June 16, 2021

A Mass of Christian burial for Roy Cedars was at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18 at Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Natchitoches with the Rev. Derek Ducote officiating. Burial with military honors followed at Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches.

Henry Roy Cedars Sr. of Natchitoches passed away June 16, 2021, at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Joseph Cedars Sr.; brother, Winston Cedars; and his beloved in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Ardis M. Lauw.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving two years in Korea during the Vietnam War.

He, with his parents, operated Cedars Towing Service for over 30 years until an illness caused him to retire early. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and trusted friend.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mickey Lauw Cedars; sons, Samuel L. Cedars and wife Frances of Natchitoches, Henry R. Cedars Jr. (Skeeter) of Baton Rouge, Joseph A. Cedars and wife Sarah of Many; daughters, Destiny K. Cedars, Morgan Cedars Burton and husband Marshall, and Taylor Cedars Rivers and husband Dakota, all of Bossier City; brothers, Wilson Cedars Jr. (Jiggs) and wife Diane of Alexandria, Stacy Cedars and wife Carolyn, and Kerry Cedars and wife Mary, all of Natchitoches; sisters, Vikki Lou Cedars of Magnolia, Ark., Mary C. McManus of Montgomery, his dear twin sister, Henrietta “Joy” Cedars of Shreveport, Sonia Greer and husband Mark of Oakdale, and Camille Cedars LaCaze of Natchitoches; sister-in-law, Terri Steadman Cedars; and eight grandchildren, Landon Cedars, Layla Cedars, Peyton Cedars, Caroline Cedars, Joseph “Jac” Cedars Jr., Brooklyn Burton, Beckett Burton and Beau Burton; and his devoted dog and friend, Boone.

He will be remembered by all for his work and dedication, his sense of humor, and his devotion to his family as well as his love for watching the New Orleans Saints. He was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Church and enjoyed attending mass.  He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Pallbearers will be his son, Samuel Cedars; grandsons, Landon Cedars, Jac Cedars and Beau Burton; sons-in-law, Marshall Burton and Dakota Rivers; and dear friends, David Rushing and Vilfried Metoyer III.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in love of Roy to The American Diabetes Association, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.