Earldine "Dean" viator

December 27, 1939 ~ March 6, 2021

Earldine “Dean” Viator, 81, of Sulphur passed away at 5:17 PM, Saturday, March 6, 2021 in a Lake Charles care facility.

Mrs. Viator was a native of Maurice, LA and lived in the Lake Charles/Sulphur area most of her life. She was a member of Our Lady of Lasalette Catholic Church, serving as a Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the Legion of Mary. Mrs.Viator worked at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home for many years, where she said many Rosaries for families in need.

She is survived by three daughters; Cheryl Delaney and husband Danny of Carlyss, LA, Tina Smith of Sulphur, LA, and Lyn Jessup and husband David of Lake Charles, LA, three sons; Greg Viator and wife Yvette of League City, TX, Gerad Viator and wife Stefanie of Carlyss, LA, and Joey Viator and wife Becky of Sulphur, LA; brother, Clifford Schexnaider; 21 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband J.C. Viator, her parents, and two brothers, Al and T.B. Schexnaider.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 10 at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in Sulphur. Reverend Andrews Kollannoor, M.S. officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Tuesday, with a Cursillo Rosary being recited at 7:00 PM, and continue Tuesday, from 9:00 AM until departing for the church. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines South under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.

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  1. “My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Your mother was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed!” 

  2. I want to extend condolences to all  the family of Mrs Dean She was my long time best friend and will be dearly missed !  God Bless Mary Fontenot 

  3. I will always remember her as a Beautiful, Kind, and Loving Grandmother and Great Grandmother to my Children. I hope all the happy memories sustain all her family through the days ahead and when you think of her you have a smile on your face and a lightness in your heart. 

  4. Aunt Dean wrote me letters and cards when I was having surgery. With all her kids, grandkids and great grand kids, she still remember to have a mass said on occasions. She went on vacations with mom and dad and even went through a hurricane with them.
    Her and your dad were two of the best there is..
    She's like a sister to mom and we are missing a angel here on earth. Love all you cousins, and keeping you all in my heart and prayers.
    Gail, Dale and Helen Schexnaider

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I am close with Kristin Lambert and her family. I know that the love that abundantly comes from my friends has partly come from their cherished relationship with their grandmother. I am thankful that she was part of their lives. I hope all of the family finds comfort in their memories.

  6. I worked with Ms. Dean at Robinson's for a short while.. She was the sweetest lady.. She always had a smile on her face..
    Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time..
    Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her..

  7. My sweet, sweet Mrs. Dean was such a big part of our family for so many years and was so loved. She brought such happiness to everyone she met.
    I know she's rejoicing in heaven and having many dances with mr. J.C. and H.J. My prayers are with her family, she will be greatly missed. Wade & Vicky

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