Dwight Barthelemy transitioned to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 8, 2019
at the age of 39. He grew up in Plaquemines Parish and was a resident of Opelousas, La. at the time of his passing. He graduated from Phoenix High School and served as its Class of 1997 President. He pursued a nursing degree and served as class president of William Cary University’s Student Nursing Association in New Orleans and was appointed its Vice-President. He was a member of the Scholars Honor Society and volunteered as the First Sergeant at Belle Chasse Young Marine Program.
He joined the United States Air Force where he honorably served his country for six years. During this time he earned numerous awards, including The Armed Services Medal, National Defense Medal, NATO Medal, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Military Education Ribbon, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Leadership Awards, Airman of the Month, Student Leader Awards, Guard Member of the Year, and Airman of the Year. Served as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard in Washington, D.C.
Son of the late Vanessa Barthelemy and the late Dwight Bartholomew. Devoted Companion Dr. Freddie Fandal. Brother of Dwayne Barthelemy, Jamica Charles, Anastasia (Kenneth) Brown, Terry Lynn Barthelemy, and Crystal (Martin) Sylvester, Tromaicha and Lawanda Bartholomew and Dywone Smith. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. He preceded in death by his grandparents: Emma Barthelemy and Chris Riley and Herbert and Olivia Bartholomew.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas Catholic Church 17605 Hwy 15 Pointe-A-La-Hache, LA 70082. Visitation begins at 9:00am. Mass begins at 11:00am. Father Sampson Abdulai officiating. Entombment will follow in St. Thomas Catholic Church Cemetery.