The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the path of righteousness for his name sake. Yea, though I walk through the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff will comfort me. (Psalm 23: 1-4)

John “Calvin” Braud, 85, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 15, 2021. A native and resident of St. Amant, Louisiana. He was an electrician by trade and retired from Local 995 and St. James Stevedoring.  An avid outdoorsman, Calvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. Calvin never met a stranger and welcomed everyone to his camp for a good meal, good stories and lots of laughs.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Ruth Moran Braud. Children- Cheryl (Dwaine) Purcella (Eddy, TX), Carleen (Donald) Billingsley (St.Amant,LA), Cameron Braud, Teerapong Boriboon (Metairie, LA), Cornell (Bart) Decoteau (Prairieville, LA), and Callan (Kim) Braud (Prairieville, LA). Grandchildren Ashley Purcella, Britney (Danny)Tharpe, Titus (Robynn) Billingsley, Tyler (Lauren) Billingsley, Karli (Troy) Minchew, Anya Decoteau, Ivy Decoteau, Casey Braud, Corey (Heather) Braud, and Katie (Norma) Hernandez. 9 Great- Grandchildren, 2 Step Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Proceeded in death by his parents Clarence and Cecile Laiche Braud, children Cornell Elizabeth Braud (infant), and Craig Anthony Braud, brothers Chester and Charles.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:00a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Amant, LA. Due to COVID-19 mask will be required. Pallbearers will be Titus Billingsley, Tyler Billingsely, Casey Braud, Corey Braud, Ivy Decoteau, Toby Galipp, Donald Billingsley, and Bart Decoteau. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers Ferril Gautreau, Glen Moran and Perry Braud.

In lieu of flowers monetary donations can be made to the Ronie Tureau Food Bank; to give a gift please visit,  https://www.ilof.com/st-amant/john-calvin-braud

Church Funeral Services have been entrusted with the arrangements.

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