Ourso Funeral Home

134 Houmas Street, Donaldsonville, LA


Harris P. Blanchard Jr.

10 January , 193828 October , 2019

Our hero, Harris P. Blanchard Jr., was born on January 10, 1938 in Klotzville, LA and passed away on October 28, 2019 in Kenner, LA. Harris enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching sports on TV. He was most proud of his career in the US Army. He was on active duty from 1962-1964 and retired from the Louisiana National Guard and the Corps of Engineers in New Orleans in 2000. He was extremely proud flying helicopters for the Louisiana Air National Guard. Harris is preceded in death by his parents, Harris Sr. and Rosa Bergeron Blanchard and two brothers-in-law, Major Carroll Parker Sr. and Bobby G. Maxey; close friend, Richard Hill. He is survived by his adopted son, Brandon Blanchard; two sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Parker of San Antonio, TX and Sherry B. Morris of Belle Rose, LA; seven nieces and nephews, Earl Parker, Carroll Parker Jr. (Marti), Robert Parker (Susan), Betsy Menck (Kenny), Kaye Lomansey (Brandon), Claire Blanchard (Mitch) and Max Morris; sixteen great nieces and nephews; two great-great nieces; and family friends, Duncan Crawford, Jim Miliken, Jack Payne, Reese Menck and Sandra Sloan. The family would like to thank Dr. Ralston, Dr. Airhart, Dr. Euribe and Dr. Ellison. Also, special thanks to the Carpenter House in River Ridge and St. Joseph Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children Medical Center. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home in Donaldsonville, LA on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 9am until service at 10:30am. Entombment to follow in the St. Jules Catholic Cemetery in Belle Rose, LA.


  • Visitation Friday, 1 November , 2019
  • Prayer Service Friday, 1 November , 2019
  • Entombment Friday, 1 November , 2019


Harris P. Blanchard Jr.

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Janet & Will Hunley

1 November 2019

So sorry to hear of Harris’s passing, He was a good person and made his family proud. My mom, Ms. Lucy Gregoire thought highly of Harris, too. He was good to her and drove she & Ms. Rosa to so many places. May he Rest In Peace. Condolences to Sherry & Betty and all the family.

Sandra Sloan

1 November 2019

Harris was the best neighbor I ever had. When I was very sick in 2002, he edged and cut my lawn for the whole year. I never even mentioned that it needed to be done. He just showed up and did it, then kept it up for the rest of the year. He was affectionately known as “The Mayor of Driftwood” to many of the residents of Driftwood Subdivision. He is fondly remembered as sitting in a lawn chair in his front yard, waving at passers-by, and feeding the doves on his driveway. THANK YOU Harris for your many years of service of holding down Driftwood Blvd; it will never be the same without you.

To Betty and Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. He loved both of you tremendously. He was so lucky to have both of you to provide him with the unconditional care and comfort that y’all did when he was in poor health and in good health. Harris is extremely proud of both of you and of your children.
Sandra Sloan
Kenner, La

Danell Barrett

30 October 2019

Condolences to his family. Super nice guy always smiling. May he rest in peace. Co-worker COE. 🙏🙏🙏