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“Gazelda, I was so sorry to hear about Bud's passing. Iknow you'll miss him. I would have come to the visitation if I had known. Chinook told me...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Owen Norgress

“Our thoughts are with all of you. I consider it a pleasure to have known Mr.Bud. He was always the nicest and kindest man. All people at GP...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Mike and Leslie Lofton - LA

“Dear Gazelda and family: My sympathy and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. God is holding you in his hands and will strengthen...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Margie Rogillio - friend

“Bud always had a way of making each person feel special. He was so kind and giving. He was such a super person and I really enjoyed working with...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Lou Ann Hutchinson - Zachary, LA

“Our prayers are with the family.May God Bless. Ray & Roma Theriot ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ray & Roma Theriot - Baton Rouge, LA

“AUNT GAZELDA,BRENT,KAY. T5 I AM SO SORRY THAT I COULD NOT BE WITH YOU ALL.I ALWAYS HAVE LOVED YOU ALL.EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NOT SEEN YOU ALL IN...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Harlin M Colkmire,Jr (Peanut) - KY

“To the Charbonnet Family: Our most heart-felt condolences to Gazelda, Kay, Brent, Angie, Brendan, Amber and to all of Bud's family. Our prayers and...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: jenelle strickland - Friend

“We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Love to you all, The Fontenot's ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Traci Fontenot - Denham Springs, LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family during a very difficult time. Uncle Bub was a great man and will be missed by many. I remember...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Heather Colkmire Lee - onchatoula, LA


Antoine Leo "Bud" Charbonnet, III, a devoted and loving husband and a wonderful, caring father died on February 23, 2013, he was 73. He was a loyal employee of Georgia Pacific in Port Hudson for 32 years until his retirement in 1996. He loved his job and he loved the people he worked with. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. Bud was a man among men who loved to hunt and fish. He was a gentle, kind, and loyal friend who always knew what to say; someone that could be counted on and trusted. He loved his many friends and colleagues, but his family was his life. He is survived by his wife, his love, Gazelda Graves Charbonnet, to whom he would have been married for 48 years on March 13th. He is also survived by his son, Brent Charbonnet; daughter-in-law, Angela Chabonnet; and his daughter, Kay Charbonnet. He leaves behind his greatest joys, his grandson, Brendan and granddaughter, Amber, neither could do no wrong in his eyes and he was so proud to be their "Pawpaw". He is also survived by his sister, Suzie Gabor, and dear longtime friend, Mr. Raymond Theriot. He loved his role as husband, father, and pawpaw, but he was a proud uncle as well and will be remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. He is preceded in death by his parents, Antoine "Leo" Charbonnet and Robbie Lee Bond Charbonnet, as well as his sister, Nell Colkmire; father-in-law, P.I. Graves and mother-in-law, Elmira Lipscomb Graves. Visitation will be at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation will resume at Live Oak United Methodist Church, Watson, Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m., officiated by Rev. Mark Crosby. Burial will be at Live Oak Methodist Cemetery. Escorting him to his final resting place will be his friend and brother-in-law, Bobby L. Graves, his nephews, Cecil M. Graves, Jr., Robert Davidson, Joe Kelly, Joe Butler, and his grandson, Brendan Charbonnet. Honorary pallbearers are his son, Brent and his good friend, Mr. Raymond Theriot. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in his name.

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