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“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....Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Joy Aprill - Lafayette, LA

2 of 13 | Posted by: KATE MALLOY - FRANKLIN, LA

“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...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Lancon - Friend

“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...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jessica Switzer - Baldwin, LA

“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...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Luke - Centerville, LA

“My deepest condolences to the Melancon family.My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Marguerite Thibodaus Liner O'Quinn - LA

“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...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Raylyn Eubanks - Raleigh, NC

“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...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Titus - New Iberia, LA

“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...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mariana Titus - Santa Barbara, CA

“Debbie, my heart is broken for you and family!! Prayers and hugs my sweet friend... ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sheila Bentley - Gonzales, LA

“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! ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Ray Thibodaux - DENHAM Springs, LA

“Debbie,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...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Shirleen Melancon - Beaumont, TX

“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...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

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 Reneé 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.

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