Ted Joseph Monlezun

June 20, 1950 ~ May 15, 2024

Ted Joseph Monlezun, 73, of Lake Charles passed away at 6:12 AM on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 in a local hospital.

Born on June 20, 1950, in Lake Charles, he remained a lifelong resident of the area. He was a graduate of LaGrange High School, class of 1970, and furthered his education at Sowela Technical Institute, specializing in welding. With a career spanning over 40 years, Mr. Monlezun dedicated himself to the craft of welding and retired from Alcoa. His commitment to his work was matched only by his passion for the outdoors. Mr. Monlezun found solace in hunting, fishing, and cherished moments spent at his river camp.

He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, awesome dad, and fabulous friend who touched the lives of many with his warmth, humor, and generosity. He possessed an innate ability to connect with others, never meeting a stranger and always offering a helping hand to those in need. His smile and jokes brought joy to those around him.

He was a proud member of the NRA, reflecting his passion for the outdoors.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 45 years, Esther Evans Monlezun; daughter, Jean Monlezun; sisters, Suzie Kebodeaux (Jesse) and Peggy Bridgman (Rod); several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Irene Monlezun.

A funeral mass will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Father Samuel Bond will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin in the church at 12:00 PM and continue until the start of the service.


Visitation: Saturday, May 18, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Mass: Saturday, May 18, 2024
1:00 pm

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Candle 1The duck blind won’t be the same in years to come. We will still speak your name and keep your memory alive! Condolences and prayers to you Aunt Esther, Jean, and the rest of the family.

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    Esther, I offer my deepest condolences to you and Jean. I pray that give you peace at this time.

  3. I know that Joey and Ted are talking and telling stories like they always did. My prayers are with you, Jean and the rest of the family.

  4. Candle 1I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Ted. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mrs. Esther and Jean during such a difficult time

  5. Am so sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. He was a great guy and was well-liked by all who knew him.

  6. Just offered Rosary for Ted and pray for God’s Comfort and Peace for you and your daughter!
    My youngest graduating LSU tomorrow so will not be able to attend the service!
    Know that God loves you and I love you!
    Peace Always-Doc T

  7. Esther, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and Jean. You have such great memories, so keep those close to your heart and all will be well. Sending loving prayers of comfort. May God bless you and Jean.

  8. Esther and Jean Ann. so sorry to hear about Ted our thoughts are with you two at this time Joey and George

  9. Candle 1Mr going to be missed. The stories I will cherish forever. There was always laughter when he was around. I know he and PaJoe are having a reunion like no other. Love you and praying for you and Jean.

  10. Dear Esther & Jean, We were so very sorry to hear the shocking news about Ted. Please accept our deepest condolences at this most difficult time…Just know that you are both in our thoughts & prayers during this tough journey…So very sorry we can’t make the services today, as we are having some health issues as well. We are with you all in heart & thoughts…. If we can ever do anything for you, please don’t hesitate to ask us, please… We had the pleasure of running into Ted at Big Daddy’s Restaurant just about one month ago & had a nice long visit & caught up a little, was so good to see him & visit… Praying for God to give you much strength to get through these tough times with his precious love & by you both holding on to all of these wonderful memories you have made through the years….Love you, Debbie & Charlie Pope

  11. Candle 1Esther, I just found out about Ted’s passing. I am so sorry for your lost. I will keep you and Jean Ann in my thoughts and prayers

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