DELCAMBRE - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Nelson S. "Rock" Barras, age 69, at 3:00 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Herb Bennerfield will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of the Lake Mausoleum.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 6:30 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Tuesday from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm.
A native and lifelong resident of Delcambre, Mr. Barras passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Dauterive Hospital, with his family at his side.
Nelson, known by family and friends as "Rock", was a driver with the Vermilion Parish Police Jury with over 20 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an alligator trapper for many years. He was a devoted father, grand and great grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed dearly.
Survivors include his children, Gina Barras Theriot and husband David and Robbie Barras and wife JoEllen LeBlanc Barras all of Delcambre; Christina Schouest, whom Nelson looked upon as his own daughter; his grandchildren, Corrie Saunier, Alyssa Theriot, Alex Barras, and Alaina Barras; two great grandchildren, Blaise and Jorrie Vital; and his brother, Sheldon Barras and wife Frances of Erath.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Lorena Broussard Barras.
Serving as pallbearers will be Leonard "Pigeon" Schexnayder, Tommy Hebert, Ronnie Barras, Carl "Dukie" Landry, Lester Miguez and Charles "Duck" Romero, Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be David Theriot, Alex Barras, Sheldon Barras, Kenzel Barras, Terrell Broussard, and Tommy Mire.
To view the online obituary, video tribute, and sign the guestbook, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com
Evangeline Funeral Home of Delcambre (337) 685-4434 is in charge of arrangements.