Birth Announcements

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Rylie Nicole Billiot was born June 27, 2008, to the proud parents Nicole Lear and Scott Billiot Sr. of LaPlace. He weighed 5 lbs. 10.5 oz. and 20 in. long. Her grandparents are Kathy and Jason Lear of Lutcher, La and Joanne King of Carriere, MS and Lionel Billiot Sr. of River Ridge, La.


Dax James Pregeant was born on June 26, 2008, to the proud parents Lisa and Andrew Pregeant of LaPlace. He weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and 19 in. long. His grandparents are Eileen and James Faucheaux of LaPlace and Hope and Raymond Pregeant of Beaumont, Texas.


Chase Bradley Oubre was born on June 20, 2008, to the proud parents Racheal and Bradley Oubre. He weighed 9 lbs. 7 oz. and 21 in. long.


Niyasia A. Clay was born on June 1, 2008, to the proud parents Niya Clay and Walter Stevens of LaPlace. She weighed 7 lbs. 3.2 oz. and 20.5 in. long. Her grandparents are Greta Henderso, Herman Clay III, Desiree Warren and Walter J. Stevens.


Ja’Kya Stirgus was born on June 13, 2008, to the  proud parents Ariel Tuircuit and Travis Stirgus of Garyville and Montz, La. She weighed 6 lbs. 2.7 oz. and 19.5 in. long. Her grandparents are Amanda and Tyrone Tuircuit of Garyville and Joslyn Stirgus and Robert Stirgus Sr. of Montz, La.


Landon Mathew Robertson was born on July 8, 2008, to proud parents Krystie Pennington and Mathew Robertson of LaPlace. He was 7 pounds and 14.6 inches long. His grandparents are Lisa Pennington and Roger Pennington of Reserve and Carolyn Robertson and Marcus Robertson of LaPlace.

“Please join us in welcoming the birth of our baby boy Landon Mathew Robertson,” said the happy parents.


Donavan Joseph Landry was born on July 16, 2008, to proud parents Melody M. Howard and Damian J. Landry of LaPlace.  He was 6 pounds, 4 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Donavan has one older brother named Cameron J. His grandparents are Denise Hill of LaPlace and James McGee of Forest, Miss., and Linda Lange and Harry Lange of Franklin, La.

The joyful parents said, “We are so happy our son is here.”


A’nijia Danielle Mitchell was born on July 18, 2008, to proud parents Cassandra Temple and Willie Mitchell of Luling. She was 7 pounds, .8 ounces and 19 inches long. A’nijia has one sister named Alacia Mitchell. Her grandparents are Denis Fairely and Whitney Spencer of Edgard and Nina Mitchell and Willie Strickland of Killona.


Omaha Ja’shad Kandie was born on July 14, 2008, to proud parents Grietta Randle of LaPlace. He was 6 pounds, 5.7 ounces and 19.5 inches long. His grandparents are Rose Marie McKinney and Robert McKinney of LaPlace.

“He is my ‘God’s gift to earth,’” said his parents.


Issiah Anthony Francis Jr. was born on July 14, 2008, to proud parents Ivy Michelle Rixner and Issiah Anthony Francis of Montz. He was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 21 inches long. Issiah has one sister named I’Yana Da’Nae Johnson. His grandparents are Lilac B. Rixner and Michael Rixner of Garyville and Kimberly Morgan and Reginald Hilaire of Montz.


McKenzie Reegan Mooney was born on July 28 to proud parents Amanda and Joseph Mooney Jr of LaPlace. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long at birth. McKenzie has five older brothers and sisters, Gracie, Joe, Alexis, Kate and Gary.

Her grandparents are Pamela and Mark Warren of Deatsville, Ala., and Janice Burley and Joseph Mooney.

“Welcome home McKenzie! We are so glad you are here,” exclaimed her parents.


Ryan Phillip Beber was born on July 28, 2008, to proud parents Shanna and Jason Beber of Reserve. He weighed 7 pounds and was 20.5 inches long at birth. Ryan has two older brothers and sisters, Jenna and Matthew.

His grandparents are Sarah and Donald Tregre of LaPlace and Vicky and Charlie Beber of Norco.


G’Leya Sanai Theriot was born July 26, 2008, to proud parents Kiana Jackson and Garland Theriot of LaPlace. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19.25 inches at birth. G’Leya has one older brother, Jermaine.

Her grandparents are Betty Robertson of Gramercy and Ronald Jackson of Reserve and Joyce and Phillip Theriot of LaPlace.

Her parents said to G’Leya, “Welcome to the world!”


Derrick Lance Jackson Jr. was born July 25, 2008, to proud parents La’Shantra Johnson and Derrick Lance Jackson of Garyville. He weighed 7 pounds, 12.6 ounces at birth. Derrick has one older sibling, Dia’Mante Lyndell Johnson.

His grandparents are Mary Anne Johnson and the late Tyrone Alexander of LaPlace and Angela Jackson and Fred Johnson.


Brady Nicholas Allen was born on August 28, 2008, to the proud parents Jennifer and Benjamin Allen of LaPlace. He weighed 6 lbs. 14.4 oz. and was 20 in. long. His grandparents are Margaret and Gary Bordelon of Kenner, La,  Lynn Waddell and the late George Allen of Kenner, La.


Kylan Joseph Miano was born on August 27, 2008, to the proud parents Jessica Miano of LaPlace and Demond Foy of New Orleans. He weighed 7.07 lbs. and was 20 in. long. His grandparents are Sindy and James Bordelon of LaPlace.


Abigail Lyn Young was born on August, 24, 2008, to the proud mother Michelle Young of LaPlace. She weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. and was 21 in. long. Her grandparents are Tricia and Dennis Young of LaPlace.


Carlaysia Keonya Wright was born on August 29, 2008, to the proud parents Teannette Smith and Carlton Wright of Lutcher, La. She weighed 7 lbs. 8.1 oz. and was 20 in. long. Her grandparents are Joyce Smith of Lutcher, La, Jimmey Smith Sr. of Norco, La, Shenita Thomas of LaPlace, La and Waddie Thomas of Destrehan, La.

Her parents say “Welcome Home Princess!”


Caden Michael Schmidt was born on September 15, 2008 at 6:26 am. Proud parents are Gil, III and Candice Schmidt of Destrehan

He weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces and was 20.5 in. long.

His maternal grandparents are Olivia and Michael Denoux of Norco.

His paternal grandparents are Gil, Jr. and Mary Schmidt of Destrehan.