Funeral service for Mr. Melvin Moreau will be held at 1 pm on Monday, January 15, 2024 in the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches, LA. The family will receive friends from 10 am until 12:30 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis with recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 12:30 pm.
Melvin, 85 years of age and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away on January 11, 2024. He was born on August 26, 1938 to John and Edith Brossette Moreau in Marco, LA.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Rachal Moreau; his children, Debra Cheatwood and husband David and Dwayne Moreau and wife Elizabeth; grandchildren, Christa Mayo and husband Kevin and their daughter Libby Claire; Rachael Teel and her son Dominik; Leslie Smith and husband Ryan and their sons William, Jack and Colin; Stephanie Jordan and husband Nicholas and their children Cameron and Kaitlyn; Tanner Ross and wife Shyene and their children Jesse, Christian, and Aliyah; and Austin Moreau; Sisters, Lelia Matilda (Tootsie) Faccone, Veralyn Cowart and husband Wendell, Lou Basco and husband Joey, and one brother, Kirby Moreau and wife Sandra and numerous nieces and nephews.
Melvin was a hard-working man and was proud to be the first licensed T.V. technician in Natchitoches. He carried his love for electronics and worked for over 40 years at NSU in the Electronics Department. He was responsible for maintaining the score boards which garnered him access to the press box for NSU football games. He was a huge supporter of NSU athletics, especially football. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and traveling in his R.V. He and Mary traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada in their R.V. In his earlier years he enjoyed cattle ranching. He was an excellent dancer and never missed an opportunity to attend dances in the area. His dance card was always full. He prided himself on making one of the best smoked briskets around and although he tried to pass his process down to family members, sadly it was never duplicated. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be dearly missed.