Glenn Adkins "Delly" Delafield Jr.
1942 - 2020
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Glenn "Delly" Adkins Delafield, Jr., born June 19, 1942, passed away peacefully at home on November 17, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He enjoyed life to the fullest, but his pride and joy was in his children and grandchildren. He loved them "all the sky". Delly served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 until 1968; spending most of that time aboard the U.S.S Atule. He spent his career as an educator, coach, and administrator in both the Ascension and East Baton Rouge school systems, sharing his knowledge with of hundreds lives. Delly is survived by his wife of 43 years, Cheryl, his four children - Erin Delafield, Wil Delafield (wife Rachel), Kelly Sicard (husband Brent), Andrew Delafield (wife Mamiko), bonus sons Gerald "Doc" Clear (wife Charity), Scott Clear (wife Vanessa), 12 grandchildren - Caleb and Christian Shaw, Elizabeth, Emma Callie, Aly, and Luke Delafield, Scott, Brooklynn, Kade, and Matthew Sicard, and Alyssa and Aria Delafield, brothers - Wilton and Bryant (wife Kathy), sister - Dena (husband Landess), brother-in-law Kenny Barras (wife Roxann), first cousin Lyndra Pate Daniel (husband William), nephew Mark Delafield (wife Celeste), nieces Leanne Meloncon (husband Robbie), Amanda Lapeyrouse (husband Zach), Dawn Haase, Deanna Haase, Glynna Haase (husband Ed). As well as Erin and Wil Delafield's mother, Dorothy Clear. A heartfelt thank you goes out to New Century Hospice of Prairieville, LA, especially Sandra, Mel, and Emily, our angels on Earth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Research Foundation at 5969 Cattleridge Blvd., Suite 100, Sarasota, FL 34232, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Published in The Advocate from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Delly's death. My mother taught at Woodlawn when Mr. Delafield was principal. When my dad died Dena and I were in the same class. She and her family reached out to me and I spent a lot of time at their house. Delly became the big brother I never had during that difficult part of my life. The whole Delafield family was wonderful and my prayers are with all of you.
Kathleen Robbins (Kathy Rolston)
Friend
November 21, 2020
Cheryl, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of sadness.
Jane Medver Holden
November 21, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss I went to Woodlawn delly was a great guy.Prayers for your family .
Donnie Fisher
Friend
November 19, 2020
My condolences to the family . I remember Delly at Woodlawn school from the first grade to the twelfth
grade. We were all like one big happy family back then ...
Daraleblanc
Classmate
November 19, 2020
Cheryl, I am so sorry about your husband passing......I will be praying for you and yalls children & family. May God’s peace & comfort embrace you, like only He can.....
Love you & call me if you need anything......I live in Baton Rouge, not too far from you.
Doodie Boudreaux Henagan
Friend
November 19, 2020
Cheryl and children,
My heart is broken for you all. I loved working with Delly. So much fun and laughter, but knew when to get down to business. He was a great asset to Dutchtown! Loved listening to all of his stories and the guidance he gave to make us better educators. Rest in Peace, Glenn.
Sincerely,
Angelique Gaudin
Angelique Gaudin
Friend
November 19, 2020
Cheryl and family,
You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Know that everyone at WES is thinking of you!
Cheryl Weeks
Friend
November 19, 2020
I knew Glenn for a long time in the late 90’s early 2000’s. We worked together at the central office. He was one of the most interesting people I ever met. Always had a great story to tell and I loved his wry sense of humor. He was a major asset to Ascension Parish Schools. I am sorry for your loss.
Kathy marcello
Coworker
November 19, 2020
Cheryl,

So sorry to hear about Delly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. He will always be my coach.

Chuck Shive
Chuck Shive
Friend
November 19, 2020
Cheryl,
So sorry to hear about Glenn's passing. I have lots of fond memories of him at Dutchtown Middle as a member of the faculty and as a friend. May he rest in peace.
Lloyd Daigle
November 18, 2020
Cheryl,
Sending love, hugs, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.Our hearts are with you.
Jessie&Jackie Brown
Coworkers
November 18, 2020
Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. However, I know that God can heal your pain. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path. My deepest sympathy.
Gloria Bailey
Coworker
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