Alden Joseph Verrett Sr., 92, a resident of Bayou Vista, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Ochsner St. Mary Hospital.
Alden was born on August 16, 1929 in Morgan City, the son of James Verrett and Rowena Vining Verrett.
Alden was the most honest and hardest working person, who always took the time to share his heritage and his love with his sons and their families. As a young career man, Alden began working on the family shrimp boat which he did for 16 years. Once he and his wife started a family, he began working for Tidex which eventually became Tidewater Marine. He was one of the founding employees there and enjoyed a career as a boat captain that spanned 32 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed building boats with his family as well as making shrimp trawls and fish nets for family and friends. Alden loved making his homemade blackberry wine which was superior, from fruit picked from his vines at home. He was always a giving man and was always available for advice when we needed it. He loved to be in the outdoors fishing, hunting, shrimping or tending to his vegetable garden. During duck season Alden and Tot could most often be found at his camp tagged (Aldens’ Dream) enjoying a duck hunt and most definitely the running of his catfish crossings. He continued to shrimp in his 17’ skiff (referred to by a dear friend as a super-boat) with family and friends well into his 80’s. Many shrimp and okra gumbo ingredients originated from Alden and Vernices’ house.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by three sons, Alden Verrett Jr. of Houston, Vernon Verrett of Tylertown, Mississippi and Kevin Verrett and wife Tammy of Morgan City; five grandchildren, Alden Verrett III and wife Katie, Alex Verrett, Kadi Verrett, Jaci Verrett and Mandy Turner and husband Darus; five great grandchildren, Alden Verrett IV, Charlotte Verrett, Emberly Verrett, Kenzie Louviere and Zack Turner.
Alden was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 65 years, Vernice Gros Verrett; five brothers, Everette “Brud” Verrett, Sylvester Verrett Sr., Robert Verrett, Calvin Verrett, Lloyd Verrett; three sisters, Bessie Verrett Hymel, Hilda Verrett Autin, Alvida Verrett Voisin.
A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Twin City Funeral Home with a rosary being prayed at 1:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church with Father Thainese Alphonse celebrating Mass. Following Mass, Alden will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery Mausoleum.