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Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia
Tuesday February 1st, 2022
9:30am - 9:00pm

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Tuesday February 1st, 2022

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Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia
Wednesday February 2nd, 2022
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
Wednesday February 2nd, 2022

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Wednesday February 2nd, 2022

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Ji Lester Angelle

Cecilia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cecilia for Ji Lester Angelle, 45, who passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home in Cecilia from 9:30 am until 9:00 pm on Tuesday and continue on Wednesday at 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. In support of Ji's love for the Cecilia Bulldogs, green and gold are welcome to be worn. 

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Tuesday by Alex Kidder.

Rev. Gregory Cormier will officiate at the Funeral Mass, with Deacon Ken Soignier assisting. Concelebrants will be Father Mark Derise, Father Aaron Melancon, Father Garrett Savoie and Father Korey LaVergne. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cecilia.

Twenty years ago, Ji swooped into Wendy’s life and mended her broken heart. The love they shared compared to no other. He worshipped her and saw to her every need. Everywhere you saw one you knew the other was not far behind.

He helped Wendy raise her three young children like they were his own. A mutual respect and deep love developed between him, Drake, Bailey, and Ethan.

Ji was the best “Poppy” to his amazing grandbabies, Pierce, Parker, Ila, and Briggs. And he could not wait for the newest addition, Baby Eldridge.

Anything asked of Ji was answered with a resounding “Yes,” and those who really knew him, know that he had a smart remark to follow.

  Ji’s devotion to his Cecilia Schools was undeniable. He loved driving his bus and the kids loved him. He took pride in “his” bus. Whether it was driving the athletic teams to numerous games or cooking for one of the school’s functions. His famous words were “I’ll bleed green and gold till I’m dead and cold”!

Ji loved his extended family. He spoke often of all the childhood trips taken with his cousins, great-aunts and uncles and his grandparents.

Ji spent his early years in the family restaurant, Las’s. He learned to cook from his grandmother, Odelle. Ji’s love of cooking stayed with him throughout his life. He could make dirt taste good.

Ji could be found most weekends cooking at “The Camp” for his crew.

He may be missed in body, but rest assured he will never leave our minds for all the crazy, funny, sad, amazing memories he left behind.

Ji is survived by his wife of 20 years, Wendy Guidry Angelle; father, Carroll Angelle; mother, Peggy Huval Angelle; sons, Drake Wiltz (Jodi) and Ethan Wiltz (Cameron); daughter, Bailey Wiltz (Jon Garritt ); husband-in-law, Larry Wiltz; brother, Ashton Angelle; sisters, Naomi Maraist (Mike), Karice Bergeron (John) and Julie Esta (Derrick); grandchildren, Pierce Angelle, Parker Angelle, Baby Eldridge on the way, Ila Wiltz and Briggs Wiltz; sisters-in-law, Joni Guidry (Al Paul) and Helene Harrison (Peyton); brothers-in-law, Hal Guidry (Susan) and Andy Guidry; nieces and nephews, Reanna, Sarah, Hollie, TerriLynn, Miguel, Ezra,Gus, London and Amelia; his "favorite" niece, Birdie Guidry LeGrand; his "buddies" Lane LeGrand and Luke Dillard; and a host of cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Harold J. and Jeri Brasseaux Guidry; partner in crime, Jonas LeGrand; maternal grandparents, Lester "Las" and Odelle Savoy Huval; and paternal grandparents, Clovis and Elita Guidry Angelle.

Pallbearers will be Drake Wiltz, Ethan Wiltz, Ashton Angelle, Ezra Angelle, Gus Maraist, Daniel Dillard, Jon Garritt Eldridge, and Allen Boudreaux.

Honorary pallbearers will be The Cecilia Bulldog players and coaching staff, and Andy Guidry.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Cecilia, 2238 Bushville Hwy., Cecilia, LA 70521, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.





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A candle was lit in memory of Ji Angelle

Kathy Usie Feb 5 2022 6:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ji Angelle

Holly Hebert Aucoin Feb 3 2022 5:58 PM

May God wrap his arms around and welcome you into heaven. Prayers are said for you in Georgia. Rest In Peace. May your memories be blessed🙏🙏🙏

Louise. Angelle McCann Feb 2 2022 10:51 PM

Rip my friend you will be miss my so many in this small town of Cecilia an every time we see a yellow bus we will think of you fly high

Allen gerard Feb 2 2022 12:25 PM

As we bid farewell to an individual who conducted his life with a compassionate attitude, honored and respected family and friends, and always loyal to the cause, Ji knew that he was deeply loved by family and embraced by the Cecilia Bulldogs. He always presented with a smile and had a special bond with his loved ones. He crossed the bar much earlier than expected and that reality was a shock to everyone who knew him personally, parents, siblings, and family of creation. While we pray for Ji's peaceful transition, I offer my condolences to family and friends during this sensitive and emotional time.
Dr. Michael Berard

DR. MICHAEL BERARD Feb 2 2022 12:25 PM

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Yvonne Guidry Feb 2 2022 11:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ji Angelle

Mona Batiste-Calais Feb 2 2022 7:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ji Angelle

Spring Angelle & family Feb 1 2022 2:43 PM

Sending our condolences and prayers to Ji's family and friends🙏🏻

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