A welder with Plaquemine Towing and a resident of Addis, he died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 12:43 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 26 and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, White Castle, on Thursday, June 11, from 1 p.m. until religious service at 4 p.m., conducted by Brad Collins, pastor. Interment in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church Cemetery. Survived by his mother, Cheryl Leonard Benoit Foose; stepfather, Marshall Foose; three sisters, Lynn McGuire and husband Mike, Tammie Benoit, and Michelle Ellsworth and husband Lee, all of Biloxi, Miss.; and grandparents, Perkins and Ruby Leonard, White Castle. Preceded in death by his father, Floyd Joseph Benoit. He was called home by his heavenly father with the love of his life, Rachel.
Published in TheAdvocate.com on June 10, 2009