July 17 2019
On July 24, 1966 Van Thibodaux, III was born the third child to the union of Van Thibodaux, II and Carolyn Thibodaux. At a young age Van accepted Christ into his life and was baptized at Mount Horeb Baptist Church. In 1984, Van graduated from Terrebonne High School, and immediately after, he joined the U.S. Navy where he retired honorably after 22 years. Van was the patriarch of not only his family but of the organizations he belonged to and supported, which included E the Master & Wardens of Stone Square Lodge No. 239. He loved to hunt, fish, cook, and spend time with family and friends. On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Van answered and was called home to God. He is preceded in death by his parents, Van and Carolyn Thibodaux, II; his maternal grandmother, Mercedes Bolden; his paternal grandparents, Van and Rosemary Thibodaux, Sr. and an uncle, James Harrington. Van leaves to cherish his wife, Gwendolyn J. Thibodaux; his children, Quinton (Veronica) Miles, Javon Thibodaux, and DeFreda (John) Carter; his brothers, Cornell of Los Angeles, CA and Ron (Schwanda) Thibodaux; a sister, Cynthia Watt; aunts, Doris (Calvin) Castle, Marion Granger, Marie Thibodaux and Gayle (Eddie) Celestine; grandchildren, Kaylee Miles, Quinton Miles, Jourdan Miles, Janyia Thibodaux, John Jr. Carter, Jrue Carter, and Jackson Carter; two goddaughters, Chassity Lewis and Sania Brewton, and a host of family and friends. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Wake Service at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Living Gospel Baptist Church, 140 Corporate Drive, Houma, LA on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Interment: New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Houma, LA. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Van Thibodaux III please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Van Thibodaux III July 17 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Gretna, state: Louisiana