Roland A. "Bob" Melancon, Sr. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at St. James Parish Hospital. Son of the late Joseph "Mack" and Lucy B. Coleman Melancon. Father of the late Cheryl Lynn Melancon, Roland A. Melancon, Jr. of Sacramento, CA, Troy A. Melancon, of Gramercy, LA, Chandra (Bernard) Melancon Hayes and Trenell (Stanford, Jr.) Melancon Knockum of Gonzales, LA, Eric (Erin) Melancon of St. James, LA. Former husband of Augustine Scott Melancon. Brother of Charles (Wilma) Melancon of Gonzales, LA, Gregory Melancon of Gramercy, LA, Arnold (Angie)Melancon of Las Vegas, NV, the late Joseph (late Helen) Melancon, the late Leonard "Juggie"(late Mickey) Melancon, the late Louis (Mary Pearl) Melancon, the late Percy (Irma) Melancon, the late Gladys Mae (Clifton) Melancon Charlot, and Bessie (Irving ) Melancon Vancourt. Grandfather of Trenell, Rolando, Sr., Chanthia, Cyriana, Roland, III, Kirsten, Kameron and Kyler. Nephew of Isabella C. Hayes and Evangeline Ishem and the late: Lillian C. Scott, Margret C. Fields, Ceola C. Hayes, Paul Coleman, Ollie M. Goodwin, Helen M. Wilson, Essie M. Jacques, Rita M. Landry, Lillian Melancon, Percy Melancon, and Stanislaus Melancon . Godfather of Bryant Hayes, Jr. and Ladaisha Bolding. Survived by four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services at St. Michael Catholic Church, River Road, Convent, LA. Visitation and program begins on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11 a.m. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hobson Brown Funeral Home, Garyville, LA.
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Published in The Advocate from Apr. 2 to Apr. 6, 2013