Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethel CME Church in Crowley for Vorise Roy Wilridge, 85, who passed away at his home in Crowley on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:15 A.M.
Rev. George Chretian, Pastor of Bethel CME Church will be officiating for the services. Burial will be in the Branch Cemetery in Branch.
The family has requested the visitation to be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. all at the Bethel CME Church in Crowley.
Vorise Roy Wilridge was born on August 26, 1933, to the late Francis Guidry Wilridge and Lawrence Wilridge Sr. Vorise was an amazing father, grandfather, son, uncle and friend. He loved driving 18-wheeler, cutting grass and doing work around the house. He loved helping people when he could, and his passion was his suits, boots and cowboy hats that he would not have been seen without.
Vorise was a faithful and active member of Maryland chapel church in Branch, La until he decided to move his membership to Bethel CME church in Crowley, La. At Bethel he was one of the eldest ushers and loved dearly by everyone.
He leaves to cherish his amazing memories his wife Mary L Wilridge of Church Point, La; his companion of 38 years Westanna Rochester of Crowley, La; five sons Robert Wilridge ,of Houston, Tx; David Martin of Crowley, La; Vorise (Farrah)Wilridge, of Opelousas, La; James (Lisa) Wilridge, of Richard, La; and Joseph (Rainer) Wilridge Sr. of Church Point, La; four daughters Darla (Gerald) Colomb, Darlene (Dwan) Seaton of Houston, Tx; Casandra (Junius) Eaglin, of Scott, LA; and Lakeisha (Allen) Lavine of Orange, Tx; one brother Percy (Jenny Lou) Wilridge of Lake Charles, La, three sisters, Florida Gibson, Orelia (Clarence) Leger Sr., of Church Point, La; and Linda Landry of Lake Charles, La. One step-son Kevin Wilridge of Houston, Tx; Four step- daughters Angela King, Paulette Wilridge, Colette (Conrad) Dequir, and Marylouise (Calvin) Scott Sr.; 52 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren, an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Sr. Francis Guidry Wilridge, one son Roy Lee Wilridge; two brother Lawrence Jr. and Ennis Wilridge; one grandson Jerrell Andrus; one sister-in-law Rose Marie Meche Wilridge; two brothers-in-law Kenneth Landry Sr., and Earl Gibson Jr.; two step- daughters Karen and Kimberly Wilridge.
You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences online to Mr. Wilridge’s family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.
Duhon Funeral Home-Crowley, (337)783-1395, 1529 Crowley-Rayne Hwy., Crowley, LA 70526 is in charge of all of the arrangements.