Cory Dean Parent, a greatly loved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, resident of Gonzales, Louisiana, passed away on June 5, 2022, at 45 years of age. Cory was the most kindhearted and selfless person anyone could ever meet. He met the love of his life, Kristy Keller Parent, at age 19 and they were married for over 20 years. Cory’s children, Anna and Jacob, were his proudest accomplishments and he loved his family immensely. His family loved spending time together, whether it was being silly at home or going on one of their many vacation adventures. His love for fishing was known by all, as well as his hobbies of raising chickens and growing vegetables in his garden. Cory was highly respected in his position as an environmental scientist at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. Cory is remembered for his smile and laughter, and as someone who always stepped up to help others whenever he saw a need. He was loved and appreciated, and he will forever be missed.
Cory is survived by his wife Kristy Keller Parent, his two children Anna Catherine Parent and Jacob Cory Parent, his parents Glenda Diez Parent and Burris Louis Parent, his sisters Tara Parent McCartney and Wendy Parent Smith (Robby), his father and mother-in-law Daniel and Lynda Keller, his brother-in-law Daniel Keller Jr (Jenny), his sister-in-law Dana Keller (Richard Duncan), and 7 nieces and nephews Caroline Theresa Keller, Zachary John Keller, Madelyn Isabel Duncan, Avery Lauren McCartney, Harrison Joel Smith, Ellie Marie Smith, and Amelia Kate McCartney.
A ceremony celebrating the life of Cory will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 15208 LA-73, Prairieville, LA 70769. Visitation will begin at 9:30am and Mass will begin at 11:00am. Funeral Mass will be conducted by Father Jerry Martin.
In lieu of flowers, donations in support of Cory’s family are welcome. Please contact a family member if you would like to do so.