Armand Benedict Devezin
1951 - 2020
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Armand Benedict Devezin passed away peacefully at his home while surrounded by family on May 17, 2020, after fighting an extended, courageous battle with renal cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Glenda Rousseau Devezin. He was the loving father of Armand Jr., Lisa, Tristan (Jennifer), and Dominique (Ryan). Son of Pearl Boucree and the late Armond A. Devezin. Brother of Tyrone G. Devezin and the late Brian E. Devezin (Vicky). He was the proud grandfather of Jazzmonique, Gabriel, Macy, Holleigh, Elizabeth, Olivia, Destiny, Faith, Eleanor Grace, Christopher, and Evangeline. Preceded in death by grandparents, Addie Monroe and Thaddeus Stanice Boucree, Lugenia Montgomery and Benoit Prudhomme Devezin; in-laws Sylvia Vignaud and Earl Rousseau, brother-in-laws, Tristan and Paul Rousseau. Armand leaves to cherish his memory, devoted friend and companion Rosalynne Dennis who gave him understanding, counsel, moral support and was a tireless advocate during his illness. Sisters-in-law Vicky, Lisa (Ricky), and Cynthia (Raoul), nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a host of cousins and close friends. Armand was born on December 26, 1951 in New Orleans. He was a longtime resident of St. Tammany Parish and a current resident of Pearl River, LA. He was a graduate of John McDonough H.S., received his BA from Southern University in New Orleans, MA from Xavier University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Armand spent the majority of his career in service to the community with the Orleans Parish School Board in education (English teacher at Edward H. Philips Junior High School, Assist. Principal - Warren Easton Fundamental High School, Principal - Frantz Elementary and Live Oak Middle School, Executive Director of Title 1, Chief of Staff.) Armand took a six-year hiatus from the school board as Dean of the Center for Lifelong Learning at Dillard University. He returned to the School Board post-Hurricane Katrina as the Executive Director of Human Resources/Chief of Staff. In post-retirement Armand served the children of Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary as School Operations Officer. Armand was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. Fraternity and a devoted member of the La Creole Research Association. We are eternally grateful to our cousins, Dr. Joseph B. Boucree, MD, Orthopedic Surgery who helped guide us through this arduous journey and provided enormous humor, moral, and professional support. Dr. Stanley A. Boucree, Jr. MD, who was an unselfish and valuable resource. And Aunt Lugenia "Lukey" Devezin for her ready, comforting smile and spiritual support. No father could be any prouder of the way his children and grandson Gabriel stepped up during these difficult times to ensure Armand maintained his dignity when dignity was in short supply. This is a true testament to the love of family. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions, a private service will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery prior to interment.

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Published in The Times-Picayune from May 22 to May 24, 2020.
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May 30, 2020
I wanted to express my deepest sympathies to the Devezin family. I worked with Armand in the New Orleans Public School System during the time he was just finishing his doctorate. Armand was one who was respected and admired by many he was a leader of leaders. May he Rest In Peace.
Ron Windham
Coworker
May 29, 2020
Mr. Devezin was a great role model & compassionate educator. He was highly involved with his students at Dillard. May God comfort you in your loss.
Gail Dennis
Student
May 28, 2020
To the family,
Be at peace & trust the Lord. The lives Dr. D has touched and the lessons he has taught will stretch for many more generations. I will miss our small conversations about life, but I will always remember his love the arts, people, travel and educating all around you. Family values were important to him, so hold on to his legacy.
Life is short, but Heaven is forever.
Dominique Wilson
Coworker
May 28, 2020
Extending my deepest condolences to all of Dr. Devezin's loved ones. His dedication to, and positive impact upon, the New Orleans Public Schools will be long-remembered.
Ellen P Gilbert
May 27, 2020
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Dr. Devezin. He always had a smile and beautiful words of encouragement. I extend prayers and condolences to his family, friends and associates.
Coworker
May 27, 2020
To this family,
I can truly attest to the fact, Mr. D as we called him at Live Oak Middle School, was a very good principal. He was a very Fair and Firm leader. He made you feel like your services were needed and appreciated, and together you felt like a family for mentoring adolescents, who needed the most , guidance and direction in their lives. I know he will be missed.
