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Wayne Francis Cestia

New Iberia - A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church New Iberia in New Iberia for the immediate family of Wayne Francis Cestia, 75, who passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021, at his residence. Interment followed in the Holy Family Cemetery. Rev. Keith Landry was the Celebrant. A private visitation was from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the church on Thursday. A eulogy was given by Burt Cestia. Wayne dearly loved Goldie, his wife of 51 years, and enjoyed afternoons with her on the porch visiting with family and friends. He was committed to his children, Shelli and Boo. As they grew up, he taught them everything that he knew and always supported them in each one of their endeavors. As years passed, he lovingly welcomed nine grandchildren into his life, seeing them all as beacons of light. They called him Pops and he was proud of each one of them, rarely missing an event or athletic game. Wayne was an avid sportsman, enjoying all types of hunting and fishing. He had a passion for his hunting dogs, participating in competitive field trials, and always loving each dog as a true companion and loyal friend. Wayne enjoyed many close friendships and was always there for those around him. He will be warmly remembered by many young men and women, as their mentor. He was a role model for any man on how to be a husband, dad, grandfather, mentor and friend fashioned in Christ. He will be missed but his legacy will live on in all of the lives that he touched. He is survived by his wife, Goldie Bujard Cestia of New Iberia; son, Wayne Bujard (Shelley) Cestia of Lafayette; daughter, Shelli Cestia (Travis) Helms of New Iberia; nine grandchildren, Blair Cestia, Zach Cestia, Mia Cestia, Clay Cestia, Caleb Helms, Jonah Helms, Elijah Helms, Ruth Helms, and Jacob Helms; two sisters, Donna Cestia Aucoin of New Iberia, and Cheri Cestia (Bill) Brownlee of Opelousas. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Cestia; mother, Hazel Oubre Cestia; infant daughter, Marie Francine Cestia. Pallbearers will be family members. For the kindness and compassion, the family wishes to thank Dr. Moses Kitakule and the ICU staff at Iberia Medical Center, Dr. Ashton Reed and the staff at Louisiana Extended Care LTAC and Heart of Hospice. Please visit www.pellerinfuneralhome.com to view the on-line obituary, sign guest book, and view video tribute in Wayne’s honor. The family requests, in lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Catholic High School, 1301 DeLaSalle Drive, New Iberia, LA 70560, or Heart of Hospice, 1100 Bertrand Drive, Sutie A, Lafayette, LA 70501 (heartofhospice.net). Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560, 337.365.3331, was in charge of the arrangements.

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What a gracious and kind man.heaven has a new angel

Stewart Blue Feb 27 2021 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of his passing....your family has my deepest sympathy.....you all will be in my prayers...I saw him many times at Bayou Pipe during my 20 years at Omega .....

John Berard Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Cestia

John Berard Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

Dearest Miss Goldie - May the abundant love of family & friends and Gods grace surround you now and always. We love you- The Rich-Large Family

Tribute Store Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

Life is eternal, and death is only a horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. Good people never die; love is immortal. May Wayne and all the faithful departed souls rest in peace until we meet again. Amen. Rich & Bev Hayes

Richard & Beverly Hayes Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

Im so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr.Wayne. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. Brian and Catherine (Tarantino) Lively and family

C Lively Feb 17 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Olga Louviere Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM


MARGARET B, GONSOULIN Feb 14 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wayne Cestia

MARGARET B, GONSOULIN Feb 14 2021 12:00 AM

Goldie and Family, My deepest sympathy and condolences to.you and your family, Wayne was a True Southern Gentleman, who loved his Family dearly. May All the Wonderful Memories always comfort you snd your family. Remembering Everyone in my.thoughts and prayers

Kitty courts Feb 14 2021 12:00 AM

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