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Walter Anthony Reed, III

August 2, 1969 — March 4, 2022

Parks - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Monday, March 21, 2022, at St. Louis Chapel in Parks for Walter Anthony Reed III, 52, who passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.

 

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home in Breaux Bridge from 7:00 am until 10:00 am on Monday, March 21, 2022.

 

A rosary will be prayed at 9:00 am on Monday.

 

Rev. Nicholas DuPre' will officiate at the Funeral Mass.

 

Interment will follow on Wednesday at 11:00 am, March 23, 2022, at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Jennings, LA.

 

Walter Anthony Reed III, son of Anna Belle Durand Reed of Parks, Louisiana, and Walter Anthony Reed II (deceased) of New Orleans, Louisiana. Walter was born on August 2, 1969, in St. Martinville, Louisiana, he is the grandson of Geneva (Moon) Thibodeaux and Princely (IE) Durand.

 

In Walter’s elementary and high school years he was very active in sports, he played football, basketball, track and field, and baseball. He enjoyed watching wrestling matches with his buddy, Donnell. 

 

Walter served as an altar boy at St. Louis Chapel for many years, he graduated from Breaux Bridge High School and furthered his education at Southern University. 

 

He joined the National Guard in 1987 and was discharged with honors.  He loved to cook and eat, his favorite meals were gumbo, red and white beans, crawfish etouffee, pork stew, and on occasion he would also barbecue.

 

Walter was a devoted father to his children, and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

 

He is survived by his wife, Leanne Sahli-Reed; mother, Anna Belle Durand Reed; daughter, Hillary Reed; two sons, DeQuincy Walter Reed and Jailen Joseph Reed; two stepdaughters, Halee Hembree and Kylah Simmons; eight grandchildren, Tahj Freeman, Tai Freeman, Harlan Harmon, Karter Cole Reed, Kylie Rae Reed, Jaiden Barbers, Jaylyn Reed, and Kaeson Hembree; godfather, Preston Hardy; two stepbrothers, Mark Reed and Michael Reed; his high school friend, Donnell Williams; two aunts, Linda Thibodeaux Johnny (Eddie) and Mae Audrey Durand Hypolite  (Curly); and his great uncle, Hildred Durand (Zenora); and a host of cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Reed, II.

 

Pallbearers will be Donnell Williams, Ramsey Davis, Jason Alexander, Everett Ledet, Peter Hypolite, Clifton Hypolite, Ephraem Dugas, and Craig Roberts.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be DeQuincy Walter Reed, Jailen Joseph Reed, Preston Hardy, Hildred Durand, Edward Hurdy Jr., Calvin Ambrose, Joseph Narcisse, Harold Hardy, Darrell Hardy, Christopher Bill, Alton Bill, Eddie Johnny, Luke Aubrey, and Curley Hypolite Jr.

 

 

Letter to My Dad in Heaven

 

They say there is a reason

They say time will heal;

Neither time nor reason

Will change the way I feel.

Gone are the days

We used to share,

But in my heart

You are always there.

The gates of memories

Will never close;

I miss you more than

Anybody knows…

Love and miss you everyday

Till we meet again

Always & Forever

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Visitation

Monday, March 21, 2022

7:00 - 10:00am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Breaux Bridge

211 Berard St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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Rosary

Monday, March 21, 2022

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Pellerin Funeral Home - Breaux Bridge

211 Berard St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, March 21, 2022

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Burial

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Southwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery

1610 Evangeline Rd, Jennings, LA 70546

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