Robert David "Big D" Bertrand
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Melville - Funeral services will be held Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in First Pentecostal Church in Melville for Robert David "Big D" Bertrand, age 74, , who passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:05 a.m. at Senior Village Nursing Home in Opelousas.
Interment will be in First Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Melville. Brother Samuel Hamm, pastor of First Pentecostal Church, will officiate at the services.
Mr. Bertrand was a native of Morganza, LA and lived most of his life in Melville. He was owner and operator of Dave's Woodworks where he loved working with old wood. Mr. Bertrand was a member of the Carpenters Local 1098. He was a parishioner of First Pentecostal Church in Melville. He loved his church and supported Foreign Missions. Mr. Bertrand was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with family at the camp. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who lived life to the fullest.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ruby Bertrand of Melville; two daughters, Gwendolyn Frame and her husband, James Ray, of Melville and Shandolyn Snyder and her husband, Lynn, of Port Barre; five grandchildren, Waylon Frame and his wife, Shelly, Justin Frame and his wife, Daphne, Rikky Dodge, Alan Mikel Snyder and Griffin Snyder; four great grandchildren, Gabbrielle Frame, Ethan Frame, Kylie Frame and Elissah Frame; and special friend and pastor, Brother Ray Majors of Melville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah Bertrand and the former Edna Mouille; one son, Robbie Dale Bertrand; and one sister, Barbara Faye Isbell.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at First Pentecostal Church located at 112 Fontenot St., Melville, LA 71353 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Monday.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.
Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro, 4615 North University Avenue, (337) 896-6366, is in charge of arrangements.
MELANCON FUNERAL HOME - Opelousas
4708 I-49 N. Service Road
Opelousas, LA 70570
Published in the Daily World on Apr. 7, 2013