A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Samuel Anthony Maddie at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014, in the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Melville, La. Reverend Jeff Bayhi will celebrate the mass. Rite of Committal will be held in the church cemetery. Mr. Maddie, age 67, a resident of Zachary, La., died on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at his daughter's residence. Sam was a heavy equipment operator for 20 plus years and belonged to Local 406, Heavy Equipment Operator's Union. He had a passion for writing songs and enjoyed producing music. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him. Survivors are his daughter, Michelle Hebert and husband, Dean, of Zachary, La.; his son, Samuel Anthony (Tony) Maddie, III of Zachary, La.; his sister, Judy Haney and husband, Barney, of Zachary, La.; his brothers, Frank Maddie, Jr. of Zachary, La. and Russell Maddie and wife, Louise, of Leonville, La. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Taylor Hebert, Angel Hebert, Paige Hebert and Preslie Hebert. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Maddie, Sr. and Mary Ann Lorena Maddie and a stillborn son. Visiting will begin at the LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville on Friday, January 31, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. Rosary will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville, (607 First Street, Melville, La. 71353, (337) 942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.