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Susan Harvey Marchand

July 24, 1953 — January 18, 2024

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Susan Harvey Marchand, lovingly known as Susie, passed away on January18, 2024, in Baton Rouge. She was born on July 24, 1953, in Bogolusa. Susan leaves behind an incredible legacy as a retired warehouse supervisor from Vulcan Chemicals and Oxychem.

Throughout her life, Susan's warm and inviting nature touched the hearts of all who crossed her path. She possessed a remarkable ability to make connections with people effortlessly; she never met a stranger. Susan's compassionate soul led her to extend a helping hand to anyone in need, embodying true empathy and kindness.

Always wearing a radiant smile, Susan's cheerful disposition brightened any room she entered. Her generosity knew no bounds, and she was always willing to lend a listening ear or offer support to those who sought comfort in her presence. Countless individuals have experienced the profound impact of her selflessness.

In addition to Susan's remarkable character, she enjoyed various hobbies and interests that brought joy into her life. Above all else, her grandchildren held a special place in her heart. She cherished every moment spent with them and embraced the role of being their beloved grandmother wholeheartedly.

Susan also found solace in reading books on her trusty nook device. The written word provided an avenue for her imagination to roam freely and allowed her to explore different worlds within the pages of countless literary treasures.

Spending quality time with friends was another source of immense happiness for Susan. Whether it be sharing laughter over coffee or dancing the night away, these moments nourished her spirit and formed lasting memories.

Susan's passing leaves behind not only cherished memories but also a devoted family who will forever cherish her presence in their lives. She is survived by her loving husband Rodney Marchand and their adoring son Gabe Marchand. Her grandchildren Kylie, Ella Rose, and Camden Marchand brought immeasurable joy into her life.

Susan's parents, Jim and Pauline Harvey, provided her with a nurturing upbringing. Her sister Jeannie McDonald and brother-in-law Andre McDonald shared a deep bond of love and support with Susan that brought solace during challenging times. She was also blessed to have had Weldom (Buddy) Marchand and Rose Marchand as her father-in-law and mother-in-law, along with James (Jimmy) Marchand as her brother-in-law.

In addition to her immediate family, Susan leaves behind her brother in law Paul Marchand, sister-in-law Heather Marchand, sister-in-law Debbie Marchand, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Amanda (Jake) Falgout, Cory (Amber) Marchand, Kayla (Shea) Racca, Kandice (Printice) Dencausse, Kolby Marchand, James (Rachel) McDonald, and Emily McDonald will forever carry the memories of Aunt Susie in their hearts.

While the pain of Susan Harvey Marchand's departure weighs heavily on our hearts, let us remember the extraordinary woman she was. Her legacy of kindness, generosity, and love will continue to touch lives for generations to come. Though she may no longer be with us in physical form, her spirit will live on through the cherished memories we hold dear.

May Susan's soul find eternal peace as she embarks on her next journey beyond this earthly realm.

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