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VILLE PLATTE - Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM at Calvary Baptist Church in Bayou Chicot on Thursday, April 12, 2018 for Herbert "Pete" Pitre, 86, who passed away on Monday, April 09, 2018 in Alexandria, LA surrounded by his loved ones.
Brother Larry Farris will conduct the funeral services.
Burial will take place in the Ferguson Cemetery in Bayou Chicot, LA.
Herbert "Pete" Pitre was born in Opelousas, LA on May 26, 1931 to Joseph and Olene Bertrand Pitre. A veteran of the US Army, Herbert fought in the Korean War. After his tour of duty, he served in the US Army Reserves for 10 years. He was a welder by trade, but his greatest love was that of serving the lord. This is where he left his legacy of faith in God, service to others and love for all. He set a high standard and great example as Pastor of Lake Cove Baptist Church, as well as, spending countless hours ministering to inmates in local prisons. His devotion to family was apparent every day. His children and grandchildren were the light of his life.
He is survived by his daughter, Sheryl Bordelon and husband Mark; son, Michael Pitre and wife Angela; brother, Joseph Pitre and wife Betty; sisters, Audrey Ardoin, Nelwyn Darbonne and husband Emeze, and Diana Bertrand and husband Johnny; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Also, his yellow crowned Amazon Parrot, Zoey, who has been his constant companion.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Anne Mitchell Pitre; parents, Joseph and Olene Bertrand Pitre; son, Herbert Joseph Pitre; brother, Aubrey Pitre; and sisters, Maurica Johnson, Lorraine Veillon, and Mae Johnson.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Visitation will resume at Calvary Baptist Church in Bayou Chicot on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM.
Pallbearers are Jeremy Andrus, Joshua Pitre, Jacques Andrus, Aaron Pitre, Mark Isaac Bordelon, and Mark Bordelon.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Pitre family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.
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