Elie A. "Buster" Picou

April 3, 1930April 25, 2021

Elie A. “Buster” Picou was born in Maurepas, LA on April 3, 1930 and died on April 25 at the age of 91. He died peacefully at home in the presence of his family. He was a longtime resident of Baton Rouge. He enjoyed watching LSU sports, gardening, fishing and was a natural at repairing just about anything. He always looked forward to morning coffee and conversation with his friend and neighbor, Leon Simar and traveling with their friends, Jay and Oceana Scardina. His greatest love was spending time with his wife and their growing family. He attended many special events for his grandchildren and great grandchildren and was always happy to help with babysitting. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Mary Lavigne Picou from Ponchatoula, LA and his three daughters, Carolyn P. Couvillion (Brent), Kathy P. Hubbell (Steve), and Rhonda P. Bohnenstiehl; six grandchildren, Jeremy B. Couvillion (Beth), Jill C. Barrilleaux (Eric), Amie H. Strickland (Carson), Todd S. Hubbell (Kelly), Jordan T. Bohnenstiehl and Scott A. Bohnenstiehl; eleven great grandchildren and his sister Beverly P. Costanza (Frank). He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Dovie Picou, his sister Hazel P. Nicholas, and brother Harold L. Picou. Visitation will be at St. Patrick Church, 12424 Brogdon Lane, Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 9:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Burial will be private. A special thanks to his caregivers, GeorgeAnne Wells, Janice Ahaiwe, Pat Young and Ernestine Eubanks, who worked round the clock to make sure all his needs were met and to the nurses and staff at Hospice In His Care who kept him comfortable in his time of need. His kindness and generosity will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Society of St Vincent de Paul, PO Box 127 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148


  • Mary Lavigne Picou, Wife
  • Carolyn P. Couvillion (Brent), Daughter
  • Kathy P. Hubbell (Steve), Daughter
  • Rhonda P. Bohnenstiehl, Daughter
  • Jeremy B. Couvillion (Beth), Grandson
  • Jill C. Barrilleaux (Eric), Granddaughter
  • Amie H. Strickland (Carson), Granddaughter
  • Todd S. Hubbell (Kelly), Grandson
  • Jordan T. Bohnenstiehl, Grandson
  • Scott A. Bohnenstiehl, Grandson
  • Beverly P. Costanza (Frank), Sister
  • Alfred and Dovie Picou, Parents (deceased)
  • Hazel P. Nicholas, Sister (deceased)
  • Harold L. Picou, Brother (deceased)
  • Eleven great grandchildren


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Elie A. "Buster" Picou

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Merlin Lavigne

April 26, 2021

I remember Buster particularly for his greatest attribute; his patriotism. He was a kind and upstanding American who wore his citizenship with great pride.
Such a big loss for Gerry and for us all.
I remember fondly the visits back and forth between Cape Vincent and Baton Rouge, and the wonderful times we spent together traveling abroad.
Praying for us all to be comforted during this sad time.

Theresa Godso

April 26, 2021

To the family of Buster Picou,
I’m so sorry for your loss. We spent lots of fun times with him and his family. He was an awesome man and I am so grateful to have been a part of his life. I know y’all will miss that constant smile on his face but that’s a memory you’ll never forget...MAY HE REST IN PEACE AND MAY THE PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM, love and God’s Blessings on you all as you prepare his final resting place!!!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️