Kayla Marie Connetti was called to our Heavenly Father on June 9, 2020 due to an undetected heart condition at the tender age of 23 years. She was the daughter of Kimber Connetti, sister of Braelynn Connetti, and granddaughter of Carmen Treadaway Connetti and the late Charles “Charlie Boy” Connetti. She was born and raised in Kiln, MS, and moved to Slidell, LA, where she resided at the time of her coming home. She was devoted to our Lord and Savior and was a faithful member of Calvary Chapel. Kayla was a bright and shining light and a sweet girl with a great personality. She was a blessing to her family. She had a big heart and brought so much joy to the many lives she touched. Her heart overflowed with love for her family. She especially cherished the time she spent with her sister. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed and never forgotten by her family and friends and the love of her life, Shane. A celebration of life will be held at Calvary Chapel, 317 Reese Street, Bay St. Louis, MS on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Masks required. In lieu of flowers and as a memorial of her life, please consider making a donation to the ministry work of Calvary Chapel Bay St. Louis, MS.
Robert Byron Denet, Sr., departed this earthly life on Friday June 12, 2020 at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Grand Rapids Michigan, surrounded by his wife and loving family, at the age of 64. He was born March 20, 1956 in Plaquemines Parish Louisiana to the late Bernard and Gloria Ancar Denet. Robert was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. On March 7, 2018, he married the love of his life, Lou Ann Burgos Denet. Together they created a loving bond that can never be broken. Byron was blessed with six children: Janet Taylor, Byron Young (Amelia), Jarius Wilson (Jasmon), Ryan Denet (Saiann), Ryanesha Denet (Deante) and the late Robert Byron Denet (Toby). Stepfather of Marcelo Garcia, Roberto (Nina) Garcia, Joshua Lafrance (Casey) and Dawin Goods. Brother of the late Terry Denet (Juanita), and Dennis Wayne Denet (Marva). He was preceded in death by his beloved grandchild, JaLynn Shy Denet. He also leaves to cherish his memories several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends. Byron was a hardworking man. He was a fisherman, a boat captain with Denet Towing, a part time carpenter and recently retired from the Purple Cow Dairy Factory in Holland Michigan. Relatives and friends of the family attended the visitation and funeral service on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Robinson Family Funeral Home in Belle Chasse, LA. Officiant: Minister Jordan L. Robinson Sr. Interment: private. For online condolences please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Ramona Theresa Cognevich Despaux passed away peacefully on June 17, 2020 at the age of 91. She was born on February 1, 1929 in Algiers, LA; graduated from Behrman High School; and was a lifelong resident of Nairn, LA. Survivors include her children, Danna Capps, Jill Mahe’, Kerry Despaux and Barry Despaux along with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel “Skipper” Despaux; her son, Michael Despaux; her parents, Gustave Cognevich and Myrtle Williams Cognevich; brothers, Kenneth and Gerald Cognevich, and her son-in-law, Lloyd Mahe’. Because of current restrictions, a private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Port Sulphur with interment following at Nairn Cemetery. Family and friends are encouraged to share their condolences, stories and memories by visiting: www.mothefunerals.com.
Jurell Donaven “JD” Encalade departed this life on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Ochsner ospital Main Campus at the age of 34. He was born on March 29, 1986 to Jurell Donaven ‘Gerald’ Aisola and the late Irene Mathilda Encalade. A native of Davant, LA, and a current resident of Patterson, LA, for the last 15 years. JD was the father of Jase Ja’Kye Encalade and the late Jarkeysia Gash. Stepfather of Ma’Lek Madison. Devoted companion of Indeonna Applewhite. Grandson of the late Alton and Thelma Aisola and the late Charles ‘Dit’ Encalade and Audrey W. Encalade. Stepbrother of Catlin Aisola. Godson of June Marie Bienemy and the late Larry Feloss. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends. JD was also known as ‘DJ Redd,” and was a DJ at several night clubs and other functions in the Patterson and Berwick areas. He was also employed at Sonic Burgers and the Patterson Housing Authority. Relatives and friends attended the limited visitation and Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday June 20, 2020 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 17605 Hwy. 15, Pointe-a-la-Hache, LA. Celebrant: Father Sampson Abdulai. Interment: St. Thomas Cemetery. For online condolences please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Clarence Peter “Gumbo” Griffin, departed this life on Monday, June 8, 2020 at his home in Mar rero, LA, at the age of 76. He was the son of the late Clarence Griffin, Jr., and Leona Simpson Griffin; beloved husband of Rose Marie Griffin; proud father of Detrece Bentley (Cleatris) and Ezra Griffin (Latricia), Sr, grandfather of Candis, Cameia and Jawan Bentley, Ezra Jr. (Rachel), Kirsten, Kylie and Kelsey Griffin, Breyanna Cobb and Sedrianna and Sedrick Knight, Godfather of Dedrick Riley, and brother of Calvin Griffin (Edna Mae), Jeanette Taylor, Gerald Griffin, Barbara Smith (Molton), Jacqueline Frederick (Anthony Charles) and Elvis Griffin, Sr., (Kathleen). He was preceded in death by his grandparents Clarence and Ellen Griffin, his sister Anna Mae Griffin, his sister-in-law Helen Griffin and his brother-in-law Nelson Taylor. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 8986 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA. Celebrant: Father Kyle Dave. Interment: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church’s Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.robinsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.