December 1, 1945 – May 4, 2022
A Christian Burial Mass for Mr. Benedict LaCour Jr. will be held Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Isle Brevelle with Rev. Charles Ray officiating. He will be buried in the Saint Augustine Catholic Mausoleum after mass. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church on Saturday with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 10:30 a.m. Dinner will follow in St. Augustine Parish Hall.
Benedict “Bubba” C. LaCour, 76, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Benedict Clay LaCour Jr. was born on December 1, 1945 in Natchitoches to Benedict P. LaCour Sr. and Stella Severin LaCour.
Benedict moved to Chicago with his family when he was in eighth grade to attend Wells High School in Chicago. He then enlisted in the army, touring as a field artillery gun loader in the jungles of Vietnam with the 4th Infantry Division, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery.
From the earliest stages of his life, he adopted the traits of a hard worker. First working alongside his father, Benedict Sr. at Clyde’s Donuts in Lincoln Park, Chicago. They shared that time together and he often reflected on the sweet, warm memories of making those donuts every morning. Benedict was highly motivated with mental and physical stamina to make things happen. He always found a way through personal sacrifice and seeing what he wanted, while managing to do more than others could only try. His generosity was always shared with all of his family members in great abundance, often sharing the light of his knowledge and expertise in profound ways that comforted his family’s homes by sharing his gifts as a professional electrician and skilled craftsman. After being honorably discharged from the military, he returned to Chicago and began working for the City of Chicago as a ground power lineman. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Local 9. After working with the City of Chicago for 33 years, he retired to Louisiana.
After retiring from the city of Chicago, he met and married his wife of 21 years, Jannie Meziere LaCour.
Benoît has always enjoyed cooking, fishing, visiting and sharing good memories alongside his family. His six nieces and nephews, Angela, Sabrina, Johnnie, Barry, Glenn and Paul, each had many happy and playful memories of an uncle who laughed and played with them lovingly throughout their lives as children and of adults. Known for his generosity, he came over Christmas with giant sacks of toys over his shoulder, giving countless backpack rides, lawn rolls and huge swing pushes. He loved sharing the laughter, physical farce and slapstick comedy of “The Three Stooges.” Offering the best renditions of “Why Should I…”, “Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk!” or “Oh, a sage, huh?….”
It is a great consolation to his family that he received the Blessing of Divine Mercy from Our Lord upon his safe return from Viet Nam. He experienced the painful loss of many friends and comrades in arms during this time of tribulation. Yet he emerged from this experience with a lifelong appreciation for friendship and brotherhood. His faith was always present in and throughout his life. His cousin Mary wrote to him while he was in Vietnam and faithfully reminded him to pray for the intercession of Saint Jude for his safe return. Our Lord Jesus, in whom we all trust, answered his request on the eve of his return; his tent was destroyed but his body and faith were intact as he returned home safely to his family. Grateful for the life given to him, he swore his devotion to the Divine Mercy of God when he built a grotto at his home on the banks of the Cane River to venerate Our Lady of Lourdes and her Patron Saint Jude who interceded and spiritually guided him through his dangerous deployment in Vietnam.
Bubba always dreamed of building his own house and living along Cane River. His favorite hobbies were fishing, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his dog, Muff. He will be remembered for the smile on his face while telling corny jokes and stories. He was easy-going and generous to family, friends, and strangers. He always had a positive outlook on life and will be truly missed by all who know him.
Benoît died peacefully at home; and until his dying days he spoke of the grace bestowed on him by the loving embrace of his wife Jannie and his sons Eric and Marcus by his side.
Bubba is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Angela Metoyer; and his first wife, Mary-Margeret LaCaze.
He is survived by his wife, Jannie LaCour; three stepsons, Eric Long (Silby) and his sons Eric and Stefon, Jeffery Long (Tshaka) and his daughter Tiombe, and Marcus Sarpy; his brothers, John Severin Sr. (Elizabeth) and Joseph “Sam” LaCour; sisters, Stella LaCour and Doris Balthazar (Pervis); niece, Sabrina Cajandig (Ivan) and son Gabriel; nephews, Johnnie Severin and daughters Jessica and Anastasia, Barry Severin (Rochelle) and sons Russel, Jonathan and Ryan and daughters Mary, Brianna and Angela, Glenn Severin (Sharon) and daughters Nichole, Gina and Nina, Paul Severin (Laura) and sons Nicholas and Joshua and his daughter Sarah.

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