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Anderson, Mildred (Funeral Notice)  
A native of Baton Rouge, LA, she died on September 22, 2016 at the age of 80. Arrangements are pending at Hall Davis and Son Funeral Service. 225-778-1612
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2016
Baker Jr., John B.  
John Bee Baker, Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the age of 89. He grew up in Clarksdale, MS where he graduated from high school in 1945 receiving recognition for scholastic achievement. That same year he joined the Navy and was Honorably discharged in July of 1946. John studied at Mississippi State where he was a member of many scholastic organizations, honor societies, and was president of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He graduated with a B.S. in Botany. John continued his education at the University of Wisconsin earning a PhD in Plant Physiology. In 1953, John was hired by LSU to teach and work in research on weed control in rice crops in Louisiana and around the world. He was employed by LSU for 38 years and ended his career as Head of his Department. John held many positions of responsibility in organizations related to his field and received countless honors, awards and recognitions for the service he gave to the study of weed sciences. A life long Methodist, John attended First Methodist Church where he met and married Mildred Myrtle Bullock in May 1956. They made their home in Baton Rouge for the 59 years they were married and were active at University United Methodist for over 50 years. They often entertained family and friends, especially graduate students from rice growing countries around the world. John B. Baker was a godly, humble man with a servant heart whom in his quiet, methodical, unassuming way the Lord used to accomplish great things. He was a great blessing to all who knew him and he was unwaveringly dedicated to his wife and family. To John's great sadness Myrtle preceded him in death in January 2015. He is survived by his daughters Susan Hiemenz and Joan Baker, Susan's husband J.J. Hiemenz, his grandsons, John (wife Amy) of New York, NY and grandson Clark of Baton Rouge. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Visitation will continue at University United Methodist Church, Friday September 30, 2016 from 9:00 AM until the service at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow on the grounds of Greenoaks Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University United Methodist Church or The Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2016
Bordelon, Adam  
Adam Bordelon, age 35, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016. Born in Baton Rouge and a resident of Memphis, TN, Adam was a talented musician, singer, artist, cook, craftsman and network engineer. Beloved by many he was known for jumping to action and applying his talents to help friends, family and strangers. He is proceeded in death by his father, Willie James Jr.; and siblings, Mary Susan and William Joseph. He is survived by his mother, Ellen Bordelon, of Baton Rouge; siblings, Eileen Hoff, of Houston, Willie Bordelon III, of New York, Dwight Bordelon, of Denver, Victoria Kinchen, of Hammond, Laura Bordelon, of Baton Rouge and Amanda Bourne, of Indianapolis; nieces and nephews, Brandon and Ian Hoff, Abigail Kinchen, and Harvey Bourne. Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, Monday, September 26, beginning with visitation at 11:00 am and followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or the Bishop Ott Shelter Program.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26, 2016
Brown, Cpl. Jared Anson  
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Baton Rouge for Corporal Jared Anson Brown, 47, who passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at his residence. Interment will follow the mass in Roselawn Cemetery. Jared was a native of Baton Rouge and Lafayette resident for many years. He graduated from Scotlandville Magnet High School of Baton Rouge in 1987. In 2000 he married Tanya Charles; from their union came two sons, Cody Blake and Carson Brayden Brown. In 2005 he completed his training with the 14th St. Martin Parish Training Academy and joined the Lafayette City Police Department. In his 11 years of service he rose to the rank of Corporal. He is survived by his parents Jacques and Lucille Brown; sons Cody and Carson Brown; two brothers, Sergeant Jason A. Brown (Shana) and Donovan P. Brown; one sister, Stephanie B. Thomas (Joseph); mother of his children, Tanya C. Brown; one step-daughter, Chelsea Charles; four aunts, LaGretta Vincent, Rita Norman, Dorothy Christopher, and Geraldine Floyd; two uncles, Wilfred Fleming and Harold Christopher; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lucille and Leonard Fleming, Sr., and his paternal grandparents, Bervy and Alexander Brown. The family requests that visitation be held Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 3:00 - 9:00 pm at Walters Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Baton Rouge from 9:00 am until the time of service. A rosary will be prayed at 10:30 am. Words of condolence may be expressed online at waltersfh.com. Walters Funeral Home, 2424 N. University Ave., Lafayette, LA 70507; (337) 706-8941 is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 24 to Sept. 28, 2016
Brown, Rosalie  
Rosalie (Myrtis) Brown, a native of Blairstown, Louisiana, departed this life on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Baton Rouge General Hospital at the elegant age of 81. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She leaves behind those to cherish her memories 3 sons(Varel Jackson, Kenneth Jackson and Michael Burns), 3 daughters(Carla Davis-Dickerson, Lisa Spears-Ross, Kim Davis-Johnson), 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Visitation will be held at Winnfield Funeral Home on Tuesday September 27, 2016 from 3 pm to 5 pm with the services to follow at 7 pm. The Dismissal will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10 am and interment will be at Port Hudson National Cemetary in Port Hudson, Louisiana.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27, 2016
