In Memory of



Obituary for Jimmy Vanier

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Funeral services for Jimmy Dell Vanier, 87, of Vidalia, LA will be held at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 12noon with Bro. Tim Vanier and Bro. Nick Andrews officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Ball, LA, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Jimmy was born on Wednesday, February 28, 1934 in Catahoula Parish, LA and passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2022 in Ferriday, LA. He spent most of his life working in the Oilfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Henry Vanier and Ethel Jones Vanier; grandson, Jerry Dale Vanier, great-grandson, Eric Kelly, daughter-in-law, Debbie Vanier; four brothers, Henry Paul Vanier, Thomas Vanier, Burlin Vanier, and Quincy Vanier; and four sisters, Beverly Buchanan, Lula Wiley, Hazel Nevels, and Bonnie Hula.

Jimmy leaves behind four sons, Darrell Vanier of Natchez, MS, Mike Vanier of Vidalia, LA, Paul Vanier & Casey of Austin, TX, and Greg Vanier of San Antonio, TX; two daughters, Gayle Westbrook & Kenneth May of Vidalia, LA and Kaye Andrews & her husband Keith of Jonesville, LA; two sisters, Catheryne Bashrum and Doris Boney & her husband Edward all of Pineville, LA; 13 grandchildren, DJ Vanier & his wife Melissa, Jamie Hargis & her husband Robbie, Clay Westbrook & his wife Melanie, Nick Andrews & his wife Jessalynn, Carey Westbrook & his wife Kara, Amanda Wood, Kevin Vanier & his wife Summer, Anna Grace Conrad, Erin Hedgepeth & her husband William, Colby Vanier & his wife Jessica, Mikayla Vanier, Chris Vanier, and Jason Tipton; 24 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Those honoring Jimmy as pallbearers will be his grandsons.

The family will receive friends at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 10AM until service time at 12noon.

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