Michael Lawrence Babineaux

March 8, 1951 ~ August 17, 2011

Michael Lawrence Babineaux, 60, of Moss Bluff, LA died on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at his residence after a courage battle with cancer.

Michael was born March 8, 1951 in Lake Charles, LA, where he lived all of his life. He was a graduate of LaGrange High School and McNeese State University, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and golfer, enjoyed woodworking and riding his Harley. He was proud of his Cajun heritage and loved waking his family up on Saturday mornings with French Music. He was a Mason and former Master of the Calcasieu 400 Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite, and was a Shriner. He was a member of both St. Margaret Catholic Church and St. Theodore Catholic Church.

Michael is survived by his devoted wife of thirty-six years, Donna Mott Babineaux; his "crew", daughters, Shelley Bouillion and husband Blake of Lake Charles, Jill Robert and husband Ralph of Lafayette, Julie Babineaux Richard and husband Ned, and Cindi Babineaux; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burdon (Elder) Babineaux, all of Lake Charles; brother, Mr. and Mrs. Perry (Renee) Babineaux of DeQuincy; and six grandchildren, Allie, Kade Michael, Kade Joseph, Colby, Jace, and Karlee.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Curtis Babineaux, Sr.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 19, 2011 at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Monsignor Charles Dubois will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home on Thursday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the funeral home.

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  1. Babineaux FamilyIn this time of grief I want you to know that Michael's spirit will live on through all the people he met in his life. Everyone will have a memory and mine will be of the times on conference calls when he would let his cajun background bleed through into the conversation. I am somewhat familiar with Cajun lore having spent almost 10 years in Baton Rouge. I would always prod Michael into telling a fishing or other story since he had such a great knack of relaying his experiences so we would be bent over laughing. Everytime I hear a Cajun story I will think of Michael.May the Lord be with you, because I know Michael is with the Lord telling a story.

  2. Dear Donna Family, so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. We always knew when he was calling and often picked on him on how he did it, but when he would call the caller ID would just say MIKE, a fond memory I will always have, if you or the family need anything please do not hesitate to call.Lisa RossLisa's Accounting Service

  3. Dear family of Mr. Babineaux: I did not know Mr. Babineaux but my daughter, Caroline went to school with the twins. I also have contact with Dr. Julie Babineaux at WCCH. I am truly sorry for your loss and am praying for you all. Sincerely, Marilyn Powell

  4. Donna, girls and their families: Our family extends our deepest thoughts and prayers to each one of you with the passing of Mike. You all are in our prayers in the days ahead.

  5. I met Mike on a Job in Aquasco, Maryland (Chalk Point). It was my first job traveling by myself and being away from home. He took me under his wing and treated me as if I were one of his own. I then got the pleasure of working with him again in St. Paul, VA. Once again his fatherly instinct kicked in and he always watched out for me. I could go on forever about him and the joy and comfort he brought not only to me, but the others who's hearts he touched so deeply. He was definately the most kind hearted man who's heart was so pure. He always knew how to get a smile out of you. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He will truly be missed.

  6. I met Mike on the Chalk Point in Aquasco. I had so much respect for him and he taught me so many things about life. I went on a dove hunting trip with him over in Calvert County we didn't have much luck hunting but we talked about so many things. He also joined me and my family goose hunting. Again not much luck but he was a joy to have around. I am honored that I got to know him he was an amazing man with a heart of gold. He will be missed.

  7. Just knew Mike for the last 6 years, but could see how he was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather and friend. We will all miss him dearly. May your wonderful memories of times with him help you get through this time of extreme loss. Remember, though, he will always live on in your heart.

  8. Life for me has had great experiences and joys, a great mother and father, aunts and uncles and fortunately wonderful and interesting friends. I am fortunate to have counted Michael as a special friend. I was one of Michaels work and golfing buddies and I found out early that he had passion for life and the game, a great desire for winning, improving his game and I should not fail to mention that he had a good short game! His love of game was however pale in comparison to his love and compassion for his friends and his family, that he spoke of often and with such joy. I witnessed his since of compassion on many occasions but one in particular has stayed with me. Each of two Christmas our project sponsored a Toys for Tots drive; as you would expect Michael was front and center. While we were together at a local area Wal-Mart, he challenged me to match his intension of a bike purchase. Well thanks to his generous nature we left with two bikes and for two Christmases four kids were awakened to the sight and joy of receiving a Santa bicycle. I am sure that I speak for Bob, Mike,Corey,Bill and Victor that our lifes journey would allow us once again the joy of walking up the eighth, making our final shots for a great round, finally achieving our common goals for breaking 80! Oh how that Man could Cook! My sense of it? Our LORD always has room in Heaven for a Great Cook!Michael will be sorely missed by all!

  9. Mike and I worked together on two jobs in maryland and then in Virginia. I really enjoyed knowing him and he was a good friend. I know he loved his family for he spoke of you often. I will miss him dearly. May God hold you in this time of great sarrow and guide Mike on his jouney.

  10. No words come to ease the lost or grieve of someone you love, but know that he is in the best of care with our Lord. Remember we do not pass but only asleep in the Lord. God bless and keep each and everyone that he loved so much.

  11. To the entire Babineaux family, I know this time has been filled with so much emotion, but please know that Drake and I will be praying for each and every one of you! Mr. Mike and family treated Drake as one of the grandbabies and for that, I'm forever grateful. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to call!

  12. We are so sorry to hear about Michael. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God see you all through these trying times. Mike Helen

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