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Saturday, September 9, 2023
10:00am - 4:00 pm (Central time)
Saturday, September 9, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)
St. Martinville - A Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 09, 2023, at Pellerin Funeral Home in St. Martinville for Byron K. "BK" Sullivan, 86, who passed away on September 5, 2023, at his residence.
A visitation will take place at the funeral home at Pellerin Funeral Home in St. Martinville on Saturday from 10:00 am until time of service.
Pastor Rob Burdeaux will officiate at the funeral service.
Byron was born on February 11, 1937, in Holden, La. BK's career spanned various fields, reflecting his versatility and dedication. BK found his calling in the oilfield as a tool pusher. For a few years, he operated a seafood market, sharing the bounty of the ocean with those around him. He approached his work with tenacity and unwavering commitment - qualities that earned him the respect and admiration of colleagues and friends alike.
Beyond his professional endeavors, BK was known for bringing joy into every aspect of his life. He possessed an undeniable passion for fishing and hunting that took him into nature's embrace time and time again. Whether casting lines into pristine rivers or venturing into the wilderness in search of game, BK found solace in nature's beauty and the thrill of the chase.
However, it was within the warmth of family gatherings that BK truly flourished. He treasured every moment spent with loved ones, cherishing their shared laughter and creating lasting memories that will forever be held close to their hearts. Bk's relationship with Raleigh Latiolais bloomed in their shared love for visiting their camp together-a sanctuary where they could escape the demands of everyday life while embracing the serenity of nature.
Byron K. Sullivan will be remembered as a man who embraced life to the fullest and approached every obstacle with unwavering strength. His kind heart and caring nature touched the lives of all those fortunate enough to know him. He will forever be missed by his loving family, friends, and community.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Wanda Bernis Sullivan; son, Matthew Sullivan (Stephanie); daughter, Holly Picard (Jason); brother, Donald Sullivan; sister, Patricia Sharpe; grandchildren, Matthew Sullivan, II, and Kevin Picard, II; great-grandchildren, Daison Jane Picard and Kevin Picard, III.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Catherine Sullivan; brothers, Robert Sullivan, Charles Sullivan, Harold Sullivan, Eric Sullivan and Richard Sullivan; sisters, Elaine Carrier and Joyce Sullivan.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Sullivan, Jason Picard, Kevin Picard, Jeremy Bernis, Jason Bernis and Matthew Sullivan, II.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Louviere, Flloyd Meche, Mitch Mequet, Raleigh Latiolais, Kenward Bernis, Timothy Bernis and Glynn Bernis.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to NSI Hospice, especially Wendy. Great thanks to Mrs. Wanda's two sisters, Tammy Bernis and Rachel Bernis, and also two great friends, Jenne Duplechain and Catherine Latolais. Also, would like to extend a special thanks to our daughter Holly Picard.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.