espree family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Mamou is in charge of arrangements.
Rest In Peace Mr. Wilvis—-Prayers to the family
Ramona Guillory Coleman (Bob)Duson, LA
Thoughts & prayers go out to family during this very difficult time, Bev McBride
Beverly McBrideMamou, LA
My sincere condolences to my dear cousins in the loss of your Dad. Sorry, I can't be there during this difficult time but know that you are being lifted in prayer for comfort and healing. Love you.
Donna DeculusSan Antonio, TX
So sorry for your loss, imvkeeping your family in my heart and prayers
Susanne EspreeLong Prairie, MN