Lafayette – A Mass of Christian Burial washeld for Mr. Charles “Charlie” E. Soileau, 59, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Father Gary Schexnayder officiating. Father Steve LeBlanc was con-celebrant of the Mass.
A rosary was recited at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010, at St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Visitation was held at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Interment followed at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.
Charles “Charlie” E. Soileau passed away suddenly on the morning of December 5, 2010, at Heart Hospital of Lafayette surrounded by his family. He was born on June 18, 1951 in Lafayette.
He is survived by his wife, Lindy Falgout Soileau; four children, Clelie Soileau and her husband, Greg Wells, of Lafayette, Erinn Naquin and her husband, Whitney Utter, of Naples, IT, Kristen Naquin of Anchorage, AK, and Matthew Soileau of Lafayette; and his sister, Helen Soileau Dauphin and her husband, Ed, of Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Kathryn Soileau; his father, Willie “Bill” Soileau; and his mother, Beverly LeBlanc Soileau.
Charlie was a respected attorney with a heart of gold and a jovial spirit. He was a devoted father, husband, brother, uncle and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by those of us fortunate enough to have been touched by his endearing, fun-loving and generous nature.
With a Jurist Doctorate from Louisiana State University, Charlie practiced law for thirty-four years in Rayne, Louisiana (his second home).
He was a member of: the Louisiana Bar Assoc, Acadia Parish Bar Association, the Bar Association of the U.S. Fifth Circuit, Fifteenth Judicial Bar Association, and Inn’s of Court.
He was active in the City of Rayne Planning Commission (presently as Chairman), the 1983 Centennial Commission, Phi Kappa Psi, and the Lion’s Club for many years.
We, the family, would like to extend our sincere appreciation to his fellow attorneys, colleagues, friends and the community for their benevolence through this difficult time. The love and support we have received are a testament to how dearly Charlie was loved.
Pallbearers were Francis Boustany, John Romagosa, Greg Wells, Kenny Dejean, Gary McGoffin, and Jonathan Falgout.
Honorary pallbearers were John McCarthy, Al Chauvin, Dennis Chauvin, Ronnie Chauvin, Jim Miller, Larry Richard, and his Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Brothers.
In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established at Chase Bank; please contact Oliver & Way 337-988-3500 for further direction.
Contributions to the educational trust created for Matthew Soileau may be mailed to: Edward Jones, 218 Rue Beauregard, Suite F, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508.
David Funeral of Lafayette at 316 Youngsville Hwy handled the arrangements.