St. Martinville - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville for Norris Joseph Byron, 86, who passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Tuesday and continue on Wednesday at 7:00 am until 9:30 am.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Tuesday by Deacon Randy Hyde.
Rev. Keith Landry will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Scriptures will be read by Alaina LeBlanc and Daisy Trahan. Gift bearers will be his daughters.
Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville.
Norris honorably served his country in the United States Army National Guard. He was a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus member and attended the Men's Retreat at St. John Berchmans for many years. Norris volunteered with the Coteau Holmes Fire Department and was employed for 33 years at Martin Mills as an office manager. As a pastime, he enjoyed gardening, going to the casino, dancing, camping, fishing, and barbecuing. Norris enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his sons, Berchman Byron (Della) and Richard Byron (Jennifer); daughters, Helen LeBlanc (Clyde, Jr.), Sharon Doucet (Nolan "Peewee"), Sandra Patin (Bryan), Janice Deshotel (Tony), and Bernadette Byron; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Alice Smith Byron; parents, Frank and Anne Johnson Byron; sister, Patsy (Francis) Wiltz; and his in-laws, Freddy and Martha Smith.
Pallbearers will be Berchman Byron, Richard Byron, Clyde LeBlanc, Jr., Percy Johnson, Peewee Doucet, and Bryan Patin.
Honorary pallbearer will be Brandon Doucet.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.