Obituaries

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19
Apr
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James Warren Porteous, a resident of Lutcher, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the age of 74. He was born in Henderson, Texas on September 3, 1943, but spent his formative years in Lutcher, LA. Jimmy lived in Baton Rouge, Houma, and Jacksonville, FL before returning to Lutcher for the last several years prior to his death. Preceding him in death are his parents, John Courtney Porteous, Jr. and Mary Cochran Porteous and siblings, Beverly Porteous Zeringue and John Courtney Porteous, III. He is survived by his son John Courtney Porteous, IV and former daughter-in-law Marja Demouy Porteous and grandsons, Brody John Porteous, Bo Paul Porteous, and Brock James Porteous, all of Gonzales, LA. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Brenda Wheat Porteous of Gonzales. Also surviving Jimmy are two sisters: Mary Ann Porteous Guidry of Lutcher and Patricia Porteous Eubanks (and husband, Charles) of Daphne, AL as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was at St.

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12
Apr
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Timothy Peter Villeret

Timothy Peter Villeret “Timmy” passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 by the side of his beloved wife and children. He was born on March 14, 1961 in Reserve, LA to the late Alvin “Yellow” Villeret, Sr., and Marilyn Cortez Villeret. Timmy is preceded in death by his first wife Cara Berthelot Villeret and survived by his wife Tammy Klieve Villeret. He is also survived by his brothers, Alvin Joseph Villeret, Jr. (Janel Villeret) and Michael Villeret (Kitty Villeret). He has three children: Chase T. Villeret (Anna Wanko Villeret), Marcy Michiels (Adam Michiels) and Kelsey Villeret. Timmy will be missed by all, especially his four grandchildren: Violet, Jack, Zachary, and Laurel Kate. Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church in Reserve, LA on April 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Thu
12
Apr
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Charles N. Becnel Jr.

Charles N. Becnel Jr. of Olla, Louisiana, age 73 passed away Wednesday April 4, 2018 at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana after a brief illness. He was born January 28, 1945 in Vacherie, Louisiana to the union of Charles N. Becnel and Inez Clement Becnel. He was the third of four children. His sisters are Linda Becnel Thibodaux, of Thibodaux, Betty Becnel Allemand, of Texas and his brother Louis "Max" Becnel of Vacherie, Louisiana. He was raised along with his special sister aunt Florence Clement Matherne. Charlie was a 1968 graduate of Nicholls State University. He married the love of his life Charlene Naquin On July 25, 1970. They were residents of Vacherie, Louisiana for 23 years and also of Thibodaux, Louisiana for 18 years. They had three children: Cindy Becnel Lemons (Shannon), Celeste Becnel Verret (Brandon), and Christopher Becnel (Nichole). The joy of his life were his five grandchildren: Bryce Lemons, Ellery Lemons, Duncan Verret, Carter Becnel and Cohl Becnel.

Thu
05
Apr
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Joyce C. Bourgeois

Joyce C. Bourgeois, age 88, was born on August 21, 1929 and passed away in her home on April 1, 2018. She is survived by her children: Keith (Patty), Kyle (Kim Lane), Kim (Dale) Melancon, Kelly (Lynn) Guidry, Kay (Stephen) Guidry; brothers: John (Rosemary) Caldarera, Jr., Glenn (Linda) Caldarera, and sister, Letitia “Letty” (Dwain) Richard. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edmond “Big Boy” Bourgeois, Jr.; parents, John Caldarera, Sr. and Letitia Schexnayder Caldarera as well as her brothers: Joseph “Buster” (Virginia), Louis (Laurence) Sr., Curtis and Myrtis Caldarera, and Noella C. Frazier (Warren, Sr.) A visitation in her honor was on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Rose Lynn Funeral Services, 1870 Cabanose Ave., Lutcher, LA from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The visitation will continue at the funeral home on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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05
Apr
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Albertine Louis Miller

Funeral services were held Sat., March 31 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Vacherie for Community Activist, Albertine Louis Miller, who died March 21, 2018. She was born at St. Joseph Plantation on Feb. 17, 1932 to Marshall “Tee Tout” and Alberta Davis Louis. After graduating from Magnolia High School in Vacherie on April 27, 1952, she went on to attend Katie Wickham’s Beauty School in New Orleans, known for instilling boldness in her “black beauticians,” thereby building community leaders. Albertine completed beauty school on May 10, 1955. She opened a beauty shop at her home and served her clientele for years. When her husband, John Joseph Miller, joined the AFL-CIO, he and his fellow union members were afforded the opportunity to attend human relations classes at Loyola University in New Orleans. When she saw the brochure her husband brought home, Albertine asked for and got permission to take the courses with her husband.