Gloria A. Coleman-Brown
Gloria A. Coleman-Brown
Coworker
May 27, 2020
I was one off his students at Phillips Jr. High. Great teacher and friend. As an adult entering school for theology he was my go to teacher of choice for reference. I thank you for everything...
Min. Darryl B. Desselle
Min. Darryl Desselle
Student
May 26, 2020
Sending my condolences to the family. I will remember the good times at William Frantz when I first met Dr. Devezin, and later when working at central office. He will be missed by many.
Lela Stewart
Coworker
May 26, 2020
I will truly miss my friend, coworker and mentor. Armand was such a quiet storm. He was so knowledgeable and a sharing person. He helped all who called upon him and even those who didn't . He always took time to care for those students who needed a positive person in their lives. The staff, students and parents have lost a good person. We miss him!!!
Mary Haynes-Smith
Friend
May 26, 2020
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Mary C. Haynes
May 25, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
TRE Moseley
Coworker
May 25, 2020
A fantastic Asst Principal, school administrator. Overall super role model to us Eagles
My condolences to his family and friends.
Class of 1986
Warren Easton Fundamentals Senior High
Karl A Ben
Student
May 25, 2020
My heart and prayers to the family of one of the first positive role models outside of my home that I looked up to.
Andre Thomas
Student
May 25, 2020
To Pearl, Tyron and the Devezine Family may the Lord bless the family peace be with you remember the Lord love beautiful flowers and he pick the best
Dolores Toomer Smith
Friend
May 25, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Devezin Family at this difficult time. Your love for Armand will always keep him alive in your hearts and he will be there to watch over and protect you all.
Assunta Heno Fleming
Friend
May 25, 2020
Words cannot express the loss that is felt and the pain that will come as the memories flood our minds. But because of the grace of God, the pain will become easier. To the family, you will never know the impact he had on so many lives especially the support that he gave to me! I will be forever grateful. May Gods peace keep and sustain you.
Brenda Hewlett
Coworker
May 25, 2020
May the Lord bless you and your family. I will always cherish the advise and wisdom you gave me during my years working with you at the School Board. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.
David Cook
Coworker
May 25, 2020
Armand Devezin, my friend. What can I say. We met way back in 1980 at Edward H. Phillips Jr. High as co-workers. You were a fantastic teacher, a strong leader and a caring person! You made N.O. Public Schools a better place! You were always encouraging us to get to the next level; teachers and students! Five Years in one place was the rule. You touched many, many lives. I will miss our many talks about how we can improve the outcomes of our NOLA public school students! Your many great ideas will be implemented, no doubt. You and Glenda are together now and although you will be missed we know you are in a better place. We all will continue to pray for your family to be strong. Take your rest, Dr. Devezin. Sincerely, Adrienne Smith Dowden
Adrienne S. Dowden
Friend
May 24, 2020
CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.
Janice and Calvin Smith
JANICE SMITH
Friend
May 24, 2020
To the family,
May the memories of your love one and God's love comfort you and give your heart peace.
God's blessings
Eugenia Foster Adams
Friend
May 24, 2020
Rest in Peace and Gods Love
Constance Blair
Acquaintance
May 24, 2020
So long Armand, have a good trip.
Sam Reine
May 24, 2020
May God's grace guide the Devezin family through this difficult time. I am praying that your family reach a restful peace and acceptance. I was fortunate to have known your family for 51 years. You left a legacy of service and honor to be respected. Rest easily my friend. Well Done now rest in the arms of our savior your task and purpose is complete.
Jacquelyn M. Brown
Friend
May 24, 2020
Uncle Armand led an inspiring and impactful life and was always there with guidance and leadership. You will be missed, Unc! R.I.P.
Cory Wallace
Family
May 24, 2020
To the family, may God bless you all with peace and may Armand rest In Gods paradise. I am truly grateful for the wonderful visit and conversation we shared while there in February. Love, Rita
Verina Rita Sanchez
Family
May 24, 2020
Armand will be remembered as a wonderful person, by his family and many friends. We will love you and miss you always.
