James S. Melancon

  • Born: February 27, 1971
  • Died: November 9, 2017
  • Location: Garden City, Louisiana

Ibert's Mortuary

1007 Main St.
P. O. Box 236
Franklin, LA 70538

Tel. (337) 828-5426

Tribute & Message From The Family

Memorial services for James S. Melancon will be held at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 2:00 PM, with Father Billy Ruskoski officiating. Inurnment will be held privately at a later date in the Franklin Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest with his father. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue until service time.

James was a native and former longtime resident of Franklin and a resident to Garden City for the past two years who passed away unexpectedly at the age 46 on Thursday, November 9, 2017. In his earlier years James worked as an auto mechanic and later on went to work in the oilfield. Some of his favorite pastimes were working on engines, tinkering in the shop, and woodworking. But his true joy in life was spending time with his son Ethan.

Memories of James will forever remain in the hearts of his son, Ethan Melancon; his mother, Deborah Robichaux Melancon; his sister, LaClaire Melancon Achee and her husband Chris; his nieces, Caitlin and Lauren Achee; and his significant other, Danielle H. Boudreaux and her children, James Curtis Guillory III and Kyrsten ReneƩ Boudreaux.

Those that have gone on before James that he is now reunited with include his father, James C. "Snowball" Melancon; his paternal grandparents, Severin C. Melancon and Marian Chauvin Melancon; and maternal grandparents, Tilman Robichaux and Myrtle Thibodaux Robichaux.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Oh Deb I am just reading this and my heart breaks for you. I'm so so sorry. Bless your heart. Words cannot begin to express my sincere condolences. Love. Joy

Posted by Joy Aprill - Lafayette, LA - Friend   November 16, 2017


Posted by KATE MALLOY - FRANKLIN, LA - Family Friend   November 16, 2017


Aw Debbie, no Mother should have to outlive their child. It tugs so heavily on our heart strings. I know you were close to your son but I know LaClaire will also be taking good care of her Mom as well. I am here for you for whatever you need ...I will be checking on you, Love you!

Posted by Donna Lancon - Friend   November 15, 2017

So sorry to hear about James' passing. He worked with my husband,Scott offshore. He was always nice and kind to us and even gave us baby food for our son when his son no longer used it. We will never forget that.

Posted by Jessica Switzer - Baldwin, LA - Friend   November 14, 2017

Dear Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear of this. Please accept my deepest condolences. I am praying that Jesus walk beside you and carry you as you travel this sad path.

Posted by Judy Luke - Centerville, LA - Family Friend   November 13, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Melancon family.My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Posted by Marguerite Thibodaus Liner O'Quinn - New Iberia, LA - Acquaintance   November 12, 2017

Well,this is the 3rd message I am so sorry , but will be gone by then. I'm so sad for you Debbie and your family for what happen to James. I know you are devastated. You have faith so that will be of some help. I will keep you in my prayers. Try to keep busy. Love to you and your family.

Posted by Raylyn Eubanks - Raleigh, NC - Family   November 11, 2017

Debbie and Rest of Family,

We are Deeply saddened to hear of Jame's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with You, All.

With Warmest condolences,

Bob Titus & Family

Posted by Bob Titus - New Iberia, LA - Family Friend   November 11, 2017

Debbie - I am in total shock - just hearing about this - I am so so sorry my old friend - my heart breaks for you and Clair. Prayers and know my thoughts are with you. Much love

Posted by Mariana Titus - Santa Barbara, CA - Family Friend   November 11, 2017

Debbie, my heart is broken for you and family!! Prayers and hugs my sweet friend...

Posted by Sheila Bentley - Gonzales, LA - Friend   November 11, 2017

My thought & prayers are with you Debbie and The Melanson Family.
May The Lord give yall strength and piece in your time of pain & suffering!

Posted by Ray Thibodaux - DENHAM Springs, LA - Family   November 11, 2017

There are no words except to say how very sorry I am for your loss. I am praying for you, Claire, and your family. May God give you strength and comfort you in the coming days, and may James be reunited and rest in peace with his dad. I love you my friend.

Posted by Shirleen Melancon - Beaumont, TX - Friend   November 11, 2017


Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May James rest in God's eternal peace and may our Lord Jesus Christ console your hearts as only He can.

Posted by the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - Franklin, LA   November 11, 2017