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05
Apr
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Robert Joseph Jarreau, Jr.

Robert Joseph Jarreau, Jr. (Bobby, Pineapple), a native of Reserve, LA and a resident of Paulina, passed away March 31, 2018 at the age of 64. He was the devoted husband of Doralisa Melancon Jarreau. He is survived by his three sons: Brandon (Krissy), Blake (Missy), and Briley; and his daughter, Emiliana; sister, Joy Cantrelle (Bruce), brother, Wayne Jarreau (Susie). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Kayla, Trevor, Devin, and Dakota. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elma and Robert (Pineapple) Jarreau, Sr. He was a loving husband and father and loved his family and friends. He had this magical ability to touch everyone in an unforgettable way with his creative mind, big heart, and love for LSU. A visitation in his honor will be Thursday, April 5, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulina from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Thu
29
Mar
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Patricia Ann LeBlanc Frye

Patricia Ann LeBlanc Frye passed away peacefully in her home in Semmes, Alabama on March 12, 2018 at the age of 69. She was born April 14, 1948 in Paulina, Louisiana to Olivia Babin and Usley “Type” LeBlanc. In 1969, she married Robert “Joe” Frye and settled in Metairie, La. Pat enjoyed family get togethers, her puppies, camping, vacations to the Smokey Mountains, Mardi Gras and working in her flower beds. She also liked sharing jokes and riddles. She is one of ten children, Kathleen Englwitz, Rodney LeBlanc, Carol “Poochie” LeBlanc, Usley “Tiger” LeBlanc, Wayne LeBlanc, John McLean, Doris Laurent, Ronald McLean and Donald McLean. She has numerous nieces and nephews. A grave side ceremony and burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 4, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Paulina.

Thu
22
Mar
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Royce Joseph Colon

Royce Joseph Colon, 83, passed away March 15, 2018 at home in LaPlace, Louisiana. Royce was born December 29, 1934 in Lutcher, Louisiana to Shirley DeRoche and Russell Colon. He attended Lutcher High School and served in the Air Force from which he was honorably discharged. He met the love of his life, Ann Champagne, while working for Shell Oil Refinery. Royce loved to read, listen to music, garden and had a passion for interior design for which he had the privilege of enjoying as his career during his entire work life. He was able to enjoy living in Colorado and in California before returning home with his wife, to Louisiana. Preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Russell. Survived by his loving wife Ann, his children Nicole (Michael) and Ashley (Rodney), two grandchildren, Whitney and Michael; also survived by his sister, Shiela, brother in law, Noe and his nieces and nephews, Lisa, Andrea, Shelly, Greg and Jill. Services will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 at St.

Thu
22
Mar
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E.J. Joseph Rose

E.J. Joseph Rose departed this life at age 76 on March 11, 2018 peacefully at his home. He was born June 5, 1941 and was a native of Chackbay, LA and a resident of Vacherie, LA. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie Louise Falgoust Rose; his children, Eddie Rose and wife, Melissa; Ronnie Rose and wife Greta; Janet Hebert and husband, Lance; and Philip P. Rose; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert Rose and Eugenie Legendre; and brother, Norvin Rose. Visitation was held at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Vacherie, LA on Saturday, March 17 , 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m. until a mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. Entombment was in the mausoleum in the church cemetery. Online condolences can be given at www.thibodauxfuneralhome.com Thibodaux Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

Thu
22
Mar
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Donna Schexnayder Zeller

Donna Schexnayder Zeller, 59, a native and resident of Lutcher, LA, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018. She is survived by sons, Brent Zeller, Jr. and Blake Zeller; sister, June Accardo and husband Ricky; brother, George Schexnayder and wife Connie; granddaughter, Mary Jane Reid, who she adored; and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, George Schexnayder, Sr. and Dolores Letulle Schexnayder; sister, Jo Ann “Jo Jo” Schexnayder McEarl and brother-inlaw James McEarl. She was a loving, single mother, who owned and operated River Parish Pest Control for 34 years. She loved football and baseball and was a fan of the Saints and LSU. Visitation was on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at the church followed by burial in the church cemetery. Roselynn Funeral Services of Lutcher, LA was in charge of arrangements.

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