John “Johnny” Detillier, 76, a native and resident of Mathews, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, May 27, at Falgout Funeral Home in Raceland, and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, at St. Hilary Catholic Church in Raceland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Detillier; sons, Jody Detillier (Tina), Jimmy Detillier (Heather); daughters, Johnna “Lynn” Le (Le), Jill Mendez (PO); brothers, Moise “Mussy” Detillier, Jr., Curtis Detillier; sisters, Sondra Thompson, Terry “Nin Nin” Detillier; grandchildren, Jai, Jae, John, Jody II, Jena, Jad, Jonni, Jesse, Jeremy, Joby; and 7 great grandchildren and puppy, Lucy.
He was preceded in death by his son, “Lil Johnny” Detillier; parents, Moise Detillier Sr. and Corinne Detillier; sisters, Katherine Burdwell and Elizabeth “Betty” LeBouef.
Johnny was a lifetime cattleman; was the first owner of the Trojan Tavern of Mathews. He served the citizens of Lafourche Parish as a deputy for 16 years and as constable of wards 4, 6 and 9 for 34 years. He loved to fish and go to his camp in Lake Fields. He was happiest with his family and friends around him telling jokes and retelling stories. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center (especially Dr. J. Toups and Dr. J. Perez), Home Health of Thibodaux Regional and staff of Journey Hospice for providing great care in his time of need.
Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
Posted on Thu, May 26, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette