Saint Martinville - A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 16, 2023 at Jenkins Memorial Baptist Church honoring George Alexander Melancon, 62, who passed away at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center.
A visitation will take place at the funeral home on Monday from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
Brother Jessie Charpentier will officiate at the funeral service.
Interment will follow at the family's private plot, alongside St. Michael's Cemetery.
George Alexander Melancon, known to many as "Big G" was born to Marjoire Melancon and the late Clifton Melancon on March 21, 1960, in St. Martinville. He was a graduate of St. Martin Academy in St. Martinville. After he graduated, he began his career in the crawfish industry, by far his favorite occupation, then later in the oil field where he worked at TIW for 25 years before enjoying his retirement.
George was a lover of all things outdoors, from hunting and fishing, to golfing where he cherished his time with his special golf friends. He was definitely happiest fulfilling his passions in the outdoors. His favorite place was Grand Isle where he enjoyed catching speckled trout and spending time with the Boggs Family. His other passions included crawfishing in the Basin, supporting the LSU Tigers, vacationing with his wife and his friends and family and cooking for everyone.
George's life revolved around his family. He cherished Saturday morning breakfast with his mom, Marjoire, and he absolutely loved spending time with his wife and daughter. He loved them with all his heart.
He is survived by wife of 29 years Anne Beslin Melancon; daughter, Marly Melancon; mother, Marjoire Melancon; brother, Stuart (Karen) Melancon; sister, Leslie (Brian) McGuire; brothers-in-law, Steven Beslin and Tommy (Lori) Beslin; sister-in-law, Gwen (Al) Tabor; niece and nephews, Matthew Melancon, Myles Melancon, Sean McGuire, Jacob Beslin, Wyatt Tabor, John Beslin and Ali Savoy.
He is preceded in death by father, Clifton Melancon; mother-in-law, Lilly Belle Beslin; father-in-law, DeBlanc Beslin; nephew, Garrett Tabor.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Beslin, Jimmy Boggs, David Lancon, Peter Boggs, Stuart Melancon and Robert Guirard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tance Boggs, Stevie Beslin, Al Tabor, Lukie Barras, Myles Melancon, Matthew Melancon and Clarence Guirard.
Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.
To view on-line obituary, sign guestbook and view video tribute, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com