Donald Paul “ Donnie “ Thibodaux, Jr., 42, of Silsbee, passed from this life on Thursday, Nove. 22, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont after an illness. Born on March 12, 1970 in Baton Rouge, Donnie lived in Silsbee for the last three years, and had previously lived in Waxahachie. He worked as a Worship Leader with the Victory Life Church in Orange, and he was also a noted vocalist and musician.

He enjoyed cooking, sewing and spending time with his family. He was a doting father to his children and a loving husband to his wife. Not only did he sing and play music, he wrote many songs as well. Donnie enjoyed being silly, playing jokes and making people laugh. With his sewing ability Donnie enjoyed making clothes and costumes for his kids and others in need. Above all in his life, Donnie will be remembered as a man who put others before himself and the love he shared for those around him.

Donnie is preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Donald Paul Thibodaux, Sr. and Kathy (Guilbeau) Thibodaux; his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandparents, Eddie and Margie Guilbeau, Jr.

Those who will perpetually cherish Donnie’s memory are his loving wife of 11 ½ years, Sharon Meggison Thibodaux; his son, Kellan Asher Thibodaux, and his daughter, Emelia Rose Thibodaux, all of Silsbee; his sister, Kristen Thibodaux Comardelle and husband, Ryan of Larose, La; his brother, Kevin Paul Thibodaux of Fenton, La; his Godmother, Dolly Guilbeau Schouest and husband, Larry of Cut Off, La, as well as numerous members of his extended family.

A memorial service to honor Donnie’s life was held. Nov 24, at the Victory Life Church, in Orange with the Rev. Nathan Fleetwood, pastor of the church, officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

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