Ben Roumain Babin
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Ben Roumain Babin
  • August 14, 1917 - July 7, 2010
  • Duplessis, Louisiana

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Ben R. Babin, Sr. born in Duplessis, Louisiana on August 14, 1917 died on Wednesday, July 7 at age 92 at The Carpenter House. Ben R. was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was an LSU graduate, an ExxonMobil retiree, a long time member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church serving on their Parish Council and as Eucharist Minister. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus serving as Grand Knight for three years. He enjoyed annual retreats to Manresa, talking on his ham radio and traveling in his motor home. He was a member of the Exxon Annuitants, and numerous RV clubs. Visiting on Sunday at Ourso Funeral Home, 13533 Airline Highway in Gonzales from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Father Eric Gyan. Entombment will be at the Hope Haven Mausoleum in Prairieville. Pallbearers are grandsons, Wade Gautreau, Gavin Gautreau, Ryan Roussel, Wendell Bercegeay, Jarrod Babin, Aaron Amedee, Eric Amedee, and Kyle Babin. Ben R. was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Bertha Bergeron Babin, and is survived by their children and spouses: Daughters, Bonnie and Glynn Gautreau, Sue and Wayne Sheets, Denise and John Sinquefield of Spring, Texas, Julie and Jeff St. Pierre. Sons, Larry and Cynthia (Noonie) Young Babin, Steve and Kathy Kling Babin of Morrison, Colorado, Russell and Paula Fontenot Babin, and Ben R. Babin, II and his life partner, Lance Bennett. He is also survived by his wife, Beverly Braud Babin, and her children, Johnny Braud, Buddy Braud, Jody Braud, and Connie Heroman. He is also survived by sister Mrs. Ruth Kennison, son-in-law Feltus Becergeay, 23 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Harriett Babin, daughter Nancy Babin Bercegeay, brother Lee Ollen Babin, and sisters Bulah Babin, and Lura Babin Koenig. Memorial donations can be sent to St. John the Evangelist Fund, 15208 Hwy. 73, Prairieville, LA 70769.