June 29, 1937 ~ Oct. 12, 2011

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 15, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Verdunville for Mr. Wilbert Anthony Paul Sr., 74, a native and resident of Verdunville, who passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at 5:20 p.m., at his home with his family at his side.

Burial and Military Honors will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Verdunville. Fr. Thomas Vu will officiate the services.

Mr. Wilbert was a veteran of the United States Army, was a butcher in his early years, and retired from the St. Mary Parish School Board after working for over 30 years as a school bus driver.

Survivors include his wife, Myra Broussard Paul of Verdunville; two sons, Wilbert Paul Jr. and his wife, Andrea, of Garden City and Randy Paul Sr. and Melanie of Verdunville; four daughters, Jacqueline Griffin and her husband, Frank; Marilyn Paul Gunner, Markita Westley and her husband, Ryan; and Lorena Benjamin and her husband, Anthony Jr., all of Verdunville; one brother, Floyd Paul Sr. of Verdunville; one sister, Mary Bourgeois of Verdunville; 12 grandchildren, Bradley Paul, Anjanike Williams, Brittany Gunner, Timothy Wolf, Giovanni Gunner, Nashanta Benjamin, Bryan Paul, Randionna Paul, Randy Paul Jr., Randalyn Paul, Randan Paul and Kailey Benjamin; one great grandchild, Khyler Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike Paul Sr. and Lilly Dardar Paul; six brothers, Elwood, Harold Sr., Mike Jr., Larry, Willard and Eolours Paul; and three sisters, Mildred P. Verdun, Sadie Paul and Juanita P. Burgess.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday at the church, from 8 a.m. until Mass time, with the rosary being prayed at 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Wilbert Paul Jr., Randy Paul Sr., Giovanni Gunner, Ryan Westley, Anthony Benjamin Jr. and Frank Griffin Jr.

To view the online obituary and memory book, please visit www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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