A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph C. Balthazar, Jr. will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Natchez, LA with Father Charles Ray officiating. Interment will follow at St. Augustine Catholic Church Mausoleum in Natchez, LA. The family will receive friends from 9:00 - 10:00 am on January 14, 2021 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Natchez, LA with a holy rosary at 10:00 am. Joseph Conrage Balthazar Jr. 87 years of age, passed away on January 3, 2021. Joseph was born on November 21, 1933 in Melrose, Louisiana to the late Joseph “Conrage” and Mary LaCour Balthazar. He grew up on Cane River and attended St. Matthew High School which is now a historical landmark. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He married the love of his life Nora Lee Roque “Boonie” of Natchitoches on June 28, 1958, and to this union they had two children, Joey and Angie. Shortly thereafter, they moved to New Orleans where they resided until hurricane Katrina. Later, they retired and moved back home to Cane River. He worked at Kolb’s Restaurant in New Orleans and retired after 38 years. He was a great son, brother, loving husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather. Birthdays, holidays, and any special occasion the family was always together. Left to cherish his memory are his children-Joseph "Joey" C. Balthazar, III. and wife Jean; Angela Balthazar Vaughn and husband Leon K. Vaughn; grandsons - Paul Balthazar, Leon K. Vaughn, II. (Courtney) and Austin B. Vaughn (Sarah); great granddaughters - Thamerin Balthazar and Livie Marie Vaughn; brother – Herbert “Bo” Rachal; sisters-in-laws – Elizabeth Bernestine, and Theresa Norman; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nora Lee Roque Balthazar “Boonie”; parents, Joseph “Conrage” and Mary L. Balthazar; sisters, Zenobia “ToTo” LaCour and husband Earnest LaCour, and Maxine Flournoy and husband Leon Flournoy, Sr.; brother, John “Will” Rachal; his sisters-in-law, Annie Mae Bernestine, Jesweater Metoyer, Loretta Roque, and Linda Rachal; brothers-in-law, Gerard Bernestine, Albert Bernestine, and Joseph L. Roque, Sr.; and special cousin Elizabeth LaCour.
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