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In Memory of

Lloyd Joseph Thibeaux

April 20, 1936 - August 5, 2017

Obituary


Lloyd Joseph Thibeaux was born April 20, 1936 in Kaplan, Louisiana to Orillee and Lauris (Catalon) Thibeaux. There were 11 living children in his family (Edna, Wallace, Curly, Lernest, Renard, Daffard, Nelson, Leona, (Lloyd), Euric and Lovelace. There was a 12th child, but died at birth. All have passed, but one brother, Nelson Thibeaux who lives in Beaumont, TX. They were all fluent in the French/Creole language and English.

Lloyd's family knew what it meant to be obedient, kind, self-less and to appreciate the little they had. To be such a large family, they...

Lloyd Joseph Thibeaux was born April 20, 1936 in Kaplan, Louisiana to Orillee and Lauris (Catalon) Thibeaux. There were 11 living children in his family (Edna, Wallace, Curly, Lernest, Renard, Daffard, Nelson, Leona, (Lloyd), Euric and Lovelace. There was a 12th child, but died at birth. All have passed, but one brother, Nelson Thibeaux who lives in Beaumont, TX. They were all fluent in the French/Creole language and English.

Lloyd's family knew what it meant to be obedient, kind, self-less and to appreciate the little they had. To be such a large family, they had much love and respect for each other. Respect for God and prayer was taught at a very early age. They attended church weekly, prayed daily and all had a wonderful sense of humor.

Lloyd's father, Orillee passed away a very young man, leaving Lauris to raise their 11 children. His sister, Edna (the eldest) was 21 yrs. old at the time. She willfully took on the responsibility to help her mother raise Lloyd and the other siblings. She was also god-mother to some of them. They all admired Edna and loved her dearly, just as they did their mother Lauris. When Edna married and moved to California, they were all happy for her but sad that she was leaving Kaplan.

By the time Lloyd was in his early 20's, three of his brothers (Lernest, Dalford and Renard) had moved to California to be near Edna as well as pursue job opportunities. Each time Edna went home to Kaplan, she brought one of them back to California.

Lloyd decided to join them one year when Auntie "Blanche" Brazley and Uncle Brazley went to Kaplan for a visit. He asked if he could go back to California with them. By the time he arrived in California there was (Edna, Dalford, Lernest, Renard, Aunt Rena, Auntie, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends). They had weekend gatherings, celebrated holidays, birthdays and yearly picnics. It was hard work during the week and weekends were family time, good food and music."Laissez les bons temps rouler" (Let the Good Times Roll). Each year the "California 5" would caravan back to Louisiana to reunite with their mother and family.