Hanson Joseph Thibodeaux
The family and friends of Hanson Joseph Thibodeaux are mourning the loss of their loved one. He was called from this life and into the arms of Jesus on March 25, 2013, at the age of 89 while in the comfort of his home in Roanoke. He was surrounded by his beloved family.
Funeral services honoring Hanson’s life will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. Hanson will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery following his services, where he will be honored with full military rites. Father Charles McMillin will officiate his services.
A gathering of family and friends to bid their final farewell to Hanson will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings today, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday, March 27, 2013, at 8 a.m. until the time of his funeral services.
Hanson Joseph was a lifelong resident of Roanoke and was born to the late Ovey Thibodeaux and the late Claudia Labry Thibodeaux on March 4, 1924. Hanson served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He was a rice farmer and cattleman before retiring at the age of 86. He had a love for the outdoors and a passion for farming. He could often be seen out in the fields on his tractor working his land in great anticipation for his harvest. Hanson was a member of the Cattleman’s Association, Farm Bureau and the American Rice Grower’s Association. He was also a member of the Southwest Farm Association, the V.F.W., and a faithful parishioner of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church. He was a wonderful and loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and a friend to so many people. He will be truly missed by all who had been blessed to know and love him.
Hanson is survived by his beloved wife, Minerva Sittig Thibodeaux of Roanoke; his son, Brad (Gloria) Thibodeaux of Thornwell; two daughters, Kathryn Thibodeaux Jurls and Pam (Craig) Darbonne, all of Jennings; his stepson, Todd (Dana) Sittig of Edmond, Okla.; three stepdaughters, Roxanne (Bill) Moore of Houston, Texas, Sherry (Kim) Wills of Lake Charles, and Kana (Todd) Richard of Roanoke; his nine beautiful grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Hanson also leaves behind to cherish his memories one brother, Emery Thibodeaux of Morse.
Hanson now rests in Heaven with his beloved family who preceded him in death: his parents, Ovey and Claudia L. Thibodeaux; his daughter, Sophie Lynn Thibodeaux; three brothers, Alex, Colbert and Carson Thibodeaux; and his sister, Bertha Stewart.
Carrying Hanson to his eternal resting place in Calvary Cemetery will be Lance Thibodeaux, Darby Jurls, Kim Wills, Todd Richard, Todd Darbonne and Bill Moore. His grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
No time on Earth is long enough to share with those we love or to prepare our hearts for good-bye. May time soften the pain until all that remains is the comfort of memories and the love you share. May you find strength from the scriptures and from each other at this time. Corinthians 15:55-57
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