Breaux Bridge - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge, for Alvin Joseph Wiltz, 83. Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2 in Breaux Bridge, LA. Rev. George Bede Ajuruchi, SSJ. and Deacon Roland Jean Louis will officiate at the Funeral Mass.
Alvin Joseph Wiltz came into this world on July 19, 1939. He was the eldest of eleven children born to the late Elmer Sr. and Mable Williams Wiltz, Sr. of St. Martinville, LA. His faith formation began at Notre Dame Catholic Church in St. Martinville, LA where he was an altar server. Alvin was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge, LA.
He graduated from Carver High School and attended University of Southwestern Louisiana, now University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He later went on to Southern University where he earned his Masters of Education.
During his tenure as an educator, he served as an Elementary and Jr. High school teacher, an Assistant Principal and Principal in St. Martin Parish school system. Alvin was a master mathematician and helped countless students advance their education by assisting them in earning their GED. Following his tenure as an educator he served as the Personnel Director and Executive Director of SMILE Community Action Agency. After retiring, Alvin spent a multitude of hours volunteering at the local food bank providing resources to families in need. In his spare time, he enjoyed working in his yard and utilizing his carpentry skills for home improvement projects. Big AL loved entertaining and was infamously known for his annual Crawfish Festival Lawn Party.
Alvin was initiated into Eta Gamma Lambda Chapter and a Charter Member of Nu Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He was a member of True Friends of LaPointe Benevolent Association and a 48-year member of Knights of Peter Claver, Council 49 St. Francis of Assisi in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
On January 7, 2023, Alvin slipped away peacefully surrounded by love ones. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mable Williams Wiltz, Sr.; in-laws Henry and Georgianna Ryes Anthony and John and Lillie Emanuel; deceased spouse and mother of his four daughters, Lulla Mae Emanuel Wiltz; sisters, Jeanette Foreman, Linda Wiltz Smith, and Madel Wiltz; sisters-in-law, Bernadine Emanuel, Martha Emanuel Norman, and Yolanda Yvette Wiltz; brothers, Charley Wiltz, Chester Wiltz, and Elmer Wiltz, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Levoie Thomas Emanuel, Henry Pinell Johnson, Billy Norman, Sr., and Odell Trahan.
Alvin leaves behind his wife, Monica Anthony Wiltz; daughters, Jawan Marie (Carlos Semo) Wiltz, Dr. LuCretia Marie (Alton) James, Jr., Tara Elizabeth (Brian) Major, and Nadia Elizabeth Wiltz; son, Shawn Christopher Demouchet; grandchildren, Alton (Suzanne) James III, Lamarr Thomas James, Brooke Elizabeth Major, Jackson JonRussell Major, Michael Harrison Trusclair, Matthew Jacob Trusclair, Carrigan Lewis and Taylar Harrison; step-children, Christopher (Jalisa) Anthony, Courtney (Rondon) Redford, Jonathan Anthony, and Christian (Danielle) Anthony; step-grandchildren, Christopher Anthony II, Courtlyn Anthony, Zaelynd Haney, Parker Redford, Harper Redford, Kyra Scaggs, and Noah Anthony.
Loving sisters, Lois Trahan and Charlene Wiltz; brothers, Raymond J. Wiltz and Gregory J. Wiltz; sisters-in-law, Stella Wiltz, Delores Hamilton, Wanda Marie Emanuel (Manuel) Woods, Letha Emanuel, and Erica Anthony; brothers-in-law, Walter Foreman, Willie D. Emanuel, Henry O'Neal (Carlise) Emanuel, and Carl (Sheila) Anthony; dear friends, Terry Boyd, Aaron Noel, Dexter Thomas and Everett Thomas whom he adored like sons and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends whom where blessed to know him.
Alvin, affectionately known as "Sue", "Chickabee", "The Godfather", "Tiger", "Paw-Paw" and "Big AL" will forever be remembered as a pillar of the community with a legacy of service and hospitality.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 7 a.m. until the time of service.
A rosary will be recited at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge is in charge of arrangements.
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