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Melvin Joseph Verrett Sr.

March 5, 1932 — September 15, 2022

Melvin Joseph Verrett Sr., 90, a resident of Stephensville, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 15, 2022 in Pierre Part.

Melvin was born March 5,1932, in Stephensville, the son of Lucien Verrett and Bernadette Aucoin Verrett.

Melvin proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was a boat captain for many years at Tidex, as well as Seacor Marine. Melvin was a very hard-working man and would never stop, from sun up to sun down. He loved being on the water and was an avid swimmer, water skier, and boatsman. He loved motorcycles, race boats, and anything fast and furious. He was a musician and spent many nights playing the guitar with his band, The Playboys.  He loved living life on the edge and to its fullest.  Melvin was a prankster and loved a good joke, he could make anyone laugh.  He made friends easily and developed many lifelong friendships.  He was a family man, and a man of faith.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Bertha Fontenot Verrett of Stephensville; three children, Melvin Verrett Jr. and wife Gina Gros Verrett of Lafayette, Sandra Verrett Breaux and husband Nelson of Pierre Part, Sherry Verrett Metrejean and husband Albert of Pierre Part; nine grandchildren, Brandon Verrett, Brandy Verrett, Krystal Verret (Jordan), Ernie Henry, Dustin Verrett, Joshua Breaux, Misty Landry, Zachary Metrejean (Hannah), Kristen Metrejean (Cody); 10 great-grandchildren, Ashton and Alex Verrett, Kai and Rylee Verret, Cain Terry, Jaxson Breaux, Mia and Tripp Landry, Madison and Wes Watson; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Lucien and Bernadette Verrett; daughter, Lisa Rena Verrett; five siblings, Eugene, Nelson, Wilson “Pete” and Ira Verrett, Ruby St. Germain, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Breaux, Zachary Metrejean, Glenn Verrett, Christopher Verrett David DeSoto and Cody Watson.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Francis Kayaye officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Twin City Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. After Mass, Melvin will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery, where Military Honors will be rendered by the East St. Mary Funeral Squad.

The family would like to thank Fr. Al Davidson of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Journey Hospice (Joslyn, Lacie, Nita, Deacon Jimmy, and Collette) for the wonderful care. Special thanks to Sue Domangue for her care and love throughout the years.  We will be forever grateful.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

9:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

415 Union St, Morgan City, LA 70380

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Burial With Military Honors

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

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