Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Marie Elaine P. Landry, a native of Glynn, La and a resident of Livonia, La, passed away on February 22, 2021 at the age of 78.  Elaine was born on February 19, 1943.  She was a kind and generous person who loved her family.  She loved gardening and watching sports on television, especially …

Timothy DeWayne Leonard, known to all as Tim, departed this earthly life early Sunday morning, February 14, 2021, at Our Lady of Lake Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Tim was a very quiet and reserved individual, even as a kid. He brought joy to those who really got to know him and of…

Marion Shirley Garon Ladmirault was called to the Lord Monday, February 22, 2021. A lifelong native of New Roads, Louisiana, she was the loving wife of 62 years of Wardell Matthew Ladmirault who preceded her in death. She leaves behind six children Wardell Ladmirault Jr. (Karen); Robert Ladm…

J. Milton Bonaventure, a native of New Roads, La and a resident of Baton Rouge, La, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the age of 64. Milton was a graduate of False River Academy, Louisiana State University, and the FBI National Academy. Milton began his career in Law Enforcement …

Donald Joseph Riviere, Sr., of New Roads, LA, passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on February 11, 2021, at 2:15pm.  Donald was born March 28, 1934, in New Orleans and resided in Pointe Coupee Parish for most of his life. He was a kind, passionate, generous and hardworking man who loved h…

“For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”  Isaiah 41:13

Nicholas J. Gonzales Jr., husband of the late Lois Gonzales, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2021, at Our Lady of the Lake. He was 82, a native of Livonia, lifelong resident of Pride and current resident of New Roads. He is survived by his three sisters, Georgia Slaton, Susan Na…

John Edward Williams, Sr., 94, a native of Grosse Tete, LA and resident of Erwinville, LA, passed away on January 22, 2021. He was an automotive mechanic who was interested in electronics, radio broadcast and astronomy. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was preceded…

A native and resident of Morganza, La., she passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in New Roads, La. She was a former employee of the Pointe Coupee Parish Library. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Altar Society, St. Ann’s Choir, Catholi…

Earl Joseph McKneely a resident of Fordoche, La, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the age of 83. Earl retired from Sears Roebuck after 37 years and then worked another 12 years at Exxon in Baton Rouge. He enjoyed hunting and his cowboy movies but loved McKneely Spur th…

Rita Loup Major, 98, a near-life-long resident of New Roads, passed away at her retirement home in Baton Rouge on January 23, 2021. She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in New Roads in 1939 and Louisiana State University in 1943. She married Joseph “Oliver” Major in 1944, and they went…

Rosie T. Laurent made her way to heaven on Sunday January 31, 2021, after 95 years here on earth with us.  Born July 23, 1925 to James and Rosa Purpera Tuminello, and, married in 1948 to John Roy Laurent, Sr.  Roy and Rosie lived in Morganza LA their entire lives.  She was a lifelong member …

Raymond Schexnayder, Sr., passed on January 28, 2021.  Mr. Raymond, as he was affectionately known, was born July 7, 1935 in Welcome, LA, youngest of six children born to Michel and Anabel Schexnayder. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Esther Pizzolato Schexnayder.  Mr. Raymo…

Andrea Ann Ducote Mayeux, a native of Cottonport and resident of New Roads, she passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 9:15 am at the age of 78. She was a retired Lab Technician and Housewife and lived for the last 14 years at Pointe Coupee Health Care, where the patients and staff were …

Delta Bonaventure Dugas, a native of Oscar and resident of Lakeland, she passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the age of 94. A loving mother and grandmother and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Altar Society. She is survived by her daughters, Pauline Dugas Torres a…

Catherine Davis Dauthier, a longtime resident of Pointe Coupee Parish, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 21st, 2021, after a long and courageous battle with COPD. Cathy, a loving mother and grandmother, was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Conrad Dudley Dauthier J…

A pioneer of her time; a chemist, a Model T mechanic, a pharmacist, an airplane pilot, Juanita (Nita) Melancon Muller, age 97, passed away on January 2, 2021.  She was the first born child of Norris and Mary Melancon, owners of Melancon’s Cafe in Morganza, LA. Nita is survived by siblings; B…

Louvenia (Lou) Bueche Ballard, 91, a native of Jarreau, Louisiana, and a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 28, 2020.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.  She enjoyed spending time with her family. Louvenia was a graduate of Rougon High Sc…

Willie Dourty Jr., a native of New Roads and a resident of New Orleans died on Thursday December 24, 2020 at the age of 70. Affectionately known as “Bodyman” or “Jobo”, he was a graduate of Rosenwald High School Class of 1968. He enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in the Vie…

Let me tell you about my grandmother, Betty Jo Scarborough Serio. First of all, she didn’t like being called Betty Jo. She said it was “too country”. She was born on Friday, April 13, 1934 on a cotton farm in Fordoche, Louisiana. Later in childhood her family moved to New Roads, Louisiana an…

Carolyn Lee Alford LeJeune, born 01/08/1943 and a native of Livonia, La and a resident of Gonzales, La passed away on January 5, 2021 at the age of 77.  Carolyn retired from Our Lady of the Lake as a PBX switch board operator.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She…

Michael Edward “Mickey” Gaudet passed on December 31, 2020. He was a native of Plaquemine and resident of Maringouin. He was a retired Deputy with Iberville Parish Sheriff’s office with 34 years of service and a retired bus driver with Iberville Parish School Board for many years. He also se…

A native of Lakeland and resident of Fordoche, she passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2020 at 4:41 am at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice. She was a former caretaker and retired from Pointe Coupee General Hospital. She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Aucoin (Mark), Chastity Daigle (Tod…

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