James (Jim) Bertrand Marchand, Sr., born on March 13, 1946 in St. Amant, Louisiana, departed this life on Saturday, May 22, 2021. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Amant High School, and a 1968 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. Jim was a proud member of the 1964 St. Amant High basketball team, achieving State Runner-up. Jim enjoyed all things basketball, as well as NASCAR and NHL hockey (Boston Bruins).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland Marchand, Sr., and Herminie St. Amant Marchand. He is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Patricia Widener Marchand, daughter Caroline Marchand, son James B. (Amy) Marchand, Jr., stepdaughter Meghan (Jowe) Flores, stepsons Matthew (Heather) Peters, and Mark (Tara) Peters, step-grandchildren Ezra, Myka, and Jude Flores, Emma, Byron, and Anna Peters, and Keylei Peters, former wife Patricia Delatte Marchand, sister Lavonne Kelleher, brother Cleveland Marchand, Jr., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. Also survived by his fur babies, Pea Pea, Winston, Victor, and Octavia.
Visitation will be at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Amant, Louisiana, on Wednesday, May 26th between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., followed by funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to honor Jim’s life and memory through CARRA’S HOUSE, to give a gift visit https://www.ilof.com/st-amant/james-b-jim-marchand-sr
We would like to thank the staff of the Trauma Neuro Critical Care Unit at Our Lady of the Lake, Glenn Landry in Palliative Care Services, and the staff of Carpenter House, with special thanks to Trigve Olson.