Helen Marie Woods
Friend
May 24, 2020
My condolences to the Devezin family. Dr. Devezin was an amazing mentor and dedicated part of the Bethune Family. His presence is truly missed but his influence will stay with us forever. Sending light and love and prayers from Egypt.
Rachel Oyola
Friend
May 24, 2020
My condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Devezin. I will always be grateful for his professional knowledge, advice and support.
Janice A. Dupuy
Retired CEO/Principal
Audubon Charter School
Janice Dupuy
Coworker
May 24, 2020
Rest in Peace my Friend 46 yrs. It had been a long journey. I know my Friend Glenda and my belated husband Eric is happy to see you. Enjoy your New Life. Will miss you. Forever your Friend.
Beverly Lombard
Friend
May 23, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. We are so grateful for all he did for education and his friendship. Love and God bless . The Staes Families.
Diane Blanks and Lillian Edward and families
Family
May 23, 2020
Mr. D was one of my favorite teachers at big Phillips. I admired him and he was always kind. Condolences to the family.
Milistine Delaney Tatum
Student
May 23, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Terry Haynes Jones
Acquaintance
May 23, 2020
Because of Tyrone, you became a big brother I never had. Thanks for lessons and hard knocks big brother gives. You will be missed.
John J Lee
Family
May 23, 2020
I first met Armand when he was principal of Live Oak Middle School on Constance. It was a building out of Oliver Twist: dark and unwelcoming, but Armand lighted the place by his enthusiasm, his determination to provide excellent education for his students and supported his faculty.
His career is well documented in the TP obit, as he went on in the same way with each of his jobs: caring, listening, hard-working for the right things. I deeply regret that I am not in NOLA, but perhaps I will be by the time a memorial service can be held. I admired him and feel privileged to have worked with him over the years. Barbara MacPhee
Barbara MacPhee
Coworker
May 23, 2020
My condolences to your love ones as Im sure that you will be missed.
You left each person you touched with fond memories. I, in particular, will always remember the Post-Katrina times at Warren Easton Charter for your brief time as an English teacher & your journey to NOPS & Bethune. Ive learned so much from working with you. I hoped the last time we communicated, March 6, 2020, would not have been our last time.
Rest, my friend.
Alexina Medley
Co-worker & Friend
Alexina Medley
Coworker
May 23, 2020
Peace and blessings to my cousin. Rest well...we love you always.
Lugenia Solomon
Family
May 23, 2020
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Katrena Ndang
May 23, 2020
Rest in peace Dr. D. May God keep the Devezin family in his keeping care during their time of bereavement.
Dwight and Joana Duplessis
Friend
May 23, 2020
Praise God for the life & legacy of Armand Devezin. To the family, take comfort in knowing that your loved one is no longer suffering. You all will continue be in my thoughts & prayers. Darlene & Allyn Madison.
Darlene Madison
Acquaintance
May 23, 2020
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Vickie and son, Brian Emanuel Devezin and the Devezin Family.
Jean M Hutch
Friend
May 23, 2020
He will be missed. May the family find peace in knowing that he is no longer in pain and is with our Lord and Savior.
Dellona D. Davis
Family
May 23, 2020
u condolences and prayers for the Devezin Family. We love you. Mr. & Mrs. Marico A. Isom and Family
May 23, 2020
May Gods comfort and love keep you all strong during this most difficult time. My family and I are praying for you all.
Joyce Rabb Butler
Coworker
May 23, 2020
LORD REST HIS SOUL. PEACE BE WITH FAMILY IN JESUS NAME.
RONALD COATS
Family
May 23, 2020
y heart-felt condolences to the family of Armand' You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Peggy A. Armelin
Acquaintance
May 22, 2020
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Lisa Fife
May 22, 2020
I offer my deepest condolences to the Devezin Family May God continue to comfort you family.
Patrice Harvey
Student
May 22, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the Devezin Family. May your faith and trust in God the Father provide you the strength to endure the days ahead. Rest in peace Armand.
The Francis Family
Friend
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