WALTER STEWART MEZIERE SR.

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Aug. 8, 1940-May 13, 2020

A Mass of Christian burial for Walter Stewart Meziere Sr., will be at noon Saturday, May 23 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Isle Brevelle with Father Charles Ray serving as celebrant.  Entombment in the St. Augustine Mausoleum will follow the Mass with honors provided by the Natchitoches City Police Department. The family will receive friends from 10-11:30 a.m. at the church with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 11:30 a.m.

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Walter Stewart Meziere Sr. was born Aug. 8, 1940, to Lawrence Joshua Meziere and Frances LaCour Meziere in Melrose and passed from this life May 13, 2020, in Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Marguerite Roque of Cane River and Thaddeus Meziere of Lancaster, Calif.; son, Walter Stewart Meziere Jr.; and daughter, Rosalind Meziere.

He married his high school sweetheart, Allie Wright-Metoyer, and had seven children, Walter Stewart Meziere Jr. (Chellie) of Lavon, Texas, Rodney Meziere (Becky) of Bayou Derbonne, Rosalind Meziere of Natchitoches, Claudine Metoyer (David) of Ontario, Calif., Judith Lee (Ronald) of Roseland, Texas, Penelope Meziere-Clayton (Jerry) of Claremont, Calif., and Jonathan Meziere (Josephine) of Natchitoches.

He is survived by five children; 27 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; siblings, Joshua Meziere of Los Angeles, Calif., Thaddeus Meziere of Lancaster, Calif., Charles Meziere of Natchitoches, Jannie LaCour of Natchitoches, Andrew Meziere of Shreveport; a host of nieces and nephews; and his second wife, Madeline.

Walter was a hard worker always working multiple jobs to support his family that included being a sharecropper, driving the bookmobile for the library, truck driver and police officer for the Natchitoches Parish Police Department.  He retired from the Natchitoches Police Department with the rank of Sergeant after 27 years of devoted service to his community.  He was a member of Magnolia State Peace Officers Association (MSPOA).  He was especially proud of his son Jonathan, grandson Brandon Remo and nephew Lt. Billy Meziere who have all chosen to continue his legacy working in public service. Jonathan and Billy are officers on NPD and Brandon is a deputy for Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

A man of strong faith, he was devout Catholic and a parishioner of St. Augustine Catholic Church as well as being a member of Cursillo of Christianity.