In Memoriam


Memorial services will be conducted for Mr. Michael John Vidallier, 58, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at First United Methodist Church of New Iberia. The Rev. Scott Bullock will be officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

A native of Kaplan and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Vidallier was born on Monday, February 10, 1958, and passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at home, surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer.

Mike worked in the field of substance abuse and addiction counseling for 30 years. From 1998 until the time of his death, he served as Program Director for the Iberia Parish Drug Court.

Mike was an avid musician who played with several local bands over the years. He was most recently involved with the First United Methodist Church and its choir, IPAL and the Berry Classics, IPAL’s house band.

Mr. Vidallier is survived by his wife of 38 years, Virginia “Jennie” Boatright Vidallier; his two daughters Laura Vidallier and Megan Vidallier, both of New Iberia; three sisters Cynthia Evans and husband, Roland, of Jacksonville, Florida, Jennifer Walker and husband, Terry, of Climax Springs, Missouri, and Deborah Vidallier of Michigan. He is also survived by a special aunt and godmother Patricia Lege and her husband, Garland, of Lafayette; mother-in-law Johnnie Boatright of New Iberia; brother-in-law Jay Boatright and his wife, Alison, of New Iberia; and sister-in-law Debra Engel of Kenner; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lollie June Guidry and John Mahlen Vidallier; and his grandparents, Ella Mae Landry, Avery Monceaux, Nora Sonnier and Avnair Vidallier.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Boatright, Lynn DeRouen, James Falterman Jr., MD, Paul Johnson, Lars Levy, Bennett Trahan and The Honorable Gerald B. Wattigny.

The Vidallier family would like to send special thanks to Lynna dn Sheila Derouen, Heart of Hospice, Seth Porche, Ms. Elaine Clark, Linda Harris and out entire church family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church Choir Fund, IPAL or the American Cancer Society.


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