Sidney Montegudo, a native of Zachary, LA and a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2022.  He was 76.  Visitation will be Saturday, February 12, 2022 at First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. with services at 3:00 P.M. conducted by the Rev. Dr. Ralph Ford and the Rev. Brady Whitton.  Sidney was a graduate of Zachary High School and Centenary College where he sang and toured with the Centenary College Choir.  He was an ordained deacon in the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church where he served churches in Baton Rouge, Bossier City, Metairie, Zachary, and a church in West Texas.  He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Tina Montegudo; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Matthew Martin; partner, Roger Samaha; six grandchildren, Whitley, Zachary, Preston, and Lucas Montegudo; Louis and Emmie Martin; and one great-grandchild, Amia Harlin. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Ralph Ford, and three nephews and their spouses, Maxwell and Kellie Lea, Adam and Katie Lea, and Philip and Maggie Lea. He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Estelle Montegudo, an infant brother, Thomas William Montegudo, and grandparents Morgan and Bessie Tiner, and Adolphus and Emmie Montegudo.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at

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