Barry Melancon

Barry Melancon

Friday, December 22nd, 1961 Sunday, April 5th, 2020

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Obituary for Barry Joseph Melancon

Barry Joseph Melancon, 58, of Vacherie, entered eternal life on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at his home surrounded by his wife, care providers, and family.

Barry was born on December 22, 1961 in New Orleans, LA to Joseph and Flavia Nash Melancon. Barry was the youngest of 12 children.

He was educated in the St. James Parish School System and graduated from St. James High School in 1979, furthering his education at Baton Rouge Vocational Technical Institute.

Barry relied heavily on his wife who provided ample physical and moral support. He continued the legacy of his father through fishing and hunting. He especially loved fishing with his brothers and hunting with his sons and nephews. He continued the legacy of his mother through cooking and fellowshipping with family and friends. He made daily visits to his sister’s and brothers’ homes to partake in their home-cooked meals. He loved visiting his daughter and was deeply affectionate with his grandchildren. His love for the people in his life was apparent through his routine actions of visiting them to talk and enjoy a meal. If he saw you while driving in his truck, he would either wave then or tell you about it later. Barry worked several jobs but was known as the “insurance man” when he worked for Union National Insurance Company winning many awards and trips. He was widely known by many, and was often more knowledgeable of community affairs than the newspaper. Barry was a family man. You could always count on him to show up first to your event and offer his superb taste testing skills free of charge. He had an impressive ability to pay attention to detail, and often commented on any changes he noticed as a way to let his family and friends know that he cared and was thinking about them. As the youngest of his family, he had a good relationship with his nieces and nephews that many would describe as being comparable to the relationship siblings share. He took great pride in maintaining the “boucherie,” a family tradition which he hosted last month. Even though he had recently been discharged from the hospital, he still took it upon himself to bring everyone together for this great event filled with food, family and fun. Barry was loved, and has left a lasting impression on all of us.

Barry is survived by his loving wife Verilyn Howard Melancon, three children and 11 grandchildren; his son Tristan Melancon Sr., and companion Ivyelle and their children Tristan, Jr., Trey, and Trinity; his daughter Jadian Mcpherson and her husband Ronald Mcpherson, Sr., and their children Ronald Jr., Rye, Royce, and Autumn, and son Rance Melancon and companion Shavey and their children, Amyri, Amyni, Xayn and Micah; one sister Florence Roussell, four brothers, Raymond Melancon, Larry Melancon and his wife Linda, Steve Melancon and his wife Debra, and Clinton Melancon and his wife Rita; one aunt; Eva Mae Melancon Hall and her husband Lawrence; his mother-in-law Ethel Isom Howard, his stepchildren Janeria Conerly, Alvin Conerly, Jr., and Alex Conerly and his step grandchildren, Micheal, Jaryan, Jont’e, Jacoby, Joshua, Jenia, Kaylyn, Isaiah, Elijah, Malachi, Daviva, Treshawn, A’Layja, and A’Kayla Conerly; 7 sisters-in-law Josephine Melancon, Shelia Melancon, Jennifer Howard, Valerie Favorite, Isabelle Narcisse, Phyllis Nicholas, Melinda Howard, Sonya Howard, and 9 brothers-in-law; Curtis Castle, James Howard, Lawrence Howard, Arnold Howard, Rodney Howard, Kevin Howard, Donald James Favorite, Sr., James Narcisse, and Victor Nicholas; 3 godchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, St. James High School classmates of 1979, a community of neighbors and friends.

Barry was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Sr. and Flavia Nash Melancon, one sister Stella Melancon-Castle; five brothers; Joseph Jr., James Sr., Royal, Roland, and Glenn Sr. Melancon, father-in-law Oregan Howard and one stepdaughter, Janette Conerly.

To share condolences and thoughts, and to sign guest book, please visit: Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052.

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    Saturday, April 11th, 2020 |
    Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church
    Address Not Available
    South Vacherie, Louisiana
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    Saturday, April 11th, 2020

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You'll have our deepest sympathy keep God in the lead an he will see uall thru Sybil Treaudo an family from New Orleans
Comment | Posted at 01:39am via Condolence

Carlatta Cole Jones

Sorry for your Barry was like a big brother to me we grew up in Baytree. He will be missed.
Carlatta Cole Jones
Comment | Posted at 06:25pm via Condolence

Chaunte scott

Rest in paradise Barry you will be missed keeping the family in my prayers
Comment | Posted at 02:33pm via Condolence

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