“In my Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2
Bertrand Romalice Woolfolk of Maringouin, Louisiana took his last breathe on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 with his wife by his side.
Bertrand Romalice Woolfolk was a native of Maringouin, La. He was born on June 2, 1965 to the union of the late Alvin and Gloria Faye Woolfolk. He knew God and served in his own way.
He received his formal education at Shady Grove High School in Rosedale, La. Bertrand was an employee of the State of Louisiana Atchafalaya Levee Basin District where he worked for 30 years until his retirement in 2019.
He will be missed by family and friends whose lives he touched with so many acts of kindness and generosity daily. Romalice leaves a legacy to be cherished, laughed about and talked about for years to come. He was a living giant and made an impression on whoever he met.
He was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, cousin and many other things to numerous people. His biggest supporter and love of his life for the last 22 years was his wife, Jamie Thomas Woolfolk of Maringouin, La. They were married on February 21, 2009. He was the father of 7 sons, Aaron Romalice, Nikita Raphael, Bertrand Demarcus and Alvin Romalice Woolfolk, Kelvin Scott all of Maringouin, Brent James of Baker and Brandon James of Baton Rouge, La and eleven grandchildren. Romalice leaves his 3 sisters Melvya Butler, Sandra Gilbert, and Birden Mechell Jackson, and 3 brothers Alvin Jr (Paulette), Robert and Edward Druett (Flordeliza) Woolfolk. His mother in law, Joann Oby, father in law Bruce Billups (Patricia) brother in laws Tyrone Thomas, Donald Bailey (Denelle), Charles Oby (Myra), Kevin Billups, Ramond Billups (Shakita) and sisters in law Brittney Oby, Whittney Oby and Reanna Billups and grandmother in law Versie W. Summers, godchildren Jada Dotson and Jimica Williams. A host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Special cousins Alex Handy, Kimberly Flanagan and Rodney Taylor.
Romalice enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, crawfishing, gardening and doing anything on the Levee. He would often say I can survive off the land and he thrived on it. He enjoyed watching westerns and most of all traveling with his wife. He was a jack of all trades whether it was cutting trees, moving dirt, fixing tires he was always trying to making money (hustle). He recently reinstated his hunting membership with Cow Bayou Hunting Club where his father was a member for many years. It was a lifelong dream for him to become a member in the hunting club his father was part of.
Bertrand Romalice was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Gloria Faye Woolfolk, grandparents Ernest and Edith Woolfolk and Henry and Verly Young, his former wife Murthey Dean Scott Woolfolk, several aunts and uncles, and his godmother Mary Louise Davis and good friend Peter Jones.