Funeral Mass for Willard “Poo-Noo” Desselle of Hessmer will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 beginning at 10am at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Hessmer with Fr. Edwin Rodriguez-Hernandez officiating. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 5pm until 10pm at Escude Funeral Home in Mansura. Rosary wake service will begin at 6pm Wednesday evening and visitation will resume Thursday morning at 8am. Entombment will be in the St. Alphonsus Mausoleum. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.
Willard “Poo-Noo” Desselle, age 84, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Riviere de Soleil Community Care Center in Mansura. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick & Emma Desselle; siblings, Emaline “Nan” Beauclaire, Florence Bernard, Holland “Pete” Desselle, & Elmo “Buck” Desselle.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 64 years, Joyce Mae Ducote Desselle of Hessmer; daughter, Tanya (John) Scallan of Hessmer; son, Patrick Desselle of Marksville; siblings, Lilly Desselle of Texas, Ida Blanchard of Mansura, Jason Desselle of Shreveport, & Sam Desselle of Marksville. He is also survived by beloved extended family, Courtney, Cynthia, & Ayden.
I served with Poo-Noo in the Louisiana National Guard. He was an outstanding Soldier and cared for Soldiers under his care. Poo-Noo would support the OCS Program at Camp Beauregard as a cook. When he cooked, everyone really like his cooking. Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends.
COL (Ret) Calvin & Jan WashispackFort Smith, DE
Joyce Mae, Patrick & Tanya—My condolences on the loss of your husband and father. He was a good person who always made me laugh.
From Cheryl Gauthier Chalah (Janet Aymond’s Sister)
Cheryl ChalahAlexandria, LA
I am so sorry for your loss. I was my pleasure to work with Willard in Marksville all those years ago. He was a true comrade in arms and I learned so much from him. God bless, our prayers are with you at this time.
Lee LavespereLufkin, TX
Prayers for you and family as you lay to rest your husband
Douglas and Susan TassinHessmer, LA
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. Elaine Gauthier
Elaine GauthierOcean Springs, MS
Aunt Joyce, Ricky, & Tanya,
So sorry for your lost. I was called from the nursing home Tuesday afternoon to let me know about Uncle Poo Noo. I haven't told mom yet because I didn't know how she would handle it, her being alone. Again, my family & I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you all. Will be thinking about y'all.
Kenneth Blanchard, TX