Brunson, Annie Louise "Babe" (Thibodeaux)  
Ann passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the age of 84 to be rejoined with her husband, Felton after 32 years. She spent her last day surrounded by her family and friends which kept her content and in good spirits. She was a resident of Zachary and a native of Port Allen, La. Visiting will be at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 5 to 9pm and will resume on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 9am until religious services at 10:30am, conducted by Father Don Brown. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Chenal Cemetery, Jarreau. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Brunson Denicola and husband Carl; sons, Michael Brunson and wife Mary, David Brunson and wife Julee, and Alan Brunson and wife Connie; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Felton "Red" "Lil Buddy" Brunson; and parents, Joseph Avy and Rema Babin Thibodeaux. Being a devoted caregiver to her family was on the top of her list and she loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid bowler. She also enjoyed playing cards, going out to eat and traveling with her group of friends. Please share memories online at www.wilbertservices.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27, 2016
Carter, Jimmie Lee  
Jimmie Lee Carter, a retired chemical processing operator for Vulcan/Occidental Chemical Company completed his last season of life on Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was 65 years of age. He was a native of Metairie, Louisiana and a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He will be sadly missed by his two children Jennifer Carol Jasper and Jason Paul Jasper; one sister, Geraldine Carter Brumfield; four brothers: James, Josephus, Earl Ray and Carlton Carter; a very devoted and loving friend Dian Kent, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a Homegoing Celebration on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at St. Matthew Methodist Church, 1100 Verret St. (Algiers) New Orleans, LA at 9:30 am. Pastor Simon Chigumira Officiating. Visitation from 8:30 until service time. Interment: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Chatawa, Mississippi. Arrangements made by: Richardson Funeral Home of Jefferson, 11112 Jefferson Hwy, River Ridge, LA
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 22 to Sept. 25, 2016
Donovan Jr., Albert  
Albert I Donovan, Jr., a native of New Orleans, LA, entered into eternal rest Sunday, September 18th after a sudden illness. A life-long resident of Louisiana, he was 64 and a graduate of West Jefferson High School, The University of New Orleans (B.A. in History), and Loyola Law School (Juris Doctorate). As an attorney and member of the Louisiana Bar Association, he offered his expertise in various capacities such as Assistant District Attorney for Jefferson Parish, Executive Counsel to Governor Edwin Edwards, Chief Legal Counsel for Bryncon-Grillot Construction, and private practice. In addition to being well-respected in the legal community, he achieved success as a businessman with the formation of two telecommunications companies where his work in the field of fiber optics was the first of its kind in New Orleans. Those left to cherish his memory and celebrate his life are his daughter Brandy Donovan Gregoire and husband Blake, daughter Megan Leigh Donovan, three grandchildren Bryce Donovan Gregoire, Brayden Drake Gregoire, and Weston Scott Donovan Waymire, former spouse and life-long friend Kathleen Corcoran Donovan, special friend Karen Parker, and many members of the extended Bieller family. He was preceded in death by his Mother Mildred "Dolly" Bieller, and Grandmother Josephine Bieller. A memorial to celebrate his life will be held at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd. in New Orleans, on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:00pm. Visitation will begin at 12:00pm. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1, 2016
Dowdy, Marcia (Funeral Notice)  
A native of Baton Rouge, LA, she died on September 20, 2016 at the age of 59. Arrangements are pending at Hall Davis and Son Funeral Service. 225-778-1612
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2016
Ervin, Bayleigh  
Bayleigh Rose Ervin passed away peacefully on Tues., Sept 20, 2016 at the Childrens Hospital in New Orleans, La. She was born Sept. 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge, La. We're happy with the time that we had with her, and can say we will have an angel with with us always. During her brief time on this earth, she was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Bayleigh is survived by her parents, Angela and Jerry "Jay" Ervin 3rd, twin brother, Jerry Ervin 4th, sisters Payton and Ava, Paternal grandparents, Kimberly and Jerry Ervin Jr. Maternal grandparent, Robert Miller. She is also survived by her Aunt Melissa and Uncle Jamie Dark, Uncle Kenneth Miller, Aunt Kristen Edison, Uncle Brandon Edison, Great grandparents, Carol Stafford and Jerry Ervin Sr. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Karen Miller, great grandparents, "PawPaw" Miller, Joyce and Glen Miley, Erma & Levell Smith, "Susie" Ervin, William Crowe and Great Aunt Ina Bauer. Services will be held at Seale's Funeral Home in Livingston, La on Sunday Sept. 25, 2016. Viewing is 1-3 pm and services will be held at 3 pm. Interment will at Seale's in Denham Springs, La. Instead of flowers, we are taking donations for burial expenses.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25, 2016
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