Michael Shawn Oubre
1972 - 2021
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Michael Shawn Oubre (11/26/72-02/16/21), a loving husband, dedicated son, caring friend and devoted member of the community, Michael Shawn Oubre was brought home into the loving arms of his Lord at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, after a courageous fight with cancer at the age of 48. A native of Morganza, Louisiana and resident of Port Allen, Louisiana, he was a proud and successful Real Estate Broker and owner of M. Shawn Oubre, Broker & Associates. He was the founder and former owner of Cou-yon's Cajun Bar-b-q in Port Allen and former owner of Cou-yon's on Burbank and Monjuni's Italian Restaurant on Highland Road. A man with plenty of character and zest for life, he will be remembered by many for his friendship, giving spirit and service to others. Shawn loved to pass a good time, cheer on the LSU Tigers and enjoy a delicious meal with his beloved family and friends. A devout member of Christ the King and Holy Family Catholic Churches, he tended mass as a eucharistic minister, lector, usher and commentator. Shawn was a 25-year member of the West Baton Rouge Knights of Columbus Council 2875 and volunteered time by serving the community, particularly during LSU church activities and Lenten fish-fry suppers. He was an active Realtor, a Commissioner on the South Burbank Crime Prevention District Board and a former Board Member of the Baton Rouge Apartment Association. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Rabalais Oubre; his father, Michael Oubre; his mother, Colette Prestigiacomo; his brothers, Dr. Aaron Oubre (Lauren) and Jeremy Prestigiacomo (Liana); his sister, Ashley Smith Howe (Joe); father-in-law, Larry Rabalais; sister-in-law, Doree Rabalais; nieces, Ana Claire Block, Skylar "Sissy" Prestigiacomo, Riley, Alaina and Reese Howe; nephews Kaden, Landon and Tucker Prestigiacomo; dear friends, Keith Neely, Holli Keller, Jimmy Brabner, Mark Ebarb and Luke Chiniche; and his greatly beloved cats. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, June and John "Buddy" Purpera, Rita and Murphy Oubre, and Phil and Virginia Prestigiacomo; aunt Linda Dawson; uncles Peter Corey Purpera and Blaine Oubre; mother-in-law, Dora Rabalais; stepfather, Jerry Prestigiacomo; and cousin, Jamey Purpera. Visitation will be held at Niland's Funeral Home in New Roads from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21 with a 7 p.m. recitation of the rosary. Visitation will continue Monday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a Christian Burial Mass to follow at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Morganza celebrated by dear friend Father Jason Palermo. Interment will follow in the St. Ann's Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, funeral services will be by invitation only. All friends and family are welcome to gather for visitation prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, a donation account to benefit church improvements at Shawn's home church parish has been made in his memory. Please make donations to The Cottonport Bank, Account Number: 5012005277. P.O. Box 1284 Port Allen, La. 70767

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Published in The Advocate from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20, 2021.
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Ann's Catholic Church
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February 25, 2021
I met Shawn at a continuing education event at L'Auberge Casino and Hotel in Baton Rouge in 2019. He and I had lunch together and enjoyed wonderful conversation both day. He was one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. We did speak on the phone a few times after and he referred someone to me. I actually talked with him last Fall and he mentioned coming to Covington one Monday to eat at Half Shell. I am sad we never got to do that. I know he will be missed by everyone he has touched. His family is in my prayers.
Deborah Pate
February 22, 2021
First met Shawn and Michelle at Christ the King Catholic Church. I would like to offer my condolences to Shawn's family. It was a pleasure knowing Shawn and meeting for dinner at the Chimes sometimes after mass. Rest in peace my friend.
Peggy Vicknair
February 22, 2021
I met Shawn, along with two of his friends, during a dark period in my time. He and his friends, who later became my friends, then family, helped me to get back on my feet after I was a victim of crime. It's sad that, all I keep thinking is us going to IHOP and drink coffee and pretend that this is a nightmare. Shawn, you will be missed a lot. Rest in Peace!
Julian Bonnet-Lopez
February 21, 2021
Michelle, Colette and family. We are so sad to hear of Shawn's passing.
God Bless all of you and may He hold you close to his heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Aunt Doreen & Nancy Purpera & Fly
February 20, 2021
I loved Shawn, there was never a family function where he didn't make me laugh. He had a huge personality that would light up a room, he also loved his family very much. I'm going to miss you Shawn, rest in peace.
Corey Purpera
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