C. A. Allen Verret

October 16, 1927 ~ January 9, 2011

C.A. "Allen" Verret, age 83, passed away January 9, 2011, at a Lafayette hospital.

He was born October 16, 1927, in Lockport, to Numa and Rena Verret. Mr. Verret worked for over 42 years for Southern Pacific Railroad and was on the board of directors of SPELC Federal Credit Union for over 30 years. An avid antique car collector, he along with his wife belonged to the Contraband Chapter Antique Car Club as well and the Amicus Club. C.A. never met a stranger, and loved time with his family. He was known for never missing a birthday. A long time member of St. Margaret Catholic Church, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceding him in death was his wife, Rose Annette Guintard Verret, one son, Grady Richard; two brothers, LeRoy Verret and James Carroll Verret; two sisters, Rose Fontenot and Geneva Jennings.

Survivors include his six children, Deborah Falcon and husband, C.A. of Lake Charles, Donna Johnson of Bridge City, TX, Kenneth Allen Verret of Westlake, Mandi Phipps and husband, James of Lake Charles, Jack Richard and wife, Vickie of Lake Charles, and Laura Melancon and husband, Paul of Lake Charles; a daughter-in-law, Millie Richard of Lake Charles; one brother, Larry Verret and wife, Jean of Lake Charles; three sisters, Mildred DeBarge and Shirley Burwell and husband Dempsey both of Lake Charles, and Mary Toler of Denham Springs; nineteen grandchildren, Steven Falcon, Heidi Richard Morgan, Michael Falcon, Marcus Johnson, Kaela Falcon Jessen, Melanie Melancon Hudson, Matthew Johnson, Stephanie Verret, Nicholas Melancon, Brandon Richard, Heather Bryant, Dustin Richard, Jeremy Richard, Thomas Johnson, Kendall Johnson, Hannah Verret, Amanda Richard, Addie Rose Phipps, and Logan James Phipps; and 23 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Father Emmanuel Tanu will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning on Monday, January 10, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and again on Tuesday, from January 11, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. A rosary will be prayed Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.

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  1. Allen (PawPaw CA)will be remembered in so many special ways..through frends he always cared about, the dreams he left behind, his words of wisdom we still carry with us, the many memories we have of him, and his love for his family and extended family. May you find peace and comfort in all the cherished memories of Allen. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. With deepest sympathy, John, Sandra, Kim, and Chris DeWitt

  2. I was saddened to learn about Alan's death. Your father was always such a gentlemen. I thought the world of him. He was a very kind and caring person. All of the members of the Amicus Club will miss him.

  3. I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the family. Mr. Allen and Mrs. Annette were the best neighbors that my Aunt Mary Baker could ever have. Both will be greatly missed. Find peace in knowing they are together now without pain but much joy and peace. Thoughts and prayers go out to all.Susan McCabe

  4. Mandi and family, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers are with you all at this time. I pray that all of the wonderful memories you have strengthen and comfort you.

  5. Mike, Anita and Family,My deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of your loved on.God Bless all of you……Regina Guidry

  6. Mr. Verrette was a man I admired very much. Being the father to daughters that are the best in the world. His friendship will be missed as he always had respect for everyone he met. I believe him to be with his maker in heaven Today. I am one that saw his belief in God at work. May his spirit spread to everone that knew him and fill them with his continued Love forever. Johnny Green

  7. This is a lost of a wonderful man on this earth. But now he is with Anita and watching over all of you. Know that this is the celaberation of his life and that one day you shall all meet again.

  8. To the Verret Family, I am so very sorry to hear of your great loss. After losing my precious Dad and only 2 months ago, I grieve so very deeply with you. The measure of your grief is proportional to the measure of your love – so I know it is huge. May God comfort each of you as only He can.Kaye Sims Hadley

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