MATHERNE, Lloyd James, Sr., age 82, of Ocala, FL, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 7, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Irma Lea (Barbier) Matherne, children: Lloyd, Jr. (Susan) Matherne of Ocala, FL; Dennis (Melissa) Matherne of Brookville, OH, 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends. His parents preceded him in death, Alfred Matherne and Regina Dubois, 2 brothers, and 7 sisters. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
I always felt "at home" when we would go into New Orleans and everyone went to meet us at Aunt Jean's as part of our welcoming party, every trip and he would be there waiting with Aunt Lee, Lloyd Jr. and all the rest of the family! I always felt spoiled rotten and oh so welcome when visiting and am so grateful we took that 2017 trip with both him and Aunt Lee! Aunt Lee, it's up to you to let us do some spoiling of you now, as I'm sure he would love that! Every conversation we would end, always concluded with a request from me to "Give my Aunt Lee a big kiss from me," and his response "I think I can do that!"
Unk, keep busy working on that mansion in the sky till we come to visit and join you and we'll party cajun hearty once again! I love and miss you unbearably! Kisses and hugs from Janet.
I will always remember Lloyd with that amazing smile and sparkling eyes. Oh yes, the "stories" he could tell also.