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Ridley "Black" Joseph Blanchard

December 21, 1932 — April 17, 2021

Mr. Ridley Joseph “Black” Blanchard, 88, a resident of Morgan City, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Ochsner St. Mary, surrounded by his loving family.

Black was born on December 21, 1932 in Lower Texas, Louisiana, the son of Ivy Blanchard Sr. and Lydia Landry Blanchard.

Black loved being around his family and friends, but especially enjoyed drinking coffee with his friends at McDonalds for many years. He loved to play cards with his family and friends. Black served his country proudly in the United States Army.   

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by three daughters, Marcia Bergeron and husband Craig of Morgan City, Gayle Simoneaux and husband John of Pineville and Janet Taquino and husband Audie of Morgan City; seven grandchildren, Brooke Blanco, Lori Blanco Gonzales, Bret Blanco, Steven Simoneaux, Byron Simoneaux, Tyler Taquino and Michelle Taquino Alcina; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Gerald “Blimp” Blanchard and wife Virgie of Thibodaux; one sister, Marguerite Naquin of Labadieville.

Black was preceded in death by his parents, Ivy Sr. and Lydia Landry Blanchard; his wife of 65 years, Rena Bergeron Blanchard; two brothers, Ivy Blanchard Jr. and Donald Blanchard; four sisters, Doris Lirette, Audrey Jordan, Vivian Daigle and Vertha Landry.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in the Morgan City Cemetery with services being officiated by Father Freddie Decal. Military Honors will be provided by the East St. Mary Veteran Funeral Squad.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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