Emmett Richard Everett
1937 - 2021
Emmett Richard Everett passed away on September 18, 2021, at the age of 84 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28. Emmett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 31, 1937, to George Cobb Everett, Sr of Spearsville, Louisiana and Sara Elizabeth Flower Everett of New Orleans, Louisiana. A lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, Emmett grew up in the house next door to Bernard Terrace Elementary School on Edison St. He went on to graduate from Baton Rouge High School in 1955 where he was a proud member of the State Championship basketball team his senior year. After graduation, he attended LSU where he walked on to the Tigers basketball team. He worked as a brick mason for 16 years and some of his projects can still be seen around Baton Rouge today. He later became a pipefitter and joined the Pipefitter Union Local 198. He retired from pipefitting after 23 years but remained a loyal member of Local 198 until the end of his life. Emmett was an avid coin collector and a self-taught artist. In his later years, he enjoyed creating unique and beautiful artwork that he loved to share with friends and family. He continued working on art pieces until just weeks before his death. Emmett was married to Rita "Pappy" Johnson Everett for 50 years until her passing in 2015 at the age of 73. He was also proceeded in death by his brother, George C Everett, Jr in 1959 and his sister, Elizabeth June Everett Elliott in 2016. He is survived by his son Christopher Randall Everett and partner Erin Michelli of Baton Rouge, LA.; daughter Susan Chelette Everett Dyson and husband Quentin of Katy, TX; daughter Sara Elizabeth Everett of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Emma Katherine Dyson, Avery Elizabeth Dyson, and William Fletcher Dyson of Katy, TX; sister Marilyn Everett Cooper of Baton Rouge, LA; brother-in-law Maurice W. Elliott of Memphis, TN. A private graveside service was held on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Roselawn Cemetery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Honorary pall bearers Maurice W. Elliott, Scott Elliott, Charlie Ransome, Wayne Daigle, Richard Menzie, W. Quentin Dyson.

Published by The Advocate from Sep. 25 to Sep. 26, 2021.
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Graveside service
PRIVATE -- Roselawn Cemetery
Baton Rouge, LA
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