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Newman Braud

'I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith. ; From now on a merited crown awaits me: on that day the Lord, the Just Judge, will award it to me.' ~ 2 Timothy 4:7-8 ~ St. Martinville - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in St. Martinville, for Newman Stephen Laz Braud, Sr., 85, who passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Lafayette General Medical Center. Father Augustinus Seran, SVD will officiate at the funeral Mass. Scriptures will be read by Lynnette M. Braud and Natalie C. Lindon. Gift bearers will be Walter Braud and Ursula Caldwell. Entombment will follow at St. Michael Mausoleum in St. Martinville. Repast will be held at Notre Dame Parish Hall. Newman Stephen Laz Braud, Sr. was born on January 1, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Granville and Ethel Braud. Newman received his Bachelors degree in 1950 from Xavier University in New Orleans, and his Masters degree from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. After moving to the Acadiana area in 1950, he began his post-graduate studies at the University of Colorado in Denver, continued at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette (now ULL), and the University of Houston. Mr. Braud was a WWII Veteran, having honorably served his country in the United States Army. He retired from the St. Martin Parish School Board where he worked in multiple capacities as an educator. After retirement, he later served as a lieutenant in the St. Martin Parish Sheriffs Department. He was also an independent insurance agent for Aetna Insurance Company, a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., as well as, a longtime member of the Notre Dame Usher Board, the Retired Teachers Association, St. Martin Parish Planning Commission, and Phi Delta Kappa. Mr. Braud was an outstanding husband and father, an amazing grandfather, and a dedicated educator who impacted all those with whom he came in contact. He was a vibrant and captivating man that will be missed and forever cherished. Survivors include his devoted wife of 59 years, Melba Danzie Braud; one son, Michael Patrick John Braud of Colorado; one daughter, Lynnette Miguel Braud of New Orleans; one brother, Walter Braud (Dorothy) of Sacramento, California; two sisters, Ursula Caldwell (Richmond) of Roseville, California, and Louella McDaniel of Applevalley, California; a loving sister-in-law, Marion Braud of Altadena, California; one granddaughter, Natalie Christine Lindon of St. Martinville; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Newman Stephen Braud, Jr.; one daughter, Madeleine Braud Lindon; two brothers, Granville Braud, Jr. and Roland Braud, Sr.; and two sisters, Ethelyn Thomas and Joyce Benemie. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Notre Dame Catholic Church on Thursday, January 5th from 7 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. A rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Pallbearers will be Elbert Braud, Sr., Glenn Johnson, Paulmer Johnson, Phil Lindon, Leo Pitte, and Herman Polk. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Braud, Dr. Kenneth Brown, Winston Burns, Lloyd Foote, Peter Johnson, Randall Menard, William Tanner, and Cramin Wiltz. "We would like to acknowledge and give special thanks to Dr. Milton Jolivette, Dr. Jay Jaikishen, Dr. Kenneth Brown, and staff members of Nursing Specialties, Home Instead Health Services, and Lafayette General Hospital. We also wish express to those of you who offered prayers, that we have been strengthened. To those who visited, we have been helped. To those who called, we have been consoled. To everyone for your kind acts and deeds, we are grateful." ; ; ~ The Braud Family ~ ;Pellerin Funeral Home (337.332.2111) is in charge of arrangements. To view on-line obituary and ;sign guestbook, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com

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Mrs. Braud I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Braud will truly be missed by all. We had great respect and admiration for him. I will always remember that smile. We will be praying for you and your family. With Sympathy Jerry and Alberta Hall-KAPPA Family

Alberta Hall Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM

To my superman,: Grampa you comforted and consoled, nurtured and educated, loved and held me at any given time. We were two of a kind- me and my buddy. Words can't express my gratitude. Because of you I have become daring and poised. I love you and will miss you so much. As the tears flow down my cheek I Still hear you saying the more you cry the less you pee. I will do my best to make you proud and I'll be listening to good ol Ray Charles thinking of you. Always on my mind and forever in my heart. Your Pootsack.

Natalie Pootsack Lindon Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM

To Mrs. Braud,Lynnette,Chip, and Natalie (My family from Back-of-town. ) I had the opportunity to grow up with you when I was younger. Those good old days will never be forgotten. I stayed at your house more than I did my own. Mr.Braud was like a second dad to me. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers, and you have my deepest sympathy.Your kindness throughout the years will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

Hermanette Tyler George Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM

You all have my deepest sympathy. Remeber he fought a good fight and now can rest with the Lord. Love to each of you, Ms. Melba, Chip, Lynnie and Natalie. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.Deborah

Deborah Foote Claiborne Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM

my prayers are with you Ms.Braud and the family

miranda sloan Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM

Ms. Melba, You and your family have my deepest sympathy. I served with Newman on the Selective Service Board from 1988-2008. He was always a hard working person. I know he will be missed. He will be in our prayers.

John Berard Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM

To Ms Melba,Michael and Braud Family,Mr Braud and I worked for the St Martin Parish Sheriff Office,he was just like my father he Loved People,my fatherwould say you only young once and you get old,so ypu got to take care of the young and the old,Mr Braud was that kind ofman he took care of the young and the old,Michael your dad was a great man very humble person his words Hay Blanch we need to help this person and we do it,he was involved in all kind of programs for the Sherrif Office a lot of it was with programs for the Old People and Young People,Mr Braud was one of the best.Now he is with our Loving GOD Amen !!!...Blanch

Wilmer Jun Blanchard,Jr. Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM

To Lynnette and the rest of the Braud Family, I wish to express my sympathy for your loss. Mr. Braud was a wonderful and kind person. Whenever I would see him, and Mrs. Braud together, I would always say to them how much of a beautiful couple they are. Mr. Braud will be deeply missed - especially because of all that he's done for the City of St. Martinville.

Lisa Kately-Alexander Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM

I was deeply saddened today to hear of Mr. Braud's passing. I would like to extend my condolences and heartfelt sympathy to his family during this time. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Braud for twelve years and respected him greatly for his humor, wit, good nature and intelligence. He will be dearly missed.

Tiffany LaPorte Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM

A friend, authority figure, neighbor and a St. Martinville icon has passed. He and family were our neighbors back-a-town when we were growing up; they lived in the largest house in the neighborhood. In high school he was our principal; an educated city man who came to a small town with no airs or pretense. He lived his life in our small town; sharing, serving, praying, and working alongside the community while guiding the education of their children. We highly respected him and always displayed our very best behavior when in his company. When seeing him about town our parents would say, Look, it's Mr. Braud or when returning home, Mr. Braud was there; that only meant that an event was well attended and worth going to because people of the highest quality/position were there. We send thanks to you, Mr. Braud, for being a mentor before we knew what the word meant, for giving us racial pride when we were colored, and for directing us to our careers and ambitions, always remembering what success looked like growing up in St. Martinville: it was a model of the infamous Mr. Braud.

St. Julien sisters Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM

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