Norman Joseph Rousse, 77 a native and resident of Galliano, LA passed away on Saturday Sept. 28, 2019 after a 19- month battle with melanoma. Visitation was held Tuesday October 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at South Lafourche Baptist Church and continue Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until funeral services. A funeral service will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Cheramie Cemetery.
Norman is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois Boudreaux Rousse; children, Melissa Callais (Herman, Jr.), Dennis Rousse (Patty), Amy Fairburn (Sean), and Mitchell Rousse (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Jared Callais (Breanne), Alesha Westfall (Justin), Aaron Rousse, Caleb Fairburn, Joshua Fairburn, Nathanael Fairburn, Ella Fairburn, Cyale Webb, Isaac Fairburn, Amelia Rousse, Micah Rousse, Elijah Rousse and one on the way; great-grandchildren, Adison Callais, Cadence Callais, Lukas Callais, Kaylee Westfall, Emersyn Callais, Carter Westfall, and Connor Westfall; brother, Glenn Ray Rousse (Glenda); and sister-in-law, Juanita Rousse.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris “Black” and Eugenie Champagne Rousse; brother Welton Rousse; and sister, Emelda Rousse Chouest.
Norman retired after 32 years of service from Schlumberger. He was a faithful member, Sunday school teacher, deacon, and treasurer at South Lafourche Baptist Church. The Rousse family would like to share a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner St. Anne Hospital, and Ochsner Baptist Hospital for their kindness and care.
Posted on Mon, September 30, 2019
by The Lafourche Gazette