Norman “Veno” Samuel, Jr. transitioned to his heavenly home on Friday, June 28, 2019, at Ochsner Medical Center Jefferson Hwy surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 89. Norman Samuel, Jr. was born on January 20, 1930, as the fourth child of the late Norman Samuel, Sr., and Estella Pierre Samuel.
As a lifelong resident of Edgard, Norman was married 66 years to Mildred Lumar Samuel. To this union, four children were born: the late Thaddeus J. Samuel, Mayta Samuel, the late Margo S. Joseph, and Myra S. Borne. Grandfather to Tashana B. Gaudet (Jarrett), Lakeyta S. Britten (Christopher), Malana J. Mitchell (Ruffin, III) and Meghan Borne; great-grandfather to Jashan Gaudet, Jaidynn Gaudet, Jaythan Gaudet, Ruffin Mitchell, IV, and Kennedi Britten. He was the father-in-law of Olita J. Samuel, Louis Joseph, and Lawrence Borne, Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving siblings: Lena Pollard (the late Calvin), Eula Johnson (the late Oliver), Ronald Samuel (Thyra), Riley Samuel (Shirley) and Valentine Melancon (Jessie).
He is preceded in death by the following siblings: Henry Samuel, Sr. (Josephine), Margaret Lumar (Helmond, Sr.), Ethel Savoie (McKinley), Corrine Lumar (Victor), Anita Morris (Lloyd) and Eunice Smith (Jessel, Sr.). Norman was brother-in-law to Anderson Lumar, Brenetta Dunmiles (George), Harold Lumar, and Darrel Lumar (Maxine).
He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren, other relatives, and friends. Norman was a longtime member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he faithfully served as an usher. He was also a member of Council 66 – Knights of Peter Claver and Bonsecour Benevolent Society. Norman worked 40 plus years at Winn-Dixie Warehouse in Harahan, La.
Family and friends of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliaries, Greater New St. Peter Baptist Church, St. John Parish School System, Senior Citizen, and Egan Home Health are all invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2361 Hwy 18, Edgard, La 70049. Father Robustiano Morgia celebrant. Visitation begins at 8:00 am followed by the Rosary at 9:00 am with the service beginning at 10:00 am. Entombment – church cemetery. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday, July 5, 2019, from 5-7 pm at Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Hwy, Gramercy, LA 70052; who have been entrusted with his final care.