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“To the Stevens Family: Please accept my dearest sympathy for the lost of your loved one. ”
1 of 31 | Posted by: Virginia Jaques - Franklin, LA

“My prayers and masses will remember the family in its loss and Wayne for the repose of his soul. ”
2 of 31 | Posted by: Fr Gregory Cormier - Abbeville, LA

“Gale and family I'm so sorry about the passing of Wayne. May God's peace be with you all at this very difficult time. May Wayne rest in peace. ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Sarah Belle Minor - LA - Friend

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Wayne rest in God's eternal peace and may our...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

“Sorry for your loss, Gayle. I will miss my Parrain. ”
5 of 31 | Posted by: Kirby Hebert - Baton Rouge, LA

“Gayle, so sorry to hear about Wayne passing away. He's in a good place and you will see him again ”
6 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Brand - Carrollton GA

“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. ”
7 of 31 | Posted by: Darla Martin - Youngsville, LA

“A lot of good times together ”
8 of 31 | Posted by: Mark Poindexter - Lafayette

“Gayle and familyGod Bless all of you and may Wayne rest in peace. Please know that I am here for whatever if you need.Love Thor ”
9 of 31 | Posted by: Thor Frederick - Baldwin, LA

“Family you have my deepest of Condolences . My thoughts and Prayers are with you. ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: Cardell Bowser-- Ina - Baldwin, LA

“Our Prayers and Thoughts are with Wayne and his Family at this time and in the Future. Frances and Hudson Rushing, Jr., Grand Knight, Knights of...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Hudson Rushing, Jr. - Franklin, LA

“Gale, so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I will always remember his smile and kind words. My deepest condolences and prayers for you all. ”
12 of 31 | Posted by: Steve Landry , Retired Postmaster - LA

“Ms. Gayle and Family, so sorry for the loss of Mr. Wayne. He was truly a great man. I had the pleasure of spending time on the water with him. Always...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Matt Barrilleaux

“Sending my condolences to the family on this difficult day. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Denise Champagne - Baldwin, LA

“So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing, we have all of the family in our prayers. ”
15 of 31 | Posted by: Calvin and Raye. Clausen - LA

“Our deepest symthy on your loss of Wayne. Thr family is in our thoughts and prayers. Due to a prior appointment we will not be able to attend. ”
16 of 31 | Posted by: Joyce & Louis Faucheux - Baldwin, LA

“My deepest condolences to Wayne's family. Gail and family, my prayers go out to you. ”
17 of 31 | Posted by: Marguerite Thibodaux Liner OQuinn - LA

“Gail and family, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Wayne. You and the family are in my prayers. ”
18 of 31 | Posted by: Janet Smith - Hammond, LA

“Mrs Gale and family. I'm so sorry to hear of Mr Wayne's passing. He was good friend with dad and now they are up in heaven catching up and planning a...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Lisa Hebert - Baldwin, LA

“Gail and Family, we are very sorry to hear the passing of Wayne, he will be missed buy all who knew him I remember him many years ago fixing my...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Oray And Louise Rogers - Franklin, LA

“Gale, So sorry for your loss. Both P.J. and I have prior commitments and won't be able to attend the services. Please let us know when the private...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Darnelle Delcambre - New iberia, LA

“May U nver see the seas ruff and the redfish never stop Biting. ”
22 of 31 | Posted by: Chris Vaccarella - BALDWIN, LA

“To Gail & family: So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Always enjoyed meeting up with you & Wayne at the ballpark, Breaux's, and about town. My...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Phyllis Michel - Lafayette

“I am so sorry for y'all loss. Mr Wayne was such a joyful man. He will be missed! ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Patty Adams - Franklin, LA

“Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Wayne...May he R.I.P. ”
25 of 31 | Posted by: Effron & Patsy Savoy - Baldwin, LA

“So sorry to hear about Mr. Wayne's passing. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: Melissa Hebert Trimm - LA

“So sorry for your loss. Fishing in the bay will not be the same. One of the last times I saw Wayne fishing he told me that he wanted to be remembered...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Chad Charpentier

“I'm so sorry to hear this & for your loss. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy H. Guillotte - Houston, TX

“Mrs Gale was sorry to hear of Mr Wayne's passing our thoughts and prayers are with all of you We are here if you need anything Anne and Sheila ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: Anne Cortez - Baldwin, LA

“I am so sorry for the loss of Wayne, he will be dearly missed. Prayers for Family and friends, may he rest in peace. ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Sheryl Landry - Franklin, LA

“Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.Tim and Cindy Hebert ”
31 of 31 | Posted by: Cindy Hebert - Jeanerette, LA

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017, during a 12:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Baldwin for Denis Wayne Stevens, a native of Jeanerette and longtime resident of Baldwin who passed away at the age of 74 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Following the Mass, he will be laid to rest in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date with a private memorial service.. Father Cedric Sonnier will be the Celebrant for the Mass and conduct the services. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Naquin, Rocky Bishop, Glenn Miller, Mike Thibodeaux, Ray Robicheaux, Ryan Fitch, Jonathan Pillaro and Garret Burns..

A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, December 14, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Baldwin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until Mass time.

Wayne grew up in Baldwin and married his true love, Gale Thibodeaux , on July 6, 1963. His family was uniquely close and subsequent generations have learned to embrace this. He always gave warmth and love that others felt in his presence and never met a stranger. He was passionate about his family, fishing, catering and spending quality time with his loved ones. He was a past grand knight of Knights of Columbus and a 3rd degree Knight, he was also a member of the Board of Port of West St. Mary and was recently elected President on December 5, 2017. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Those left to cherish her memory include his loving wife of 54 years, Gale Thibodeaux Stevens; two daughters, Jessica S. Burns and her husband Cheyenne and Mary Beth S. Pillaro and her husband Allen; four grandchildren, Lauren P. Comeaux and her husband, Blake, Jonathan Pillaro and his fiancee' Brooklyn, Megan D. Russo and her husband Johnathan and Garret Burns; nine great grandchildren, McKenzie, McKarlie, Bentley, Noah, Paisley, Remmie, Joshua, Cady and Rivers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Wilfred Stevens and Julia Hebert Stevens and his brother, Clyde Stevens.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.