Dudley Joseph Melancon Sr.

Published 9:50 am Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dudley Joseph Melancon Sr., husband of the late Mildred Scioneaux Melancon, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at the age of 94.

Dudley Joseph Melancon Sr.

Dudley Joseph Melancon Sr.

He is survived by his children; Dudley Joseph Melancon Jr. (Mary), Marsha Melancon Mabile (Terry), Dean Jeffery Melancon (Mary), Danny Jude Melancon (Kelly).

He was a proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren: Ava Folse, Anne Stubbs, Abby Melancon (Dutch), Marcy Hopkins (Marsha), Dean Melancon Jr, Kristy Englade (Dean), Jamie Veron, Jolyn Wascom, Jenna Whitmer, Dudley Melancon III (Danny); and a great grandfather of 15 great-grandchildren: Alyssa Folse, Alexa Folse, Alana Folse, Amina Davis (Ava), Ashtyn Stubbs (Anne), Dustan Hopkins, Mikah Hopkins (Marcy), Lainey Melancon, Zachary Melancon, (Dean Jr.) William Englade, Emma Englade, Ella Englade, Addison Englade (Kristy), Fisher Whitmer (Jenna) and Brooklyn Wascom (Jolyn).

He was the son of the late Justine Landry Melancon and George Melancon Jr.; brother of Gladys Crower; brother of the late Rita Mae Lambert, Earline Lambert, Velma Keller, Ulysses (Bobby) Melancon, Huey Phillip Melancon Sr.; and a brother in law to Joan Scioneaux Brady (John Sr.).

A native of Convent and a lifelong resident of Reserve, “Dutch” Dudley served his country in the United States Army during WWII.

After his service in the army he worked for Godchaux Henderson Sugar Refinery for 40 plus years until their closing.

He was a member of the St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus Council #2436 and a member and past post commander of the Reserve American Legion.

He enjoyed gardening and volunteering for many church and civic activities. He worked for the registrar of voters at the Lacour Center Precinct in Reserve for 30 plus years.

The family would like to extend their thanks to all the staff at the VA Home in Reserve, and the doctors, nurses and staff of “Heart of Hospice” New Orleans, Building B, 1700 Belle Chasse Highway in Gretna Louisiana for their compassionate care given to “Dudley.”

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Saturday, Nov. 26, running from 9 until 11 a.m. with a funeral Mass starting at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1550 Louisiana 44 in Reserve.

Interment will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Following the burial, a celebration of life will be held at the St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus hall, located across the street from the church.

Food and refreshments will be served.

Arrangements are by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. To view or sign the online guest book, visit milletguidry.com.